Starring: Shubh, Pratik Katare, Aamna Shariff,
Directed by Shubh
Shakal Pe Mat Ja is an unconventional film and its title
itself sounds funny. The concept is interesting, and the
four protagonists are very natural, but the film lags in
its departments of screenplay and editing.
It is a story of 4 young boys who get caught up as
suspects at the Delhi international airport, on the
anniversary of the American terrorist attacks, while
capturing a American Airways aircraft landing on their
Shakal Pe Mat Ja is a comedy based on mistaken
identities with the background of terrorism and its
threat. Four young people are detained at the Delhi
international airport, while capturing an aircraft
landing, on their handycam.
Four amateur filmmakers are out to film a documentary on
security issues around the airport. Incidentally, it is
a high alert around the capital’s airport area and thus
they become victims of suspicion.
conversation between the chief of “Al Baquaida” gang (Zakhir
Hussain) and their Mumbai counterparts are hilarious.
The film also stars Aamna Sharif who has a brief role.
Saurabh Shukla is impressively funny as the ATS officer.
Raghubir Yadav is typical as the cop in charge of the
Airport chowky alongwith Umang Jain. Shubh, Chitrak,
Pratik and Harsh are a talented lot.
Debutant director Shubh Mukherjee has put in earnest
efforts for this film. He is well supported by the
quartet (which includes him) who is mistaken as
Banner: Linc Entertainment, Ipix Movies
Produced By Saritaa Jalan, Deepak Jalan, Hrishitaa Bhatt
Directed By Shubh
Co-Producer - Hrishitaa Bhatt
Screenplay by Shubh
Story writer - Shubh
Music - Salim Sulaiman
Editor - Nipun Ashok Gupta
Background Score - Amar Mohile
Art Director - Sunil Nigvekar
Cinematographer - Sahir Raza
Cops grab hold of them and the camera just as they take a
picture of an American aircraft landing at the airport.
When the authorities start interrogation, everything turns
topsy-turvy with every incident becoming a rib-tickler.
The chaps are innocent and during their interrogation, the
more they speak to defend themselves, more they land into
Each of them is innocent and funny. There are some
incidents which put you off. Like the constant farts by
the fatso among them and the stupidity of the long haired
character which appears unnatural at times. It also has
some genuinely comic moments like the scenes involving the
Airport manager and other moments where constable on duty,
who is hassled by his wife over the mobile phone.
The film opens well, but then it loses pace. At the
intermission one wonders whether its worth to watch it any
further. Surprisingly, post interval the proceedings
becoming so interesting and there are many funny moments
that make up for the shoddier first half.
Shakal Pe Mat Ja does have its funny moments and the
characters are well funnily etched out.
- Amar Jeet