Shorgul | Movie Review 01 Jul 2016   793


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Star Cast: Jimmy Sheirgill, Ashutosh Rana, Hiten Tejwani, Suha Gezen, Sanjay Suri, Narendra Jha
Direction: Jitentra Tiwari
Genre: Drama
Duration: 2 hours 12 minutes

SHORGUL is nothing but a hopeless political drama that gets played on our T.V. Channels just to fill the slot. Jimmy Shergill and Ashutosh Rana’s decent act is the only creditable point in this movie which is wobbly directed and lacks depth in its narration and characters. Newcomer Suha Gezen ends up overacting or crying in most of the scenes. Dialogues are so routine like it seems we are watching a loud debate on TV.

Critics Review/Rating

Times Of India (TOI):

It takes special kind of talent to make a film as contrived as Shorgul. Based loosely on 2013’s Muzzafarnagar riots, the makers attempt to bring forth the psyche behind misguided divisional politics…
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Mid-Day:

Clearly inspired from the riots that happened in Muzaffarnagar three years back, ‘Shorgul’ attempts to talk about the brewing religious tension in smaller towns and how the politicians make the most of Hindu-Muslim divide…
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Hindustan Times (HT):

Before Shorgul was released, it kicked up an interest. After all, it is centered on the communal riots that broke out in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar in 2013, one of the worst episodes of violence in the state…
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NDTV Movies:

Explosive theme, damp-squib filmmaking: that, in a nutshell, is the story of Shorgul. The film has arrived accompanied by a great deal of surround sound. But neither as cinema nor as political drama does it cut the mustard…
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News 18:

A film, based loosely on Muzzafarnagar riots, begins with sending out a heartfelt thanks to the honourable Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. While it speaks volumes about the current situation of our nation…
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The Indian Express:

It says a great deal for the state of our nation that a film like Shorgul runs into trouble simply because it is set in a town that witnesses communal killings, and which dares to create characters with a resemblance to real-life ones…
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India Today:

Here, the word “commercial” is important, because usually, with stories of these nature, which essentially serve as cautionary tales, most films go the semi-arthouse, multiplex way; as we have seen in films like Firaaq, Parzania, Bombay or Mr and Mrs Iyer…
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Rediff:

A thought-provoking movie based ostensibly on the Muzaffarnagar communal riots of 2013, it shows that no matter what religion or caste one belongs to, it’s a mammoth task to stand firm in one’s beliefs, and that the majority of people are always swept away into a mob mentality and hence…
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Glamsham:

SHORGUL does everything but has nothing to say. This bafflingly obtuse political drama fails to make up its mind on how to package its feelings on the situation and its badly made, worse it wastes fine talents like Jimmy Shergill and Ashutosh Rana…
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