Pari (Hetal Gadda) and Chotu (Krrish Chhabria) are two children from a village in Rajasthan where life is as difficult as it can get. When Pari spots a poster of an eye donation campaign that stars her favourite Shah Rukh Khan, she decides to take her brother (who ironically is a fan of Salman Khan) to the shooting spot, hundreds of miles away so they can get a glimpse of SRK and request his help to get back Chotu his sight.
In a journey that's filled with treats and traps, the siblings meet an array of people from different walks of life. Right from a foreigner who walks across the globe spreading peace to evil pundits, wise old woman and helping strangers, they get their fare share of the real world experience thanks to so many other characters. Will they meet their star and if Chotu can see again forms the rest of the story line of Dhanak.
It is hard to not be not moved by the undeniable innocence the kids show. Nagesh Kukunoor nails it with the casting. Krrish Chhabria wins our heart with his mannerisms and cockiness, not to mention the way he carries himself as a blind and his denial about his disability. On the other hand, Hetal Gadda looks natural in her mature look with an indomitable spirit. It wouldn't be too much if we say that she steals the show.
The film starts off casually and it completely revolves around the duo. For the same reason, the other characters rarely get the attention they deserve. Cinematography needs a special mention. The way Rajasthan is captured beautifully makes it a treat for our sight.
Dhanak is a feel good film that will make you smile and show that there's always a rainbow at the end of things.