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Shaurya poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Samar Khan
Produced by Haresh Dayani
Written by Samar Khan
Jaydeep Sarkar
Aparna Malhotra
Starring Kay Kay Menon
Rahul Bose
Minissha Lamba
Javed Jaffrey
Deepak Dobriyal
Priyesh Kaushik
Music by Songs:
Adnan Sami
Background Score:
Surinder Sodhi
Cinematography Carlos Catalán
Language Hindi

Shaurya (English: Valor) is a 2008 Indian courtroom drama film directed by Samar Khan, starring Kay Kay Menon, Rahul Bose, Javed Jaffrey and Minissha Lamba. Music in the film is by pop singer, Adnan Sami. Indian actor Shahrukh Khan, is the narrator in this film.

The film revolves around the court-martial of a Muslim officer, Javed Khan, in the Indian army, for shooting his commanding officer and is set against the backdrop of the Kashmir Conflict in Northern India. Major Siddhant Chaudhary (Rahul Bose) is assigned to be Javed Khan's defence lawyer, and the film depicts his investigations in the circumstances leading up to the shooting.[1]


Maj. Siddhant Chaudhary (Rahul Bose) and Maj. Akash Kapoor (Javed Jaffrey) are lawyers in the Indian army and are close friends. They are on opposite sides of a case where a soldier kills his commanding officer. The accused is mysteriously silent and not willing to talk about the incident. Siddhant, who is the defense counsel, is apathetic at first but starts taking a keen interest in the case after meeting Kavya (Minissha Lamba), a journalist who demonstrates that the case is not as simple as it seems. The underlying theme in the movie is Siddhant's gradual understanding of what Shaurya means (his father was himself a decorated army veteran), and the resulting conflict with Brigadier Rudra Pratap Singh (Kay Kay Menon) In the End, It is revealed that Maj. Rathod, while conducting a Search operation in a village, roughed up and killed a villager, and threatened a little girl. Enraged and fearing for the girl Capt. Javed shot him and eventually the movie ends up with a climax.


The film was criticized for its simplistic handling of communal and security issues.[2][3] However, most critics praised the performances of the lead actors, in particular Deepak Dobriyal and Kay Kay Menon, and acknowledged the film's noble intentions.[2][4] The film did average business at the box-office.[5] The film's plot was also heavily inspired by the 1992 Tom Cruise starrer A Few Good Men.



  • "Dheere Dheere"
  • "Ghabra Ke Dar Dar Ke"
  • "Jaane Kyun Jaane Maan"
  • "Dheere Dheere"
  • "Dosti Kya Hai"
  • "Ghabra Ke Dar Dar Ke"
  • "Shaurya"

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Review: Shaurya
  2. ^ a b Sen, Raja (4 April 2008). "Review:Shaurya". (Rediff). Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  3. ^ Masand, Rajeev (5 April 2008). "Review:Shaurya". (CNN IBN). Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  4. ^ Khalid, Mohamed (4 April 2008). "Quite a feud court". (Hindustan Times). Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  5. ^ Tuteja, Joginder (2 May 2008). "Box Office Analysis". (India Glitz). Retrieved 2008-05-11. 

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