By Goher Iqbal Punn, Film Critic & Entertainment Analyst, Showbiz Bites
Producer: Rahul Mittra and Tigmanshu Dhulia
Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia
Cast: Irrfan Khan, Jimmy Shergill, Mahie Gill and Soha Ali Khan
Music: Sandeep Chowta
Rating: *** (3/5)
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns is the sequel to the 2011’s hit movie ‘Saheb Biwi Aur Ganster’. The sequel has hit the screens today with gusto. The sequel like its first part is potentially great to hit the heats of the moviegoers. The film can do well at the box office. Having attention-grabbing story, narrative, direction and performances, the film may do something good for the cast and crew and the stakeholders of the film. Admit, some flaws are there but overall impact of the film is the one that is best and that is what can play wonders with the audiences.
The film does not take a route from the first part and takes a new way to describe the story on celluloid. Tigmanshu Dhulia is the brilliant filmmaker of current time. He can move the audiences and play magic with them. The same he has done with the viewers of his latest outing, ‘Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns’.
Politics, romance, deceit, sensuality, jealousy, betrayal and drama – all are there to lure your souls. The film has all the ingredients and masala to entice you from tip to toe.
Saheb (Jimmy Shergill) loses his legs and is on a wheel chair and he has now become more wicked and unpleasant. His relationship with his wife (Mahie Gill) is sour. His wife, who is a politician, is an alcoholic. A gangster (Irrfan Khan) enters into the scene. He is from royal lineage. He wants to take revenge from Saheb.
The first half of the film is super enticing and gripping. Tigmanshu binds his viewers to the screen fully. The viewers hardly take their eyes off the screen. The second half is not that much well-executed like the original and carries few flaws. The first part carries the episodes which are brilliantly executed like the ones – Saheb and Biwi’s rift, Gangster and his love interest’s (Soha Ali Khan) entries. The script lacks the oomph factor is second half of the film. The item song of Mugda Godse was not required at all.
Script is well penned and carries weight. But it lacks the energy in second portion of the film. Tigmanshu and Kamlesh Pandey have written the story and script has been penned by Tigmanshu. Yoesh Jani’s cinematography is appealing. Music by Sandeep Chowta is okay. Editing is fine.
Irrfan Khan has delivered the goods with great ease. Jimmy Shergill is fine. Mahie Gill appears seductress and looks good in her act. Soha Ali Khan performs the role well. Rest of the cast is fine as well.
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns is a well-made film. Despite few flaws, which are ignorable, the overall impact of the film is wonderful. Watch it.