MONSOON SHOOTOUT marks the emergence of a striking new talent on the Indian film scene. Amit Kumar's debut feature is a taut thriller exploring police violence, corruption and the moral quandary facing an idealistic rookie cop. Depicting an India in which extrajudicial murders by the police are commonplace, Kumar takes one of these “encounters” as the starting point for a compact and riveting ride through Mumbai's underworld. As heavy monsoon rains lash the city's badlands, Adi (Vijay Verma), an enthusiastic cop out on his first assignment, faces a life-altering moment when he must decide whether to shoot or not.
MONSOON SHOOTOUT then presents three scenarios with very different repercussions for each possible decision Adi could make, taking Adi on a journey that pits him against a system that demands a compromise of his morals. Inventive, full of energy and a breakout in India’s nouveau crime genre, the film strikes a balance between stylish visuals and narrative sophistication. The critically acclaimed film had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.