Cast: Jimmy Sheirgill, Ashutosh Rana, Sanjay Suri,Anirudh Dave, Eijaz Khan, Hiten Tejwani, Suha Genzen, Narendra Jha
Director:Pranav Kumar Singh, Jitendra Tiwari
Producer: Swatantra Vijay Singh, Vyas Verma
Writer: Jitendra Tiwari, Khalid Azmi, Raj Verma
Claps: Jimmy Sheirgill, Ashutosh Rana
Slaps: Suha Genzen, Story, Direction
What's New: Nothing
Popcorn Refill: Anytime as you wish.
Plot: Let's get straight to the point. Raghu, a Hindu boy belonging to the affluent Chaudhary family falls in love with his childhood friend, a Muslim girl named Zainab. But Miss Blue Eyes is already engaged to Saleem (played by television's popular boy Hiten Tejwani). Poor Raghu gets friend-zoned. But Saleem's brother played by Eijaz Khan is a religious fanatic who also feels that something is cooking between Raghu and his-to-be Bhabhijaan.
One day in a heat of moment the brother ends up murdering Raghu in the most hilarious way possible. (You need to watch it to believe it! LOL!). What follows next is how all this rapidly escalates into a political minefield, causing unrest and chaos in the state with the local shrewd politician Om (Jimmy Sheirgill), the Home Minister belonging to the minority community and other key players trying to milk in the situation for their personal interest.
Performances: Apart from Jimmy Sheirgill and Ashutosh Rana who try to salvage the poorly written script by putting some life in their roles, none of the other actors make a mark. Anirudh Dave, Eijaz Khan and Hiten Tejwani, you might have seen them acting in popular TV shows and sadly those remain our best etched memories here!
Suha Genzen's annoying act coupled with poor dialogue delivery add more to your woes. When not serving sevaiya she is busy fluttering her eyes and smiling as if that was the only brief given to her by the directors.
Direction: The makers aimed to make a political drama but unfortunately they failed to translate it on screen. The strong concept somehow got drown with the cliched treatment, tacky romance, preachy dialogues and mediocre acting. What you get instead is a potpourri of various burning issues unfortunately not mixed in a correct mixture leaving behind a bad taste in your mouth.
'Shorgul' has some decent music. Manoj Pradhan's cinematography just goes fine with the film.
Combo-on-offer: Romance+ Preachy notes on Religious Tolerance
Verdict: We give 'Shorgul' 'SLAPS' for being nothing but empty noises. Chuck this one if you don't want to end up like this-