Shaitan is directed by Anurag Kashyap showcases that movies by him can be related to one another leaving aside time and theme. The story of Shaitan revolves around three youngsters who are in serious trouble after a dopey night which culminates into a car accident. After being tracked down by the cops they find themselves looking at jail time or a way out only if they can manage to pay a huge amount to the cop.
Amy is an NRI girl who comes to Mumbai and befriends two urban boys. These boys have only one goal in life and that is to live their lives on the line. When time comes to pay off the amount to the cop, these three friends stage a kidnapping of Amy. This is as Amy’s parents are willing to pay off any amount for the release of their daughter. The case is given to a suspended inspector to tackle. During the course of the kidnapping things go wrong, and lies need to be told to cover up previous lies. This web of lies causes them to be wary of each other’s intentions which lead to mutual distrust between the three of them.
The idea of self kidnapping is borrowed from the unreleased movie paanch while the rest of the movie is genuine and real taking into consideration the actors and their roles. Screenplay is superb and it unfolds without a hitch. The scenes of Shaitan keep on shifting from lighthearted moments to those where there is wholesome tension and moments where one can shoot up from their seats with a start. Songs are good and they have been edited nicely to include scenes and onscreen moments where sound tracks are required.
Shaitan is not one that can be seen again and again. It is a onetime watch and a portal to pass your time.
Star Cast Of Shaitan: Rajeev Khandelwal, Kalki Koechlin, Shiv Pandit, Rajit Kapoor, Gulshan Devaiya, Kirti Kulhari, Rajat Barmecha, Neil Bhoopalam, Pawan Malhotra, Nikhil Chinnappa, Rukhsar, Abhijeet Deshpande, Raj Kumar Yadav.
Director: Bijoy Nambiar
Producer: Anurag Kashyap, Sunil Bohra
Songs Of Shaitan:
- Bali (The Sound Of Shaitan)
- O Yaara
- Amys Theme
- Nasha (Rock & Soul Version)