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32 out of 50 people found the following review useful:

Where are the real gangsters? Hint: Not here!

3/10
Author: Tim Jade from Helsinki, Finland
15 August 2013

I am a huge fan of the first movie, which I've seen more than 10 times, and I obviously loved it. It's a shame though that I can't say the same for it's sequel, Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara.

The movie's script feels like an afterthought, like they first decided to cast Akshay Kumar in the role of Shoaib, then thought, okay now what should we do with the character? Even the director and his team knew that the story is extremely flimsy, so they decided to put in as many one liners & punch-packing dialogs as possible.

And it would have been better if these dialogs had been any good. They're unintentionally hilarious. I'll talk about that in a while.

Everyone in the movie talks like they are at a "mushaira" for dons.

They all speak in punchlines, especially Akshay Kumar, who seems to be hamming it up here.

And above everything else, they gave so many one liners & punchlines to Imraan Khan, who can't say them right even to save his life, it just makes the matters worse.

Talking about Imraan Khan, he does not do the movie any good, he doesn't look the part, doesn't act the part and whatever lines are given to him, he just makes the mess of them.

And it's not like that the dialogs are worth remembering, they range from passable to downright hilarious, and not hilarious in an obvious way, but in a way that the film makers had never intended.

Take this for an example, Imraan's character actually says this in the movie, (Translating in English because of the site's rules). Love is like a maid, it comes every day, does it's work and then goes away. And it's said in the movie in all seriousness. Unintentional laughter is in abundance here.

Akshay overacts, he's always wearing shades & smoking big cigars, &when it comes to dialogs, he just messes it up by trying to act super cool.

Imraan, just as always, is pathetic, this guy can't act to save his own life. One of the worst actors of his generation. He doesn't even look like a don in the movie, he looks like a high-society kid trying to mimic a don for a private spoof video.

The less said about Sonakshi Sinha, the better. Moving on...

The only good things in the movie are some of the action sequences and the small yet powerful turn by Sonali Bendre. She plays her part perfectly, and it was amazing seeing her on the big screen after such a long time. She looks beautiful.

I'm going with 3 out of 10 for the movie, an utter & colossal disappointment. I kept waiting for the movie to get better, but it didn't Note to film makers, write a script before you hire someone for the role.

Watching this film is like having a prostate exam, you know why you're there, but you don't know why you're really there.

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37 out of 63 people found the following review useful:

Loose and lengthy

3/10
Author: dineshprakash from India
15 August 2013

This time story is partially based on real incidents so too much liberty has been taken to narrate it, movie starts with crime and then gradually takes turn of a typical love triangle movie. Love is not very much established. Few dialogues are good but after a good dialogue you have to bear lots of forced and unnecessarily rhymed dialogues, which left bitter taste eventually. In its first part of series, dialogues were the one of the strongest point of film but in this one, dialogues, screenplay and story all loose the balance. Sometimes over the note sometimes under. There is a good comedy scene between Imran Khan and Sonakshi Sinha, about funny translation of Hindi lines and one misinterpreted word is very catchy but they repeat it so many times that it starts irritating you rather than tickle. Performance wise Akshay Kumar is good. Imran Khan is stiff. Sonakshi Sinha is cute but goes over board in intense emotional scene, especially in climax one. Pitobash, who played the character of Dedh Tang, is impressive. Music of first part of this film was amazing but in this one, it is just okay.

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32 out of 55 people found the following review useful:

OUATIMD rides on its dialogues and Akshay Kumar....!!!

8/10
Author: Kaushik Prusty from Cuttack
15 August 2013

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobara starts with it's superb dialogues and that is the USP of the movie. Through out the movie loads of dialogues will be fired towards you but the good thing is you will enjoy all the dialogues.It's not a complete gangster flick like the previous movie.As shown in the trailer it has its romantic moments & the movie drags sometimes in between those moments. But again the dialogues will keep u occupied. In terms of story line the movie is just fine and could have been better. But it's the performance of the lead actors that will force to overlook the average script. The Retro look of the movie is great & some intelligently directed scenes holds the story together.

In terms of acting Akshay Kumar steals the show with the help of some great dialogues. He is great as VILLAIN and shows his versatility as an actor. Sonakshi Sinha does her job quite well and imran khan shines as the HERO of the movie. Supporting characters are also good.

Direction of Milan Luthria is good but could have been better.

Cinematography is great and the movie bring back the 80's and 90's era quite well.

Music is good, though the music of it's prequel had it's own charm. But this one doesn't disappoint either.

Overall it's a good movie but it's dialogues and performances(specially of Akshay) makes it a great one.

8/10 for me.

P.S- watch out for 2 sec guest appearance of Vidya Balan..!!

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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful:

Spoiler Alert-Intolerable

1/10
Author: sammy from India
27 August 2013

With no storyline, no script, bad acting and boring dialogue the movie was doomed to bomb at the box office ab initio.

The movie could still have managed to evade this ignominy , had it featured good music. It didn't . The music is bad. It drives you crazy and out of the theatre.

The movie , is irritating and comes across as a 80's B-Grade gone real bad .

While Gangster movies are past their prime , this one touches new lows.

The first few minutes of the movie act as a fitting prologue and only the very brave can venture beyond it.

Akshay Kumar's performance is ignorable , stale and dull. Imran Khan is Naturally Unintelligent . Sonakshi misfits in beautifully .

There are cheap and childish jokes. Brow beaten and drab one liners. Clichéd depictions of filmy virtues like "Dosti" "Imaandaari" "Namak Ka Farz" etc .

There are surreal scenes as well , where, oblivious to the waste disposal systems of the Lavatories on Indian Trains, the characters lie beneath the tracks in search of philosophically charged revelations about life.

Please don't waste your time on this one. You won't survive the ordeal .

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14 out of 21 people found the following review useful:

totally value for money movie............enjoyable

8/10
Author: Vikask Kumar from new delhi
17 August 2013

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..movie is really good awesome dialog actor....great acting...nice story good creation of 7o's Mumbai...music is also good...must watch movie looking so classy... khan does his job really good........this film is different from its first part. .... story - One deadly don. One young protégé. Both in love with the same starlet. Who wins the girl in this felonious feat?

Once Upon a Time... Bollywood movies were enamored by dreaded D's of the underworld. They still are. Whether the story is told in retro-rap, or with stylish designer double Dons, or with gloss-free rawness of realism. This endless 'lawless' love affair continues. In , a love triangle forms the bloodline of the story, replete with , molls with and an overkill of 'loaded' dialogs dialogs.

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17 out of 27 people found the following review useful:

This film needed Ajay Dewgun, better music and a bit of story

5/10
Author: ale-xpressed1 from London, England
16 August 2013

This film is advertised as a underworld crime thriller, which it is not, it's a love story.

There are no underworld criminal moves or action, minimal story is dragged and Akshay is misfit in this powerful role.

Ajay Dewgun from OUATIM 1 is missed. Imran khan goes out of his urban romantic- comedy boy's comfort zone and does good. Sonakshi is there as a beautiful woman for whom 2 gangsters fall and she looks like one.

Could be better.

High expectations because of Part 1 do no favor to this one.

The only enjoyable song from the movie is Javed Bashir's Ye Tune Kya Kita which could've been used better to add that string romantic element much needed but it is not. There is no attempt to highlight the romantic emotions if the gangsters falling for an innocent (read dumb) Kashmiri girl. Similarly, there is little in character of Sonaksho other than her looks and innocence (read stupidity).

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18 out of 29 people found the following review useful:

Wrong Casting, Bad acting , awful directing

3/10
Author: rajib122 from Spain
16 August 2013

The sequel should have had Emraan Hashmi to continue his role, the dialogues suits him better, story should have portrayed more of the 70's feel which was not present.. like in the prequel.. the love story could have run parallel with the underworld maniac and control of power over Mumbai.. which sadly was sidelined. First its marketed as a Gangster/action genre movie but its a romantic movie. Akshay is Great actor no doubt about it but everybody has limitation. Akshay tried his best to be cool as a don but he miserably failed. Akshay could not go to dept of the character wheres Ajay set the bench mark of a don. dialogues were outstanding no doubt! but akshays voice doesn't suits at all. Imran did his well in Romantic scene but as a gangster he never match.

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21 out of 35 people found the following review useful:

Worse

Author: astitva_arora1312 from Ahmedabad
15 August 2013

Better wasting 200 Rs Eating at KFc then at this movie. Overacting and lack of performances and not good story line. Go watch Chennai Express Dobara then this.. Akki give me my money back... Critics were right this movie is not worth watching even once. Ekta worry was right because she knew that this film won't make enough in front of Chennai express and today also watched this because Chennai express was houseful and easily got ticket for this one. Ajay devgan, Emran Hasmi and Randeep hooda performances were powerful in first part the main reason behind success of first part. Akshay kumar suits more in comedy then in this type of role.

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15 out of 26 people found the following review useful:

watch the first part intead of wasting money and time on this

6/10
Author: Aditya Narayan Padhi from Bhilai
15 August 2013

Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobaara

Review:

The Movie starts from where Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai had ended.The films begins with Shoaib Khan(Akashya Kumar) picks up a nobody and teaches him the tricks of the trade. 12 years later,Shoaib is the biggest Godfather of Mumbai who handles in all the way from an Arab and the nobody Aslam (Imran Khan) one of his favourites. Then Shoaib comes back to Bombay to nail down all his rivals. Mean while Shoaib meets upon a young actress - Yasmin (Sonakshi Sinha). From the very first meeting shoaib and was completely blown away by her beauty,freshnes. Slowly,Shoaib's attraction becomes an obsession.This results in the ultimate showdown between Shoaib and Aslam (who is supposed to love Yasmin too)

Surprisingly None of the actors have done a gud job in the acting department.Both Akshay Kumar,Imran Khan fails to add depths to their characters. Even the one liners fails to make any impact .Music is just about average so as the background score.Cinematography was good.

OUATIMD is way below in standards of its prequel .This time Milan Luthria fails as a director and also as a script writer.Editing could have been better.

Final Verdict: OUATIMD neither entertain nor bores you. You can easily miss this one and save a few buks.

My rating:

Acting - 4/10

Music - 6/10

Direction- 5/10

Story - 6/10

Overall : 6/10

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

Highly Disappointing Sequel!

5/10
Author: Govind Nair from Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
25 August 2013

The movie being the sequel of a popular crime film 'Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai' was one of the most anticipated movies of the year. But, the movie is nowhere near to its prequel in comparison.

One of the drawbacks is the story as the tag line suggests 'This time it's personal.' The love story is the first priority which was not the same in the first installment.

Another possible reason is the cast of the movie. Akshay Kumar may be a very popular actor but according to me, he didn't get it right this time around whereas Emraan Hashmi playing the same character of Shoaib Khan in the first installment of the movie was much more natural.

The first part had fewer dialogues and were appropriate. This time, there are just too many of them which is not so impressing.

However, the music is quite commendable. The songs are worth listening but are played in the movie when not really required.

In other words, I would say that the movie wasn't up to the mark and didn't stand up to people's expectations.

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