The promo of the film is a mini version of what Shaitan is in reality. The 'l' word comes to mind as soon as one sees actress Kalki Koelchin kissing Keerti Kulhari as a 'dare to', during a game of 'truth and dare'. One will a see TV set being crashed into a guy's head and a guy hitting himself with a belt.
The weird ways to of today's youth will be shown through this Anurag Kashyap's film without forgetting the style quotient of the same. The film has been shot from upside-down angles with high speed shots, in order to bring out the edginess of youngsters.
The film will be exploring the dark side of today's world. Director Nambiar, who was the former assistant to Mani Ratnam, says to Mid Day, "The idea was to translate the edginess of the film into the trailer. It's a representation of youth I have seen around me, the kind of people I have grown up and interacted with. Today's youth is aggressive, sexual, violent, edgier and aware of everything happening around. They like to explore the darker side and push the envelope till they can be brought in check by authorities. The film is basically about how well you deal with the shaitaan (demon) within you."
Producer Anurag Kashyap told, "Shaitan is like a David Flincher film set in Mumbai made by an Indian filmmaker. It completely blows you away." The film stars actor Rajeev Khandelwal, Shiv Pandit, Kalki Koelchin, Neil Bhoopalam, Keerti Kulhari and others.