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Shor In The City review by Hindustan Times
Shor In The City critic rating (Hindustan Times): 3.5
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Shor In The City critic rating (The Telegraph): 3.5
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Shor In The City critic rating (Times of India): 4

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Shor In The City  (2011 - Hindi)

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Shor In The City cumulative rating: 3.2 out of 53.2/5 (23 users)

Shor In The City critics rating: 3.55 out of 5 3.55/5 (9 critics)

My Rating

  • This shor, not enough to be noticed…

    Shor In The City rating: 5 out of 10(Divya Solgama wrote on 28 Apr 2011)

    In 2009 a small movie called “99” released during the dull phase of Hindi film and was a surprise hit. The movie was fresh in idea and had good performances by the lead as well as the supporting actors. The whole screenplay, dialogs and direction was crispy and witty. Though on box office the movie did not do that much wonders, but managed to have a decent run with some good reviews. This year the director duo of “99” beings us another film in the same type of genre “Shor in the City”. The promos look appealing and besides one or two know faces, the movie has loads of newcomers. So let’s find out if the director duo of Raj and Krishna hit the bull eyes again or will miss it.

    “Shor In The City” revolves around its five main characters based in city of Mumbai, First the street trio of Tilak {Tusshar Kapoor}, Ramesh {Nikhil Diwedi}, Mandook {Pitabash Tripathy}, A NRI Abhay {Sendhil Ramamurthy} and a aspiring cricketer Sawwan {Sundeep Kishan}. Tilak runs a business of pirated book whereas his buddies Ramesh and Mandook manage their life by doing some petty cons. Abhay is happy to move back to India and finds love in an upcoming model Shalmili {Preeti Desai}. But he is troubled by the local goons who are demanding money from him in the name of security. On other side Sawwan’s girlfriend Sejal {Girija Oak} is forcing him to get married and Sawwan want to get inside the cricket team but the selector is demanding for a huge amount of money. All these happen in the time of Ganesh Festival and as the festival comes towards the end, the problems and frustration of all the lead characters too start gaining its top level, what do they next is all the movie about.

    Story is based on real news paper incident and has been woven together for this movie. Thus there is something new in it and also you get the feeling of having it seen earlier. Screenplay is good in the first half, but the whole establishment of the characters takes lot of time and thus the grip over the film starts dripping. There are some good moments like the whole starting scene of kidnapping the author, Tusshar at his Printing press, Nikhil getting arms, Pitabash Tripathy at the bar, the whole Bomb scene and few more. But all these scenes are in the first half of the film along with few more witty scenes, but as the second half starts the movie starts losing its touch. The whole Tusshar after marriage stuff was half baked; the climax was pretty kiddish and flat. Also the movie runs on its own slow pace and at times makes you total lost from the plot. Editing was badly needed in the second half, where the scenes just keep going on and on. Camera work is superb and is on total international standards.

    Music by Sachin Jigar has one fantastic number, “Man Ye Saheb Ji”. This was brilliantly sung and well shot. Background music is good. Rest all songs are passable.

    The director duo Raj and Krishna made ‘99’ with good combination of facts and fiction. Out here they got the stories from the newspaper and blended them together. On paper it looks nice and attractive, but in the film they did not connect well with each other and the directors failed to create the magic. Too many scenes were not required and the whole climax scene could have been done much better and stylish way. Still they showed their spark in some part of the film, especially the first half of the film. We hope the duo get something more innovative again next time and get it right.

    We all know Tusshar Kapoor is a failed actor and his only survivor is the dumb role in Golmaal series. Out here too he keeps the tag on, but at times managed to give some good shots. Sendhil Ramamurthy looks smart and dashing with his NRI accent and manages to give a decent performance. Sundeep Kishan and Nikhik Diwedi were good. Pitabash Tripathy was the best of all; he is the sole big reason to watch this film. All the female leads Preeti Desai, Girija Oak and Radhika Apte did their part perfectly. Zakir Hussain was repetitive. Amit Mistry was good in a small role.

    So bol meri ‘Filmi Khopdi’ is film mein kitna hai Dum ?

    Dum hai, acha dum hai in first half, but then the movie fails to impress. In comparison with the directors earlier work the movie is huge let down. But on its own merits it has its moments and some good performance by new comer Pitabash. But overall an average to below average film, which had all potential to be a good film. The concept and idea was superb, but thanks to bad screenplay and weak direction the movie misses it bus. Looks like this shor was not enough to be noticed.

    Ratings : 2.5/5

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