Shanghai (2012) Hindi Movie Review Aggregator
So is all that we have been hearing about Dibakar Banerjee’s new film ‘Shanghai’ true? Should we go by what plenty of celebrities have been gushing about what they had seen on screen through Twitter? The official critic reviews are out, and yes, ‘Shanghai’ folks, is a must-watch from the looks of it!
NDTV Movies feels finally the political thriller in Bollywood has absolutely come of age: “Here at long last is a Hindi film that dares to defy the conventions of its chosen genre. Shanghai is a no-frills but searing political thriller that is under-wired with intelligence and nerve, both cinematic and ideological.”
The Times of India calls it downright realistic: “Director, Dibakar Banerjee’s adaptation of Greek writer Vassilis Vassilikos’s book ‘Z’ is impressively Indianized. The story-telling is embossed with naked realism, rawness and brutal honesty. Be it blood stained bodies, close-ups of blackened faces, or ugliness (of body and soul) – he bares it with gut, grit and gore.”
Rediff calls it a frighteningly fine film: “From collision to collusion, it’s remarkable — and alarming — how a novel about a specific real-life assassination in Greece can be transposed onto a local, current setting, as Banerjee and co-writer Urmi Juvekar very effectively make the story ours.”
Tags: Abhay Deol, Dibakar Banerjee, Emraan Hashmi, Kalki Koechlin, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Shanghai