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Shor in the City (2010)

Various residents and career-criminals face challenges in crime-laden Mumbai.

Directors:

Krishna D.K. (as Krishna DK), Raj Nidimoru

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Krishna D.K. (story & screenplay), Raj Nidimoru (story & screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sendhil Ramamurthy ... Abhay
Tusshar Kapoor ... Tilak
Nikhil Dwivedi ... Ramesh
Preeti Desai ... Shalmili
Sundeep Kishan ... Sawan Murthy
Pitobash ... Mandook
Radhika Apte ... Sapna
Girija Oak Girija Oak ... Sejal
Amit Mistry Amit Mistry ... Tipu
Zakir Hussain ... Extortionist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mahesh Gupta Mahesh Gupta ... Bookstore Salesman
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Storyline

An NRI faces threats from extortionists when he opens a small business and goes out with an aspiring model. He refuses to pay, both are stalked, and when he complains to the police, they not only shrug it off but offer 'protection' for a price. With increasing pressure, he must now make a decision to re-locate or submit to their demands. Tilak and his friends are career criminals, and sell merchandise that they steal from passengers using public transportation. He also buys best-selling novels, has copies printed, and has them sold at busy traffic signals. Things change when his group find guns and an explosive device in a stolen bag. Sawan Murthy wants to be a cricketer and must come up with Rs.10 Lakhs in order to be inducted in the 20/20 team. He has no money, nobody will lend him any, and he considers robbing the Citizen's Co-operative Bank. Just some of the challenges faced by regular Mumbaites and criminals in this crime-laden city. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

India

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Hindi | Marathi | English

Release Date:

28 April 2011 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Городской переполох See more »

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Dolby Digital

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The film was previously titled " Shor", but Manoj Kumar refused to part with the title. Manoj Kumar has the rights to the title " Shor". See more »

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Mind-blowing Chaos
11 May 2011 | by cyriac-thomasSee all my reviews

"When the noise is deafening, can you really hear yourself?"

(If you can't hear it, you're OBVIOUSLY dead)

The whole movie is about a chaotic scenario that occurs during the Ganapathi Mahotsav in Mumbai. It's told in a multi linear narrative as there are mainly 3 stories happening the same time… But no attempt is made to forcefully intertwine the stories and that's one interesting and distinct aspect of the film.

All the characters are very well tailored… Undoubtedly Tusshar's best movie till date… But the actor who dazzles here is Pitobash Tripathy as the eccentric small-time goon Mandook, who steals every scene he's in… He is the epicenter of most of the chaos and his role is just a masterpiece…

It's surprising and disturbing and has a vein of rich, dark humor coursing through it. After the unforgettable comedy '99', directors Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK continue their great job with Shor. The script is crisp, tight and spattered with some smart, funny one-liners and is consistent till the end. There are many occasions to laugh out loudly especially the time bomb sequence. The movie also boasts a rivetingly smart climax.

In short, Shor in the City is a total buzz on!

And one note: Do wait till the end credits finish rolling... The surprises don't end with the film...


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