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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Shabri Movie Review

Shabri Rating 2.31/5

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Shabri Movie Review

Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:Rajeev Masand Site:IBNLive
Another routine crime drama from the Ramgopal Varma assembly line, 'Shabri' starring Eesha Koppikar is billed as the story of Mumbai's first female don. Directed by Lalit Marathe, a protege of Varma, the film follows a familiar narrative, but never rises above the ordinary. I'm going with a generous two out of five for director Lalit Marathe's 'Shabri'. The best thing about this film is that it's over in 95 minutes!
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 Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:Taran Adarsh Site:BollywoodHungama

Though well executed with several interesting moments, the problem with SHABRI is that it comes too late in the day. I mean, haven't we had an overdose of gangster movies in rapid succession? Besides, SHABRI is atypical RGV flm [though it's directed by Lalit Marathe] in terms of mood, setting and even shot compositions.On the whole, SHABRI comes too late in the day. Sure, it holds your attention in parts, but there's no novelty whatsoever in its plot.
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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Nikhat Kazmi Site:TimesOfIndia
The novelty of Shabri lies in it's narrative style, the stark black and white canvas and the gritty, realistic performances by the ensemble cast. It's a hard-hitting, non-fussy narration of the events that transform a no-nonsense slum dweller into a fearless, dangerous killer and a scheming gangster with Isha Koppikar lending depth to the lead character, Shabri.The action is fast-paced, the acting is immensely watchable and Shabri ends up as a stylish debut by director Lalit Marathe
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Ratings:2.5/5 Reviewer:Sukanya Verma Site:Rediff
Produced by Ram Gopal Varma , this long-delayed slice of criminal life directed by debutant Lalit Marathe falls in the same genre as Satya or Company but doesn't possess the technical pizzazz or sly narrative of these afore-mentioned landmarks. Instead it wears the appearance of a sincere television film that relies predominantly on inspiration to take the story forward.Shabri, set in slums and Mumbai's dark belly, isn't without its share of gore. Take your pick between a gruesome ear-cutting sequence or the third-degree torture of a minor in a lock-up, this one is as nasty as it gets.Everyone in the supporting cast with the exception of Zakir Hussain rises to the occasion and makes Shabri, despite its many flaws, watchable if not memorable.
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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Martin D Souza Site:Glamsham
SHABRI moves with speed, is slickly shot and has a background score which adds weight to the screenplay. All actors chosen to play their parts give a first rate performance, with the exception of Zakir Hussain whose role is not properly defined.Marathe means business from the very first scene. He cleverly mixes the urban setting with the shot of a gun.he lacks the punch in the second half where the film tends to veer off course, thanks to the character of Zakir Hussain.While Marathe has cleverly scraped the underbelly of the crime world, along with the slum inhabitants, he has failed in the make-up of his woman underworld don. SHABRI proves that he is not just a writer of repute but also a man who can steer the ship - screenplay, dialogue, et al.
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Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:Gaurav Malani Site:TimesOfIndia
Projected as a story of a woman gangster, Shabri isn't exactly an intricate underworld drama that traces the upsurge and downfall of its female protagonist. It is more of a basic revenge plot with an underworld backdrop. But the major limitation of the narrative is that it spans a very short period in the life of Shabri which ends with her induction into underworld. Other than that the writing gets convoluted and confusing in the second half with the introduction of a scheming co. The end, despite having a shock value, is too conveniently achieved. Also for an underworld action drama, the pacing is quite slow.
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Ratings:1/5 Reviewer:Komal Nahata Site:Koimoi
What’s Good: The fast pace of the film; Eesha and Zakir Hussain’s performances.What’s Bad: Lack of novelty of subject.Verdict: Shabri will fail to make its mark.Loo break: Not really.Watch or Not?: Watch it for Eesha’s performance.
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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Aniruddha Guha Site:DNA
Shabri is completely Marathe’s film, pluses and minuses included. Marathe keeps the setting grim, the background effective without being overpowering, and extracts some good performances from his cast. Sadly, the story lags a bit as the film progresses.Simple as Shabri is, director Marathe makes the film a gritty watch that keeps you fairly engaged. At around 95 minutes, that’s not so bad.
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