What makes it a decent watch then is Dibakar Banerjee’s special take on the subject and clear understanding of the concept. Shanghai features the new side of Emraan Hashmi from his typical Bhatt-camp lover-boy image. From his body language, attitude to wild dance – there’s a new Emraan that you will see in the film.
Dibakar Banerjee’s eagerly-awaited political thriller “Shanghai” finally hits the screens with the U/A certificate. Starring Emraan Hashmi, Abhay Deol, Farooq Sheikh, Kalki Koechlin in the movie SHANGHAI is an engaging thriller! Shanghai is a political drama with an outstanding of a social message.
Eagerly long awaited movie Shangai spiced up by a political thriller where the audience will get to see hot socialism and capitalism expressions with a strong story line. Dibakar Banerjee as a director has made an unorthodox political drama movie making it worth to watch. Dibakar came up with an offbeat subject which featuring brilliant show of acting with excellent direction. Dibakar has lifted the core plot from Vasilis Vasilikos’ novel Z.
Shanghai showcases a lot of social drama, merciless politics and the realism of society that may change your understanding towards many social aspects. Bollywood actors, Abhay Deol and the serial kisser Emran Hashmi has played their roles of protagonists brilliantly and has been very clever in delivering lovely performance in serious image.
Kalki Koechlin is also decent in her role. Abhay Deol done in justice to his role of IAS officer with his serious and smooth acting. Emran Hashmi, as Jogi has done amazingly well with his stained teeth and mawali moves.
Dibakar Banerjee who made some decent movies like Khosla Ka Ghosla, Joye Lucky Lucky Oye and Love Sex aur Dhokha, is impressed this time in displaying the real picture of the system’s bad face in desi style and the special mention to be given for him this time around.
All in all, Shanghai is a fascinating thriller!
Rating: Good – 3.5/5
Shanghai Movie Story
The film Shanghai tells the story of small town Bharatnagar, where the ruling party comes up with an idea an upcoming infrastructure project infront of the elections for the development of the town and vouches to make it another Shanghai, a dream city. Then arrives a socialist and activist, Dr Ali Ahmedi (Prosenjit Chatterjee), who is opposes this project, as hundreds of families will have to leave their shelter due to this project.
Going tough against the project, Ahmedi dies and police names it a drunken accident. Ahmedi’s follower Shalini (Kalki Koechlin) is aware of the fact that this is a murder while Jogi Parmar (Emraan Hashmi), a local videographer claims to have evidence of the accident.
Brilliant among all, IAS officer, T.A. Krishnan (Abhay Deol) is appointed for the investigation of the murder mystery. Krishnan’s investigation is being disturbed by his senior official played by Farooq Sheikh, who orders Krishnan to close his investigation and name it a drunken ‘hit and run’ case. Watch out what happens next the exciting story in the theater.
Cast and Crew details
Release date :Jun 8, 2012
Genre :Romance, Thriller
Starring :Emraan Hashmi, Abhay Deol, Farooq Sheikh, Kalki Koechlin , Pitobash Tripathy, Supriya Pathak
Director :Dibakar Banerjee
Music :Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani
Songs listen online for free mp3 in music website like in.com, saavn.com
01. Bharat Mata Ki Jai – Kirti Sagathia, Vishal Dadlani & Mandar
02. Imported Kamariya – Richa Sharma, Vishal Dadlani & Shekhar
03. Duaa – Nandini Srikar, Arijit Singh & Shekhar Ravjiani
04. Khudaaya – Shekhar Ravjiani & Raja Hasan
05. Morcha – Raja Hasan & Vishal Dadlani
06. Bharat Mata Ki Jai (Remix) – Kirti Sagathia & Vishal Dadlani
07. Khudaaya (Remix) – Shekhar Ravjiani
08. Mantra Vishnu Sahasranamam – Srivatsa Krishna