Monsoon Shootout: Could Nawazuddin Siddiqui retain his magic?
December continues to be a disappointing month for cinegoers with absolutely no great films to look forward to. This week too, a rather average film 'Monsoon Shootout' has made its way to the theatre. One can assume that it would be a one-time watch, because a stellar actor like Nawazuddin Siddiqui is starring in it. Here's what critics say about the film.
The NDTV critic is seemingly impressed with this Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer, he says the thriller is absorbing and startling at the same time. The propulsive, crisply edited noir thriller set in Mumbai's dark, dank and dangerous underbelly is consistently intriguing on account of its structure, the critic states. He happily rates it 3 out of 5.
According to the Hindustan Times, the film's narrative fails to weave the kind of magic it should have. However, the critic believes that the director must be lauded for exploring a completely fresh structure of storytelling. 'Monsoon Shootout' fails to engage despite being backed by powerhouse talents such as Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Neeraj Kabi, Vijay Varma and Tannishtha Chatterjee, she writes.
The News18 critic feels that this artsy, psychological thriller is welcoming despite its flaws. She feels it could have been a much better watch, if the plot wasn't so weak. That's why, she goes with 3 out of 5.
Although this month has not been great for the movie buffs, 'Monsoon Shootout' has emerged as a little respite from this tedious cinematic month. If you are in for some artsy philosophical thriller, this film might appease you as that's what the reviews also suggest. And if not for anything else, go watch it for the love of Nawazuddin Siddiqui!