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Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara Movie Review - Duaon Mein Nahin Badduaon Mein Yaad Rakhna...

Dated : August, 15, 2013 BY Divya Solgama

Ratings : star


Three years back director Milan Luthria surprised all of us by giving a fantastic gangster drama 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbai'. It was not a path breaking film and had story which we have seen it plenty of times, but still the movie had its own style and managed to create a deep impact on its viewers mind and their heart. Right from the actors performance, dialogs, music, direction, production values and story line everything was perfectly placed in good commercial format. Next year the director came back with another bang in form of 'The Dirty Picture', which too was another perfect example of good commercial entertainer turning out to be another huge hit. After a gap of about a year, he comes back with the sequel of 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbai' with new sets of actors and theme attached to it. So let's find out whether this entertainer director will manage to score a hat trick of hits with his latest film 'Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobara'.

Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara Review


'Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobara' carries forward the story of underworld don Shoiab Khan {Akshay Kumar} who is now the new ruler of Mumbai city. Aslam {Imran Khan} is one of his most trusted and faithful associate. Together they are trying to locate Rawal {Mahesh Manjrekar} who had plotted against Shoiab. Meanwhile Shoiab meets a starlet Jasmine {Sonakshi Sinha} and slowly falls in love with her. Similarly Aslam in order to help his friend Dedh Taang {Pitobash Tripathy} starts interacting with Jasmine and he too falls in love with her. What happens next is what the entire film is all about.

Screenplay & Technicalities:

The love triangle in the story has been used million times in our Hindi films featuring the clash between loyalty and friendship. The only difference here was, that it was set on the backdrop of a gangster's life. But the hangover of 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbai' is so high that it becomes difficult to digest the love story in this type of film. The screenplay too is lame and lethargic. It moves on snail pace and does not gel with the film. The first half still has few scenes like Akshay meeting Sophie Choudry, Imran's entry scene in the train followed by Akshay-Sonakshi chat in the award ceremony which are interesting. But besides these scenes there is nothing much which keeps you indulged in the film.

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On the flip side, scenes like Akshay-Sonakshi first meet, Imran teaching Sonakshi English, Imran trying to propose Sonakshi, Akshay's anger over Sonakshi, Imran blabbering in hospital to Sonakshi, Sonali Bendre trying to make Akshay understand the situation followed by climax fight are over the top. The scenes are so lengthy and misses the required spark. After the slow first half, second half starts to test your patience as there is hardly any activity in the film besides the rotten screenplay and never ending scenes with loads of unwanted dialogs. Speaking about the dialogs, which were major highlight of 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbai', fails to make any impact here. They looked forced and at time overdone.

Music & Direction:

Music is not at par with 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbai', but still songs like 'Tu Hi Khwahish', 'Chugliyaan' and 'Bismillah' are above average. 'Yeh Tu Ne Kya Kiya' is similar to 'Tum Jo Aaye' from the first part. 'Tayyab Ali' is horrible in terms of audio and video. Background music is average. Pritam fails to create the magic he managed in 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbai'.

Director Milan Luthria tried to do something different to a typical love triangle by adding the backdrop of gangster drama from his successful film 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbai'. But he fails big time as the whole conviction level was highly missing in the film. The over usage of dialogs starts to irritate you after a given point. There was absolutely no strong effort from this director, thus ending up as one of his worst film. The overconfidence generated after the success of his recent films reflected in this movie. We hope and wish he regains his senses and gives us what he is known for - Entertainment, Entertainment and Entertainment.

Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara Ratings


Akshay Kumar looks smashing and strikes high resembles to the real life underworld don. But when it comes to performance he fails this time as all his dialogs irritate you after a given time. Imran Khan has proved that even if he is a Haryanvi {Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola} or a Dongri guy, his Bandra accent will always be with him. His three step expressions are so fake and juvenile. The makers have given him a long scene in hospital where he overacts and bores you down to death. Sonakshi Sinha is fine but not at par with her superb performance in 'Lootera'. As the movie progresses she starts to deteriorate and towards the climax was screechy. Mahesh Manjrekar, Abhimanyu Singh, Chetan Hansraj, Sarfaraz Khan, Aakash Khurana, Mushtaq Khan, Pitobash Tripathy, Tiku Talsania and others are wasted. Sophie Choudry & Sonali Bendre in small role were good. I wonder what Vidya Malvade was doing in this miniscule role.

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So bol meri "FILMI KHOPDI" iss film mein kitna hain Dum?

Dum? Well thoda bahut dum hai in the initial phase but later all the dum fizzles out and has hardly anything left. The overacting by the lead actors, weak screenplay, overdose of dialogs, average music and lame direction makes this movie a boring and pale watch. If you compare this movie with 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbai' it stands nowhere close nor has any standard to be at par with it. There is a famous dialog in both of the films 'Duaon Mein Yaad Rakhana' which after watching this movie, would like to rephrase as 'Duaon (blessings) mein nahin, Badduaon (Curse) mein yaad rakhna'.

  • Ratings: 1.75/5

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