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Shanghai  (2012 - Hindi)

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Shanghai cumulative rating: 3.25 out of 53.25/5 (174 users)

Shanghai critics rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9/5 (9 critics)

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  • Shanghai is INTENSE; will hit you hard

    Shanghai rating: 0 out of 10(Pratibha Yadav wrote on 26 May 2012)

    Kasam Khoon Ki Khai Hai, Sheher Nahi SHANGHAI Hai!

    Shanghai, a political thriller, which follows the journey of these unlikely heroes as they come together to find justice in the muddle of Indian democracy, releases on 8th June, 2012, amid massive buzz.

    STORY IN SHORT: A small town of India is poised to become the next Shanghai. Billions of dollars are used into an upcoming International Business Park but on the day of its launch a drunken truck driver mows down a prominent social activist. A lone girl believes it to be a murder, supported by a porn film maker who claims to have the proof that will bring the government down. A high ranking bureaucrat is brought in to investigate the accident.

    TRAILER: The trailer looks like a full packed baggage of emotions, drama and crime. Emraan’s character is filthy, yet adorable. Kalki Koechlin, too, looks appealing. Abhay Deol fits perfectly in the skin of a character which is actually much older than him. Finally! Fans of Emraan Hashmi will see him doing something different than just kissing on screen. Isn’t it? If we go by the trailer, then the movie seems to have a good scope.

    Bharat Mata Ki: This song is a satire on our present situation of the country. Local steps give the song a raw and real appeal. Beats are energetic. The song is on the higher note from the beginning and not even once loses its track. Sung by Keerti Sagathia and Vishal Dadlani, it definitely stays in your mind after you listen to it once. In a way, the song celebrates all the bad things in the country and brings forth the reality of the country. Lyrics are given by Dibakar Banerjee which appears to be well worked upon. The song will stay here for a long time.

    Imported Kamariya: Well, it seems foreign beauties have found a good career option in Bollywood. They are seen in almost every second film, doing an item number or a song of sorts. The song has funny lyrics and is well sung by Richa Pathak. It’s not great, but we can say that it’s a good track. The music and beats are appealing. Good or bad, after all, it’s the audience who have to bear the trend of item songs in every film now. Hope the songs improve in their quality!

    Duaa: Starts on a good note. The lyrics make you sit back and listen to the song. Soothing music compliments the song. The song talks about the unheard prayers by God. It will surely trigger your emotional side. 'Jo Bheji Thi Duaa......’ the line says it all. And if you happen to be sad, then this song may become your inner voice too! Singers Nandini Shrikar, Arijit Singh and Shekhar Rajviani seem to be singing with full dedication and sincerity. Great lyrics by Kumaar.

    Khudaaya: sung by Shekhar Rajviani and Raja is a song that basically is an appeal to god by a lover to find him a sweetheart. The song gradually grows on you. It will stay here for sometime. May connect well with those who are still single ;)

    Morcha: It has Mumbaiyya feeling to it. The beats are energetic and lyrics make you listen to the song again and again. It’s an inspirational, social yet interesting song. We may soon see the song used by social activist.

    Mantra Vishnu Sahasranamam: This is totally devotional song. The song may connect well with religious people. Sung by Krishna Srivastav, the song basically talks about the thousand names of Lord Vishnu.

    If we go by the variety, the album has a lot to offer. It has a mix of different songs. Imported kamariya... is on the faster side while Duaa and Khudayaa are on the calmer and soothing side.

    If you are looking for an out-of-the-box movie, I think your wait is over; SHANGHAI seems promising enough to be different.
    BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Well it seems that nobody can stop this movie from scoring high. It passes in all the departments. Be it action lovers, emotion, drama lovers, music lovers or just the plain patriotic people, the movie has something to offer to everyone. The songs which are already a hit, not only are of good taste, but also have great variety in them.

    Today, the audience are starving for such variety of songs and have an appetite for different and unusual songs. Thus the songs of Shanghai are one of the strongest points of the movie which can attract audience to the theatres. And once the audience are in there, Emraan Hashmi who can handle them, after all his films are successful only because of his loyal audience. Right?

    Well, it seems that the makers of Shanghai have hardly anything to worry about!

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