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Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 30 July 2010 (India)
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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.

Director:

Milan Luthria

Writers:

Rajat Arora (as Rajat Aroraa), Bhrigu Brinda (story screenplay and dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ajay Devgn ... Sultan Mirza
Emraan Hashmi ... Shoaib Khan
Kangana Ranaut ... Rehana (as Kangna Ranaut)
Prachi Desai ... Mumtaz
Randeep Hooda ... ACP Agnel Wilson (Special Appearance)
Naved Aslam Naved Aslam ... Patrick
Sanjeev Wilson Sanjeev Wilson ... Chandru (as Sanjiv Wilson)
Allauddin Khan Allauddin Khan ... Alaudin (as Allaudin Khan)
Rajeev Yadav Rajeev Yadav ... Yakub Atha
Sushil Pandey ... Iqbal
Mehul Bhojak Mehul Bhojak ... Javed
Anjum Sharma ... Khichdi
Dheerendra Dwivedi Dheerendra Dwivedi ... Gattu (as Dhirender Dwivedi)
Sumit Kaul Sumit Kaul ... Rajan
Ravi Khanvilkar Ravi Khanvilkar ... Vardha
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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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The man Mumbai once feared. The man Mumbai now fears. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Ajay Devgn was inspired to use white-only clothes after watching the crime drama Deewaar (1975), where Vijay the don (Amitabh Bachchan) wore white-only clothes. See more »

Goofs

Emraan is shown as a kid when Sultan Mirza becomes a goon and then after years Emraan grows yet Sultan is the same, also Kangana tells him that they are going out since 2 years. See more »

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Referenced in Ragini MMS (2011) See more »

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Parda
Written by Irshad Kamil
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan and Rana Muzumdar
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 MovieInspectorSee 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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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

30 July 2010 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

A fost odata în Mumbai See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$102,382
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Balaji Motion Pictures See more »
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Dolby Digital | Stereo (RCA Sound Recording)

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Color
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