Movie Preview ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI DOBARA
Director: Milan Luthria
Producer: Ekta Kapoor ,Shobha Kapoor
Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty
Story in detail: The movie takes off from where the previous film ended with Shoaib Khan (Akshay Kumar) being the reigning don after assassinating his mentor, Sultan Mirza (Ajay Devgn) thus earning the respect and reverence of the people. He is the charismatic and suave man with womanising skills who has extended his empire upto the Middle east on the west. His sole companions and friends are Javed, who oversees his illegal and shady works for him, his old-time love Mumtaz (Sonali Bendre) and Aslam (Imran Khan), a youth spotted by Shoiab during one of his visits to the slums, where he once spent the early years of his life.
The only obstacles on Shoaib's path to supremacy in Bombay are two enemies of Shoaib, Vardha and Arun. Sreenu, a police officer join hands with Vardha and Arjun as the trio's intention of ruining Shoaib coincides.
Although the city still being his first love a rising starlet, Yasmin has caught the fancy of Shoaib's heart. In due time this passion takes the shape of obsession and leads to a rift between Shoaib and Aslam as they both vie for Yasmin's love.
Characters: Akshay Kumar as Shoiab Khan,Imran Khan as Aslam,Sonakshi Sinha as Yasmin Mirza,Sonali Bendre as Mumtaz Khan
Kurush Deboo as Tailor,Pitobash Tripathy as Dedh Taang,Sophie Choudry,Tiku Talsania as Tayyab Ali,Faraz Deswali as Faraz Khan
Music: The album fares well in delivering‘genre-tunes’ (qawwali, fun, cabaret, romance) but none of the tunes will linger longer than the beautiful "Tum Jo Aaye" from the prequel. Having said that,the standout song is definitely "Ye Tune Kya Kiya" as Javed Bashir takes this love ballad to another level. Overall, the album is good, but don’t hold your breath.
Critical Response Film will receive average to good review from critics as such gangster movies with typical masala treatment do not go down well with critics. But such film studded with big stars will score irrespective of review ratings.
Final Verdict: Film will take a mammoth start at box office capitalising on national holiday 15th August but "Chennai Express" can limit its release as well as performance on weekdays. So all depends on content which should be good going by the reputation of Rajat Arora and Milan Luthria.
This is crucial one for producer Ekta after flop show in 2013 ("Lootera, "Ek Thi Daayan") as this is her costliest film and Imran Khan too had disastrous start of 2013 with "Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola".