Jimmy Shergill, Hiten Tejwani, Suha Gezen and Ashutosh Rana starrer Shorgul has hit the theatres today. Sanjay Suri and Narendra Jha are seen in key roles in the film. Jitentra Tiwari has wielded the megaphone. Shorgul is based on the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots.
The story is set in Maliabad a small town in Uttarprades. Shorgul narrates the story of Raghu and his love Zainab – the struggle, the hardships they face and the political turmoil which is created due to this. Raghu is in love with Zainab who belongs to the Muslim community.
Her parents arrange her marriage with someone from the same community. Raghu cannot let this happen and goes and expresses his feelings to Zainab. Both the communities are obviously not forthcoming about it and results in lot of violence. The rest of the story forms in how the situation is used by the local politicians to create mayhem.
Jitendra has beautifully narrated the story of a chaotic city filled with small thinking people. A city gets destructed because of one wrong union of a boy and a girl according to them. In a country like India, matters which are personal become nation concerns cause of poor understanding of race, creed and religion.
Jimmy Shergill and Ashutosh Rana’s performances are the highlights of the film. The raw and very rustic picturization of the clashes between both of them is worth a watch. But after a point it becomes too preachy.Hitesh and Suha fail to impress in their roles.
Shorgul brings in a compelling story with poor screenplay and wasted good performances!