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Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara! -- The story of an underworld don, Shoaib, who killed his mentor in the past (in the movie Once Upon A Time In Mumbai) to gain supremacy and is now the ruling mafia king. His influence and power has spread right up to the Middle East, today. Shoaib is now a flamboyant, suave man who is feared and revered. Shoaib's only confidantes are his best friend Javed, who oversees his empire for him and his former lover Mumtaz who is now his closest friend. He often visits the poor Muslim areas where he grew up and it is on one such visit that he meets Aslam. He takes him under his wings and gradually Aslam becomes one of his favorites.


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Rajat Arora
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Release Date:
15 August 2013 (India) See more »
The story of Shoaib, an underworld don who came to power by killing his mentor and has extended his kingdom with the help of his best friend... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Akshay Kumar ... Shoaib Khan

Imran Khan ... Aslam

Sonakshi Sinha ... Jasmine
Sonali Bendre ... Mumtaz (Special Appearance) (as Sonali Bendre Behl)
Mahesh Manjrekar ... Rawal
Akash Khurana ... DK

Sophiya Chaudhary ... Sheela (as Sophie Choudry)
Mushtaq Khan ... Chilliya
Vidya Malvade ... Mona
Abhimanyu Singh ... ACP Sawant
Sarfaraz Khan ... Javed
Chetan Hansraj ... Jimmy
Tiku Talsania ... Shaheen's Father
Bala Manian ... Vardhan

Pitobash ... Dedh Taang
Hazel Croney ... Lead Performer (song 'Tu Hi Khwashish') (as Hazel Crowney)
Mangala Kenkre ... Jasmine's Mother (as Mangal Kenkre)
Hussain Shaikh ... Akbar
Sanjeev Wadhwani ... Sameer Dixit
Sachin Lalwani ... Young Aslam
Tejas Rahate ... Young Dedh Taang
Shekhar Shukla ... Mishra Paanwala
Priyanka Khandale ... Shaheen
Sheetal Pandya ... Jasmine's Sister
Nazea Sayed ... Jasmine's Sister (as Nazea Sayed Hasan)
Yaad Garewal ... Chappan Cut
Deepraj Rana ... Trilok
Diwakar Dhayani ... Chote (as Diwakar Dhyani)
Parvesh Dhawan ... Home Cricket Captain
Lucky Sandhu ... Visiting Cricket Captain
Deepak Shroff ... Commentator (Hindi)
Pawan Chopra ... Commentator (English)
Khagesh Vaidya ... Umpire at Cricket Match
Devdutta Nage ... Cop at Police Station (as Devdatta Nage)
Rajendra Shisatkar ... Cop at Police Station
Madan Tyagi ... Inspector Damle
Sukhwinder Chahal ... Assistant Director at Film Set

Kurush Deboo ... Stylo Manager
Shivangi Mehra ... Heroine at Awards
Arti Rautela ... Heroine at Awards
Anagla Joshi ... Heroine at Awards
Mahima Bakshi ... Heroine at Awards
Aru Krishansh Verma ... Hero at Awards (as Aru K. Verma)
Manuj Bhaskar ... Hero at Awards (as Manuj Bhasker)
Vishal Saini ... Hero at Awards
Vikas Bhola ... Writer at Awards
Raj Lathiya ... Boy at Chilliya's Restaurant
Anjani Khanna ... Rawal's Gang Member
Shakur Rana ... Rawal's Gang Member
Rajinder Saini ... Rawal's Gang Member
Aslam R. Wadkar ... Doctor (as Aslam Wadkar)
Gulshan Pandey ... Commissioner
Baldev Trehan ... Old Man at Set
Vijay Shukla ... Old Man (Angadia Sequence)
Premchand Singh ... TT (Angadia Sequence)
Rama Murty ... Chaiwalla (Angadia Sequence)
Wasim Khan ... Groom (Angadia Sequence)
K.T. Ananda Rao ... Security at Parking Lot (as KT Ananda Rao)
Sharadchandra Gaurav ... Manager at Rawal's Club
Nishi Singh ... Chunni Bai
Rajendra Jadhav ... Traffic Cop (as Rajendra Jhadhav)
Subhasis Chakraborty ... Dhobi
Noor Mohammad ... Beggar (as Noor Mohammed)
Firoz Khan ... Blackie at Cinema
Anshika Aurora ... Chote's Girlfriend
Ashok Kumar Beniwal ... Goon 1
Suleiman Sheikh ... Goon 2
Ajay Tiwari ... Goon 3
Maansingh Meena ... Goon 4
Sushant Kandiya ... Goon 5
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Vidya Balan ... Woman in Burqa (song 'Tayyab Ali') (uncredited)

Directed by
Milan Luthria 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rajat Arora 
Aditi Mediratta  associate writer

Produced by
Tanuj Garg .... co-producer
Ekta Kapoor .... producer
Shobha Kapoor .... producer
Sarita Patil .... associate producer
Hussain Shaikh .... executive producer
Original Music by
Pritam Chakraborty 
Sandeep Shirodkar (background music)
Cinematography by
Ayananka Bose 
Film Editing by
Akiv Ali 
Production Design by
Priya Suhas 
Costume Design by
Moiz Kapadia 
Manish Malhotra 
Dipti Mhatre 
Kunal Rawal 
Production Management
Shiva Chandra .... post-production manager
Sarita Patil .... production head
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shahana Dasgupta .... second assistant director
Nihar Joshi .... trainee assistant director
Abhishek Kabli .... assistant director
Sakshi Khanna .... trainee assistant director
Aditya Mandke .... second assistant director
Yogendra Patil .... assistant director
Karan Rawal .... creative assistant director
Dev Rohira .... trainee assistant director
Sneha Taurani .... first assistant director
Aarun Kumar Thevar .... assistant director
Art Department
Jayashree Lakshminarayanan .... assistant production designer
Sound Department
Afsar Baig .... boom operator
Ramesh Inamati .... location recordist
Gandhar Mokashi .... associate mixing engineer
Ajay Kumar P.B. .... sound re-recording mixer
Dipesh Patel .... adr engineer
Dhrubajyoti Phukan .... supervising mix editor
Koteswara Rao S.V. .... associate sound re-recording mixer
Avinash Sonawane .... sound effects editor (2013)
Visual Effects by
Yatin Bhave .... digital compositor
Carrel D'Souza .... visual effects producer
Gsanjeevandreason .... digital compositor
Arun Kataria .... matte painter
Raghunathan Kunal .... digital compositor
Nadeem Mohd .... compositor
Sanjiv Naik .... visual effects supervisor
Paresh Navlakha .... digital compositor
Anupam Pal .... compositor
Bhavesh Patel .... cgi artist
Hitesh Patel .... cgi artist
Abdul Rasheed .... digital compositor
Ranadheer Reddy .... visual effects supervisor
Sarika Salian .... compositor
Selvakumar .... digital compositor
Shaikh Sohel .... matchmove lead
Sridharan .... senior compositor: Reliance Media Works
Prasad Sutar .... visual effects supervisor
Ejaz Gulab .... stunts
Javed Karim .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Harish Krishnan .... Second Camera Operator
Arman Merchant .... still photographer
Suneet Vats .... assistant camera
Kapil Verma .... steadicam operator
Ann Wraith .... lighting technician
Hari Vendantam .... additional cinematography (uncredited)
Casting Department
Taran Bajaj .... casting
Jitendra Rai .... casting associate
Sapana Sharma .... casting assistant
Padam Mishra .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Moiz Kapadia .... costume design
Deepti Mhatre .... costume design
Editorial Department
Rohit Karkera .... digital intermediate conformist
Shadab Khan .... assistant editor
Ken Metzker .... colorist
Abhishek Seth .... associate editor
Music Department
Rajat Arora .... lyricist
Dhrubajyoti Phukan .... music producer/programmer
Sandeep Shirodkar .... song programming
Other crew
Shafi Ahmad .... behind the scenes
Husaini Hasnain .... production controller
Raju Khan .... choreographer
Alnoor Merchant .... digital campaign
Shompa Mitra .... Branding and Strategic Alliances
Binny Padda .... visual promotions
Ravi Padda .... visual promotions
Praful Salunke .... post production head
Prerna Singh .... marketing head

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Once Upon Ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara!" - International (English title) (poster title)
"Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai 2" - India (English title) (alternative title)
"Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Again" - India (English title) (alternative title)
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160 min
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Did You Know?

Shahid Kapoor was the first choice of Aslam's character which was later replaced by Imran Khan.See more »
Anachronisms: (at around 2h) When Shoaib enters inside the police station, the map of India that hangs behind him shows the newly carved states of Uttarakhand, Chhatisgarh and Jharkhand, which came into existence only in the year 2000.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Mr India (1987)See more »


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Average gangster flick, missing few ingredients ....., 23 August 2014
Author: tharukshan12 from Sri Lanka

First of all i would like to point out the prequel of this movie, once upon a time in mumbaai. This film was released widely in 2010 and praised for its innovative presentation which demonstrated the new trend of gangster flicks. Most importantly as a dreaded gangster shoahaib khan, emraan did a marvelous job. As an evil character he had immersed and beautifully crafted the role very well. We were really scared and terrified by him as a shoahaib Khan. OK, now come to this film which takes off directly with its predecessor, and highlights the return of evil prince, shoahaib khan (Akshay Kumar). After killing his mentor, sultan, shoahaib becomes most powerful underworld kingpin who reigns Bombay as per his wish. Unlike previous Bombay, which was peacefully reigned by sultan, present Bombay is totally ruined and terrified by him. He even disagrees to split Bombay among other gangsters who are disappointed by him during a meeting which is arranged by shoahaib himself. Everything goes perfect until he meets a naive woman, Jasmin. Without knowing much about him she comes close to him in the name of friendship, however, later this friendship turn into enmity when she finds out about shoahaib and his intentions of love for her. Unbeknownst to him, his right hand, aslam also has feelings for her and succeeds when she reciprocates him instead of his mentor, shoahaib. In this place the clash is about to begun between him and his mentor. What happens when shoahaib finds out this and who eventually wins over Jasmin, that's the crux of this story. Upon noticing the plot of this film, you can simply find out that it doesn't really sound like a satisfying gangster flick, isn't it? You're correct. As i hinted before, this film fails to prove its expectations among audience and hence ruins the the prequel drastically. On the other hand it's not fair to tell that it has nothing, because some scenes are really shot well and entertain us in some portions. Furthermore akshay kumar,unexpectedly forgets about his role that he's essaying the role of dreaded gangster, which was outstandingly performed by emraan initially. Beyond fewer plus points, nothing is there in this film. In conclusion i would like to say that people who watched he prequel of this movie must not go for this film which is because it may spoil the reputation of it. people who didn't watch the prequel has fewer possibilities to enjoy this film slightly. So on the whole, Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobaaras fails to satisfy the intentions and the expectations of the audience completely. Go for it, if you're free and have nothing to do.

My Rating for his film - 6/10

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