Shaurya (2008)

Film: Shaurya

Year of release: 2008

Director: Samar Khan

Writer: Samar Khan, Jaydeep Sarkar, Aparna Malhotra

Producer: Haresh dayani

Lead Actors: Kay Kay Menon, Rahul Bose, Javed Jaffrey, Deepak Dobriyal, Minissha Lamba, Priyesh Kaushik

Shaurya seemed like director-writer Samar Khan’s attempt at presenting the Indian Army as a force that tortures innocent minorities (Muslims) and falsely implicates them in terrorism charges.

It was copied from the Hollywood film called A Few Good Men. The main difference between the two films is that the original does not accuse their Army of committing communal extrajudicial killings.

Check out this scene:

Ironically, the last scene of the film where Brigadier Rudra Pratap Singh (Menon) delivers a monologue justifying the killings, boomeranged right on the face of the filmmakers.

Instead of fulfilling its purpose of furthering the bogey of “saffron terror”, the scene has become a favourite among critics of radical Islamism.

Perhaps the stellar acting and dialogue delivery by Menon is to blame.

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