Shanghai (2012)

Hindi 1 hrs 54 mins Romance, Thriller
Critics Score
86%
Total Reviews: 28
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Total Votes: 0

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Review Summary: Dibakar Banerjee crafts another spell-binding yarn, with Emraan Hashmi especially impressive in his unrefined characters look.

Average Critic Rating: (3.27)
Cast: Emraan Hashmi , Abhay Deol , Farooq Sheikh , Kalki Koechlin , Pitobash Tripathy , Prosenjit Chatterjee , Supriya Pathak , Anant Jog , Scarlett Wilson , Tillotama Shome , Kiran Karmarkar
Director: Dibakar Banerjee
Release Date: 08 Jun 2012
Est. Box Office Collection: 23.6 CR

Plot: The film is set in the fictional city of Bharat Nagar, which is hailed as an example of progress through infrastructure. State government is planning to build an International Business Park (IBP), making the city a Shanghai. Bhaggu ( Pitobash Tripathy ) participates in the assault of a local bookstore owner Read more

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Shanghai - Top Reviews

Dibakar Banerjee's 'Shanghai' is an intense political thriller that has a tight script and commendable acting holding the plot together all along. Banerjee's plots are rooted in reality and this one explores the issue of illegal land acquisition.
Rummana Ahmed, Yahoo India
A prominent social activist is run over by a tempo driven by political motive; subsequently devious plans are made to cover up this ruthless crime of power and dirty politics.
Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India
Sone ki chidiya, dengue malariya.
Sonia Chopra, SIFY
Cast:Emraan Hashmi, Abhay Deol, Farooq Sheikh, Kalki KoechlinDirector:Dibakar BanerjeeDibakar Banerjee's Shanghai is a crisp, take-no-prisoners drama about seeking justice in the complex landscape of the Indian democracy. The film benefits from the compel
Rajeev Masand, IBN 
And we must exult in the fact that this D is never silent.
Raja Sen, Rediff 
Cast:John Cusack, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chow Yun-Fat, Gong Li, Ken WatanabeDirector:Mikael HafstromDespite its attractive cast and epic feel, World War II dramaShanghaiis too simplistic for a nail-biting political thriller, and too conventional for a satis
Rajeev Masand, IBN 
He is acknowledged for creating high-quality cinema. Right from KHOSLA KA GHOSLA
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama
Shanghai is a no-frills but searing political thriller that is under-wired with intelligence and nerve, both cinematic and ideological.

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Shanghai is a dark earthy film; it's a drama played over and over again in front of us in the 9 pm news, these are characters we are acquainted with. Dibakar only presents the logic behind the lies and the motive behind the machination
Janhavi Samant, Mid-Day
It may be a long time until another Shanghai comes out. Don’t miss it.
Prateeksha Khot, Bolly Spice
Dibakar Banerjee, the talented director of films like Khosla Ka Ghosla and Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye, returns with a political thriller starring Abhay Deol, Emraan Hashmi and Kalki Koechlin.
Indicine
Vishal-Shekhar make a musical social comment!
Suparna Thombare, Bollywood Life
Deja vu hangs heavy in the Shanghai air. Every set piece, every premise seems borrowed from predecessors of the genre
Bryan Durham, Mid-Day
 Intense and realistic!!
Bharat Student
An enthralling and important film
Keyrun Rao, Bollywood Life
'Shanghai' is not a film that can be dismissed. It is just that when compared with the kind of high expectations that one had from it, it falls a little short. Yes, it is realistic and shot in real time format which are definitely the strengths here. However with a tighter grip over the proceedings, lesser questions that remain unanswered and a narrative that meanders between being a little abstract to simply fantastic, 'Shanghai' could have been THE movie to watch this season.
India Glitz
It is a story involving four individuals tied up in dreadful game of politics and crime.
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Dibakar Banerjee is known for his excellence in movie making and thus his newest venture Shanghai is no such exception. Taking the hardcore topic and presenting it to the audience is itself something commendable. However after releasing the promo and givi
Aakash Barvalia, Movie Zadda
Shanghai is a riveting political drama with a sledge hammer of a social message
Vivek Bhatia, FilmFare
Set in Bharat Nagar, this movie’s about three people – Krishnan (Abhay Deol), a bureaucrat who’s been brought in for damage control, videographer-pornographer Jogi (Emraan Hashmi), who comes across a seemingly mindless object that later turns out to be th
Ankit Ojha, Planet Bollywood
On the whole, Shanghai belongs to those kinds of films where there are very less fun elements but the movie totally engrosses you in its narration. It is absolutely a great watch for those who love political potboilers. Though not a regular mainstream fil
Avad M, Bollywood 3
Director :Dibakar BanerjeeMusic :Vishal-ShekharLyrics :Dibakar Banerjee, Anvita Dutt, Kumaar, Neelesh Mishra and Vishal DadlaniStarring :Emraan Hashmi, Abhay Deol, Kalki Koechlin, Prosenjit Chatterjee, PitobashJune 7, 2012 04:48:29 PM ISTupdated June 22,
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
Just for that, this film is pure gold.
Vinayak Chakravorty, India Today
Story: The story of Shanghai revolves around the assassination of a political activist (Prosenjit Chatterjee), who is seen opposing an upcoming infrastructure project in Bharat Nagar that is backed by the ruling political party. Though it is initially lea
Nabanita, OneIndia
Shanghai at just being an expose may not be a complete massy affair but it does make for a compelling one time watch especially for the outstanding performances.
Mansha Rastogi, Now Running