160 Min | Drama – History – War | May 2014
IMDB Rating: 8.2
Director: Mrityunjay Devvrat
Starring: Victor Banerjee, Jay Bansal, Harish Chabbra
Children of War Review: Children of War really start of well. Some of the scenes were really spine chilling. But as the story progress. It goes nowhere. Children of War start with an interview of Indira Gandhi and showing the India’s point of view. And kept waiting till the very end to watch some kind of participation by Indian army during the gorilla warfare and later during conventional warfare. But the film just seem to be getting lost. Instead we were watching prisoner stealing arms from Pakistani cantonment and giving to Mukti Bahini and again coming back to prison. Moving in and out just like moving in her balcony.
Film just chose to show numerous rape and murder scenes in very detail instead of developing any story. All the three parallel stories generate lots of interest but end aimlessly. The story of brother and sister story and their effort to reach Indian border. Their experience of violence was well shown. But then suddenly changed tract to spiritual Goddess Durga and all lost its realism and effect. End of the story very predictable with bit of melodrama.
Children of War had a great star-cast who performed really very well. But they completely wasted. At the end film says that there were more than 40,000 rapes committed by Pakistani Army. Thank God that director had only 160 minutes to make this film. Or-else he might tortured us showing 40,000 rapes in detail. Overall, Children of War is an ordinary movie and makes good one time watch.