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Shootout at Wadala (2013)

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The first-ever registered encounter by the Mumbai Police, which took place on November 1, 1982. Based on a true story.



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Credited cast:
Vidya Joshi
Inspector Afaaque Baagwan
Bhargav Surve
Siddhant Kapoor ...
Sheik Munir
Zubair Imtiaz Haskar (as Manoj Bajpai)
Inspector Shinde
Police Commisioner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chetan Hansraj ...
Akbar Khan


The first-ever registered encounter by the Mumbai Police, which took place on November 1, 1982. Based on a true story.

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Release Date:

3 May 2013 (India)  »

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S.A.W.  »

Box Office


INR 260,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$61,604 (USA) (10 May 2013)


$369,310 (USA) (24 May 2013)

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Vivek Oberoi was offered the part of Dawood Ibrahim and was going through the script but a long wait from his side with no positive response made Sanjay Gupta sign Sonu Sood for the role. See more »


In the final shootout, policemen are armed with 6-shot revolvers. No one is seen reloading and more than six shots are fired. See more »


Zubair Imtiaz Haskar: Kaam kya karega?
Manya Surve: Sharir mein 206 haddiya hain aur samvidhan mein 1670 kanoon. Haddi se lekar kanoon... sab thodta hoon!
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References Shalimar (1978) See more »

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Shootout at Wadala entertains but is wasted potential
6 May 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I missed the prequel 'Shootout at Lokhandwala' which did great and after hearing the rave reviews 'Shootout at Wadala' has been getting I decided to give the franchise a shot.I ended up with mixed feelings.What's good? The apropos setting means that as you sit through the first half hour of the movie you will find yourself quickly immersed in the gangster world of Mumbai(then Bombay) in the 70's and 80's.That is courtesy to a gripping story,exhilarating pace and good acting.The actors seem well cast.John Abraham(Manya Surve) impresses but in parts(As always his body is amazing though).It's always good to see Anil Kapoor and Sonu Sood,two of the many underrated actors in Bollywood.What really keeps the movie alive is it's dialogs,witty one liners and crass jokes.The movie justifies it's A rating with lot's of violence and sensuality(not meant for kids).There is a hot Kangana Ranaut and as many as three item songs with probably Sunny Leone's being the best.The camera work and editing are simply brilliant.

You would expect a movie with so many positives to be thoroughly satisfying,yet it somehow falls short of that.The movie seems undecided on what it is trying to portray.Is it about the transformation of an innocent student to a merciless gang leader?If so it certainly is n't believable.Is it about the honest duty abiding policemen?It doesn't seem so,then why spend so much time on the lives of the inspectors,an unnecessary digression(Not that i don't like Anil Kapoor,Ronit Roy or Mahesh Manjreker-they are great in their own way).Is it about a face off between John Abraham(Manya Surve) and Sonu Sood(Dilawar Imtiaz Haksar).Well after a great build up,the showdown does n't happen either.Such a missed opportunity.In the end you cant decide whom you are rooting for- Manya,Dilawar or the police.That's where it is a letdown,which is why the ending wont leave you teary eyed or deeply moved.

Overall the movie entertains,maybe doesn't disappoint but you feel it could have been much more.

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