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Shor in the City Movie review

Shor in the City Rating: 3.33/5

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Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Rajeev Masand Site:IBNLive

A delicious mix of quirky humor, gruesome violence, and surprising sensitivity, ‘Shor in the City’ works on the strength of its smart script and consistent performances from its ensemble cast.

A living, breathing slice of busy Mumbai, this film has dark humor running through its veins:  There is comedy even in the film’s dark climax, which for me was the only baffling portion of this film.I’m going with three-and-a-half out of five for ‘Shor in the City’. This is one of those films that completely surprised me by how much fun it was. Now it’s your turn to find out!

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 Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Taran Adarsh Site:BollywoodHungama

On the whole, SHOR IN THE CITY belongs to one of those rare categories of movies with sensibilities that would not only entice the festival crowd and the cinema literate, but also lure the ardent moviegoer. Although it is not your standard Bollywood entertainer and nor does it have your customary flippant and frivolous humor, it prides itself on a certain distinctive Indian appeal with elements of adventure, thrill and drama with its understated and minimalist humor which makes it stand out in the crowd. I robustly recommend, try not to miss this one!

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Ratings:4/5 Reviewer:Nikhat Kazmi Site:TimesOfIndia

Shor in the City may be another dekko at merry, murky, mad city Mumbai but not once do you get a sense of deja vu. And that’s because this one’s a completely quirky cameo on a cityWith a zany screenplay (Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK), excellent cinematography by Tushar Kanti Ray and peppy music by Sachin-Jigar, Shor in the City is another breaking-norm film from Ekta Kapoor (producer) after Love S** aur Dhokha and Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai. Don’t miss this black comedy that has heart and soul.

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Ratings:4/5 Reviewer:Anupama Chopra Site:NDTV

Shor in the City is a terrific film. It’s surprising and disturbing and has a vein of rich, dark humor coursing through it. With great skill and inventiveness, directors Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK capture the chaos, absurdity and cacophony that constitutes India’s maximum city: Mumbai.But I recommend that you over-look these glitches and get on the roller-coaster ride that is Shor in the City. You won’t regret it.

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  Ratings:4/5 Reviewer:Ankur Pathak Site:Rediff

Shor In The City is a classic instance of one of the finest screenplays written with phenomenal editing (Ashmith Kunder), all this shot crisply — the attention of the camera zooming at certain instances leave you captivated, too overwhelmed to react, because this film, dear spectators, is made to kick you off-guard.Raj-Krishna’s Shor In The City robotically registers itself in Indian cinema’s history. Many thanks; you guys have elevated our filmi standards to mounting heights.And all you, you don’t have one plausible reason to skip this one. That’d be tragedic to say the least.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Reviewer:Pankaj Sabnani Site:Glamsham

Raj and DK take forever to establish the different characters and their respective stories. And that seems to be the only thing they do in the film. The narrative shifts from one story to the other, but the plot remains more or less stagnant. You mainly overlook the flaws till the first half as it has some uproarious moments, especially involving Mandook. Also, each story has poignant moments.In the second half, the banal proceedings don’t help. The change in Tilak’s character post an incident is absurd. And the climax, though not bad, is too convenient to digest. SHOR IN THE CITY doesn’t quite make the right ‘noises’.

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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Aniruddha Guha Site:DNA

The set-up is lovely, the writing  razor sharp, the characters appealing. But while you remain engrossed almost throughout, the plot begins to get slightly monotonous somewhere in between. Things begin to fall in place in the penultimate moments, where the characters collide with each other and the loose ends get neatly tied up eventually.What makes Shor an absolute treat is the life enthused in scenes by some lovely dialogues and an intelligently cast set of actors. Funny, dark and engrossing, Shor In The City is the kind of reassuring film you yearn to watch amid, well, what ‘Bollywood’ has to offer every week. Also, it articulates something you have only probably thought before – ‘Karma IS a bitch.’

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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Gaurav Malani Site:EconomicTimes

The major problem with the film is that it takes a little too long to come to the point. The establishment of the character-conflicts is prolonged, till late in the second half. By then you are well-acquainted with their problems so the buildup just seems unnecessary, making the narrative monotonous to an extent.Like the city, the film has its ups and downs. The beauty of the film essentially lies in its smartly handled climax.But Shor undoubtedly is a sound cinema. Worth a watch!

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Ratings:2.5/5 Reviewer:Kunal Guha Site:Yahoo

Films about Mumbai have always thrived on stereotypes and will continue to do so. But despite the cliches, ‘Shor in the City’ manages to bring it together, tickling and terrorizing you in equal proportion. And Shor’s biggest merit is that it doesn’t forcefully weave the parallel stories that light up the screen.Indian filmmakers have always crafted characters that are either too fantastic yet ideal for ‘reel’ or stereotypically real which ends up like a caricature. But Shor’s cast manages to tread on the fat gap between these two extremes and how they respond to situations they are thrown in is just as believable.

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