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


Sanjay Gupta


Sanjay Bhatia (screenplay), Abhijeet Shirish Deshpande (screenplay) (as Abhijeet Deshpande) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anil Kapoor ... Afaaque Baagraan
John Abraham ... Manya Surve
Manoj Bajpayee ... Zubair Imtiaz Haskar
Tusshar Kapoor ... Sheikh Munir
Kangana Ranaut ... Vidya
Sonu Sood ... Dilawar Imtiaz Haskar
Ronit Roy ... Rajan Ambat
Mahesh Manjrekar ... Inspector Bhende
Raju Mavani ... Yakub Lala
Arif Zakaria ... Sadik
Pankaj Kalra ... Sayed Batia
Karan Patel ... Jamal
Hussain Sheikh Hussain Sheikh ... Abdul Phelwan
Vineet Sharma ... Bhargav Surve
Raju Kher ... Inspector Ambolkar


Manohar Arjun Surve better known as Manya Surve is a bright college student in love with Vidya.He lives with his mother and step brother Bhargav Surve whose a local goon.Manya is arrested by Inspector Ambolkar for being on the spot when his brother killed a goon.Being humiliated and taken from college and put in jail where Bhargav gets killed by Potya and Manya is saved by Sheikh Munir.Manya and Sheikh Munir escape from jail and reach Bombay where they meet Zubair who offers them to join his gang but his brother Dilawar disapproves him.Manya then decides to form his own gang with Munir and Vira later joined by Gyancho and Jamal.Manya and his gang members become top criminals and wanted in the list of Inspector Afaque Baaghran who has to find a solution in order to stop the menace. Written by

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Karan Patel's official debut in Hindi film's thou he was seen in City Of Gold 2010 which was Hindi version of Marathi film Lalbagh Parel 2010. See more »


When Manya Surve is introduced to Gyancho (sharpshooter) at the gym, Manya starts taunting him. In one close-up shot, you can see brand name on Manya's vest: Rupa Frontline. This brand first came in market near about in 2010. The movie is set in 1982. See more »


Dilawar Imtiaz Haskar: Dilawar imtiaz haksar :"crops grow due to rainfall,not by thundering of the clouds."
Manya Surve: Manya surve :"if I had to grow crops,then I would return to my village and plough the land. I wouldn't have been here to shoot with guns.
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Crazy Credits

Before end credits rolls, an epilogue about the sudden outcomes in underworld is shown after the encounter killing of Manya Surve. See more »


References Shalimar (1978) See more »

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SAW is entertaining , exhilarating and stylish. Watch it if you want to know about Mumbai underworld during 80's period
6 May 2013 | by ketgup83See all my reviews

In the early 80's , Mumbai was the hub for underworld gangsters. Each gangsters were vying for blood of other gang members to rule Mumbai underworld. Manya Surve was one of the dreaded gangster who ruled the Mumbai underworld but ultimately was shot down by what is recorded as first encounter killing by Mumbai Police.

Based on true story of infamous gangster , Manya Surve (played by John Abraham), Shootout At Wadala is a sequel to Shootout At Lokhandwala and brings you the actual event which took place on 1st November , 1982 where Mumbai Police took the first step to do first encounter killing of Manye Surve in Wadala, Mumbai which shook the entire country.

From the director of Kaante and Musafir, Sanjay Gupta brings you the stylish hardcore-action film which is interesting to watch but is saddened by loose screenplay and left you wanting for more. The movie begins with bang depicting the events which changes Manye's life from a bright college student to atrocious urban dacoit. It is the 2nd half which goes haywire and you feel the impact is missing. Direction is good but screenplay is average. Action scenes are superb and stylish and will be a treat for action-movie fan. Cinematography is eye-catching. Special mention for gorgeous set creation representing the 80's era of Mumbai. Dialogues are punching. John Abraham gives his best and comes up with riveting performance. This might be a turning point in his career. Anil Kapoor is as usual dependable. He gives full support to the starcast along with Manoj Bajpai and Sonu Sood. Kangana Raunat looks good but is wasted in a small role.

Shootout out Wadala is entertaining , exhilarating and stylish. Watch it if you want to know about Mumbai underworld during 80's period. Good 3/5

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Release Date:

3 May 2013 (India) See more »

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INR260,000,000 (estimated)

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$212,346, 5 May 2013

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