Oye! Cinema Reviews
- Category: Reviews
- Published on Thursday, 07 June 2012 11:37
- Written by Goher Iqbal Punn
Star Cast- Abhay Deol, Emraan Hashmi, Prosenjit Chaterjee, Pitobash Tripathy, Kalki Koechin, Farooq Sheikh.
Genre- Thriller/ Romance
Status – Under Production
Banner- PVR Pictures
Producer – Kamala Gianchandani
Music Director – Vishal-Shekhar
Costumes Designer – Manoshi Nath
Release Date- 26th January, 2012.
Shanghai is a film being directed by Dibakr Banerjee, a critically acclaimed director. His earlier films “Khosla Ka Ghoosla”, “Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!” have been both loved by the audience and crtics alike. As reported the movie is based on a Hindi adaptation of a political thriller which was originally written by a novelist of Greek origin. The name of the writer is Vassilis Vassilikos. The story deals with the murder of a very active politician, and the story is based upon that. Needless to say that the film falls in the thriller category which is supposed to keep you glued to your seats till the last minute.
Dibakar Banerjee also promises that both the leads, Abhay Deol and Emraan Hashmi will be seen in completely new avatars in this movie. Dibakar says that Emraan is known for his dark, suave image with the tagline of the serial kisser. However, according to the director, this film will showcase him in a completely different light altogether. He is put in a dark, small Indian town where there are no pubs, bars, scantily clad women, but only dust coupled with its dirty, cheap, vulgar political regime.
Abhay Deol is also in a character that he has never done before by him. This time he is standing for this dark, cruel, political establishment, instead of fighting against it. According to Dibakar Banerjee, the audience will be left thinking as to what is going on his mind every time he gives them one of those cold stares through his glasses.
The President of PVR Pictures Kamala Gianchandani seems very hopeful about the film too. Even he resonated that having such tremendously talented actors perform such real life characters, so much out of their conventional comfort zone will be a treat to watch.
Even Kalki Koechin who is the female lead in Shanghai has donned a new avatar for this performance of hers. So far, Kalki has always been noticed in subdued roles. Or even if not subdued nothing very rebellious! But in this film she has presented herself nothing short of a rebel. In the film Kalki plays the role of a girl called Shalini, who returns to her small town after completing her university education, and gradually becomes a part of the local politics. The role of Shalini is that of a very intelligent, passionate and virtuos girl. She believes in calling a spade a spade, and is absolutely unpretentious. Shalini is also very angry with the working of the political system of the place.
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