Watched Shootout at Wadala on Thursday night. I was expecting a brutal gangster intriguing movie and I got the same, save intriguing. The movie started of as usual, how a young innocent boy becomes a gangster and his rise and fall. We all knew that it would be the story, but the treatment was what we were looking forward to. Unfortunately the treatment is a let down. There are more than one hiccups in the screenplay. The script use to just hurried onto you without proper flow. In fact the flow of the movie is very bad. The director tried to put in dialogues which should have created whistles, but instead there were abuses and abuses. There were few, but it looked like so forcibly done that it removed the charm out of it, the lackluster dialogue delivery not helping either.
There are 3 item songs, yes 3. The Laila song is bearable (because of catchy song, Sunny Leone is just a show piece without any dance moves), the other 2 songs becomes unbearable. One cant take more than one item song anyways. So music is not a great show here, neither is the background. Cinematography is very good and so is the whole retro setup of 1970s and 80s.
Performances can be debatable. John gives his best, but the character which looked great on the face value, was not the same in real terms. Anil Kapoor with his overacting doesn’t help one bit, so does Ronit Roy. Tushar Kapoor, as we all know has to be in the movie or else his sister wont finance the movie. His performance is irritating. Kangna Ranaut should win the worst actor award for this movie. Dont know why she was in the movie in the 1st place. The only shining spot in terms of performance is the duo of Manaoj Bajpai and Sonu Sood. Manoj Bajpai performs exceedingly well in otherwise a lackluster script. Sonu Sood too was brilliant with his angry young man image and acting, made me remember old Big B when he was young that is.
On the whole, the movie tried to achieve the hard hitting, brutal, gangster movie but it fails miserably. Sanjay Gupta directed Kaante before and I dint liked it one bit and so is this.
Ratings – 1.5/5Tags: Anil Kapoor John Abraham Manoj Bajpai Member Reviews Reviews Ronit Roy Sanjay Gupta Shootout at Wadala Sonu Sood Tusshar Kapoor