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Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010)

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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.

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Milan Luthria

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Rajat Arora (as Rajat Aroraa), Bhrigu Brinda (story screenplay and dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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 Sushil Pandey ... Iqbal
Mehul Bhojak Mehul Bhojak ... Javed
Anjum Sharma 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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Storyline

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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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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Production Co:

Balaji Motion Pictures See more »
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Dolby Digital | Stereo (RCA Sound Recording)

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Trivia

Thou the film is set in 50s to 80s the film starts in the year 1993 where the bomb blasts have taken in Bombay and Randeep Hooda tells the tail that the cops are equally responsible for this damage as they did not control the main accused may years back in 80s. See more »

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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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References Bobby (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

I Am In Love
Written by Neelesh Misra
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Karthik
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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One of the best n my fave gangster flick from Bollywood.
7 September 2017 | by Fella_shibbySee all my reviews

I saw this with my family in a theater, first day last show. Revisted it recently on a DVD which i own. The sheer amount of effort that went into making this film is breathtaking. The locations, the time frame, the costumes, the set pieces, and the acting. Everything was top notch. It is a biography of Haji Mastan, a famous contraband smuggler, gangster, films financier n real estate businessman played very well by Devgan. Mastan was not a dreaded don because never in his life he had killed anyone or shot a bullet at anyone. In fact, in certain places in South Mumbai, he was referred as the Robin Hood. Devgan, for his part turns in a fine performance as Mastan aka Sultan. He gives an amazing performance, from tough to tender, he hits it all. You're actually rooting for this guy, because of where he came from, what hes trying to achieve, the ingenuity and strength that it takes to accomplish it, even though its all completely illegal. Along with Mastans story, there is another in the film, that of notorious criminal n bomb blast mastermind, Dawood, played extremely well by Hashmi. He's an opportunist, power hungry n a criminal mind and in the end he's a pathetic and isolated figure. It's clear from Hashmi's performance and the film's overall attitude that this is not a figure to admire or about whom one should hold illusions. The songs were good, the one liners were witty n macho. The  film also has one of my favorite actor, Randeep Hooda.


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