New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: The much-awaited Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif starrer Bharat finally hit the screens today. For Bajrangi Bhaijaan fans, the big-ticket film is no less than an Eidi (gift) as Salman has once again chosen the occasion of Eid for the movie release.

The Abbas Mastan directorial is a remake of the 2014 South Korean movie, Ode to my Father, and also stars Sunil Grover Jackie Shroff, Sonali Kulkarni, Disha Patani and Nora Fatehi among others.

Salman has paired up yet again with Katrina to give a film which has a blockbuster mix of action, romance, comedy and emotion.  

Today, on the big release day, Jagran English brings you live updates on the Salman Khan starrer Bharat:

12:21 pm: 

11:59 am: "It is quite entertaining and it takes you through a journey. It leaves you emotional," tweets Kriti Sanon. 

11:54 am: 

11:42 am: "Please go watch #Bharat ! It’s a journey worth witnessing!" Anil Kapoor tweeted.

11:35 am: Disha's dance number, Slow Motion, is already a rage. It is the biggest hit this season and it is gaining a lot of attention for the chemistry between Salman and Disha.

11:22 am: Salman Khan's close friend Suniel Shetty praised the actor's performance in Bharat. In a video shared by Bharat's official handle, the actor said the film features "Salman's best performance ever."

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11:10 am: The Aamir Khan-starrer Dangal (2016), so far, is the highest-grossing Hindi film of all time with lifetime collection of over Rs 387 crore. Bhaijaan fans are hopeful of Bharat crossing the magical mark of Rs 400 crore.  

11:03 am: A viewer says that while the film is entertaining, and full of action, patriotism and emotion, it fails to match the mark of Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Sultan

11:00 am: Several media houses, who watched the movie in a special screening last night, too have given mixed reviews about the film. While some have appreciated the fast-paced action-romance movie and termed it an "out and out entertainer", others have criticised the story line and Salman's avatars in it. 

10:57 am: Meanwhile, a viewer has called it Salman Khan's best movie ever and a "sure-shot blockbuster."

10:55 am: "Watched #Bharat last night.. an emotional ride.. well written and directed by #AliAbbasZafar.. #SunilGrover was superb.. but it is a @BeingSalmanKhan film.. his best performance to date," tweets Jaaved Jaaferi.

10:54 am: Till now, the audience are giving a mixed review about the big-ticket film. While some are calling it an entertainment package full of emotions, romance and action, others are criticising Salman's acting. 

10:50 am: Till Interval, the film has been quite entertaining and has been able to keep the viewers intact. More twists and turns, and an action-packed second half is expected now.   

10:48 am: Salman is seen playing the role of a show-owner in Delhi, who is against the shopping mall culture. After Katrina'sentry, the film presented a scene from the times of India-Pakistan partition. Sunil Grover's comedy has been entertaining the audience.  

10:15 am: "As expected @BeingSalmanKhan s #Bharat opens to packed houses with huge crowds all over," tweets film trade analyst Raj Bansal. 

10:07 am: Salman and Katrina are seen together on the big screen after a gap of five years. Previously, they have worked in super-hit films like Partner, Maine Pyaar Kyun KiyaTiger Zinda Hai and Ek Tha Tiger.

10:03 am: Director duo Abbas Mustan took to Twitter and wished Salman Khan all the best for Bharat. The filmmakers tweeted, "Best wishes to team #Bharat for a super success

09:50 am: The movie is an official adaptation of the 2014 Korean film, Ode to My Father, which depicted modern Korean history from the 1950s to the present day through the life of an ordinary man.

Posted By: Abhinav Gupta