What The Family of Thakurganj is all about:
The gangster drama set in a small UP town Thakurganj, revolves around two brothers – Nannu and Munnu – who grow distant because of their life choices and ideologies. While the younger Munnu (Nandish Sandhu) is an honest, law-abiding teacher running his own private classes, the older brother Nannu (Jimmy Sheirgill) is a local goon who does all the dirty work for Baba Bhandari (Saurabh Shukla). Nannu holds much sway in the town as does his dominating wife Sharbati (Mahie Gill) and mother (Supriya Pilgaonkar). Baba Bhandari’s other goon Badri Pathak (Mukesh Tiwary) shares cold vibes with Nannu and the two are at loggerheads. In cahoots with Bhandari is the local cop Sajjan Singh (Yashpal Sharma). All is fine, until Nannu has a change of heart and decides to give up his life of crime. Life takes a turn for all involved post this.
Yay: Five reasons why you would want to watch it:
- If you have been involved in the making of the film.
- If any of your family members or loved ones are associated with the film (although if they really cared about you, they’d warn you ahead).
- If you have a Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster hangover and still fan over Mahie Gill.
- If you are a true-blue Jimmy Sheirgill fan!
- If you have been kidnapped by the family of Thakurganj!
Why Jimmy Sheirgill accepts roles like this – the mystery deepens further with this one. The Manoj K Jha directorial is a collective waste of talent. Inspite of boasting some of the best names among character actors – right from Pavan Malhotra to Saurabh Shukla, Raj Zutshi, Salil Acharya, Manoj Pahwa, Supriya Pilgaonkar – the film’s dull story (Dilip Shukla) fails to do justice to them as actors. The characters are reduced to mere caricatures. The editing is botched. The forced songs are nightmarish. Super 30 actor Nandish Sandhu should thank casting director Mukesh Chhabra for having cast him in the Hrithik Roshan-starrer before this film released. The overtly-hyper actress (Pranati Rai Prakash) playing his screen love interest Suman, should consider a career in styling if her career as an actress fails to take off. Mahie Gill needs to get over her gangster fixation.
Watch it at your own risk!