Mumbai Saga movie review is here. The Indian Hindi-language action crime drama is directed by Sanjay Gupta and produced by T-Series. Mumbai Saga stars John Abraham, Emraan Hashmi, Suniel Shetty, Kajal Aggarwal, Rohit Roy, Anjana Sukhani, Mahesh Manjrekar, Prateik Babbar, Samir Soni, Amole Gupte, and Gulshan Grover.
Considering the cast of Mumbai Saga, it was expected to be an action-packed full packaged thriller and that's what it actually is. Here we have given Mumbai Saga movie review highlighting the key aspects of the movie.
Duration- 2h 15min
Story: In Mumbai Saga, Sanjay Gupta’s triangular love story with Bollywood masala and Hollywood’s action crime dramas since Aatish, Kaante, Musafir, Shootout at Lokhandwala, Shootout at Wadala continues with 'Mumbai Saga' as well. With Dus Kahaniyaan and Kaabil an exception but still mass entertainers.
As far as the story goes, Based on true events, ‘Mumbai Saga’ tells the story of a commoner-turned-gangster Amartya Rao (played by John Abraham), whose dramatic rise in the Mumbai of nineties was marked by lawlessness, betrayal and bloody gang wars. The movie gives 'Shootout At Wadala' vibes at least in the first half of the movie.
Writer, the producer, and director Sanjay Gupta’s action-packed saga begins with a bang, as a group of gangsters is chasing a renowned businessman to kill him in broad daylight. Welcome to the Mumbai (then called Bombay) of the early nineties that was ruled by the gangsters and elites. And the police was a pawn in the hands of the one who paid the highest price.
It is shown in the Mumbai Saga movie, during these volatile times, a beefy youngster Amartya Rao suddenly transforms into a ravaging beast when his younger brother Arjun (Prateik Babbar) is almost killed by gangsters. Thus, begins Amartya’s journey into the big bad world of mafias, manipulative politicians, and a blood-thirsty encounter specialist – all of whom ultimately want to rule over Mumbai.
Screenplay and Dialogues: The screenplay by Robin Bhatt and Sanjay Gupta is designed to keep the target audience in mind. The dialogues are crowd-pleasing and will make the gallery in the single screen happy. For example – "Meri goli se bachne ke liye tujhe baar-baar khushkismat hona padega … aur mujhe sirf ek baar" (To escape from my bullet you’ll have to be lucky again and again … and I just have to be lucky once); "Time toh har kisi ka aata hai … mera daur aayega" (Time comes for everyone … but an era will come for me). Overall, it can be said that the screenplay is tightly written and the dialogues are catchy enough to keep the average audience engaged in the storyline.
Acting Performances: John Abraham in the macho dreaded gangster is powerful. He is fabulous in those action scenes. Emraan Hashmi charms his way with his entertaining one-liners and attitude. As for the other actors, Amole Gupte shines. Mahesh Manjrekar is good. Whereas Kajal Aggarwal and Anjana Sukhani are wasted, Prateik Babbar is very average but tolerable.
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Conclusion: Synopsis of Mumbai Saga review- The movie is purely for the entertainment lovers of Bollywood who love action and are fascinated by classical Bollywood dons and cops gang-wars type drama. In the end, we can say that, If you like gritty gangster dramas packed with brawn, blood and bullets then ‘Mumbai Saga’ could be worth a watch.