Shaitan - Movie Review

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However morbid or mawkish, violent or vacuous -- looks beautiful in slow motion. Fatal accidents happening in slow motion, bottles smashed broken on people’s faces, jaws fist-clobbered in dilated time. Everything dark and morose gets an intriguing appeal when shot on overcranked camera, which director Bejoy Nambiar’s film Shaitan relies on more often than not.

With an overt nod to producer Anurag Kashyap’s cinema (Kashyap’s long-canned film Paanch in particular), Nambiar (also the co-screenwriter with Megha Ramaswamy) spins a tale of drugged debauchery and delinquency of paanch friends in Mumbai.

There’s Amy (Kalki Koechlin) a disturbed NRI still coming to grips with the shock of her mother’s death at an early age. There’s Dushyant (Shiv Pandit), a drug peddler with devil-may-care attitude. There’s the rich and reckless KC (Gulshan Devaiya). There’s Tanya (Kirti Kulhari), a reluctant model and actress with a crush on KC. There’s the geek and freak Zubin (Neil Bhoopalam)

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