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Family Of Thakurganj review: Part satire, part gangster-drama that fails on both fronts

Release Date: 19 Jul 2019 / Rated: U/A

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Suyog Zore

Jimmy Sheirgill and Saurabh Shukla are the only saving grace in an otherwise dull film.

Set in a small town called Thakurganj in Uttar Pradesh, Family Of Thakurganj is a story of two brothers Nunnu (Jmimmy Sheirgill) and Munnu (Nandish Singh). They both have very different ideologies and both believe their path to be the right one. 

After the death of their father, Nunnu gets involved in criminal activities to earn money for the family. He runs an extortion business under the guidance of kingpin of Thakurganj Babasaheb (Saurabh Shukla). Whereas Munnu studies hard and opens his own coaching centre. Every once in a while the brothers get in ideological tussles that are quieted by their mother Savitri Devi (Supriya Pilgaonkar). Though this story looks quite good on paper, when it comes to execution, there is hardly anything new to be told.

Dilip  Shukla's screenplay is incoherent and the film has too many subplots. There is a sudden shift from one subplot to another without any logical explanation. Lack of flow in the narrative and an inconsistent tone kill the audience's mood.

The film is a motley of gangster, romance, family and satire genres. However, the makers have failed to produce a good, palatable mix. The constant shift in tone is jarring and never lets you focus on the core story. 

The first half is too slow and consist of sequences that do not serve any purpose in the film. The second half, on the other hand, moves at a brisk pace and has some shocking revelations in store but the twist at the climax is too twisted to be digested.

The only bright spot in this dull affair is the acts by Jimmy Sheirgill and Saurabh Shukla. Both play off each other well. Talented artistes such as Mahie Gill, Pawan Malhotra, Yashpal Sharma and Mukesh Tiwari have been grossly underutilized. 

One feels if director Manoj K Jha had chosen to focus on single plot instead of jumping from one plot to another, the result would have been a lot better than what we witness on the big screen now.



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