One Line Review: The film very beautifully traces the lives of four individuals, and various upheavals and struggles of their personal lives.
Negative Points: Narrative of the film could have been structured in a more refined way. The story is not as briskly told as in Onir’s previous creations.
Sporting a shiny brief, Mohan (Ashish Bisht) is a struggling model, proud of his 'Italian' looks. A wealthy socialite and judge of a modeling competition Sonal (Raveena Tandon) turns into a cougar by night and Mohan is her latest toy. Sonal's husband (Sanjay Suri) is away travelling. Neel (Areesz Ganddi) runs a cafe and is trying to cope with the separation from his boyfriend. Neel's friend Raina (Arpita Chatterjee) and her French neighbor Benoit (Simon Frenay) are good friends. They all have a dream, ambition and a common string that ties them together - loneliness.More »
Raveena Tandon plays high society lady Sonal Modi, who alleviates her boredom and passionless marriage by careless cheating on her jet-set businessman husband Raj (Sanjay Suri). Tandon is pitch perfect in this part as she finds the ideal toy boy in the fresh-off-the-boat Mohan (Ashish Bisht). Mohan comes to Delhi from his hill state hometown in the hope of making it in the world of modelling, but who fails to make the cut in a talent pageant.More »
On the surface, Onir's Shab looks like a critique of the big, bad world of fashion in New Delhi. There's even an insight on the world of high society and its warped morals. But what makes this film more than just a sensational piece of cinema is its reflection into relationships. Four stories get intertwined as the characters keep crossing paths. While the narrative isn't always crystal clear, the emotions are strong and the story of Shab is its strength. It isn't director Onir's best film.More »