Starring: Rahul Bose, Kay Kay Menon, Deepak Dobriyal,
Minissha Lamba, Javed Jaffrey
Director: Samar Khan
Shaurya is a film about
"Courage", courage to believe in yourself and your
ideals and courage to uphold these very ideals and live
Captain Javed Khan (Deepak Dobriyal) is a man wronged by
his country by the very men who he fought with and who
were his friends. Siddhant (Rahul Bose), whose only aim
in life was to escape reality and wasn't ready for what
life brought him. The plucky young journalist Kaavya (Minissha
Lamba), who never understood why it was difficult to
speak the truth.
Initially Sameer thinks it
futile to get into it after toiling day and night for
his success. Furthermore, the culprits being sons of a
politician and a liquor baron have top level
connections, puts him off. Sameer Khan's inner voice is
awakened by his guru Sidhu (Pankaj Kapur) who still
enacts street plays and it was his helping hand which
led him to growth in his profession.
The midnight unplanned
wedding of Javed Jaffery depicts the strength of
friendship and male-bonding very beautifully. Story and
screenplay are good and come out even better with the
touchy dialogues. The ambience of the army base created
for this movie, appears authentic, though some more
research would have helped in portraying specially the
minor details of the uniform and military etiquette.
Aakash (Jaaved Jaaferi) for whom living
the rules was the only way to live life.Brigadier Rudra
Pratap Singh (Kay Kay Menon), is a man who lived by his
own rules even if they were against humanity. 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.
The plot revolves around the
court-martial of a junior army officer, who murders his
senior, who kills innocent people in fake encounters under
the wings and directions of a Brigadier, who was using his
personal hatred against Muslims, to plan fake encounters,
as his family had been killed by a Muslim.
Assigned for this task are Siddhant and Aakash… 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 Aakash,
for whom winning the case matters the most, follows the
blueprint, Sid discovers a new meaning in life, Kaavya,
Javed and of course the man in question, Brigadier Pratap…
While in a party, Sameer
Khan witnesses a murder being committed. First reaction:
he stays quite since he wouldn't want to get entangled
in a mess, and would not want to tarnish the name and
fame he has achieved after a long struggle.
Rahul Bose is impressive, bubbly Minisha Lamba livens up
the proceedings, Javed Jaffery has done justice to his
role, and KK and Deepak Dobriyal are the ones who shine in
this flick. Kay Kay as Brigadier Pratap is brilliant when
in the climax scene when he breaks down under the pressure
of Rahul Bose, who is the defense lawyer. Deepak Dobriyal
as the accused Captain Javed is just remarkable with his
stern silence and nerve shaking blank looks which touch
the soul directly. Seema Biswas has acted well too, in the
small role of Javed's mother. The music is soft and
soothing and songs hummable. Congrats to the director
Shaurya is the story of one
man's conviction, his 'courage' to make a right…right. It
is a story of friendships put to test by this conviction.
A story of finding courage within... where friendships are
tested in the battle that matters the most...