Monsoon Shootout (2013) MIFF Film Review


India 88 mins

There’s a new, young policeman, Adi. On the first day of his new job, he discovers how corrupt and violent his bosses are, and ends up reuniting with an old love. But in chasing a suspected assassin for the Slum King, he hesitates before shooting. Thereby follow three versions of the event – showing how each decision affects not only his life but also everyone around him.

I felt like I shouldn’t enjoy this film – there were so many clichés, and the concept wasn’t all that original. But I did. I liked the characters, especially the ridiculously naïve Adi and the evil axe-killer Shiva.

Monsoon Shootout screens at Greater Union on Saturday, July 27 at 9:15pm and at the Forum Theatre on Thursday, August 8 at 6:30pm. To book tickets, visit

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