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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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Sanjay Gupta

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Sanjay Bhatia (screenplay), Abhijeet Deshpande (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

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 Raju Mavani ... Yakub Lala
Arif Zakaria ... Sadik
Pankaj Kalra Pankaj Kalra ... Sayed Batia (as Pankaj Karla)
Karan Patel ... Jamal
Hussain Sheikh Hussain Sheikh ... Abdul Phelwan
Vineet Sharma ... Bhargav Surve
Raju Kher ... Inspector Ambolkar
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Storyline

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 alex.mjacko@gmail.com

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

3 May 2013 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

S.A.W. See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 260,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$61,604, 10 May 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$369,310, 26 May 2013
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Shakti Kapoor's son Siddhant Kapoor makes his debut. See more »

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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 »

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

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Follows Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007) See more »

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Cigarettes, Sex, Action and a Ton of Slow Motion - Shootout at Wadala
4 May 2013 | by robin_dhanju-1See all my reviews

Shootout at Wadala is just another run-of-the-mill money grab that uses a historic event in the Mumbai crime scene, translating it into an underwhelming "film" or lack there of.

John Abraham is cast as Manya Surve, a well-to-do college student who goes by the books and according to him, does nothing wrong. Cast alongside Abraham as his love interest is Kangana Ranaut as Vidya Joshi.

The tempo is set early with Abraham being the last hope of his mother to establish himself as an honest man earning an honest living. However, Surve's brother, a gangster, is attacked by local thugs and as Surve pulls one of them off, the brother stabs the bandit and thus Surve is held accountable alongside his brother.

After what seems like a brief stay in prison, Surve escapes and begins his life as a new member of the Mumbai underground. Along the way, the story sees Surve undergo a very abrupt and unrealistic development as a character. The so-called nice guy becomes a complete power hungry alpha-male-mentality driven gangster that gets it all and manages to lose it as well.

Now, a Bollywood Action-Thriller would not be complete without some songs and a lot of slow-mo. The Item songs are okay, but they add nothing to the plot of the story. In years past, the songs would at least provide some sort of connection to the overall story. But in today's day and age, it's all about having item songs that showcase gorgeous women in skimpy outfits. Not only that, but this film had a lot of awkward sex scenes. Bollywood has long been known as a very conservative film medium and the various innuendo and straight forward sex scenes in this film just made the viewing very awkward, especially the make supposed lust-filled make-out session between Abraham and Renaut. It also seems as though Indian cinema has become very accustomed to using slow motion and bullet time. It would be bearable if it occurred here and there to emphasize intricate fighting scenes. Unfortunately, a large portion of the minutes in this film are used to show John Abraham running shirtless in slow motion, or to showcase every single hit no matter how weak in really slow motion.

Overall, Shootout at Wadala is a film that could have been done much better, yet falls way too short in terms of plot and character development and fails to really get anything across beyond fighting, cigarettes, sex and lots and LOTS of unnecessary slow motion.


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