Shab Movie Review: Raveena Tandon and Ashish Bisht Starrer


Shab movie review

Star cast: Raveena Tandon, Ashish Bisht, , Sanjay Suri, Simon Frenay, Arpita Pal.

Director: Onir

Music: Mithoon

Rating: 3/5

In the wake of directing many splendid movies past, be it “My Brother Nikhil”, “I Am” etc. Onir is back with his most recent film about love, desire, enthusiasm and feelings.

Story of the film

Shab follows the lives of four characters – their own battles and love lives. Mohan (Ashish Bisht) is a small town Guy who comes from Dhanaulti to Delhi with the expectation of turning into a successful model however gets rejected in the audition. In any case, one of the judges Sonal Modi (Raveena Tandon) gets attracted towards him. Sonala rich trophy spouse of Vivek Modi (Sanjay Suri) who has no enthusiasm for her life. She renames him Afzar and chooses to make her boy toy.

In the interim, Mohan meets Raina (Arpita Chatterjee) waitress in a cafe and Neel (Areesz Gandii) who give off an impression of being helpful , useful and hard working individuals and offer him all the assistance he needs. While Neel is recovering from a broken relationship, Raina seems, by all accounts, to be for the most part worried about her more Younger sister’s well-being even as she sustains some darker secrets.

Script Analysis

A story of abnormal and complicated relationships composed by Merle Kröger and Onir gets significantly more mind boggling as the film continues. It leaves the audience with a ton of unanswered inquiries. While we as a whole know modelling as a calling related with glamour and spotlight, the film opens the watcher to its the darker side.


Known for making complex and savage stories on same-sex relationships, Shab likewise has such characters, however this time they all are emotionally detached. Like his past movies Onir couldn’t make a similar magic with “Shab“. The screenplay of the film assumes a lower priority and makes the film barely watchable. Onir has a splendid interpretation of homosexuality and he wonderfully meshes it into his movies each time, however everything goes haywire in this one.

Star Cast Performance:

Raveena Tandon has given one of her most exotic, splendid performances in Shab. She figures out how to draw out each and every component of a rich and lonely trophy spouse who does not timid far from paying up for the love she desires. Tandon takes the show in the film!

Ashish Bisht as Mohan/Afzar impeccably gets into his character and acts out his dilemma, his distress and his helplessness.

Arpita Chatterjee is exceptionally normal and spontaneous as Raina. The performer needs to relinquish her Bengali accent in spite of the fact that she conveys a considerable measure of exchanges in Bengali.

Simon Frenay sets up a nice performance as Benoit.

Areesz Ganddi is impressive as Neel.

Sanjay Suri is found in a cameo as Raveena’s better half Vivek Modi.

Music Direction:

The background score by Mithoon and the songs O saathi sung by Arijit Singh and Awaari sung by the arranger himself is great.

What’s Good:

Shab is a dull, frequenting film about human feelings, connections, love and selling out that flourish in a somewhat artful and materialistic universe of Delhi’s first class society.

What’s Bad:

An avoidable and disappointing affair, particularly on the off chance that you hold a desire of a common Onir film.

Watch Or Not:

“Shab” is an gorgeous looking film with a starcast that is simple on the eyes. Raveena Tandon has never looked better. On the off chance that you are excited about stories managing with complexities of connections in the urban life and can sit through exhausting movies then you may this way.


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