Direction: Dibakar Banerjee
Production: PVR Pictures
Cast: Emran Hashmi, Abhay Deol, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Kalki Koechlin, Farookh Sheikh, Pitobash,
Writer(s): Vassilis Vassilikos (story), Urmi Juvekar and Dibakar Banerjee (screenplay)
Star Value: Emran Hashmi has a way with the masses. Abhay Deol is known for his good acts in unconventional films. Even Kalki Koechlin is a known name. There is also the Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee. Due to this, we can say the star value for Shanghai is decent.
Hype: Although there is descent hype for Shanghai, it isn’t enough to get the film a very good opening. The promos are well received.
Music: Although music doesn’t have a scope in such films, the song ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ has struck a chord with the audience. It has become the theme song for Shangai, helping in its popularity. ‘Imported Kamariya’ is somewhat known.
Shanghai will get an average to good opening at multiplexes of metros. It will struggle at smaller centers and single screens. But since it is made at a reasonable budget, it won’t have any problem in recovering its money.