Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara! Movie Review: Better Watch The Prequel… Dobaara!
Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara Movie Review- In Short:
An underworld don and his protégé end up falling in love with the same woman, leading to the inevitable clash.
Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara Movie Review-Verdict:
The prequel, starring Ajay Devgn and Emraan Hashmi, was an immensely likeable movie. Sadly, the same cannot be said for the sequel.
Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara Movie Review-Story Plot:
After killing his mentor Sultan Mirza, Shoaib (Akshay Kumar) has become the undisputed king of the Mumbai underworld, who operates from some Middle East country and believes that he can have anything and anyone he wants.
When the decadent Shoaib comes across struggling actress Jasmine (Sonakshi Sinha) while in Mumbai, he gets floored by her innocence and starts a campaign to woo her. Meanwhile, his protégé Aslam (Imran Khan) too has fallen for Jasmine and even as the two gangsters stand shoulder to shoulder to take on their rivals, the stage is set for a conflict between the two when Jasmine chooses Aslam over Shoaib.
Who will get the girl? Watch the movie to find out...
Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara Movie Review-Performances:
Akshay Kumar is one of the finest actors we have and this reviewer is a die-hard fan of the Khiladi and yet, in this movie, he will make you cringe with distaste. Though the makers have worked hard on his look, his dialogue delivery seems too artificial and he cannot seem to portray that menacing aura with a natural ease. On his part, Imran Khan has put in a decent effort, but with his chocolate boy looks, one finds it difficult to imagine him as a Dongri tough. Sonakshi Sinha looks good but her character is too ‘bimbo-ish’ to be likeable. It is Sonali Bendre, who appears in a cameo as Mumtaz, who wins your heart with her performance. The rest of the cast has performed passably.
Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara Movie Review-Direction: Milan Luthria had delivered a winner with Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai and the retro look, the dialogues and the performances in the film had won everyone’s hearts. However, the sequel fails to do what the prequel achieved.
The lines, though larger than life, do not have the desired impact and the film appears as if it is trying too hard to be cool. Moreover, the love triangle hasn’t been explored effectively either (the two men come to know that they love the same woman after too long a time, leaving very little scope for the two lovers to have a hearty clash). A few action scenes have been beautifully shot, but they are not enough to salvage the movie. It can be safely said that the sequel lacks the class and charm of the Devgn-Hashmi starrer.
All in all, the film fails to move you or grip you with its story.
Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara Movie Review-Music:
Except for the Tayyab Ali song and the slow track Chugliyan, the rest of the music is not really memorable.
Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara Movie Review - Final Word:
Better watch the prequel... Dobaara!