Sunday, January 22, 2012

Shagird - Movie Review

This was a surprise by Tigmanshu Dhulia. I had never heard of this movie and only watched it because Sagar recommended it to me. 'Shagird' has some shades of a Hollywood movie of a bad cop and his good assistant cop but goes beyond that in its adaptation. In the end, quite entertaining, with a few twists and turns that surprise you.

Nana Patekar is the bad encounter cop in Crime Branch who makes deals left right and centre and makes pots of corrupt money for himself and his bosses, a Minister. To his corrupt team of cops joins a new recruit, Mohit Ahlawat, (was Recruit the movie I am looking for) fresh wish morals and idealogies, and there is  seesaw between the two. Mohit cannot understand the trigger happy ways in which Nana kills off people, makes money etc and Nana though initially suspicious of how this rookie got a prime posting as this, believes him when the rookie saves his life a couple of times. But then the rookie's girl friend, journalist Rimi Sen gets kidnapped and there is talk of terrorists and all that being released along with a dreaded gangster. The gangster and the terrorists are released and then killed off by Nana who is also planning a double cross of the Minister. He realises too late that there was a bigger game plan behind after some interesting twists and turns in which almost everyone dies.

One of those thrillers that entertains without too much engagement from you, with perhaps a couple of loose ends, or rather slack at some places. A decent watch overall, with a story where some thought has gone in to surprise the viewer a couple of times. Funny how it came and went and I never heard of it.


Rajendra said...

For a moment I thought you saw the old Joy Mukherjee film in which IS Johar played a big role.

Harimohan said...

Now that you mention it Raja, I think I saw the Joy Mukherjee version as well many years ago. Cannot forget the inimitable IS Johar.