Impressed by true occasions, as claimed by the makers, Mumbai Saga begins with a dreaded gangster Amartya Rao (John Abraham) gunning down a businessman (Samir Soni) in broad daylight. The movie rewinds eight years again the place we’re launched to his youthful days when he earned his livelihood by promoting greens on the railway station. His youthful brother Arjun is the apple of his eye.
When the lad is hospitalized after a spat with one in all Gaitonde’s (Amole Gupte) henchmen over extortion, Amartya lets his brawn do all of the speaking and winds up in jail. With the assistance of a strong political determine Bhau (Mahesh Manjrekar), Anna (Suniel Shetty in a cameo) and a drug supplier Naari Khan (Gulshan Grover) whom Amartya befriends throughout his stint within the jail, the latter rises to develop into probably the most highly effective gangsters within the metropolis. “Bandook toh sirf shaunk ke liye rakhta hoon, darane ke liye naam hello kaafi hai,” Amartya proudly declares to scare an opponent.
Nonetheless, his existence will get threatened when the slain businessman’s spouse (Anjana Sukhani) publicizes a bounty of Rs 10 crore to whoever slays him, which units a troublesome cop, Vijay Savarkar (Emraan Hashmi) in pursuit of Amartya.
Gangster movies have at all times been Sanjay Gupta’s forte; be it Kaante or Shootout At Lokhandwala. Nonetheless this time, the director will get his math incorrect when it comes to each story and execution. Regardless of having a star solid together with names like John Abraham and Emraan Hashmi, he fails to do justice to their characters by saddling them with underwhelming roles that fail to maintain you invested all through the movie’s runtime.
On the brighter aspect, Mumbai Saga has some well-shot motion sequences that lends some ‘thrill’ to the in any other case tepid screenplay. Additionally, John Abraham-Emraan Hashmi’s hand-to-hand fight scene has been picturised properly.
In the case of flexing his muscular tissues, beating goons to pulp and interesting in dialogue-baazi, John Abraham hits the bullseye. Nonetheless, the person nonetheless falters in terms of feelings on display. Additionally, at locations, he does remind you of his act from Shootout At Wadala.
Coming to Emraan Hashmi, the actor begins his cop act on a promising observe. Nonetheless, the writing quickly loses its steam and he’s left dry! Nonetheless, Emraan nonetheless manages to pack a punch within the scenes the place he shares display area with John.
Prateik Babbar finally ends up as a miscast whereas Kajal Aggarwal barely makes her presence felt on this testosterone-driven car. Mahesh Manjrekar pulls off no matter his position calls for. However, Amole Gupte does go a tad OTT at locations. The remainder of the solid together with Gulshan Grover, Rohit Roy and Shaad Randhawa ship what’s anticipated of them in a Sanjay Gupta movie.
Shikhar Bhatnagar’s digital camera work has nothing novel to supply; nevertheless it does not hurt the ultimate product as properly. Bunty Negi’s enhancing appears to be abrupt at locations.
The Ganpati tune ‘Danka Baja’ provides some shade to the movie, however lacks a recall worth. Honey Singh’s ‘Shor Machega’ suffers from some bizarre digital camera photographs and absurd lyrics. The one hummable quantity ‘Lu Gaye’ fails to make it to the ultimate minimize of the movie because the makers had launched the romantic ballad as a single. Apparently, the tune is a prequel to Emraan’s cop character Vijay Savarkar and his unrequited love story which spurs him to begin his mission to finish crimes.
In one of many scenes, whereas taking pictures an individual, John Abraham’s character Amartya Rao haughtily tells him, “Teri gaadi bulletproof hai, tu nahi.” Fortunately, the viewers has a alternative of dodging this bullet of disappointment!