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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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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 makers had got the script and dialogues ready much before the production of the first movie '99', but they weren't sure about the treatment to give to it. So they decided to make a short out of it and cast Pitobhash in it. His role was liked so much that he landed a role in 99 and later as Mandu in the feature release. See more »

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Chaos
22 August 2011 | by the_weirdoSee all my reviews

Mumbai is not a mere city. It's a phenomenon. Paragon of diversity. Umpteen movies have explored its idiosyncrasies multitude of times that now any movie on Mumbai, honestly, looks the same. But somehow, I had a positive expectations from 'Shor in the City'.

Babel like concept of showing several loosely connected events happen in parallel, the characters fading in the chaos of the city. Three petty thieves trying to cash in every opportunity, one NRI trying to establish his own business, One struggling cricketer trying to get entry to the big stage. It's not an out-and-out comedy. So expectations to have lots of laughs is going to fall falter. Promising start. Unfortunately, lost me midway because of mundanity. The last 15 minutes was the saving grace for the initial tedium. Overall, a pretty average movie. Could have been so much better. Watchable. Some appreciable performances (the NRI part is good).


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