film explores the entwined lives of nine characters in Mumbai city.
(Shilpa), a talented but bored housewife, craves affection from husband, Ranjeet
Ranjeet is having a secret affair with his secretary, Neha (Kangana) by using
his employee, Rahul's (Sharman) flat for his sexual desires.
Ambitious and career minded, Rahul is secretly in love with Neha and is unaware
about her affair.
single at 30, Shikha's sister and Neha's room mate, Shruti, meets prospective
suitor, Debu (Irrfan), but is unimpressed by his brazen attitude.
In order to pursue his dreams, Amol (Dharmendra) left his girlfriend (Nafisa)
behind, 40 years ago for fame and fortune.
He now returns to her when both are counting their last days. Meanwhile, a neglected
Shikha gets attracted to Akash (Shiney), a struggling theatre actor
on the rebound from a divorce.
these stories intermingle and affect the individual's lives, form the climax of
this social drama.
After all the hype and controversy during her Big Brother appearance, the big
question for Shilpa Shetty was whether she could do herself justice
on the silver screen.
for her, Metro is director Basu's most accomplished work, giving a Bollywood product
matching Hollywood standards of filmmaking.
Basu's inspiration of incorporating a rock band and narrating the story in parts
through songs is a Bollywood first.
Shetty is the life and soul of the film as she gives her career's best performance
of a neglected housewife craving for love.
Her on screen husband, Kay Kay, charmingly plays the adulterous Ranjeet but wins
your heart in the end despite his faults.
Sharman Joshi, brilliantly portrays Rahul's helplessness through his eyes and
long silences whilst Kangana as the mentally unstable and suicidal Neha,
will tug your heart strings.
moments come from Irrfan who entertains as the blatant Debu.
is intellectual cinema at its best and is sure to win everyone's hearts. Its recent
glitzy Leicester Square premiere was truly and rightly
by Manish Gajjar