Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Monsoon Shootout is creating quite a stir since its innovative trailer launch. Apart from Nawaz the film stars Vijay Varma Tannishtha Chatterjee in the lead roles.

Vijay Varma, Monsoon Shootout
Vijay Varma, Monsoon Shootout

The director Amit Kumar formed the story idea when he was a student of the Film and Television Institute of India. Four years after the crime thriller was completed, it will finally be out in theatres on December 15. The story of Monsoon Shootout is all about the choices faced by the central character, played by Vijay Verma. The plot is filled with possibilities, different outcomes for a common set of events and characters. The movie is a psychological thriller and the director took a help from psychology students to understand the nuances of one’s mind and thinking pattern. Director Amit built up his story with the help of these students insights. Speaking on this Amit Kumar said,” “Psychology students is just an euphemism for leading psychologists like Stefan Herzog and Ralh Hertwig, philosophers like Hegel and Brain researchers like Roth. I learnt a lot of things from the collective wisdom of these men. Basically, even if you are dozing in your chair, you are bombarded with an incredible 11 million sensory impressions per second. And our conscious thought, can process only 40 to 60 of these. The rest of them are intercepted by the Unconscious mind. This autopilot evaluates huge masses of information without our even noticing it.

Monsoon Shootout Poster
Monsoon Shootout Poster

Funnily, the golden rule is: the more pros and cons you have to consider, the less you should agonize over them. Instead you should trust your intuition. However, if the situation involves new factors that are outside your area of experience, then through an inner debate on the pros and cons, we can play devils advocate and make better informed choices.”

Ultimately, when you are in a split second decision scenario…there is no time to rely on conscious thought And you are left with a reliance on teh unconscious. However, the good news is that you can train this autopilot…like Chess Grandmasters can recognize almost 50,000 moves almost unconsciously. But chess players don’t grapple with life and death moments. Cops do.”

Monsoon Shootout
Monsoon Shootout

Monsoon Shootout is a crime thriller directed by Amit Kumar and produced by Monga, Anurag Kashyap, Arun Rangachari and Vivek Rangachari. The film stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vijay Verma, Neeraj Kabi and Tannishtha Chatterjee. Presented by Moving Pictures and produced by Sikhya Entertainment, Monsoon Shootout released on 15th December and has been appreciated widely by critics.

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