Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Review – One of the best Movie of 2010 So Far

Starring: Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi,Randeep Hooda, Kangna Ranaut, Prachi Desai and others.

Directed by: Milan Luthria

There are loads of movies based on gangsters in Bollywood. Once upon a time, a drama and thriller, is no different either if you consider the storyline. But it has created a ripple effect in the box-office with its overall retro look and a visibly strong script. The film is set in the ‘70s and the retro effect is quite visible from the manner of acting and the props used in it. The movie is also said to have adapted certain events in it from the past of underworld dons Hazi Mastan and also Dawood Ibrahim with supposed elements of reality in it.

Milan Lutharia’s movie attempts to project a mafia story in a dramatic way. It’s a blend of glamour, fashion and the deviated aspirations of misguided youth during that period. Add to it a tinge of reality and the movie is all set to take you into the mafia world. It also covers the aspect on how the underworld grew from its infancy and reached to new heights during the present time. From smuggling to terrorism, the movie has covered an entire gamut of relations within the underworld.

The story is told through a police officer (Randip Hooda) who unfolds the sequence of events and narrates how the underworld in Mumbai was going through a phase of change. He blames his own inability to curb the menace and eventually it encouraged the elements of the underworld to spread their tentacles in a massive way. The movie depicts how Sultan (Ajay) rose to new heights and his eventual decline as Shoaib (Emraan Hasmi) challenges the throne to supremacy in the underworld. Power-packed performances by Devgan and Emraan will give you the perfect ambience for a story on underworld skirmishes.

Kangana’s role is glamorous and her looks is the cynosure of attraction throughout the film. Her appeal has made quite an impact on the movie. Prachi Desai brings an air of freshness through her acting and her attire complements her well.

Interestingly this movie banks a lot on effective dialogues instead of violent scenes and sequences to leave a mark in your mind. The credit goes to Rajat Arora who has crafted the script beautifully while dealing with the characters of the film. The plot of the film has been weaved so effectively that it will be hard to leave the seats at any point of time.

You have to see to believe the awesome impact of Once upon a time in Mumbaai created by Lutharia in reel life.