News Helpline | March, 08 2013
Verdict : If you have watched the 2011 movie Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster there is absolutely no reason you want to miss the sequel.
The 2011 release, ‘Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster’ was a hit film that not only scored at the box-office but also won critical acclaim and all credit for this would undoubtedly go to Tigmanshu Dhulia for directing the film so well. People who had seen the first part (including this reviewer) were quite curious about what Tigmanshu would do differently in a sequel. This time ‘Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns’ (SBAGR) retains the principal characters of Jimmy Shergill and Mahie Gill while adding Irrfan Khan and Soha Ali Khan as the other leads. Let’s find out how well Tigmanshu Dhulia has made this movie and whether it can match up to the standards set by the original.
sequel the story continues with Saheb (jimmy) who loses both his legs and becomes wheelchair bound. Due to that, he also becomes very wicked and mean. The target for all his new traits becomes his wife Madhavi (mahie) who has become an alcoholic. At this point comes the Gangster Indrajeet Singh (irrfan khan) who wants to put a check to Saheb. Indrajeet also has a love interest in the form of Ranjana (soha). What happens from there forms the rest of the story
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns is far superior to the other gangster films that are full of clichés. SBAGR is a vibrant and exciting tale of love, lust, passion and surprisingly a lot of dark humor. Irrfan Khan, as usual, walks away with the limelight with his edgy portrayal of a confident gangster with extreme poise and a sense of humor. He ensures that one doesn’t miss the Gangster (Randeep Hooda) from the first part at all.
Mahie Gill continues with her livewire performance as seen in part 1. She plays the unhappy, attention seeking woman who seeks solace in alcohol to near perfection. Soha Ali is excellent and subtle as the sweet simple girl caught up in this messy situation while Jimmy Shergill, as in the previous part, is intense. He portrays an affectionate wheel-chair bound saheb with intensity and ease.
The main draw of the film is Irrfan Khan and his character is not properly introduced in the film and has the audience wondering about his connection with the characters from the first part. His connection with Jimmy Shergill is not sketched out and this could have been done in a more effective manner. While Mahie plays her part as an unsatisfied biwi with poignancy, it would not be wrong to point that some of her drunken sequences are over-the-top.
In commercial terms, SBAGR fails as a standard masala entertainer and is targeted to a specific audience only. After a certain point, the story gets predictable and moves a bit slowly.
The songs of the film are weaved into the screenplay and hence flow well with the exception of Mughda Ghodse’s item number which should have been avoided. The addition of the track "Lag Ja Gale", gives special meaning to the film.
Tigmanshu Dhulia makes his own job easier with some brilliant casting of the characters since each of them play their role with ease. His direction undoubtedly is the best thing in the movie. While the first half of the movie concentrates on introducing the characters, the second half has all the ingredients that will have you glued to your seats. Unlike its first part, SBAGR has a fair amount of humor quotient, which is a welcome addition to the movie. The editing and the screenplay slow down the pace of the movie in the second half as compared to the first half.
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns is a 2013 Bollywood romantic thriller drama film directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia.It is the sequel to the 2011 film, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster. The film is scheduled to release on March 8, 2013.
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