One Sunday morning, a no typical customer walks into a small time barber shop in East Delhi, demanding a shave. Having faced the ordeal of 1984 anti-Sikh reprisal, Manjeet Singh Sandhu, a devout Sikh-turned-barber mulls over and faces an epiphany of sorts, upon coming face to face with his bête noire. Contextualized in the socio-religious political events of 1984-87 India (in the aftermath of Operation Bluestar and Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's assassination), Rab da Vaasta (For God's Sake) - Every Drop Matters, is a screen adaptation of Hernando Téllez's well-known story - Espuma y nada más (Just Lather, That's All).Written by
A straight razor is a fixed blade razor and is still the most common men's razor in Indian barber shops. Mastering the art of straight razor shaving, to get a far smoother shave was a critical requirement for this film. Shaving with a straight razor is dangerous and has a long learning curve. For his lead role as a barber, Ankit Varshneya, learned, trained and practiced hard in the dingy local barber shops of Mumbai with three different barbers to get his technique right. See more »
"... And when I die, I can say that every drop of my blood shall invigorate India and strengthen it."
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Rab da Vaasta Prelude
Composed By Abhinav Agnihotri
Sung By: Bhai Ranjit Singh (Primary Vocal), Bhai Sham Singh (Secondary Vocal)
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Well done, thought provoking piece that makes the viewer ponder.
Kudos to the film's writer for delivering this well scripted, well portrayed, excellently depicted story in all its intensity. To tell this story so well in so little time is definitely a feat that not many can accomplish. Job well done.
Thank you for this piece, it brought a piece of history to the fore and showed that there are always choices.
I didn't know the original story from which this is adapted, but my curiosity has definitely been piqued as a result.
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