Based loosely on 2013’s Muzzafarnagar riots, the makers attempt to bring forth the psyche behind misguided divisional politics.
Shorgul, as the name suggests, is full of loud noises, the movie portrays the political-power-struggle between Chaudhry (Ashutosh Rana) and Om (Jimmy Sheirgill).
The story goes like that in Maliabad (an assumed small town in Uttar Pradesh), a local politician’s son Raghu (Anirudh Dave) falls in love with a Muslim girl named Zainab (Suha Gezen). She is engaged to a boy from her community but Raghu can’t help but harbour feelings for her. This unrequited love story ends in bloodshed. The local politicos use the isolated incident to create havoc.
Coming to the performances in Shorgul, the performances are earnest, especially Jimmy Sheirgill and Ashutosh Rana. However, actress Suha Gezen is a misfit and disappoints. TV actors Hiten Tejwani, Eijaz Khan and Aniruddh Dave have also churned out average performances.
In-sync with its name, Shorgul has a lot of noise with all possible clinches fetched from a political drama that’s accompanied by dramatic dialogues. But perhaps, a lot of noise is unnecessary and over-dramatized, gets almost deafening beyond a point.