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Shanghai (2012)

 |  Crime, Thriller  |  8 June 2012 (India)
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Prime leader of a campaign against a big government project is killed in what appears to be a road accident. An IAS officer is ordered to probe the incident and the veils of falsehood begin to drop.

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Credited cast:
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Jogi Parmar
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T.A. Krishnan
Prasenjit Chatterjee ...
Dr. Ahmedi
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Shalini Sahay
Supriya Pathak ...
Chief Minister Madamji
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Mrs. Ahmedi
Anant Jog ...
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Bhaggu
Farooq Shaikh ...
Kaul
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kiran Karmarkar
Megh Pant ...
Damle
Chandrahas Tiwari ...
Vinod
Scarlett Mellish Wilson ...
Tina Ray
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Storyline

Prime leader of a campaign against a big government project is killed in what appears to be a road accident. An IAS officer is ordered to probe the incident and the veils of falsehood begin to drop.

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Crime | Thriller

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8 June 2012 (India)  »

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Шанхай  »

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INR 100,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

First Banarjee film with music from a mainstream composer like Vishal-Shekhar. See more »

Goofs

The scene where Dr Ahmedi lands and is giving an interview to the Journalist the scene switches to TV (showing the same interview), here it is obvious that the scene is shot at a different time since Dr Ahmedi's Beard is heavier in the TV scene plus the men standing at the back between the switch. See more »

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Remake of Z (1969) See more »

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Singers: Raja Hasan, Vishal Dadlani
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A challenging and rewarding film experience
6 June 2012 | by (Pakistan) – See all my reviews

Take any of your favorite political thrillers. What you'd find is political insight and compelling suspense, seamlessly woven to demystify your flimsy notions and beliefs about that subject. While the protagonist peels the layers off falsehood, you experience the joy of veils dropping. You get more than just the solution of a mystery; a new interpretation of the event, a shocking perspective. Dibakar Banerjee's Shanghai is one such political thriller. This terrific film hits you like a hurricane and terrifies you to bits. It has an abiding effect that will haunt you even hours after you've left the theater. If you enjoy true cinema, go for SHANGHAI.. Else, better wait for SRK or FARAH KHAN's next POPCORN FLICK!! Go for SHANGHAI for Kalki Koechlin, for Emraam Hashmi,for Abhay Deol, for the Music & for everything you want from a masterpiece! And next time you end up comparing why do Bollywood standards do not reach Hollywood, stay quite! You don't deserve a word!

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