Monsoon Shootout Review

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Monsoon Shootout is an interesting thriller directed by Amit Kumar and produced by Guneet Monga. Anurag Kashyap is also a part of the film’s production. The movie stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vijay Varma, Tannishtha Chatterjee in the lead roles. The film was shot and completed during 2013 and it was premiered at Canes film festival in the midnight film section but it took finally four years for the makers to bring down the movie into the theatres. The film is finally into the theatres today and check out the review of the film here.
The makers have created a unique interest about the movie by releasing India’s first interactive trailer. With this trailer itself, a lot of buzz has been generated and the people who used to like grey kind of movies have posted positive things about the movie. Going into the movie, the film is about a rookie cop Aadi, on his first assignment is faced with a dilemma of whether he should shoot a murder suspect or not and the murder suspect happens to be Shiva(Nawazuddin Siddiqui). His morality thought process of killing him or not killing him or getting the law do its own job is all about this Monsoon Shootout. There is a lot of style and suspense in the movie. Apart from dealing the crime aspect properly, the director has stressed his making on point of views and thought processes. There is no much of depth that went into the designing of the characters. This film, though, is said to be a crime thriller appears to be a drama. The idea of projecting the story from three different point of views and revealing the actual scenario at the end is interesting.
The cinematography of the movie is top notch. Technically, the film is superb sound and excels in each and every graph. The Mumbai city has been shot very well in both day and night effects. The actors Vijay Varma and Nawazuddin Siddiqui are too good in the roles they were seen and they have tried their best in coming up with best performances. The editing has been crisp and sharp. The editors work needs to be appreciated in the film because if not for him the film would not have been much easy and engaging. The background score for the film is perfect and it is not loud. It sets the mood properly. The entire technical team has worked hard in generating a best output.
The film has a lot of violence to deal with. Those who have habituated to the director’s earlier making style would certainly feel okay with what he has shown in this movie. The signature style of the director is on point every single time in all the key sequences. Though the ending appears to be a bit unpleasant or unconvincing, it may be because of improper depth in the characters and more care should have been taken with the script. The less runtime which is around 120mins is a big plus point for the film and not in a single scene we feel the boredom.
The film Monsoon Shootout has took 4years to enter the theatres and it is certainly an engaging with several moral compelling questions. It might not appeal to everyone but those who like the grey and dark kind of films will definitely like it. Watch it.
Rating: 3/5
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