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Shaitan Movie Review


Shaitan Rating: 3.37/5
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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Rajeev Masand Site:IBNLive

First-time-feature director Nambiar tells his story confidently and stylishly, and uses various narrative devices like voice-overs and flashbacks-within-flashbacks to keep things from getting predictable.  It’s hard also to connect with these characters or empathize with their condition when Nambiar seems to be putting all his effort into distracting you with his fancy technical skills. I’m going with three out of five for director Bejoy Nambiar’s ‘Shaitan’. It isn’t as daring as Anurag Kashyap’s debut ‘Paanch’ whose themes it clearly mirrors, but it’s got many moments that’ll surprise you.

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Ratings:4/5 Reviewer:Taran Adarsh Site:BollywoodHungama

SHAITAN, again, is something the Indian audiences will experience for the first time. It emulates an actuality and the makers have tried to keep it as bona fide as possible, and it is this realism, edginess and awkwardness that stay with the spectator after the curtains fall.On the whole, SHAITAN is bound to raise eyebrows thanks to its contemporary, thrilling, hard-hitting and forceful content. One of the most ingenious and entertaining thrillers I’ve seen in a long time. Also, it’s one of the most stimulating and intense films to come out of the Hindi film industry. I am sure everyone would be able to connect with SHAITAN. Try not to miss this one!

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Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Nikhat Kazmi Site:TimesOfIndia

Shaitaan isn’t your run-of-the-mill Bollywood youth film that looks at life through rose-tinted prisms. On the contrary, it turns the camera three-sixty degrees and brings you the grime of a subterranean sub-culture that throbs amidst a certain section of metropolitan maverick twenty-somethings. Shaitaan is a disturbing yet delectable film. Go for a change of taste.

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 Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Anupama Chopra Site:NDTV

Shaitan is the upgraded version of Anurag Kashyap’s debut film Paanch, which was banned in 2001.Debutant director Bejoy Nambiar has an impressive grip on the material and his relatively unknown cast. Like a composer conducting an orchestra, he expertly builds up the tension. There are some terrific sequences, including a car accident and an action sequence cut to the beat of a remixed Khoya Khoya Chand. Slowly but surely Shaitan loses steam, becomes repetitive and ends in a whimper. Which is a shame because Nambiar has talent to burn. I’m going with three stars.

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 Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:Raja Sen Site:Rediff

That said, the film punctuates its increasingly noisy but wonderfully well-lit predictability with significant quirk. In the end, it’s all flash. This Shaitan is more SprayTan than Satan, staring us down and daring us to look away. Who blinks first? We do. Several times over.

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  Ratings:4/5 Reviewer:Aniruddha Guha Site:DNA

Shaitan is that change. Nambiar’s film is edgy, stylish, and speaks the voice of the youth, but the cool quotient never takes over the need to tell a story well, weaving real events in a taut script. Among other things, it has one of the most innovatively designed, and executed, action sequences you’ll have seen in a Hindi film..Shaitan may or may not be the best thing to happen to Hindi cinema, and reactions to the film will probably differ. But whether you hate, love or are left indifferent by it, give it a shot, mainly because it’s made by a filmmaker with a unique voice. Most don’t have any.

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Ratings:4/5 Reviewer:Pankaj Sabnani Site:Glamsham

It’s baffling to know why producers turned down a script like SHAITAN, which had all the ingredients of a taut thriller.  Right from the script to direction to narration to execution; everything is just about perfect. There’s hardly any dull moment throughout the narrative. The riveting plot offers copious twists and turns which are shrewdly done. There are enough light moments to make sure that the proceedings don’t get too heavy. The way the story unfolds in the end is very convincing.SHAITAN is a spellbinding thriller with ‘awesomeness’ written all over it. Splendid shaitaniyat!

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Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Swati Bhattacharya Site:Daily Bhaskar

Shaitan should not be given a miss as after a long time you will get to watch an entertaining thriller which is intense, quirky, wild, violent and interesting at the same time. Shaitan does not sermonizes neither sympathizes with the drug victims but gives a glimpse into the erratic and inner psyche of such youngsters who live for the ‘moment’. It’s for the youth who love realism, edginess and a genre  which is new to Indian audience. The high speed and fast shot makes it an exhilarating cinematic experience which surely cannot be given a miss!

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