“ Watan ke aage kuch nahi “ roughly translates to that there is nothing more important than your motherland. Duty towards your motherland is the most essential duty of all.
It is this utopian principal that “Raazi” tries to vivify in an emotionally gripping tale, with a fair share of thrills and twists. The film revolves around a simple 20 year old Kashmiri girl who gambled on her life to spy for India on Pakistan during the years leading up to the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. The film illustrates the colors of valor and sacrifice of all the unsung heroes who have laid down their lives in the service of our motherland. It is a testament of the great lengths a person can go, out of loyalty and love towards their motherland.
Sehmat, a student of Delhi University, decides to honor the wishes of her dying father by agreeing to carry on the tradition of being service to the nation. She gets shortly trained by India’s intelligence agency, RAW before getting married off to the youngest son of a Army Brigadier in the Pakistani Army, who is promoted to Major General.
It is a noble yet powerful sentiment that the film reflects on as we see how people can gamble everything they have just because of the love and loyalty they harbor for their country. Be it selling off your conscience or sacrificing your life, the cost no matter how high it is, doesn’t matter when it comes to serving your nation. It is a utopian notion missing in today’s times and precisely what the film aims to remind us of.
A love so pure and strong that it remains ironclad even in the face of crisis and provides man with such strength and resilience that even the most powerful elements of the universe will bow down before him in submission. To martyr yourself to a cause with no expectations is a big sacrifice very few can make and something everyone should respect. The forgotten honour of serving your nation beyond measure, is what “Raazi” seeks to reinstall in the minds of the audience, by narrating this heroic tale of an unsung hero.
We should take note that the present we are standing on today has been built on the edifice of the past. Hence, we should never forget those who shed their blood and sweat on which our great nation has been built.
“WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY”