Certificate: A

Director: Amit Kumar

Starring: Vijay Verma, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Neeraj Kabi

Screenplay: Amit Kumar

Music: Atif Afzal

This film is a noir genre thriller which is bordering on a strong current of the underworld and its encounters and shootouts. Adi (Vijay Verma) is an idealist no nonsense officer who believes in terminating the bad men in the crime arena. The film has a motif of constant rains which heightens the drama and a time span of a few days.  As heavy rains lash Mumbai, a cop on his first assignment faces a life altering decision when he must decide to shoot or not. Each decision pits him against a system which demands a compromise of his morals and every choice has a price. Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays a dreaded underworld shooter Shiva and is much wanted by the Crime Squad as he has some valuable information. But Vijay Verma is caught between the devil and the sea as he wants to bring him to court and seek a confession from him but his seniors Neeraj Kabi, Irawati Harshe and others want to gain benefit from this situation and ultimately Vijay Verma gets caught in his own vortex. Also in the fray is an oppressed woman (Tannishtha Chatterjee) and her young son Chotu (Farhan Mohammed Hanif Sheikh) who also turns out to be shooter at the behest of a ganglord veteran type Dagar Bhai (R Balasubramaniam) . The cop drama is unique in the sense that it shows the realism of shootouts and crime in modern times. Nawazuddin is as good as ever. Vijay Verma is earnest and shows promise. Young talent Farhan Mohammed Hanif Sheikh steals the show. R Balasubramaniam is a veteran actor who looks imposing in stature. Omkardas Manikpuri is impressive. Neeraj Kabi is a thespian by now. The cinematography by Rajeev Ravi is the best seen in recent times and he should win many awards for his work. The editing is non-linear and the many back and forth narration sometimes confuses the viewers. The background music elevates the drama. Overall a good gangster film in the good tradition of Anurag Kashyap and RGV.

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