Bharat Teaser! Salman’s Look is….Young

This is just disturbing!!! It’s like watching some sort of Salman Ken doll go through the motions, that is how plastic his face looks.

First question, just to get this out of the way, Salman’s voice over says that whenever people ask his caste, or religion, or family name, he says what his father told him, “Bharat”. But I thought “Bharat” was a a Hindu name/word? Because it’s the name of Ram’s brother? So, is it really a neutral name in terms of caste/religion/family? Or am I missing something?

Next question, am I the only one disturbed by that little glimpse of his arm pits when he raises his arms in the white leather jacket? Why can’t they just make a jacket that lets you raise your arms?

Besides that, not much new info. Salman does a stunt in a circus, is separated from his family during partition, is young and then old. We all know that.

The other new info is the degree to which they are youngifying Salman. Like, WOW. This is just a totally different person. His face isn’t subtly altered by make-up, it is an entirely different face slammed on top of his face. It’s very disturbing to look at, and it also can’t be good for his performance, that his whole face is fake.

So, what do you think? Armpit gap or young face, which is more disturbing?


8 thoughts on “Bharat Teaser! Salman’s Look is….Young

  1. I kind of liked it. Wdnt have noticed the armpit if you hasn’t mentioned by it. The face looks odd but then there’s an old man face also coming up. What I found odd is him talking in Hindi all along except for ‘surname’ which jarrs with the rest of the dialogue. Come to think of it,the Hindi word for surname isn’t a commonly used term, and it appears the writer of this film- set in partition times- doesn’t know it either.So surname it is! Salman’s entry and BGM is nice.


    • It almost feels like “father’s name” would work as well as “Surname”, doesn’t it? Or maybe I am missing some subtle thing. But religion, caste, father’s name works for me, and is easier to say in Hindi.

      On Fri, Jan 25, 2019 at 9:06 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



      • Patronymic names work in South. In North & Maharashtra,it’s mostly family names.Google tells me its Upnaam or Kulnaam. This is all they had to do.I am also interested to know which age Salman is saying this dialogue. If it’s youngish Salman,I’m going to be mad. Older,wiser Salman-okay,he has lived enough to use the term surname.


  2. Honestly, I barely saw his face as a young man and the armpits only far away…so no disturbance about that…more about what the teaser projects…another patriotic movie???
    I just try to bear with the Manikarnika praise about this subject.
    (Why the heck didn’t they praise Zero for Bauua giving pride to India as not only being the first Indian to a mission to Mars but the first ever???!!! *just being ironic*)


    • Maybe it’s just because this is the teaser released on Republic Day, so they are hitting the patriotic part of it hard. The plot of the ultimate movie is going to end with a family reunion between a Pakistan and Indian half of the family, so it doesn’t seem like it can be THAT patriotic. At least in a “my country is the best and all others are terrible” kind of way.

      Maybe the Valentine’s Day teaser will be about romance, and then there will be an action teaser, and so on. To balance the patriotism here.

      On Fri, Jan 25, 2019 at 9:19 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  3. I’m really surprised because I liked this teaser. It’s interesting, it makes me wanna know the story. Good job, except the armpits, they are stupid and distracting.


    • If it turns into Salman as a cool bad boy circus performer in the 70s, I could kind of get behind that. I still don’t like what they did to his face, but it would be a good fit for his personality.

      On Sat, Jan 26, 2019 at 2:27 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



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