Shorgul (transl. Uproar) is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language political thriller film, set against the backdrop of the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots; it is directed by Pranav Kumar Singh (P. Singh) The film is produced by 24 FPS film Pvt Ltd.The film stars Jimmy Sheirgill, Suha Gezen, Ashutosh Rana, Narendra Jha, Anirudh Dave, Sanjay Suri, Hiten Tejwani and Eijaz Khan in lead roles.
The film was released on 1 July 2016. Upon release, the film received criticism and flopped.
In Maliabad, a small town in Uttar Pradesh, Chaudhary (Ashutosh Rana) is a local Jat politician. He is loved and respected by everyone for fighting for their cause. While on the opposite side Ranjit Om (Jimmy Sheirgill) is a new-generation MLA who wants to win the upcoming election at any cost. He is joined by an orthodox Maulana, who is banging doors to collect funds for a madrassa.
Chaudhary’s son Raghu (Anirudh Dave) falls in love with a Muslim girl named Zainab (Suha Gezen) in college. Both love each other although Zainab is engaged to Saleem (Hiten Tejwani), a boy from her community. After threats from Saleem, Raghu starts evading her. Zainab forcefully invites Raghu to talk to her and their situation quickly escalates. Raghu is murdered with the help of Saleem, an act that sparks communal riots.
Ranjit and Maulana use the isolated incident to create havoc for their narrow gains and the escalating situation leads to Saleem also being killed. After a political deal with Ranjit, Maulana throws Zainab out of the community. It is followed with the murder of Chaudhary by the henchmen of Ranjit, who shield Zainab till his last breath. Ranjit wins the elections after the heavy bloodshed but his bonhomie with Maulana will cost his life. Political powerplays once again leads the way, as Zainab will get her share of revenge by eliminating Ranjit.
Ashutosh Rana as Chaudhary
Jimmy Sheirgill as Ranjit Om
Anirudh Dave as Raghu, Chaudhary’s son
Suha Gezen as Zainab
Narendra Jha as Alim Khan
Shashie Verma as Shiva
Hiten Tejwani as Saleem
Sanjay Suri as Mithilesh Yadav
Neetu Pandey as Savitri
Eijaz Khan as Mustaqeem
Jay Shanker Pandey as Anwar
Mahesh Chandra Deva as Om’s man
Ahmad Khan in double role as minister and common man