Film Shaitan borrows from the real life devil. This story is about five youngsters set in the urban scape of Mumbai. Young, intelligent, good looking and cool, they have no hang ups and boundaries. In short they are prone to excitement and change in life.
Amy (Kalki Koechlin) reaches Mumbai when her NRI dad (Rajit Kapoor), who stays in LA, decides to
relocate. Amy had a disturbed childhood and therefore has grown up to be a disturbed teenager. After coming to Mumbai she joins a group of rich, reckless and aimless young people, who are hell-bent on living life on the edge. Drugs, speed, racing cars is a sure element in their lives. Until one such race that ends in an accident. That is where the story begins. They falls into vicious pit, full of crime and violence. They come to a situation where everything takes a back seat, be it sanity or morality. And the fact that most of them are carefree, strikes the notes in the film.
With Shaitan the Indian audiences will experience a total new genre of cinema for the very first time. The reality, edginess and awkwardness that stays with the viewers after the show, proves the proficiency work of the writers (Megha Ramaswamy and Bejoy Nambiar) and director's (Bejoy Nambiar). Shaitan brilliantly investigates the darker side of the freedom, which is aggressive, sexual, brutal, edgy and well aware of everything happening around. Producer Anurag Kashyap's films has always been labeled 'dark', but the tinge of wickedness and reality that its carries is also seen in Shaitan.