After Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, Nawazuddin Siddiqui is back to given us another action thriller, Monsoon Shootout. But why, we ask? Different scenarios of the same movie, which go on for about two hours. Monsoon Shootout has its own moments, at some point it fails but then it does have some amazing moments too.
The movie starts by showing Adi (Vijay Varma)- a beginner cop who is just starting his journey in the crime branch. On his first day, he’s grilled hard by his senior Khan (Neeraj Kabi) & is exposed to the reality behind solving cases. The builders of a city are in an extortion threat from a slum lord named Dagar Bhai (R. Balasubramaniam). Shiva (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) – an axe killer working for Dagar Bhai gets ratted out by a police informer. The title of the film goes by the climax of the movie, while it's raining. Adi points a gun at Shiva and has three paths to follow, as taught by his father- the wrong, right or the middle one. Rest of the story has 3 possible scenarios for each of his decision. Though the climax is totally different than what we were thinking.
With an unconventional narrative, the movie fails as you need to have a good story too. Too dark setting is a desperate attempt to make it look intriguing for its target audience. However there are some amazing moments like, showing the time spent by using the lit candles, the face of a wet sculpture of Lord Ganesha falls witnessing the wrongdoings. But if the director had concentrated in making the movie relate-able, ten things might have turned different for him.
The man of the hour, Nawazuddin Siddiqui- is the name on whom the film is being sold, but really he didn't have much to do with it. Please don't expect another Raman Raghav when you walk in. The lead of the movie, Vijay Varma has a lot of work to do with his impression. The actor is simply boring, maybe because of the writing of his character. Neeraj Kabi is good but falls for the lazily written story.
Well, we all know it is not easy to handle 3 scenarios of the same scene in a movie. If you don't, then Moonsoon Shootout can let you know why we say that. Khiladi Akshay Kumar's Tasveer failed due to the same problem but recently, Ittefaq handled the same scene, different scenarios beautifully.
The movie just has two songs – Pal and Andheri Raat. Composed by Rochak Kohli, Pal works well in the film. But most of all, Arijit Singh's song has a great chance to be remembered more than the movie. “Andheri Raat Mein Diya Mere Haath Mein” are the starting lyrics of the other song.
Helmed by Amit Kumar, we would give 4/10 to Monsoon Shootout. This is a film true movie-buffs could watch to learn some good stuff about narration, others can totally skip it.
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