Shootout At Wadala Movie Review: Guns, Gangs, Grit!
Shootout At Wadala Movie Review-In Brief:
Based on a non-fiction book, the film revolves around the rise and subsequent fall of a gangster named Manya Surve.
Shootout At Wadala Movie Review-Verdict:
If you like your films with larger than life characters, slick action and the kind of dialogues that makes the front row whistle with wicked gusto, SAW is definitely your cup of tea.
Shootout At Wadala Movie Review-Story Plot:
Manohar Surve (John Abraham) is a ‘straight as an arrow’college student, who dreams of getting a decent job after securing good marks in his college exams. However, Manohar’s step-brother is a goon and while rescuing his sibling from some rivals, a man gets killed and Manohar is arrested alongwith his brother.
In jail, Manohar’s brother Bhargav is assassinated and the young man decides to avenge his brother’s death by taking the help of fellow inmate Sheikh Munir (Tusshar Kapoor).
Meanwhile, Inspector Afaaq Bagraan (Anil Kapoor) and his team of cops are frustrated with the Pathan gangs, who rule the city without any fear of law. When Inspector Bhinde (Mahesh Manjrekar) is told to seek the help of the young and upcoming Zuber Haksar (Manoj Bajpayee) and his brother Dilawar (Sonu Sood) to counter the Pathan menace, the cop fails to realize that he is unleashing bigger troubles by roping in the two brothers.
As Manya and Zuber both grow in stature as far as their standing in the Mumbai underworld is concerned, it is expected that the two would clash for the supremacy of the city...
Shootout At Wadala Movie Review-Performances:
John Abraham has never played a role like this before and fans of the actor are sure to be pleased to see their favourite beefcake play the raw toughie. Though Abraham could have worked better on his diction and dialogue delivery to make his character more menacing, it is not a bad effort as such. Anil Kapoor looks dashing as ever with his aviators and stern demeanor and plays the tough, no-nonsense cop with effortless ease. Bajpayee is a master of his craft and as the dapper Zuber, he gives a great performance whereas Sonu Sood proves without a doubt that he is not just another pretty face. Playing a role based on Dawood Ibrahim is a challenge indeed and Sood applies himself to the task honestly. Another actor to watch out for is Siddhant Kapoor, who plays a very ‘Billy The Kid’ kind of character and the son of Shakti Kapoor will surprise everyone with his easy charm on the screen. Tusshar Kapoor is passable enough though Kangna cannot pull off a middle class Maharashtrian girl at all. Ronit Roy and Mahesh Manjrekar are decent enough in their roles as Bagran’s sidekick cops.
Shootout At Wadala Movie Review-Direction:
Sanjay Gupta is known for making slick thrillers and if that is what you expected, Shootout At Wadala won't disappoint you. The film has been shot quite well, the action is slick and gory and the characters are larger than life. Special mention must be made of Milap Zaveri's dialogue. Each and every character has the kind of lines, which belong to the seeti bajao category and though it sometimes seems a bit too over the top to have each and every character speak that way, the lines have the kind of panache and style to them that is sure to keep you entertained. On the flip side, the item songs, which suddenly spring up and the too long second half might be a downer (though the former might still find many takers...who doesn’t like to see Sunny Leone and Priyanka Chopra doing some latka-jhatkas)?
Shootout At Wadala Movie Review-Music:
From the ala re ala’ to Babli Badmaash to Laila, the music of the film is definitely foot-tapping and entertaining.
Shootout At Wadala Movie Review-Final Word:
Definitely a watch!
Release Date : 03 May 2013
Director : Sanjay Gupta
Cast : Gargi Patel, John Abraham, Tusshar Kapoor, Sonu Sood, Hussain Shaikh, Vineet Sharma, Raju Kher, Raju Mavani, Ronit Roy, Chetan Hansraj, Soni Razdan, Akbar Khan, Mahesh Manjrekar, Ranjeet, Arif Zakaria, Manoj Bajpayee, Anil Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Karan Patel, Jaswinder Gardner, , Pankaj Kalra, Sangeeta Khonayat, Sanjeev Chadha
Genre : Action , Crime