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Movie Review | Fauji Calling: A story of a soldier’s family

Fauji calling is about soldiers, their families' struggles in his absense, which they have to face along with getting over their situations

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There are ‘war films’ and there are films on ‘war heroes’. There are films like URI that speak about the heroics of the Jawaans who protect us & our Country. But are there films that really showcase the plight of the families of the Jawaans? Or for that matter any of the defence forces. Director Aaryaan Saxena has narrated such a story through Fauji Calling. Fauji Calling is produced by Naida Shaikh, Ovez Shaikh, Vikram Kumar, Anil Jain, Vijeta Verma and Aaryaan Saxena is credited with Story, Screenplay, Dialogue & Direction.

The plot of Fauji Calling

Fauji calling is about soldiers who sacrifice their life for the country. It is about the family struggles in his absense, which they have to face along with getting over their situations.

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Rajveer Singh (Ranjha Vikram Singh) is a soldier, a happy family man with a loving wife Sakshi (Bidita Bag) a sweet little daughter (Mahi Soni) and mother (Zarina Wahab). Rajveer calls his wife to inform that he would be returning home soon for holidays. Then enters an unknown character Abhishek (Sharman Joshi), who walks into the life of this happy family as Aaradhya’s ‘father’. So, where is Aaradhya’s father Rajveer and how and why did Abhishek become a part of this family forms the crux of the story.

Fauji Calling Review

Fauji Calling is a very different story in terms of narrative. The plot is unconventional and may bring a smile on your face. However, the cinematic treatment could have been bettered. The soldier’s daughter Aaradhya’s character is well defined and the director has been able to get the best from the little girl with her chirpy talks and sweet little smile. Though the narrative is sluggish, the writer/director has kept the story away from any masala treatment. There are no villains, no goons.

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Performances

As mentioned above, the attraction is the little girl Mahi Soni who steals the show and gets the maximum attention. She is easily the ‘hero’ of the plot. Rest of them including the lead cast of Sharman Joshi, Zarina Wahab, Ranjha Vikram Singh & Bidita Bag, just pass the muster and probably followed the director’s vision. Mugdha Godse has a miniscule role too and she performs as expected from the part.

Conclusion

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Fauji Calling is a decent fare with the highlight of the presentation being the little girl’s innocence and the fact that the story has its heart in the right place. An extra brownie point for Mahi Soni.

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