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Shadow - The Dark Side of Truth  (2009 - Hindi)

Shadow - The Dark Side of Truth cumulative rating: 1.45 out of 51.45/5 (40 users)

Shadow - The Dark Side of Truth critics rating: 1.25 out of 5 1.25/5 (6 critics)

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I know you won’t see this film. Neither will this film’s hero. Ok, that’s a third-rate joke, in ridiculously poor taste. I’m sorry, I take it back. I just hope the theatre-owners will be kind enough not to take this film back anytime soon. I saw every nearly scene of it, completely sober, and with my eyes wide open. I heard every dialogue. And yet I had to seek help from reliable sources to figure its story line. A home minister wants to kill off buildersmore

First things first! Before we dissect the film, discuss its merits and demerits, discuss whether it worked or not and offer reasons, let's salute the grit, determination, willpower and courage of Nasser Khan, who enacts the role of the protagonist in SHADOW. Imagine a blind person carrying off those hazardous, death-defying stunts... Just that effort deserves an applause.more

Gotta gang problem? Or a hi-tech problem? Or better still a car problem? Worry not. Jack of all trades Arjun Sherawat hai na. Now that's another story that our multi-tasking hero leaves a rather shadowy impact on the things he lays his hands on. And that is? Scuba diving, jumping off multi-storeyed buildings, not missing any target even by an inch, wooing leading girls, kidnapping corrupt netas and builders via hi-tech laptops and toy carsmore

There is unarguably only one reason to watch this film - to check out the audacity of a visually impaired man to pull off a lead role in an action thriller. Credit to Nasser Khan for having the nerve to expose himself to public scrutiny in such a way. Also credited with script and dialogue, he almost had a plausible suspense thriller on his hands but alas, that is not what Shadow is. The only reaction to this film is 'unbelievable'. more

Though everyone will certainly want to skip the film, no one in Mumbai can miss the large Shadow hoardings dotting the city. Incessant TV promos announce the arrival of a new hero, Nasser Khan, who happens to be blind in real life, a hitherto unseen event in Indian cinema, we are told. Well, I wish it had stayed unseen, for hero Nasser is a fat middle-aged man, classically ugly in a typical north Indian way, who is also a terrible actor with an atrocious dialogue delivery.more

More than a movie, Shadow is a platform for lead actor Nasser Khan to showcase his talents to the audience. Despite being blind, Khan's efforts to act, dance and perform action scenes are laudable. Unfortunately, that's all there is to Shadow a story of Arjun Sherawat (Khan), a mysterious murder suspect and his efforts to prove his innocence. Supporting him are Sonali Kulkarni and Hrishitaa Bhatt who play a police inspector and a reporter respectively.more