The first thing I told myself before watching Shaurya was not to compare with A Few Good Men. I felt I would then be able to view it with objectivity. However, I was thoroughly disappointed with the film. Why did Rahul Bose take up the case? He was initially reluctant, remember? But one look at Minisha Limba and his views changed! Rahul Bose, I felt, was not suited for the role...he is much better doing the Pyar Ke Side Effects kinds. I cringed when he gets the pandit to wed Javed Jaffrey in the middle of the night...that was too much to take (what was that Shah Rukh Khan kind of fluff doing in this apparently very serious film?).
The screenplay was muddled, without cohesion...was that intentional? To make things appear confusing to the viewer as they were for the characters? There was no grip in the storytelling. At many points I had to let out a chuckle...how childish and unprofessionally done. However, all was not bad. Kay Kay Menon, for one, again comes up with a fabulous performance. This guy is amazing...whatever role he does he lends such credibility to it. His courtroom outburst was superb.
I would have loved to watch a really good remake of A Few Good Men in India. Sadly, this one fails miserably.