Shorgul Hindi Movie Review | Critic Reviews

Shorgul Hindi Movie Review

Shorgul Movie Review

Total Reviews - 11
Average Rating - 3.3/10
Yes - 1
No - 10
Neutral - 0
Watchable? - 9%

Critic Reviews Shorgul

  • Times Of India | Review By -Mohar Basu Rating-4/10
It takes special kind of talent to make a film as contrived as Shorgul. Is the film gritty? No. Is it emotional? No. Is the love story worth the bloodshed? No. Is it worth your money? You know the answer. Give this frivolous fare a miss!
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  • India Today | Review By -Devarsi Ghosh Rating-7/10
The film's biggest star is the screenplay by Jitendra Tiwari. The screenplay follows a join-the-dots, cause-and-effect structure - each small conflict gives way to something bigger and serves to further the plot. Shorgul deserves a watch, more so because of its topicality in this putrid climate of communal hatred and intolerance.
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  • Hindustan Times | Review By -Rohit Vats Rating-2/10
There is an overflowing love for melodrama that goads the characters to talk unto eternity, even when stating the obvious. If you aren’t familiar with what happened in 2013, or were looking for a new perspective on the incident, Shorgul isn’t for you. The movie is a disappointment.
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  • NDTV | Review By -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-2/10
Explosive theme, damp-squib filmmaking: that, in a nutshell, is the story of Shorgul. The only sequence in the 132-minute film that comes close to passing muster is the opening one. Shorgul is so horridly ham-handed that it merits no rating as a film. But for the statement that it strives to make, no matter how feebly and incoherently, it deserves one star. And that is all it's worth.
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  • Koimoi | Review By -Surabhi Redkar Rating-3/10
Shorgul is a missed opportunity! The film is white noise with all possible cliches from a political drama clubbed with hard-hitting issues rolled into dramatic dialogues. I’d say in the words of Chaudhary, if ‘Insaniyat’ is your ‘Dharam’, give this film a miss! A 1.5/5 it is.
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  • News 18 | Review By -Kriti Tulsiani Rating-3/10
‘Shorgul’, for the most part, has been reduced to a clich├ęd-driven film trying hard to give away a message of peace but ends up losing its essence amid its complicated narrative. Rana shines in this political fiasco covering up for over-the-top performances of other actors. Looks like the makers took the title too seriously and ended up losing the plot in its own din!
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  • Mid Day | Review By -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-4/10
Outdated in its approach, and tacky in its handling, ‘Shorgul’ disappoints on more counts than one. Even though the intention might be to bring a gritty true story to life, it shows less guts and more compromise in the final product. It is sad to see actors like Jimmy Sheirgill and Ashutosh Rana wasted in a film that is too wishy-washy to deal with a topic of this kind.
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  • Rediff | Review By -Nabilah Husain Rating-4/10
Like the title suggests, Shorgul is loud. It's filled with violence and political drama. Newcomer Suha Gezen ends up overacting or crying in most of the scenes. She is the weakest link among all the performances. All in all, Shorgul had the potential to be a great movie but directors Jitendra Tiwari and P Singh seem lazy and incompetent.
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  • Deccan Chronicle | Review By -Arnab Banerjee Rating-3/10
The film may be well intentioned but the final product turns out to be somewhat ho-hum and oddly less convincing; it could have been a real-life account featuring intense one-on-one conversations stimulating questions about the world we live in.
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  • Indian Express | Review By -Shubhra Gupta Rating-3/10
There’s potential to begin with. A luckless Hindu-Muslim romance. Weapons changing hands. Leaders readying to grab power at any cost. A ‘ghar-waapsi’ situation. We even hear people mention such incendiary words as ‘gau mata’, so loaded that just their utterance can cause a fatal conflagration.
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  • Bollywood Life | Review By -Sreeju Sudhakaran Rating-2/10
The only credit I can give to the makers is how they deceived talented actors like Jimmy Sheirgill, Ashutosh Rana, Narendra Jha and Sanjay Suri into acting in this mess. It’s sad to see Ashutosh and Jimmy give their best in a film that is totally undeserving of their skills. I will make my verdict about this film short – Avoidable, unless you are the ones who enjoy bad schlocky films!
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Jimmy Shergill, Ashutosh Rana, Narendra Jha, Anirudh Dave, Suha Gezen, Hiten Tejwani, Sanjay Suri, Eijaz Khan, Neetu Pandey
Jitendra Tiwari, Pranav Kumar Singh
Jitendra Tiwari
Jitendra Tiwari
Jitendra Tiwari, Khalid Azmi, Raj Verma, Shashie Verma
Manoj Pradhan
Lalit Pandit, Niladri Kumar
produced by:
Swatantra Vijay Singh, Vyas Verma
run time:
132 minutes
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Plot Synopsis
Shorgul is a political drama, based on real life incidents that rocked the Nation. The film is set in Uttar Pradesh.
An Innocent Friendship between a Hindu boy and a Muslim girl rapidly escalates into a political minefield, causing unrest and chaos in the state.
The matter snowballs in an interesting series of events and takes an unexpected turn, becoming a national issue in question.