The set-up seems familiar enough: Adi, an ambitious and self-righteous fresh-from-the-academy rookie cop gets paired with a grizzled veteran on a stakeout in search of Mumbai’s top hit man. However, once gun-drawn Adi corners the hit man in a rain-soaked alley way, Monsoon Shootout walks us through a series of different scenarios, while examining the effects of Adi’s choices and their consequences on everybody.
Featured in the Cannes Midnight program, Monsoon Shootout is an innovative and gritty cop drama with choose-your-own-adventure style twists that keep you guessing. The film features the familiar faces of Tannishtha Chatterjee (Siddarth), Geetanjali Thapa, and Nawazzudin Siddiqui (Bombay Talkies) as the brooding axe-wielding hit man. An international co-production years in the making, director Amit Kumar has given life to the conventional cop drama with style and flair.