Rajeev Khandelwal, Kalki Koechlin, Shiv Pandit, Rajit Kapoor, Gulshan Devaiya, Kirti Kulhari, Rajat Barmecha, Neil Bhoopalam
Release Date :
10th Jun, 2011
Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Shaitan is not an ordinary film. This is not an artwork that you love watching first and forgetting later. It is, in simple term, a new-age treatment on real and row deshi action thriller that excites, entertains and of course disturbs for good. It has a thoughtful story idea, clever camera works, convincing technicalities, fine performances, and lastly a brilliant execution that altogether make it a rare breed film, something that you would love to store in your good book.
Unlike the title, it isn’t powered by any horror or satanic elements rather it mirrors the real inner Satan that lives in all of us who are parts of a changed world and a changing lifestyle where expectations, relationships, affections are defined in newly bold languages. Post a series of disturbing realities of a modern world, we get to know five youngsters for whom life is hunky-dory today and there mustn’t be any tomorrow. KC (Devaiya), Dash (Pandit), Amy (Koechlin), Tanya (Kulhari) and Zubin (Bhoopalam) love to enjoy now and they don’t even shy away from inviting troubles to meet their needs. One bad day, they meet with an accident in which they kill two people. Naturally, life turns upside down; they try hard so that the incident gets covered up but to no avail. Inspector Mathur (Rajeev Khandelwal) who is a man of his kind is on his way out to catch the youngsters and solve the case. What waits next is an episode of rather more disturbing events.
The film has been directed after a good study. An accident, dishonest cop, hungry media, aimless youngsters are all put together well. The camera purposefully catches the events with a lively angle and it makes things more sensational. The protagonists fight their inner demons convincingly well and almost everyone stands up to the expectation. The editing, sound, shift of scenes are also thoughtfully done. On the whole, Shaitan is highly unavoidable and a value for money film despite of its disturbing elements. Notably, in the beginning the film lured no producers. It was Anurag Kashyap who finally came forward and co-produced Shaitan. Certain he would be glad he did! Watch it!