Shaurya Movie Review

Just got back from the movie. Wasn’t expecting a very good show but it turned out to be pretty good. Few people said, it is a copy of the English movie A Few Good Men, well yes, It could be a copy but let’s leave the copy business aside as every other bollywood movie is “inspired” or in simple words copied from English movies, these days.

So not wasting much your time, let’s directly move on the storyline.

Captain Javed Khan is charged for killing Major Rathore and is being held in custody. The case goes into the hands of 2 military lawyers aka friends, Aakash aka AK (Javed Jaafri) and Siddhant aka Sid (Rahul Bose). AK is much more serous about the work than Sid. Sid is appointed as defense lawyer but he is least interested in getting deep into the case. But local local Journalist Kaavya (Minissha Lamba) helps him to find the right path and this leads Sid to become more serious about the case and he fights back.

Ok, now the review time.. (My favorite part, I hate storytelling business..)

I would not be able to comment on the story part as it is more or less copied from A Few Good Men. But on the acting front, apart from Rahul Bose, Kay Kay Menon (Pratap) was really impressive, he had a limited role but his role I think made stronger impact than of the Rahul Bose. Also, Deepak Dobriyal (Javed Khan) was pretty impressive too, he did have only few lines but his expressions were more than enough. A very strong character who loves his country more than anything. It was good to see Javed Jaafri in non-comic role. (His role in Tara Rum Pum was super pathetic), but Javed could not get rid of his dancing shoes, he proved himself in one of the songs. (The first song), well that was kind of bad though, it was going against the image of a serious character.

Ok, let’s leave that aside for now. Who is left now? I guess no one.. hmm no wait, there is my favorite Minissha Lamba, I am sorry I forgot her.. she got lost in the crowd of a few good men.. haha.. She had a limited role and that limited role did not give a chance to explore her acting skills. She looked really beautiful but on the acting front, I was remained unimpressed.

Let’s talk about the other things. The music was pretty much pathetic except the song Dheere Dheere, this one was a great exception. Just loved it like anything. (Have set it as my caller tune too.. haha) The background score was a joke, it was more like combination of military marching drums with some additional instruments. In short, it wasn’t easy on ears.  Cinematography was pretty Ok, Kashmir is a beautiful place, should have been explored well. The direction was pretty ok too, the first half, around 15 – 20 minutes needed re work and even few of the scenes needed a better work. (Specially, the scenes which motivates Sid to take more interest in the case)

So, overall, the movie was pretty good. I personally liked it. I would rate it [rating:3/5]

On the business front, I can see darkness all around, the theatre was merely 25% full. Word of mouth can save the movie but still I don’t think it can reach Hit mark. It might settle at average mark at the max.


  1. Ahh — a few good men! I loved that movie. I will catch this one when I am in India next week — thanks for the review Deep.

  2. you like minishaa lamba? few months back I saw her at the temple near my house. She had bought a new honda civic and had come to do pooja. Guess what… poor thing was all alone.. no boyfriend – no family!

  3. Yea Sameer, I like her pretty much, do let me know whenever she is around, I will try to reach there in a zoom.. haha 😉

  4. Guess we share similar views on this one. A good movie coming from Bollywood, but alas this one too was a copy. Never mind that, a good show by Samar Khan

  5. Forget Shaurya…It’s from the same director who gave us
    “Kuch Meetha Ho Jaaye”

    Try and catch Khuda key Liye..

  6. Hey Deep,
    Nice to see your blog. I Was analyzing the back links to your site and came across your wifes blog first then to your blog. Your story is inspiring me. Just to remind you, I am Sharad Poddar from Accenture, we have a meeting tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m.
    I have applied for the PHP job in your company …remmember?
    ok Deep.
    c you tomorrow

  7. Sameer – Watched Khuda Ke Liye, not a bad movie.. would give it somewhere around 3/5. Few things didnt click though.. (specially most of the first part and few actors)

    Sharad – Glad to hear that you liked our story 🙂 Unforunately, I won’t be there in the office tomorrow. Will be out for some personal stuff. Nilesh will be in touch with you. Will catch you mostly in next week.

  8. Even I like Minissha Lamba, she is pretty, and if given good roles can prove herself. Anyways the movie was good. The message it wants to convey was done. Has some flaws, but still not a disaster by any means. I pretty much agree with your views Deep.

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