Rating: 3.5/5 stars (Three-and-half-Star)
Star cast: Jimmy Shergill, Mahie Gill, Irrfan Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Raj Babbar, Pravesh Rana, Deepraj Rana, Mughda Godse.
Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia
What’s Good: The Acting; Dialogues, Unexpected Twists& Turns; The Occasional Comedy
What’s Bad: Some scenes in the 2nd half have rather excessive complexities.
Loo break: None.
Watch or Not?: If you have watched the 2011 movie Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster there is absolutely no reason you want to miss the sequel. If you haven’t, note this “Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns brings to you the raw truth of a hunger for power, love and lust; watch with gaping eyes as pride, politics and love takes one to a different zenith.”
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns kicks off from the same note where its prequel was put off. Saheb (Jimmy Shergill) and his shadow Kanhaiya (Deepraj Rana) survive the murderous attempt on their life by Babloo (Randeep Hooda). As put in Saheb’s words, “Hum jee rahe hain. Makbara nahi huye hain abhi tak.” Though Saheb is left crippled by the attack, he is determined to get back on his feet at the earliest.
And guess who’s in charge of the affairs at his highness’ palace. The Biwi (Mahie Gill) noting her husband’s state takes matters in her own hands and is now an MLA from their constituency. However, things haven’t changed much between Saheb and Biwi as Mahie continues to show considerably large indulgence in alcohol and of course the much needed “love”. And here she goes again “Yeh mard hi kyun milte humein. Shayar kyun nahi milte.”
Enter Gangster Indrajeet Singh aka Raja Bhaiyya (Irrfan Khan) to avenge his family of two generations back. Why would he want to do that? Well perhaps coz he feels “Humari toh gaali par bhi taali padti hai. Aur humein aaj bhi Raja Bhaiyya bulaya jata hai” Add to this the fact that Saheb wants to marry his beloved Ranjana (Soha Ali Khan).
From this point onwards the only aim of almost every character in the movie is to put an end to Saheb’s reputation. Mind it just the reputation. Killing him would be too easy a death or so it seems. Be it the Royals, who once used to be on Saheb’s side or the corrupt politician who is more of a joke rather than a real threat, all of them has ever wanted, is the end of Saheb’s rule.
On one hand Biwi again falls for a new man (Irrfan Khan), on the other hand she wants him to eliminate her husband’s new love interest Ranjana (Soha Ali Khan) who apparently is also Irrfan’s love interest. Confused? Yes it’s more than just a triangle. A love square should we term it? I wonder!
Does Saheb get back on his feet? Or is he eliminated before he could do so? Does Biwi get her love this time? Is the Gangster’s revenge taken? Watch the movie to find out all!
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns Review: Script Analysis
Tigmanshu Dhulia sure knows his audiences. The script has twists unrolling at a pace which will certainly keep the audience’s interests alive till the movie ends. Different from movies where one can simply predict scenes, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns will surprise you more than just once. The dialogues are indeed a treat to the ears. It is witty yet simple in its own way. For one “Aap chaahte ho na yeh jung ho. Hogi! Ghamaasaan Hogi! Aapki Kasam!” will make you swoon over Irrfan Khan. The Script does have its share of flaws as well. Enter 2nd half and characters seem to be engrossed deeper in complexities. There are a couple of scenes in which you cannot really put 2 and 2 together. All said and done, the script is quite good with the potential to engage audiences.
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns Review: Star Performances
Jimmy Shergill is perfect as the Royal Blood striving hard to get back on his feet and take charge of the situation. Well, you will not just find a Royal Blood but his performance has the perfect blend of an egoistic yet practical man. Mahie Gill again steals away the limelight with her performance as the Biwi. The portrayal of an ignored wife looking out for love and a resolve to go to any extend for it just couldn’t have been better. Irrfan Khan just seems flawless. Be it his one liners or his portrayal as the love struck Gangster, he completely lives up to the need of the role. Soha Ali Khan’s role, though not as strong as that of the other actors, perhaps needed better efforts than what we saw.
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns Review: Direction, Music & Technical Aspects
Tigmanshu Dhulia has done it in the past and doesn’t disappoint. Though it’s practically a war brewing inside this Bollywood Flick, Tigmanshu ensures that the movie remains elegant and classy in its own way. His characters, style of narration, and the pace of the story will keep your eyes glued on the screens the whole time.
Talking of Music, we have Jugni from the 1st film which blends in the movie yet again. Be it the theme song of the movie or the item number Media Se by Mughda Godse, the music goes well with the story.
In addition to all this, the Film’s Editor has done a fine job and the result is a perfect pace to keep you glued.
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns Review: The Last Word
Bored of the regular masala flick which almost every other new release turns out to be? Try Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns. You are sure to enjoy the insanity.
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns Trailer
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns released on 8th March, 2013.
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