Dibakar Banerjee who shot to fame with the path breaking Love Sex Aur Dhokha has wrapped up shooting for his ambitious upcoming film, Shanghai. Dibakar had stormed the nation a few years back with his innovative and unique movie which was entirely filmed by digital camera and CCTV footage.
Shanghai is a political thriller which revolves around politicians, their ruthless activities and the greed that spell doom for a democratic system. The film stars one of the finest actors of Bollywood Abhay Deol, the original serial kisser Emraan Hashmi and the National Award winning actor from Tollywood (Bengali Cinema) Prosenjit Chatterjee. Shanghai would be the first major release of Abhay Deol after his successful stint in “Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara”. Emraan Hashmi who was last seen playing one of the three male leads in the blockbuster “The Dirty Picture” would be seen donning an entirely different avatar for the movie. Prosenjit who has not made many Hindi films but is the most sought after actor in Bengali cinema would also play a significant role.
Among the supporting cast, we would get to see Kalki Koechlin, Pitobash Tripathy and Farooq Sheikh. The music of the film has been composed by the talented duo of Vishal and Shekhar. Shanghai’s release date has not been finalized yet. It would be distributed by PVR Pictures.
Given the present circumstances of Indian politics and the socio economic scenario, Shanghai would certainly be able to cash in on the popular sentiments. Keep checking this space for more info on what may be another path breaking film from the talented Dibakar Banerjee.