JMJ International’s Mission 11 July (UA) is the story of how innocent Muslims are led astray by jehadi elements.
Shahid stays in Bombay with his mother and is great friends with Rafique and Arjun. He also has a Hindu girlfriend, Raavi.
One day, he encounters Professor Javed from Delhi, who tries to influence him into the mental make-up of a jehadi. Initially, Shahid takes it lightly but he eventually gets influenced and falls into Javed’s trap. When Javed gets arrested, Shahid goes to Delhi and meets with Javed’s associates, Aftab and Gazi.
They plan the bombing of the Parliament. They kidnap Police Commissioner Abbas Ali Baig’s wife, daughter-in-law and grandson and force Baig to invite Shahid and Aftab as guests to his house. They tell Baig that he has to take them to the Parliament in his car to avoid checking and frisking. Baig tries to convince them to give up their bombing mission. While they are waiting, bomb blasts take place in Bombay’s trains. Shahid gets convinced that the jehadi way is wrong and surrenders while Aftab and Gazi commit suicide. Baig’s family is, of course, released by the kidnappers.
The oft-repeated story (Vinod R. Thakur) is childish and tries to tackle a serious subject in a juvenile manner. The screenplay is equally childish and has scenes seen in several earlier films. There is too much verbosity and too little action. Some dialogues, of course, are hard-hitting and truly appealing.
Tarun Khanna is okay. Natasha Singh does an average job. Vikram Gokhale, Pramod Moutho and Mukesh Tiwari do justice to their roles.The rest of the actors merely fill the bill and add nothing to the drama.
Vinod R. Thakur does an amateurish job as director just as he does as writer. Music (Afsar-Sajid) is devoid of merits. Camerawork (Shakeel Khan) is passable. Production and technical values are ordinary