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Shaurya: It Takes Courage to Make Right... Right (2008)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 4 April 2008 (India)
A army lawyer goes out of his way to defend an army officer charged with the homicide of a decorated officer.

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Samar Khan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rahul Bose ... Major Siddhant 'Sid' S. Chaudhry
Javed Jaffrey ... Major Akash Kapoor (as Jaaved Jaaferi)
Minissha Lamba ... Kaavya Shastri
Seema Biswas ... Mrs. Khan
Deepak Dobriyal ... Captain Javed Khan
Kay Kay Menon ... Brigadier Rudra Pratap Singh
Amrita Rao ... Neerja Rathore
Rosa Catalano Rosa Catalano ... Singer / Dancer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Subrat Dutta
Priyesh Kaushik Priyesh Kaushik ... Reporter
Shah Rukh Khan ... Narrator
Aditya Lakhia ... Army Officer R.P. Singh
Pavan Malhotra ... Army Officer (as Pawan Malhotra)
Denzil Smith ... Lt. General P. P. V. Nair
Jeneva Talwar Jeneva Talwar ... Nandini A. Kapoor
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Indian Army lawyer, Major Siddhant Chaudhary, has not only to deal with his father's death, but must also defend Captain Javed Khan. The later, charged with killing a decorated Major Virendra Singh Rathore, under various statutes of Indian laws & the Army Act, refuses to defend himself, admits to this killing, and awaits a guilt finding via a Court Martial. Siddhant decides to delve deeper, much to the chagrin of his prosecutor-friend, Major Akash Kapoor, not realizing that he will incur the wrath of his superiors; his work will come under sharp scrutiny; the journalist, Kaavya Shastri, assisting him will be arrested; and he may end up being transferred to violent and isolated areas in Assam and Bihar. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

4 April 2008 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Valor See more »

Filming Locations:

Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India See more »

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Production Co:

Moser Baer See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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The movie is a remake of classic Hollywood court-room drama ' A few good men' with some modification to indian context. See more »

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References A Few Good Men (1992) See more »

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Shaurya
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Adnan Sami
Performed by Kunal Ganjawala
Courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment (India)
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Magnificent!
4 July 2008 | by AishFanSee all my reviews

Shaurya is a movie that illustrates the true meaning and value of gallantry. For decades, whether or not the government is a reliable or not, the public has always had full faith in our soldiers. Stories of valiant soldiers, the bravery needed to fight at the battlefield, the heroic sacrifices they make, and the honorable virtues of honesty, loyalty, and commitment to duty are legacies generations long that make an armed forces and a country proud. However, what is one to make of one soldier shooting a comrade? How can a dedicated soldier attack one of his own? The first answer that comes into the mind, and also the one that most would like to hear, is that the soldier is not one but a terrorist.

As India liberalizes, Shaurya dares to question some of the actions going on in a group that India has always trusted by and large--the army. While quite a few movies have attempted to venture into this theme, they by no means compare to Shaurya.

Everything about this movie is fantastic. Two things that stand out the most are the character development and the performances. Each role and dialog is so well-written and thought out. It is not a simple case of good vs. evil, or following the new trend of "gray shade characters", but rather a believable glimpse at reality. There are some brilliant scenes that further enhance the characters. With such meaty and intense roles, all the actors gave marvelous performances right from Rahul Bose (one of his best) to Javed Jaffari. The surprise package was K.K. who was mind-blowing at the climax.


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