'Shanghai', directed by Dibakar Banerjee, is the official Hindi adaptation of the political thriller by the Greek novelist Vassilis Vassilikos. It's about the real-life assassination of a dynamic politician.
A small town somewhere in India is poised to become the next Shanghai. Billions of dollars are being poured into an upcoming International Business Park.
On the eve of its launch a drunk truck driver mows down a prominent social activist. A lone girl (Kalki Koechlin) believes it to be a murder.
She is supported by a porn film maker (Emraan Hashmi) who claims to have the proof that will bring the government down.
A high ranking bureaucrat (Abhay Deol) is brought in to investigate the accident.
Shanghai, a political thriller, follows the journey of these unlikely heroes as they come together to find justice in the labyrinth of Indian democracy.