The film is all about Jeet (Barkha Madan), a former state level judo champion, who decides to go to Canada, to meet her brother Pargat (Nishant Bahl), whom she has not seen for eight years.
She seeks help of a local trafficker, Balbir (Naresh Gosain), who tricks her into smuggling and Jeet finally arrives in Canada, knowing nothing about the city or what her brother has been up to.
We also get to meet Kuldeep (Sumit Suri), who is the antagonist and the nephew of Balbir.
Once in Canada, Jeet finds herself in a mess. Instead of getting bogged down, she holds her nerves, gathers courage and fights back, not only for herself, but also for her family, keeping her dignity intact.
Barkha Madan as Jeet is convincing till a point, but then her character is tuned into a caricature. It’s sad to see her do things that are totally out of character and uncalled for.
There was lots at stake for Barkha Madan, as she is not only the actor, but also the producer of the film.
Nishant Bahl as Jeet’s brother Pargat, has a raw appeal and depicts the youth of today, who is ready to do anything to make money.
However, Sumit Suri as Kuldeep is the only one who stands out. He is real, charming and has delivered a sincere performance.
The film fails to leave an impact because of this juvenile writing as it meanders after a point. There are scenes after scenes that are just put together and even before you realise the film gets into a cliche zone, something that’s really sad.
Had Sanjay Talreja, the director of the film worked upon the characters and narrative, Surkhaab would have been a trendsetter.
Surkhaab, a beautiful migratory bird that’s found in Punjab is used as a metaphor in this film.
All in all, the film turns out to be an amateurish thriller, rather than a hard hitting dramatic tale.
Surkhaab is a film that talks about the plight of illegal immigrants and the circumstances that force them to do things that are either forbidden or t...1.5