Shaurya Hindi Movie Review

Feature Film | Drama
Shaurya is a good film with brilliant performances by the male actors.
Apr 4, 2008 By Ashok Nayak

Shaurya inspired by 1993's Oscar Nominated flick "A few good men", is directed by Samar Khan (Kuch Meetha Ho Jaye). The movie stars Rahul Bose, Javed Jaffrey, Kay Kay Menon, Minissha Lamba, Deepak Dobriyal, Seema Biswas and Amrita Rao in a special guest appearance.


Shaurya is the story of Javed...a man wronged by his country by the very men who he fought with and was his friends.


It's the story of Siddhant, whose only aim in life was to escape reality and wasn't ready for what life brought him.


It's the story of Kavya who never understood why it was difficult to speak the truth.


It's the story of Akash for whom living the rules was the only way to live life.


And it's the story of Brigadier Pratap a man who lived by his own rules even if they were against humanity...


Captain Javed Khan is charged with mutiny, treason and killing a fellow officer. Even when he is held for court martial, he refuses to speak in his defense as the secret he holds is too powerful for the establishment to handle. Assigned for this task are Sid and Akash... two best friends, lawyers, and very ambitious individuals who have contrasting views on life.


Nevertheless, this one case will change their lives... forever. The case takes them to Srinagar. While Akash for whom winning the case matters the most, follows the blueprint, Sid discovers a new meaning in life, Kavya, Javed and of course the man in question, Brigadier Pratap. They all start becoming catalysts in the case and become much more vital than his perception.


Why is Javed silent? What is the truth of that night? Why is Brigadire Pratap hell bent on getting Javed convicted? Will Sid have the courage to save Javed's life and should he...


Samar Khan has partially succeeded in executing the Indianised script of "A few good men". The movie begins with an irritating item number and takes an entire first half to build the characters; also the first half tends to drag a bit. The second half too is slow at places but the last brilliant 30 minutes or so more than makes up for it. The screenplay could have been tighter and as far as the editing is concerned, at least 10 minutes can be easily chopped off along with the not-so-hot item number. The music - Dheere Dheere stands out. It's a beautiful romantic track. Cinematography is great.


Rahul Bose rocks, his facial expressions are fantastic. Javed Jaffrey is a much underrated actor; he is top notch in a non-comical role. But it's Kay Kay Menon who stands out with a brilliant performance... Minissha Lamba does well. Deepak Dobriyal is good. Seema Biswas is average.


Overall, Shaurya is a good film with brilliant performances by the male actors. Has potential to grow with strong word of mouth. The reaction from the 25 odd people in the theatre was pretty good.


Rating 2.5 / 5


Ashok Nayak

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