Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao have produced a documentary titled Rubaru Roshni and is a must watch for many reasons. The film comes as a huge motivation for us Indians to rise above hate and teaches the value of forgiveness. Filmmaker Swati Bhatkal has selected three real life stories for the documentary. The first story 'The Orphan and Convict' is based on the aftermath of the attack on Golden temple, the assassination of Indira Gandhi and Sikh mass killings in Delhi.
The story shows a Ludhiana based Masters student named Ranjeet Singh Gill, joining the movement to take revenge of Sikh Genocide. He reads a book in which the then MP of Delhi Lalit Makan's name is written as the man behind the 1984 Sikh Genocide along with others. Ranjeet and his accomplice gun Makan down and his wife also dies during this bloody act.
The dead couple's only daughter Avantika Makan Tanwar is shown as a 5-year-old child at the time of her parent's death. Her childhood gets disrupted after the murder of her parents. Both, The Orphan (Avantika) and Convict (Ranjeet Singh Gill), go through different circumstances and trauma, but forgiveness brings the much needed change in their world. This documentary follows the theme of forgiveness without taking any sides.
The second and third part follows with two more real life stories namely 'The Farmer And The Nun', and 'The Terror and The Mom', which is based on 26/11 attacks.
Do yourself a favour and watch Rubaru Roshni...it might fill you up with some positivity and hope especially during these times when spreading hate is the new way of attaining popularity.
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