This week show the release of ‘Shorgul’ which is loosely based on the Muzaffarnagar riots that took place in 2013.
The political drama film is directed by Pranav Kumar Singh and Jitendra Tiwari, who tries to showcase the conflict between human and religion in the movie.
Top names like Ashutosh Rana and Jimmy Shergill plays a prominent role in the film.
Other than them Suha Gezen, Hiten Tejwani, and Eijaz Khan are the other central character of the movie.
Even though the lead actors have received a lot of appreciation for the portrayal of their role in the film but the question is, was it enough? What went wrong with the movie?
First thing first the rivalry between Hindu and Muslim is something that has been repeated on the screen several times. So there is nothing new in the script, but the characters and the storyline are based on the riot that shocked the nation.
So the director could have done a lot in their script, but again the duo fails to capture the real issue and makes the story revolve around the love story of a Muslim girl and a Hindu boy.
Even though the movie created a right hype before its release. It had amazing actors in it, so the question arises where did it all go wrong.
Film #Shorgul is releasing in approx 750 screens in India on 1st July. All Bollywood ppl must support this social film for love n happiness.
— KRK (@kamaalrkhan) June 28, 2016
Everything! Other than Jimmy Shergill and Ashutosh Rana all the other actors could not completely do justice to their role, and the worse disappointment was Suha Gezen who was still not mentally prepared to play the central character in the movie.
The movie storyline revolves around Zainab (Suha Gezen) who is engaged to Salim (Hiten Tejwani). But her childhood friend Raghu (Anirudh Dave) develops feeling for her.
The plot thickens when two evil politicians Om (Jimmy Shergill) and Alim Khan (Narendra Jha) tries to benefit from this drama by creating communal tension in the town.
Jitendra Tiwari's #Shorgul is a powerful film based on real life situations n real people.The dirty politics of religion is catastrophic!!
— Faridoon Shahryar (@iFaridoon) July 1, 2016
But in this city of dirty politicians, there is another politician Ashutosh Rana father of Raghu, who fights to educate the people about how politicians are using this situation to benefit themselves.
Even though there were scenes in the movie that could have worked for this intense drama but the weak script and the poor quality dialogue of the 60’s could not hold the attention of the viewers for a long time.
The 132 minute “Shorgul” has every element that could go wrong for the film.
The director instead of highlighting the dirty business of politics took a U-turn by focusing more on the love triangle. Even though politics was highlighted but it did not come up with any fresh content.
While listening to the melodramatic dialogue you went back to the 60’s and even the punch line was not impactful enough.
The fact remains that in this time of the year no viewer would like to spend money on theaters to watch the same intense melodramatic dramas of the 60’s.