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Shorgul Review by Taran Adarsh, Komal Nahta- Shorgul Rajeev Masand, Anupama Chopra Review

Shorgul is a political drama, which is directed by Pranav Kumar Singh along with Jitendra Tiwari. It is made under the banner of 24 FPS Film Pvt Ltd, while it is co-produced by Prashant Vijay Singh along with Aman Singh. The film though was released with the title Zainab but later chosen as Shorgul. The film has an interesting star cast, which include Jimmy Shergill, Ashutosh Rana, Anirudh Dave, Sanjay Suri and Narendra Jha. The film is loosely based on the Muzaffarnagar riots of 2013.

The film is made at the background of UP, which bring in the light sensitive issues, which have been occurring in the past in the country. Besides, the film also unleashes the political mind games and master strokes of certain high profile dignitaries. In this film you can find the innocent friendship between a Hindu boy and a Muslim girl who is seen rapidly escalating into the political minefield, which simply causes the chaos and unrest in the Indian state of UP. This in turn intensifies the number of events that give an unexpected turn thus turning out to be a national issue in question.


The film has managed to a decent star cast with actors who have been known for their high dexterity level. Thus the film has witnessed some of the decent performances by the lead actors. Let’s talk about Jimmy Sheirgill who plays a local MLA for whom religion is an important tool to accomplish his political ambition. He fits into this role the most perfect fashion and has tried to portray the right shade of colors as required by his character.

As far as direction of the film is concerned, it went decent though it has some issues, which has hampered the quality of the film to a great extent. However, he failed to nail it at the content side since much of the things have been known to the audience who is well versed with the media and its style of reporting about a number of communal tensions in the Indian society. Thus one can find the film becoming very much predictable.