Shaitan movie review
‘If you are not living on the edge you are taking up too much space’, the mantra which defines the youth of today. “It’s not mischief… It’s not lust… It’s not rage… It’s not excess… It’s that moment…that brings out the SHAITAN in you” read the text in SHAITAN’s promo.
Amrita Jayshankar aka Amy (Kalki Koechlin), Dushyant Sahiu aka Dash (Shiv Pandit), Karan Chaudhary aka KC (Gulshan Devaiya), Zubin (Neil Bhoopalam) and Tanya (Kirti Kulhari) just want to have fun. With no hang ups and no boundaries, excitement is what they seek till a moment changes
everything. An accident and actions to cover up lead them through a series of incidents across the roads, streets and lanes of Mumbai and into the dark side within all of us – The Shaitan.
Inspector Mathur entrusted with the unenviable task of chasing the youngsters down exposes the underbelly of the Polic system and crime while grappling with his inner Shaitan. The confluence of the two sides brings across the ultimate explosion of action drama and thrill on Indian screens that
best described as real and raw.
Right from the script to direction to narration to execution, everything is just perfect. There’s hardly any dull moment throughout the narrative. The twists and turns are sensibly shown in the movie. The way the story unfolds in the end is very influential.
Although there are many things to talk about, the two things that stand out are the camera angles and the background score. They are simply out of the world. The songs are superbly mixed together with the narrative.
SHAITAN is fascinating thriller with awesomeness written all over it.