Great story, killed brutally by pathetic acting by the lead actors, especially Rahul Bose and Manisha Lamba. Shaurya is a story of an Indian army captain who is accused of killing a decorated officer. The movie doesn't just uncover the reason for the killing but also the reason why the accused captain doesn't want to be defended.
Story (9/10): Captain Javed Khan is accused of killing his superior, Major Rathore, during an operation in Kashmir and has been on trial for court martial. He has a chance to defend himself but he, instead, chooses to be silent and not be defended. It is a seemingly open and shut case but as the army lawyer defending Javed Khan, Major Siddhant Chaudhry digs deeper into the case with the help of a local reporter, Kaavya Shastri, the trail leads to many faces unearthed. The story has been brilliantly written with some weak patches in the first half of the movie. The unexpected suspense has been well maintained till the end of the movie, which makes it a great watch.
Acting (6/10): This movie saw extremes when it came to acting. Deepak Dobriyal and Kay Kay Menon are absolutely outstanding with great expressions and dialog delivery. However, it was a little too much to expect from them, given the screen time their roles got, to sail the movie through. Javed Jaffrey was good enough for his character of prosecutor lawyer. However, the greatest disappointment was Rahul Bose and Manisha Lamba. Rahul Bose just never tried to change his expressions for once, throughout the movie and the dialog delivery was totally off, except later on in some of the courtroom scenes. Manisha Lamba didn't impress at all, for pretty much the same reasons as Rahul Bose.
Direction (9/10): Samar Khan did a good job with the direction. The pacing, the length, conceptualization of the scenes is just right. Given the army background, the level of melodrama was also kept very low which was great. The climax was amazingly well executed and Kay Kay Menon's monologue ensured a fitting end to the entire movie
Overall (8/10): Overall, it's a good movie to watch for sure, keeping aside the awful performances by the lead characters.