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

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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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Rehana
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ACP Agnel Wilson
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Gauhar Khan ...
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Sub-Inspector Khan
Avtar Gill ...
Mantri
Naved Aslam ...
Patrick
Dheerendra Dwivedi ...
Gattu (as Dhiru Dwivedi)
Amy Kingston ...
Girl in pub
Imran Hasnee ...
Harish
Arbaaz Ali Khan ...
Pathan
Mehul Bhojak ...
Javed
Ravi Khanvilkar ...
Vardhan
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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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30 July 2010 (India)  »

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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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Emraan Hashmi's character Shoaib Khan is loosely based on the underworld leader, Dawood Ibrahim. Dawood Ibrahim was on Forbes 2008 list of The World's 10 Most Wanted criminals. Ajay Devgan who plays Sultan Mirza and Randeep Hooda who plays ACP Agnel Wilson also played characters based on Dawood Ibrahim in Company (2002) and 'D' (2005). See more »

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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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Referenced in Ragini MMS (2011) See more »

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I Am In Love
Written by Neelesh Misra
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Karthik
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Very good movie which recreates the 70s era perfectly. Ajay Devgan steals the show
6 May 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Milan Luthria is not a big director in Bollywood, but he's done very well here. The direction is brilliant, as is the cinematography. It recreates the 70s era perfectly.

The film tells the story, from the point of view of a police officer, about Sultan Mirza (Ajay)who went from nothing to the ruler of Mumbai, and Shoaib Khan (Emraan),the only son of an honest police officer who wants to make it big so badly.

The performance by Ajay Devgan is simply superb as Sultan Mirza; there isn't a role he cannot do. Emraan is good as Shoaib Khan, but I think his serial kisser/lover boy image just got the better of him here. Kangana Ranaut is good as one of the female leads, as is Prachi Desai as the other one. The problem is that Prachi is that she isn't as convincing in the movie in her role as Kangana is in her role. Still, Prachi has made a mighty good effort.

The film is full of good dialogues; a lot of them are one liners. I can tell you one thing for sure: you won't forget them that easily after you've seen it.

The music of the film is great. The song 'pee loon' stands out from the lot.

Verdict: A good gangster flick providing wholesome entertainment. One of the best films of 2010. I give it 9/10


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