A small town somewhere in India is poised to become the next Shanghai. Billions of dollars are being poured into an upcoming International Business Park. On the eve of its launch a drunk truck driver mows down a prominent social activist. A lone girl believes it to be a murder, supported by a porn film maker who claims to have the proof that will bring the government down. A high ranking bureaucrat is brought in to investigate the accident. Shanghai, a political thriller, follows the journey of these unlikely heroes as they come together to find justice in the labyrinth of Indian democracy.
Solid, but forgettable
Observe and you will never regret watching this. Well directed political drama. Emraan Hashmi has been fed the right character to prove his acting. Bold and Brilliant movie. Can't wait to watch the rest of the director's works.
Extremely engaging and superbly paced, Dibakar Banerjee's Shanghai presents a picture of India that's not commonly seen in Hindi movies. An IAS' officer's investigation into an alleged murder is aided by a small-time porn filmmaker against the country's political powers. Its grim, gritty and real, well acted and deftly edited. A must-watch!
Seek out Shanghai, you'll be glad you did.