Monsoon Shootout is the crime drama thriller debut directorial film written and directed by Amit Kumar. Production of the film finished in the year of 2013 and shown during the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, but because of some issues, the release was delayed.
The film starts with the heavy monsoon in the Mumbai city, Adi (Vijay Varma) an idealistic rookie cop, a new recruit on his first day of duty meet his superior officer Inspector Khan (Neeraj Kabi) and starts working on the case of extortion and killing. On the midnight of the same day, while following a prime suspect in the case Shiva (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), Adi traps him at the gunpoint in the dark alley. Now at this point, Adi has to decide whether to shoot him or not. At this stage of moral ambiguity, Adi evaluates the situation with respect to his three possible choices, the good, the bad, and the middle way which will decide his fate, and that’s what makes the whole movie.
The film has a unique and brilliant narration style which traverses through three different possible choices which lead character has to make in the state of dilemma. The film is very much relative to the real life and intriguing enough to make audience immediately connect to it. It is a very common thing that there are particular moments in our life where we need to make some decisions, and on those decisions, the remaining course of our life depends. The performances of all three lead characters are flawless and believable. The movie is not at all family friendly and has some really dark and brutal scenes of bloodshed. The film has some plot holes which can be ignored looking for the greater good which it is going to serve. Even at some points, the film seems choppy and boring as the film is navigating through the same series of events again and again.
Verdict : Worth a watch for crime thriller movie lovers.
Rating : 3.3/5