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07-30-2010, 10:54 PM #1
Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai: A well made movie
Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai released in theatres today. It is an underworld movie that shows the rise of gangsters in Mumbai in 70s and the 80s. The movie is directed by Milan Luthria.
Though the makers of the movie said that the characters of the movie have no resemblance with any person living or dead, news reports widely claimed that the movie is actually based on the life famous underworld don, Haji Mastan. Even Haji Mastan’s son sued the makers of the movie for derogating his father.
The movie will take you back the 70s Mumbai. It tells the story of the rise of Sultan Mirza (Ajay Devgan). Shoaib Khan (Emraan Hashmi) is the protégé of Sultan who challenges Sultan’s supremacy.
The movie shows the condition of Mumbai through the eye of a police officer, Agnel (Randeep Hooda). The movie has a very good story and the script and narration is very smooth, there are no lose ends.
Ajay Devgan played his part with great ease. This is not the first time he played the role of a gangster but playing the role of a 70s gangster requires great acting skill and the actor possesses just that. The female leads, Prachi Desai and Kangana Ranawat are also fabulous and Imran Hashmi also fitted into his character of a Shoaib very well. Even Pritam’s music is very much enjoyable and adds more to the charm of the movie.
Overall, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai is a very well-made movie and people should go and watch it....being a human...
08-03-2010, 06:42 AM #2Let me start from the beginning. The movie is a pure recreation of Mumbai’s underworld industry! With a theme like “Underworld,” comparisons with flicks like “Company” or “Shootout at Lokhandwala” or “Satya” or “Black Friday” were bound to happen, but this movie is DIFFERENT… a pinch of melodrama, acting, script, glamour, dialogues and overall persona is what makes is unique and fresh from other Bollywood creations!
The movie takes us back to the time when giving “supari” was all it meant to finish someone and when crime was the only means to get power, money and lust (It still is, but the magnitude has changed.)
The whole movie went like a heavy passing twister… full of ups and downs. There were heavy dialogues “har kitab ki kismat main library nahin hoti, kuch kabadi ki dukan main milti hain” and others added cheery on the cake when it comes to the brilliance of this movie! Hats of to the dialogue writers who left no stone unturned in depicting every emotion with huge grandeur and amplitude!
To revisit the era of 1970s, one has to watch this movie by hook or by crook! The clash between the two titans, Sultan Mirza (referring to: Haji Mastan) and Shoaib Khan (referring to: Dawood Ibrahim), is something for which the audience must go and watch this lush screenplay! The gentler business ways of the former banging with the sharp criminal ways of the latter cannot be describes in words until and unless you don’t go and witness it yourself (highly recommended)! The high drama only adds a feather in this flabbergast cap called “Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai.”
Coming to the cast, it’s AMAZING! And mentioning the name of one over another would only do harm to another’s image! And I am in a mood to DO justice with all the characters… so won’t mention any name here!...being a human...