Release Date : 1 July, 2016
Director : Jitendra Tiwari
Shorgul is a political drama, wherein an innocent friendship between a Hindu boy and a Muslim girl rapidly escalates into a political minefield, causing unrest and chaos in the state.
Chaudhry, is a just and influential village Jaat leader who stands up for the farmers and gives them justice regardless of cast, creed or religion. Ranjeet Om on the other hand is a malicious, opportunist MLA. The problem sparks when Chaudhrys justness and fight against the Land Acquisition Bill, comes in the way of Oms political and personal ambitions.
Chaudhrys son, Raghu and Zainab are best friends. Zainab is set to be married to Saleem. Saleem is a fair, reserved and peace loving individual who loves Zainab deeply. Raghu too loves Zainab but deems it useless to reveal his feelings to his best friend, as it will only hurt the people he cares for. Mustakeem, Saleems cousin and a religious fanatic, is against Zainabs friendship with a hindu boy. He questions their intentions and plants the seed of suspicion in the otherwise sensible Saleem.
Fuelled by his fanaticism, brainwashed by religious sentiments & political rivals, Mustakeen is seen as an easy pawn to aggravate. Clouded in thought, Mustakeem, kills Raghu under the guise of saving Zainab from him and protecting their Muslin girls from supposed ploys for conversion. The situation gets a communal twist with Om taking advantage of the death of Chaudharys Son, &chooses to bring religion on the centerstage. Despite the intervention of the chief minister, the matter snowballs and takes unexpected, ugly turns and becomes a national issue in question.
As the story unfolds, we begin to question ; In the midst of this political & religious intolerance, Where does humanity really stand?
Is the film gritty? No. Is it emotional? No..... Read Full Review
Which is a pity because this is the time to be speaking up against political satraps who create rifts between already divided communities.... Read Full Review
Shorgul is so horridly ham-handed that it merits no rating as a film.... Read Full Review
Shorgul is easily passable. Read Full Review