Shor In The City Movie Reviews


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3.6
Verdict: Super Hit based on 9 reviews
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3.2
Verdict: Cool based on 25 reviews & ratings
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  • Nikhat Kazmi

    4.0

    Nikhat Kazmi | Times of India

    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 city that continues to hypnotize people with its chameleon hues. The film posits the metropolis as a character in the film. One that is as jagged, enigmatic and hysterical as the living-breathing protagonists of the film. And yet, despite the hurtling-towards-doom scenario
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  • Tushar Joshi

    4.0

    Tushar Joshi | Mid-Day

    This isn't the first time a film captures the essence of the dark under belly of Mumbai. Neither is this a first attempt at weaving different stories that move towards a common end. So what makes SITC stand out in a crowd? Contrary to general belief it's the simple straight forward approach of the directors in telling a bunch of interesting stories that makes Shor instantly likeable. Rather than showing off style and technique, the focus is on the remarkable screenplay
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  • Anupama Chopra

    4.0

    Anupama Chopra | NDTV Movies

    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. Like I Am, Shor is also a multi-narrative film. Sendhil Ramamurthy plays Abhay, an NRI who returns to India only to find that you can never go home again
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  • Nikhat Kazmi

    4.0

    Nikhat Kazmi | Times of India

    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 city that continues to hypnotize people with its chameleon hues. The film posits the metropolis as a character in the film.
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  • Ankur Pathak

    4.0

    Ankur Pathak | 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.
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  • Anupama Chopra

    4.0

    Anupama Chopra | 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.
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  • Mayank Shekhar

    3.5

    Mayank Shekhar | Hindustan Times

    For a nation of a gazillion English readers, where 3,000 copies of a book sold is deemed a bestseller, pirates who publish the same books to hawk around the city’s traffic junctions couldn’t be doing too well either. Tilak (Tushar Kapoor) is one such lower middle class publisher, if you may. He evidently loves his job. He’d like to move up in the social hierarchy, from a motorbike, to a Nano. He finds that ladder in the film’s opening scene.
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  • Rajeev Masand

    3.5

    Rajeev Masand | ibnlive.com

    Three desperate men fighting circumstances and struggling to make a better life for themselves in a corrupt metro… these are the protagonists of the appropriately titled 'Shor in the City', a sparkling comedy thriller that sucks you into its world from the very word go. Directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, the film unfolds in Mumbai over a period of 11 days during the Ganesh festival, and follows three separate tracks that gradually intertwine
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  • Taran Adarsh

    3.5

    Taran Adarsh | bollywoodhungama.com

    A major chunk of the film industry is under the misapprehension that when a film makes it to the festival circuit, it holds zilch prospects at the box-office. It isn't for the aam aadmi; these films are sans entertainment. Tags such as offbeat and unusual are attached to it, even before the audience can give its mandate. But the perception has gradually changed with time, with more and more people getting cinema literate. These films have been successful
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  • Pratim D. Gupta

    3.5

    Pratim D. Gupta | The Telegraph

    How does a bomb explode? They want to see. All three of them are small-time crooks and want a first-hand experience of how exactly a bomb goes off. They don’t even know whether the explosives they have stolen from the local train is a grenade or RDX, whether it needs to be set fire to or to be simply switched on. They go to a desolate area and just hurl the bomb at a distance and a small child comes running and picks it up. As the bomb goes tick-tock
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  • Rajeev Masand

    3.5

    Rajeev Masand | IBNLive

    A living, breathing slice of busy Mumbai, this film has dark humor running through its veins: whether it’s the opening scene in which Tusshar and his partners rob a prominent author, or the scene in a restaurant’s toilet where Pitobash gets even with a former acquaintance. There is comedy even in the film’s dark climax, which for me was the only baffling portion of this film.
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  • Gaurav Malani

    3.0

    Gaurav Malani | Indiatimes

    The entire story of Shor happens over a span of just 11 days. Yet the film seems somewhat stretched, sporadically slow and remains silent on storytelling for its major runtime, until it makes substantial noise in its penultimate moments. NRI Abhay (Sendhil Ramamurthy) has just shifted base in Mumbai but is traumatized by frequent extortion threats. Sawan (Sundeep Kishan), an aspiring cricketer, is in desperate need of big money to bribe
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  • Shubhra Gupta

    3.0

    Shubhra Gupta | Indian Express

    Once upon a time in Mumbai, there lived a bunch of people, trying to hack a life. How many films can match that most generic of descriptors? Don’t even ask. 'Shor In The City' is one of those films, yes. But it does its picking up of characters and following them around to see what happens on one climactic day, with skill and style. What makes 'Shor In The City' an instant clutter-breaker is its darkly comic treatment. It makes you smile
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  • Shubhra Gupta

    3.0

    Shubhra Gupta | Indian Express

    What makes ‘Shor In The City’ an instant clutter-breaker is its darkly comic treatment. It makes you smile because its humour comes from within.
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  • Aniruddha Guha

    3.0

    Aniruddha Guha | DNA India

    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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  • Taran Adarsh

    3.0

    Taran Adarsh | Bollywood Hungama

    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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  • Sheetal Tiwari

    3.0

    Sheetal Tiwari | Bollyspice

    In summary, Saibo undoubtedly is the crown jewel of Shor in the City and is a tough act to follow for the remaining tracks.
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  • Pankaj Sabnani

    2.5

    Pankaj Sabnani | Glamsham

    SHOR IN THE CITY doesn’t quite make the right ‘noises’.
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  • Komal Nahta

    NR

    Komal Nahta | Koimoi

    Shor In The City review by Komal Nahta: Business rating: 1.5 stars. What’s Good: The track of Tusshar Kapoor, Ni...
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  • rajverma67

    2.5

    This shor, not enough to be noticed…

    rajverma67, 5 years ago
    This is nice movie. I liked it.
  • rajesh93

    3.5

    Shor is not a noise, rather sounds good

    rajesh93, 5 years ago
    Super hit movie. I loved everything about this movie.

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