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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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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:

INR 100,000,000 (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

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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

Morcha
Singers: Raja Hasan, Vishal Dadlani
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Brilliant Start to June
9 June 2012 | by khs_thereddevilSee all my reviews

Just coming home after watching the movie, and I was really really impressed with... Everything. While coming back, I heard some friends say it was boring and not very good, which made me write this review:

Watch It if you are looking for some serious cinema. Definitely Watch It if you have a brain to actually THINK about what the movie is trying to say.

I've been disillusioned with Bollywood for some years now, but every year, there come some movies which are absolutely top class, which actually say something rather than throwing undercooked brainless (un)comic crap at us. Shanghai is one of the former, and nearly everything is well done in this movie.

The direction is very good and tight, the background score is very apt, the cinematography is fantastic, as is the editing. And although the story is actually not very new, revolving around the general hopelessness we associate with Indian politics and law, the way Dibakar Banerjee presents it, and the (un)happy-ending really makes it shine...

I think that the movie may probably not do extremely well in theaters because "most" Indians go for mindless comedies these days, but those who want to see a GOOD movie, This is definitely one for them.


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