Shareek (2015) : Movie Review

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Director : Navaniat Singh

Starring :Jimmy Sheirgill, Mahie Gill, Guggu Gill, Simar Gill (Introducing), Oshin Sai, Mukul Dev and Kuljinder Sidhu

Rating *** 1/2 (3.5/5)

Run Time : 139 Minutes

Synopsis : Punjab is the land of people who are so warm, lively, loving and; when time comes, the greatest warriors as well. This race had been fighting with the invaders for centuries and these centuries-long wars have made it a martial race. This characteristic has made us proud many a times but there’s also another side of this characteristic, and, that is very tragic. With agriculture controlling the economy of the state, the Punjabi farmer class, known as ‘Jatts’ , have had only one thing in their minds when it comes to prosperity — the land. And they can go to any extent for that even to the extent of shedding their own brothers’ blood. That is what our movie is all about. It highlights the various bloodbaths in many family and other feuds.

The word ‘Shareek’ may refer to ‘sharing’ in dictionary but in Punjab it had always been opposite to it. As time flies, one doesn’t even notice that how and when the brothers become the enemies of each other. Brothers are brothers and their children become cousins. But for the feudal society of Punjab, the word “‘cousins’, fighting over land”, stands for ‘shareeks’ and ‘shareeks’ stand for ‘enemies’. Just for the ownership of a piece of a land the cousins would wage a ruthless war between themselves. For centuries, this phenomenon has taken its toll and it has never stopped.

The film ‘Shareek’, with all the emotion, romance, thrill and action; addresses this menace strongly, although in the undercurrent. With our protagonist Jassa and Dara, the antagonist, the story aims at asking our society, “Why, when and how we can stop out race from killing each other just for a piece of land which would not belong to us after the last breath deceives us.

Movie Review : “Shareek” shows 3 eras, 1993-1994, 2004-2005 and 2015. It is shot in the interiors of Punjab and London, UK.Shareek is basically for all, but specially for youngs in the families, who are fighting within their families or relatives and killing each other for the piece land.Story revolves around land fight.

Performances : Jassa what a fine performance by Jimmy sheirgill. Mahile gill played the role of Jassi in movie, has done excellent job.She is back in pujabi cinema after COJ.Debut by simar gill is really so impressive. Punjabi cinema will get more from him in his forthcoming films.Another debut by Oshin sai is decent her role is short but in short role she has displayed all emotions. Mukul Dev at his best in this movie.Kuljinder sidhu’s performance in role of Palli is appreciable. Guggu Gill is the evergreen star of punjabi cinema, Aduience will enjoy his dialogue delivery on screen.

Screenplay & Direction : Screenplay by dheeraj rattan is outstanding. Director Navaniat Singh will be rememered so long for ” Shareek ” his hard work can seen on screen. Each character of the movie has it`s own significance. Shareek has everthing emotions, action, drama which will give you 139 minutes sheer entertainment.

Music : music of the movie is already on top of charts.Background by ‘ Raju Singh’ plays important part to maintain the flow of movie.

Final words : Shareek is a Complete entertainer.

 

 

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