Reviews|July 31, 2010 3:11 am

Once upon a time in Mumbai (Mumbaai) Movie Review

Just returned from the movie, I must confess, I was not expecting anything at all from this movie but the audience was expecting lot more from the movie. To my surprise, the show was housefull. For past few months, I have never seen Friday night shows going housefull, so this was kind of a good surprise which started raising my expectations (From nil to atleast something) and I must say, the movie was much much more better than what I had expected.

Okay, let’s jump to the story. The movie is set in 1970’s era where whole Bombay.. oops, Mumbai was controlled by a don / Smuggler named Sultan Mirza (Ajay Devgn). Sultan believed in making friends than making enemies and due to this he had whole Mumbai under his control. He knew how to handle each and every situation tactfully. Sultan hires to Shohaib (Emraan Hashmi) and makes a mistake of trusting him and giving control of whole Mumbai to him. Shohaib believes more in power than anything else. He ends up doing everything what Sultan was against it. So what’s gonna happen next? Does it sound a common story? Well, You will have to watch it to know more.

We have seen so many gangster movies in the past and I won’t say this one is very different from other movies but this one surely stands out. The one and only person to make it happen is, Ajay Devgn. It was joy watching him as a gangster. I was actually fed up of his comedy roles so this one brought a refreshing change. No doubt Emraan Hashmi was very good too but Ahay Devgan stands on top in the league. The actresses did not have much to do but both, Kangana Ranaut and Prachi Desai did their job very well. Randeep Hooda was decent in his appearance but his role somewhat was of a confused police officer.

The movie was good no doubt but there were few instances where some serious scenes made people laugh, specially couple of scenes between Emraan Hashmi and Prachi Desai. Even one of the scenes between Ajay Devgn and Kangana Ranaut was a messed up job. They tried to show the lighter side of the don but they ended up making fool of a don. (This scene was in a restaurant, when both meet for the first time for the dinner) But apart from this, the movie was directed quite well. Really liked the way Sultan’s character was portrayed.

Music of the movie was quite okay, couple of songs were good, specially Pee Loon, sung by Mohit Chauhan was superb.

So overall, the movie was quite good, it’s definitely worth watching and do watch it in theater. I would rate this movie

Rating: ★★★½☆