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Shadow - The Dark Side of Truth review by Hindustan Times
Shadow - The Dark Side of Truth critic rating (Hindustan Times): 1
Shadow - The Dark Side of Truth review by bollywoodhungama.com
Shadow - The Dark Side of Truth critic rating (bollywoodhungama.com): 1.5
Shadow - The Dark Side of Truth review by Times of India
Shadow - The Dark Side of Truth critic rating (Times of India): 1.5
Shadow - The Dark Side of Truth review by DNA India
Shadow - The Dark Side of Truth critic rating (DNA India): 1.5
Shadow - The Dark Side of Truth review by Mumbai Mirror
Shadow - The Dark Side of Truth critic rating (Mumbai Mirror): 1
 
 

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

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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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  • Shadow - The Dark Side of Truth rating: 3 out of 10(Pravir wrote on 26 Aug 2009)

    Shoddy deal

    A film made primarily to get an entry in the Guinness book of record. A storyline we have seen Jackie Shroff, Dharmendra and Prabhuji sleepwalking through in the 80’s and 90’s…

    Mumbai police is unable to crack a series of murders happening, wherein the killer openly challenges and gets away after the murder. Female cop Sanjana (Sonali Kulkarni) is in-charge of the case but is out of luck, and gets regular scolding from his senior M C Rajput (Vishwajeet Pradhan), who also happens to be her father. TV reporters of rival channels Sheetal (Hrishita Bhatt) and Rahul (Milind Soman) are after the police for their inability to act. Interestingly Sheetal reaches the crime scene every time before the police.

    A part-time motor mechanic Raju (Nasser Khan) is behind the massacre and he does it in style disguising as Arjun Sherawat. The home minister gets many of his rivals killed by Arjun. So who is Arjun / Raju actually and why is he doing all of this, forms the rest of the story…

    Director Rohit Nayyar assisted Raj Kanwar in many of his violent love stories, but is not able to reproduce the same effect in his films so far. Here also he is handicapped by the outdated storyline and dialogues. Incidentally it is the visually impaired Nasser Khan, who acts as the lead, is the producer and also written story, screenplay and dialogues of the film. That’s too much to handle.

    Action sequences and stylized murders are few positives in the film. The makers seem to have a fetish for item numbers, so there are three of them coming one after another in quick succession, featuring Rozza, Hrishita and Sonali (even she is not spared). And one comes with the end credits as well.

    Performances: Nasser Khan has nothing to do with acting skills and appropriate dialogue delivery. Probably KRK is his biggest inspiration, and no wonder he might get an cash overflow for this film, given that there is a specific cult-lover segment of viewers at B/C theatres. Apart from Sonali Kulkarni and Sachin Khedekar, nobody tries to put any sincere efforts towards putting any emotions in their acting. Salim Aftab has a role of a sidekick, and there is also poor Soniya Mehra who got only two scenes.

    Music: Anand Raaj Anand is expert on dance numbers and he doesn’t disappoint here as well in “Khumariyan”, “Masti” and “Yaariyan”. The songs look alright on screen, being choreographed by Ganesh Acharya.

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