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Hindi Movie Review - Shanghai

posted Jun 9, 2012, 6:08 AM by BumperHit Admin   [ updated Jun 9, 2012, 9:38 PM ]
 Movie Title
 Tagline  India shining !
 BH Rating  8/10
 Director  Dibakar Banerjee
 Cast  Emraan Hashmi, Abhay Deol, Kalki Koechlin
 Positives  Good story, tight screenplay, excellent direction, outstanding performances
 Negatives  Story may be complicated for lay viewers. May not work for regular love-story type audience.
 Notable Performances
 Abhay Deol and Emraan Hashmi
 Conclusion  MUST WATCH

Krishnan (Abhay Deol) is IAS officer and head of IBP, a infrastructure project that is being developed in the fictional town of Bharat Nagar. IBP is the brainchild of the state CM and her coalition partner. The politicians, whose party workers have a strong hold in Bharat Nagar, are projecting IBP as their main development project in the state.Shalini (Kalki Koechlin) is a young, foreign educated daughter of a corrupt army officer. She is an activist opposing the displacement of people due to IBP. Dr. Ahemadi (Prosenjit Chatterjee),  arrives in Bharat Nagar to lead a public rally to oppose the project. In spite of a death threat, Dr. Ahemadi delivers his speech. But soon after, he is killed when he is hit by a running tempo.

Krishnan is asked to head an investigation into the Dr. Ahemadi accident. Shalini fights to nail the culprits. Jogi, who is initially reluctant to help Shalini, is forced by circumstances to reconsider his position. Krishnan, on the other hand, is faced with a dilemma when he is presented with incontrovertible evidence which shows that the politicians were involved in the attack. In the meantime, the situation in Bharat Nagar becomes worse and curfew is imposed. What path does Krishnan take and where does the investigation lead to ? The rest of the drama and the climax answer these questions.