Friday, 11 November 2011

Sanket's Review: "Shor In The City" is an innovative experience


Cast: Tushar Kapoor, Nikhil Dwivedi, Pitobash Tripathy, Radhika Apte, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Preeti Desai, Sundeep Kishan

Director: Raj Nidimoru, Krishna Dk

Length: 1.45 hours approximately

Mumbai has been exploited this year in Kiran rao’s directorial venture “Dhobi Ghat” which was a serious film about some of Mumbai’s characters. Unlike “Dhobi Ghat”, this new outing called “Shor In The City” is serious but simultaneously a dark comedy that has lots of moments which grabs your attention. The film is benefited from its razor scripting to fine characterizations and amazing screenplay. Three different stories in noisy Mumbai are showcased. Each story has common factor “need-of-money” and what ideas they come up with is all about this delicious little comic-thriller.

Well Tushar Kapoor, Nikhil Dwivedi and Piobash Tripathy are friends who need money. Their portions get immensely engaging because of some thick humor provided and crackling dialogues from Pitobash Tripathy. Other of Sundeep Kishan and Girija Oak is story that holds attachment of drama as well as romance. The story has slow sharks in second half and that goes against the film. Still their arguing dialogues in first half are really good at the originality of such Mumbai couples. Sendhil’s story takes back seat in second half where in first half the story has powerful moments gripping.

“Shor In The City” takes a flip post-intermission and uneasiness is at the corner. The stories get slow because you don’t actually get to understand that what the director tries to do. But the director puts wheel within wheel in last 15 minutes which is easily the strongest dilemma of this film full of fun and thrill. The end is supremely absorbing and the taut screenplay puts cherry on cake.

“Shor In The City” is also profited from some unusual tracks like the one involving Tushar Kapoor and his wife enacted by Radhika Apte. They have some unconventional elegance of chemistry that brings enough slides of smile. They hardly speak anything in their chemistry but that is the vital due why their chemistry sparks. It is not an easy task to bring three stories in one room and pull an end. Raj Nidimoru and Krishna Dk does their job with excellence written everywhere. Though post-intermission goes shkay, they still deserve kudos. It is their imagination and the way they bring it to screen which is the important reason to watch this one. Stylishly edited and smartly crafted, “Shor In The City” has enough of amazed portions to woo you up.

Pitobash Tripathy is man of the show. His every move is amusing and he supplies the essential comedy with aplomb. Tushar does a fantastic job after turning to this genre. Nikhil Dwived is fine but is superb in last few minutes. Sendhil Ramamurthy is ordinary because his expressions do not match his characters at times. Sundeep is very good in-fact he strongly puts strength in his story. Preeti Desai, Radhika Apte, Girija Oak all has very petty to do and yet they does it with too much of efforts that is seemed in their portrayal.

It is that innovative experience you will earn while watching “Shor In The City”. Go and enjoy is all what a bottom line could have been. It is not only entertaining but also an intelligent film with ample amount of talent induced from all. Give it a chance, and you may call for a repeat value for its different treatment and a whole new substance and especially for Pitobash Tripathy.

Rating- 3.5/5

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