Mumbai Saga Movie Review
Recently released movie “Mumbai Saga” is an Indian Hindi Language action-crime drama directed by Sanjay Gupta, written by Robin Bhatt, Sanjay Gupta, Vaibhav & Vishal. The flim is made under the banner of T-series and produced by Krishan Kumar and Bhushan Kumar. The bombastic movie was released on 19th March 2021 (Friday) in the theaters in India.
The film stars John Abraham and Emraan Hashmi in the lead roles. Audience will also find a bunch of talents starting off with Sunil Shetty and Kajal Aggarwal to Rohit Roy performing parallel to them onscreen.
The concept of the film was to show the evaluation of Mumbai with giant malls from Bombay with local mills in 80s and 90s.
Mumbai Saga Cast & Crew
|Cast||John Abraham Emraan Hashmi Sunil Shetty Kajal Aggarwal|
|Genre||Action Crime Drama|
|Writer||Robin Bhatt Sanjay Gupta Vaibhav Vishal|
|Producer||Krishan Kumar Bhushan Kumar Anuradha Gupta (Co-Producer) Sangeeta Ahir (Co-Producer)|
|Music||Yo Yo Honey Singh Payal Dev|
|Singers||Yo Yo Honey Singh Hommie Dilliwala Dev Negi|
|Released on||19th March 2021|
|Available on||Theatres (India)|
Mumbai Saga Movie Review
Mumbai Saga narrates the story of a gangster and his fearful rivalry with a cop. To begin with the storyline, it highlights the happenings in early 80s. Amartya Rao (John Abraham) resides with her family including his father, brother and wife in Bombay. They are financially challenged and thus sell vegetables on the streets for living. The culture of taking “hafta” (bribe) by the goons becomes intolerable. Amartya’s brother Arjun (Harsh Sharma) revolts against the goons one day and faces a deadly situation. However Amartya saves his brother’s life and gets into a fatal fight with the goons. This occasion puts Amartya behind the bars and luckily he is bailed out by Bhau (Mahesh Manjrekar). Bhau is one of the unofficial kings of Mumbai. He offers Amartya to work under him.
With time, Amartya becomes more furious, desperate and kills his enemies like flies. The murder of the industrialist Sunil Khaitan (Samir Soni) by Amartya shakes the entire happy go life of the city. Sunil Khaitan’s widow wife loses her control and approaches to the police headquarter and makes an announcement of rewarding Rs. 10 crore to the cop who will be able to knock down Amartya.
Now the table takes a turn, when the audiences are introduced to the cop Vijay savarkar (Emraan Hashmi) who gets interested after hearing the offer and prepares himself to kill Amartya.
Will Vijay be able to kill Amartya? What happens next holds the rest of the plot of the movie.
Watch or miss?
Sanjay Gupta is an expert at making action-crime drama. His iconic works like Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007) and Shootout at Wadala (2013) are the biggest examples. Similarly he’s back again with “Mumbai Saga” (2021) with a plot which revolves around the PPC genre i.e. Police-Politician-Crime. He has focused on the revolutionary changes from Bombay to Mumbai city with crimes, political arrests and sacrificing lives of people. Overall the story is interesting with full of thrills and unexpected twists and turns under Gupta’s astounding direction.
The casting done in the movie is exhibiting and shocking for the audiences. As both the actors (John Abraham & Emraan Hashmi) falls under the category of Heroic icons.
The story opens up with John Abraham and he seems to be the only protagonist in the movie. His appearance as a gangster is remarkable; the “tika” on forehead, the macho attitude completes his character snatching away full marks from the audiences. On the other hand the entry of Emraan Hashmi is quite late which can make his fans sad. But as soon as he enters into the screen he will take away the entire show with his witty dialogues and personality. His performance is head to head as against John. Undoubtedly this film will create a benchmark for both of the actors.
The experiment done by the Director turned out to be a successful and impactful project as they performed extraordinarily in their domains. Their expressions, dialogue delivery and action scenes can make the audience’s heart-skipped.
Considering about the music in the movie, it doesn’t sound impressive. As it barely have 2 songs in the entire show time namely “Shor Machega” by Yo Yo Honey Singh and “Danka Baja” by Dev Negi.
The execution of the cinematography by Shikhar Bhatnagar in the movie is appreciating and influencing. Emphasis on some of the VFX scenes was also okay but the editing in the climax scenes could have been better by Bunty Negi.
Overall “Mumbai Saga” deserves to be watched on the big screen as it is a proper blend with immense entertainment, thrill and action based movie. So a big thumbs up to MUMBAI SAGA.