Dibakar Banerjee does it again. After an excellent trio of critically acclaimed movies LSD, Khosla ka Ghosla and Oye Lucky Lucky Oye, he does wonders with this one
Cast: Abhay Deol, Kalki Koechlin, Emraan Hashmi, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Farooq Sheikh, Tillotama Shome
Directed by: Dibakar Banerjee
Rating: 4Siddharth TSS firstname.lastname@example.org
Shanghai is a complete political thriller filled to the brim with espionage, deceit and lies right upto the climax. It boasts of an impressive star cast, a bold storyline and innovative screenplay. The plot shows us how four lives are intertwined due to an assassination attempt on a prominent social worker played by Prosenjit Chatterjee.
The attempt at first seems like a case of drunk driving but further ahead, the movie delves into the cobwebs of politics and the exposes a corrupt totalitarian government. Thus begins the search for the truth behind the hit and run which seems to be a wild goose chase as every political and police low life is turned into a scapegoat by politicians and high ranking officials to hide their sins.
Abhay Deol like always has been Mr. Dependable in this film too, his performance and his command over the screen is powerful in the role of TA Krishnan. Kalki seemed to have put her best foot forward with this role. Last but not the least Emraan Hashmi graces the screen with his impeccable timing of emotions and acting skills.
The music of the film in no way seems tedious or pointless as they grace the screen by promoting its message with a beat but with a subtle touch to the lyrics. The movie ends perfectly with the right quantity of everything, with nothing over or under done.