Story: Shakal Pe Mat Ja revolves around four friends- Shubhashish Mukherjee, Pratik Katare, Harshal Parekh and Chitrak Bandhopadyay, who become victims of suspicion at the Delhi Airport, on a high alert day. Cops catch hold of them while they happen to take a shot of an American aircraft, which is a terrorist target, for their documentary film on terrorism. Senior inspector Raghuveer Yadav and ATS officer Saurabh Shukla become further suspicious, when terrorist Aamna Shariff enters in the picture and creates an impression that they all belong to one gang. The rest of the movie is about whether these chaps get to prove their innocence and also, how police comes to the rescue of passengers by curbing the terrorist attack. Story Treatment: SPMJ rests on a very conventional storyline, which lacks lustre in the terms of a poor screenplay. The effort of making a political satire falls flat, as the filmmaker goes overboard while tackling the subject. In fact, some portions of the story have an uncanny resemblance with SRK starrer Baadshah and Ali Zafar’s Tere Bin Laden. Dialogues prove to be the saving grace of the movie but, become monotonous after a point of time, as the plot thickens. Star Cast: Shubhashish Mukherjee doesn’t convince as an actor. In fact, he overacts at some points, which seems quite obvious. Pratik Katare and Harshal Parekh look adorable and give a fine performance. Chitrak Bandhopadyay is promising as a debutant, but looks like a replica of Kunal Kapoor in Delhi Belly, especially in the ‘fart’ sequence. Saurabh Shukla and Raghuveer Yadav are ‘A’ class. Ditto for Zakir Hussain as chief of Al Baqaida. Direction: Shubhashish Mukherjee too fails to leave an impact as a director. Various loopholes kill the movie. There are points where the storyline doesn’t even move an inch and the entire first half bores the viewer to death. The failure of cops, who are unable to identify the four friends at the airport after latter dodge the former, looks unbelievably annoying. The way Aamna Sharif’s character moves around the airport with no fear, despite cops looking for her adds on to misery. Music/ Cinematography/ Dialogues/Editing: Music is refreshing, but has no potential to be a chartbuster album. Cinematography draws attention, though second half is bland. Dialogues and editing induce life in the film, which makes it at least tolerable at some points. 3 Ups and 3 Downs: Some good performances, dialogues and experimental editing are the strong points. Loopholes in screenplay, a thin storyline and confusing direction are the weaknesses. On the whole, Shakal Pe Mat Ja doesn’t leave a mark at all and can be easily given a miss.