Lovely World Entertainment’s Family Of Thakurganj (UA) is the story of an influential family of Thakurganj.

Nannu (Jimmy Shergill) and Munnu (Nandish Singh) are brothers. While elder brother Nannu is part of the criminal world, Munnu is a principled teacher who imparts education to students. Their father had died while they were school-going kids. Their mother (Supriya Pilgaonkar) has raised them.

Nannu treats Baba Bhandari (Saurabh Shukla) as his Godfather. Baba is like a don. Badri Pathak (Mukesh Tiwari) works for Baba Bhandari. Sajjan Singh (Yashpal Sharma) is a corrupt police officer who is on Baba’s payroll. While Nannu is married to Sharbati (Mahie Gill), Munnu is in love with Suman (Pranati Rai Prakash).

Munnu is very unhappy that his brother has chosen the world of crime. But there comes a time when Nannu decides to turn over a new leaf. What leads to Nannu’s change of heart? And what happens when he attempts to reform? Does he succeed?

Dilip Shukla has written a story which is hackneyed and, therefore, fails to in­volve the audience. It doesn’t have even a hint of novelty. The routine story is com­plemented by an equally commonplace screenplay. The oft-repeated drama makes the proceedings completely predictable and hence devoid of entertainment. Con­sequently, the engagement level of the audience is minimal. Dilip Shukla’s dialog­ues are good.

Jimmy Shergill does what he has done in several earlier films. He is okay. Mahie Gill gets limited scope and is alright. There’s a scene post-interval where she swears revenge, giving the audience hope for more of Mahie Gill, but nothing of the sort happens. Nandish Singh looks very handsome and does well as Munnu. Saurabh Shukla delivers an ordinary performance, thanks only to the routine script. Supriya Pilgaonkar seems to be miscast; her act­ing is alright. Pavan Malhotra leaves a mark as a police officer. Mukesh Tiwari has his moments. Yashpal Sharma lends decent support. Pranati Rai Prakash is okay as Suman. Raj Zutshi leaves a mark as Ballu Thapa. Manoj Pahwa makes his presence felt. Sudhir Pandey, Salil Ach­arya (as Baba’s son-in-law), and Vishal Singh are adequate.

Manoj K. Jha’s direction is weak. It is of the style which was in vogue in the 1980s and 1990s. Sajid-Wajid’s music is fair while their background music could’ve been better. Danish Sabri’s lyrics are average. Song picturisations (by Chinni Prakash and Raju Khan) are commonplace. Yog­esh Jani’s camerawork is okay. Action scenes and stunts (Amar Shetty) have been choreographed to please the front-benchers only. Ram­kishor Tripathi’s pro­duction designing is so-so. Chandrashe­khar Prajapati’s editing needed to be sharper.

On the whole, Family Of Thakurganj is meant only for front-benchers of single-screen cinemas, mainly in U.P. and Bihar. As such, it stands bleak chances at the box-office.

Released on 19-7-’19 at Maratha Mandir (daily 1 show) and other cinemas of Bombay thru PEN Marudhar Cine Entertainment. Publicity: dull. Opening: very poor. …….Also released all over. Opening was poor everywhere.


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