Shor In The City (siTc) comprises of three nested stories all based in Mumbai
1) an NRI from land of opportunities coming back to India to create opportunities HERE. However! he still likes the girl with think accent. His life changes once he encounters goons demanding protection money.
2) a lover who is being force to see polished bridegrooms BUT she loves somebody else - A batsman who aspire to be in the local Ranji team and can go to any limits to fix his place in the team.
3) a newly-wed couple who are shy of each other and are still not known to each other. The couple is an interesting one where the wife is educated and the husband runs a book piracy business (in an ethical manner that is). His supporters are small time robbers and they all manage to pull off quite a unique robbery that of a book manuscript before its official release.
In a movie like this, stars dont work. We need actors and there were quite a few in siTc
Never heard talent Pitobash Tripathy plays the character of Mandok and who survives by committing small crimes. His make-up is in your face and has a fantastic resemblance to Natha of Peepli Live.
Tusshar Kapoor one of the finest stars son acts in this movie surprising everybody. Surprising here he gets something to speak (courtesy - channel Ekta) and gives a good performance. He maintains the same subtleness as he did in Gayab (unwatchable) but maintains dignity throughout.
Sendhil Ramamurthy is good in the role of NRI with his accent complementing the character very well. All other actors except Nikhil Dwivedi (main lead of My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves! remember) and Preeti Desais (plays the character of accented girlfriend of NRI) are fine.
The best part of movie is its story and compliments must be given to the trio of Raj Nidimoru (also the director), Krishna D.K. (also the director) and Sita Menon for writing an engaging script. Music is a standout in Shorr. Saibo and Karma (Suraj is back) are numbers of opposite taste and have that typical new song addiction. Screenplay is ok, could be better along with cinematography.
AG verdict - You know you are watching something worth enough if you dont have any clue about the ending till the last 15 minutes. Shor In The City as a thriller works on this and does not disappoint. Definitely watchable.
A bit of philosophy Karma is a bitch. Do you agree? I do!
mere ghar mein shor hai,
Mere dil mein shor hai,
Ab kahan jao,
Jab mere chain mein bhi shor hai
(Noise is there in my house, noise is there in my heart, where to go! When noise is there in my comfort)