Shor In The City Movie Review

Shor In The City Movie Review

Finally a film has arrived that has managed to break the jinx of films from the festival circuit not performing well at the box-office. Released on April 28th, 2011, ‘Shor in the City’ is the directorial venture of Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. The film has done exceptionally well in several international film festivals and stars Tushhar Kapoor, Sendhil Ramamurthy, and Sundeep Kishan in the lead roles. Set in Mumbai (with a quintessential gangster backdrop) amidst the hustle and bustle of the annual Ganeshotsav festival, the movie revolves around the lives of three distinct individuals whose fates align with each other in the most startling way.

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Story No. 1

Abhay (Sendhil Ramamurthy) is new to Mumbai. And although he considers the city to be his own home, the residents think otherwise. They treat him like an outsider; which in turn makes Abhay feel isolated and dejected.

Story No. 2

Sawan (Sundeep Kishan) is an aspiring cricketer whose only aim in life is to make it to the Mumbai Junior Cricket Team. However, in a corruption filled land, everything comes with a price. And the price for Sawan’s place in the team is money!

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Story No. 3

Tilak (Tusshar Kapoor) is a bootlegger who enjoys his honest, carefree life with buddies Mandook (Pitobash) and Ramesh (Nikhil Dwivedi). When the trio notices an unclaimed bag in a local train, they open it to find the bag stashed with rare loot. Their decision to take the bag opens a whole new world of gangsters, politics, mob wars and murders to them. Although at first glance ‘Shor in the City’ may appear to be like any other regular masala entertainment film, it differs considerably in the way the directors have handled the subject. With a mesmerising script that is serious in a uniquely humorous way; the movie tends to grab your attention from the word ‘go’ and manages to hold onto the same until after the final credits roll by. Shor In The City Movie Review - Shor In The City Movie Story, Movie Review, Cast & Rating Kudos to Raj Nidimoru, Krishna D. K. and Site Menon for handling the polished screenplay with aplomb and panache! The cinematography is excellent (courtesy Tushar Kanti Ray) in addition to the dialogues that are simple and effective. Although the movie narrative tends to slow down in pace down the middle, the hard hitting, stupendous climax at the end more than makes up for it! A specific highlight of ‘Shor in the City’ is that although the three individual stories run concurrently, they do not intertwine until the very end (the climax). And so, you get to see Tilak, Sawan and Abhay bonding only in the final few frames of the movie. Shor In The City Movie Review - Shor In The City Movie Story, Movie Review, Cast & Rating The cast is exemplary, with Tusshar Kapoor heading the show with his magnificent portrayal of the honest Tilak. The same goes for Pitobash who has given a remarkable performance that is sure to be talked about for ages. Sendhil, Nikhil and Sundeep are at remarkable ease while portraying their respective roles; and Zakir Hussain and Amit Mistry are justified. And although the women (Preeti Desai, Radhika Apte and Girija Oak) don’t have much scope to perform when compared to the men, they manage to shine distinctly in the frames alloted to them.

Our Verdict:

‘Shor in the City’ is most definitely the flavor of the season. Spunky, stylish, unique, humorous, thrilling, suspense filled, dramatic and highly entertaining; the movie is a must watch for the ardent moviegoer. It’s a diamond in the rock that must not be missed out at any cost!

Shor In The City Movie Review - Shor In The City Movie Story, Movie Review, Cast & Rating

Directors: Raj Nidimoru, Krishna D. K.

Cast: Tusshar Kapoor, Alok Chaturvedi, Sudhir Chowdary, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Pitabash Tripathy, Preeti Desai, Radhika Apte and Girija Oak

Rating: 4.5/5

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