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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.

Director:

Dibakar Banerjee

Writers:

Vasilis Vasilikos (adapted from the novel 'Z' by), Urmi Juvekar (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Emraan Hashmi ... Jogi Parmar
Abhay Deol ... T.A. Krishnan
Prasenjit Chatterjee ... Dr. Ahmedi
Kalki Koechlin ... Shalini Sahay
Supriya Pathak ... Chief Minister Madamji
Tillotama Shome ... Mrs. Ahmedi
Anant Jog ... Jaggu
Pitobash ... Bhaggu
Farooq Shaikh ... Kaul
Ashok Pathak Ashok Pathak ... Auto Driver
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arvind Goswami Arvind Goswami ... Agency Head
Kiran Karmarkar
Megh Pant Megh Pant ... Damle
Chandrahas Tiwari 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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Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

8 June 2012 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Szanghaj See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR100,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

PVR Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 »

Connections

Version of Z (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Khudaaya
Singers: Shekhar Ravjiani, Raja Hasan
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Decent follow up is with "Z"
8 June 2012 | by singh-karnSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed watching this latest Political thrillers like the west since our cinema mostly aims at only entertainment as an escape from the real life. The acting is great, the storyline is well written with adequate character development to let you get emotionally invested. The film is based on Greek writer Vassilis Vassilikos' political novel "Z" on which director Costa-Gavras also made his project titled "Z" (French) in 1969, which means "He is Alive" in a symbolic form. But SHANGHAI actually scores much higher than all the earlier political thrillers made in the country mainly due to its subtle and calm treatment of an intense plot which keeps you engrossed especially in its second half.Emraan Hashmi has shown real talent that he is much more capable of apart from smooching leading lady. If you love true cinema, go for SHANGHAI.


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