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Once Upon a Time in Mumbai (2010)
"Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama | Romance  -  30 July 2010 (India)
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A smuggler rises to power in in 1970s Mumbai, a younger gangster seeks to overthrow him, and a police officer is caught in the middle.

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Cast

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ACP Agnel Wilson
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Rehana
Prachi Desai ...
Mumtaz
Gauhar Khan ...
Dancer / Singer
Avtar Gill ...
Mantri
Asif Basra ...
Sub-Inspector Khan
Arbaaz Ali Khan ...
Pathan
Imran Hasnee ...
Harish
Naved Aslam ...
Patrick
Mehul Bhojak ...
Javed
Ravi Khanvilkar ...
Vardhan
Dheerendra Dwivedi ...
Gattu (as Dhiru Dwivedi)
Sanjeev Wilson ...
Chandru
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During March 1993, after his Ambassador car is being fished out of water, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Agnel Wilson, narrates to the Commissioner as to how he commenced his investigation against an underworld gangster, Sultan Mirza. He details how Sultan had survived floods in Madras, shortly after Independence; his arrival in Bombay; and his employment which earned him a mere 25 Paisa daily. Agnel's attempts to rein in Sultan fail, but he keeps tabs on him and his romance with Bollywood actress, Rehana; as well as his new recruit, Shoaib, the son of Sub-Inspector Khan. Agnel will find his investigation slipping out of his hands after Sultan temporarily delegates complete responsibility to Shoaib. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Once upon a time... there was a powerful king... a reigning queen... an innocent confidante... and an evil prince. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Once Upon a Time in Bombay  »

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£54,780 (UK) (30 July 2010)

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£54,780 (UK) (30 July 2010)
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This film is influenced by Once Upon a Time in America (1984) and the real-life accounts of India's most notorious gangsters, Haji Mastan and Dawood Ibrahim. See more »

Goofs

In one of the scenes Sultan Mirza is shown removing the railroad tracks and the railway sleeper or railroad tie are made of concrete. These concrete sleepers were introduced in India in early to mid 90s during the 70s there used to be wooden railway sleeper or railroad tie. See more »

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Babu Rao Mast Hai
Written by Amitabh Bhattacharya
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Mika Singh
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Relive the 80's era of Indian Cinema
31 July 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

It is a well researched movie, the movie is in a flash back narrated by the inspector Agnel. Its about the story of 2 young boy in Mumbaai with the dream of ruling the queen city. The movie is directed keeping in mind the era when the story would have happened and that is what adds reality on celluloid. The background score of the movie is just awesome and after watching it people may get mad about it ,as I am searching all over internet to get that music. It gives the feeling of olden era's music with the new instruments and that will give you a great effect.

The movie is power packed with good one-liners and any one who has interest in dialogs will just love it. Ajay Devgn acting is just superb ,he is well suited for the character that he is portraying .Emraan Hashmi is a bit disgusting because of the dialog delivery,yet he is good.

Overall , the movie is watchable and it will surely remind you the era of olden Indian Cinema.


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