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The death of a prominent activist leads to social unrest, and the government appoints an IAS officer to investigate the matter. Meanwhile, a helpless girl and a petty porn filmmaker join hands to expose the culprits.

Details About Shanghai Movie :

Movie Released Date
8 Jun 2012
  • Thriller
  • Drama
Audio Languages:
  • Hindi
  • Emraan Hashmi
  • Abhay Deol
  • Prosenjit Chatterjee
  • Kalki Koechlin
  • Supriya Pathak
  • Dibakar Banerjee

Keypoints about Shanghai :

1. Total Episode duration: 1h 48m

2. Audio Language: Hindi

About the Movie Shanghai: The Perfect Political Thriller

Shanghai is a political thriller movie featuring Abhay Deol, Emraan Hashmi, Kalki Koechlin, Farrukh Shaikh, and several other prominent actors. The story revolves around the death of a political activist cum academic, Dr. Ahmedi, who was critical of the current government. The drama movie has a U/A certificate to be watched by people over 16 years of age.

Release Date of Shanghai Movie on OTT

This Hindi movie was released on 8 June 2012. It is available to watch on the OTT platform, ZEE5.

The plot of Shanghai movie

The story begins with a fictional utopian city called Bharat Nagar, which is about to undergo infrastructural change as the government is trying to realise a project called the International Business Park, or IBP. The government believes it will transform the city into a busy metropolis like Shanghai. Dr. Ahmedi, a scholar and social activist, is scheduled to visit Bharat Nagar to deliver a speech. In his book, he criticises the local political party called Morcha, which favours this project without thinking about the poorer sections of society, as this project would deprive them of their homes. One of Dr. Ahmedi's students also gathers a crowd to stage a protest against this move by the government. As a big shock, Dr. Ahemedi gets run over by a local truck driver after delivering his speech in Bharat Nagar. The government appoints an investigating officer for this case. A video maker and a helpless girl team up to expose the culprits.

Shanghai movie Cast And Crew

The Shanghai cast comprises Prosenjit Chatterji as Dr Ahmedi, Abhay Deol as the investigating IAS officer T. A. Krishnan, Kalki Koechlin as Shalini Sahay, Emraan Hashmi as Joginder alias Jogi, the associate photographer, Supriya Pathak as chief minister, Farrukh Shaikh as Kaul, her secretary. This Hindi political drama was directed by Dibakar Banerjee. Shanghai’s director Dibakar Banerjee has also written part of the screenplay for this movie along with Urmi Juvekar. He is also one of the co-producers of this movie with Ajay Bijli, Sanjeev K. Bijli, and Priya Sreedharan.

Interesting Facts About the Movie Shanghai

1. The film is reportedly based on a book called Z, written by a Greek writer Vassilis Vasilikos. 

2. The film premiered at the IIFA awards in Singapore.

3. Shanghai was released in the Bengali language as well in selected locations.

4. Emran Hashmi got critical acclaim for this movie.

Facts And Questions About the Movie Shanghai

Q. 1 Is Shanghai based on a real-life story?

Ans. No, it is not inspired by any real event, it is a fictional story 

Q. 2 How many awards were won by Shanghai?

Ans. It won several awards -the Filmfare award for Best Costume Design, the Stardust award for the Best-Supporting Actor ( Prasenjit Chatterjee), IRDS Film Award for Social Concern: Best Direction, the Mirchi Music Award for Best Male Playback Singer(Arijit Singh). 

Q.3 Who gave music to this movie?

Ans. The music director duo Vishal Shekhar composed songs for this movie while the Background Score was given by Mikey McCleary.

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