Ashdoc's movie review---Shootout at Wadala

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Ashdoc's movie review---Shootout at Wadala

Post by ashdoc on Sat May 11, 2013 4:32 am

Manya Surve---a gangster the public has largely forgotten though he was a
big name in the late seventies and early eighties Mumbai crime scene ,
eclipsed as he is now by the Dons who rule from Dubai and most
importantly Karachi.....

He's been forgotten because he is dead---shot by the police.....and
unlike in the case of the Dons who rule Mumbai from Karachi , that gives
a chance for the police to brag about their exploits of killing him and
film makers to show them on celluloid.....

.....And showing them on celluloid is our very on desi would be quentin
Tarantino---who goes by the name Sanjay Gupta of white feather
films.....

So whats the story of Manya Surve ??
If the film maker is to be believed , its the usual Bollywood story of a
decent well educated guy who lands in trouble with the police not
through his own choice , and is forced to take up a career in crime.....

So what's so special about this film ??

Its the manner in which the action is shown that makes the movie better
than average films---though it's all slam bang action with bullets
flying and corpses piling and blood freely flowing , the action has a
coherence of its own.....

The movie unfolds as a series of flashbacks as the police officer played
by Anil Kapoor is taking Manya ( played by John Abraham ) to hospital
as he has been shot---and both Anil and Manya ( John ) tell their life
stories to each other.....

And John proves that his ' action Abraham ' title is no joke as be once again excels in super action packed sequences.....

Manya's best friend Munir who helps him escape from jail and later joins
his gang is played by Tushar Kapoor---whose voice and acting simply
lack the power to make his presence felt.....He is here because of his
powerful sister Ekta Kapoor's influence......

......And Manya and Munir have to fight their way up against a series of rivals to make their mark in the city.....

Frankly , its an underworld largely though not completely controlled by
muslims , and Munir has to resists appeals of common religion from
rivals asking him to ditch Manya and join them.....

Happily , he resists and he and Manya form a formidable team which claws its way up in the crime scene of the metropolis.....

But in the end crime never pays and they find their nemesis in the cop played by Anil Kapoor.....
He's the cop frustrated by the police department's lack of ability to
catch the criminals , until he gets to lets off his steam by going after
Manya.....

In between there are so many Dons that Manya has to tackle ; myriad
names that once evoked terror in the seventies and eighties---Batla ,
Mastan and so many others.....the ones that stand out are the ones
played by Manoj Bajpai and Sonu Sood.....

Especially Sonu , who ultimately proves to be Manya's nemesis as he uses
his connections with the police department to get the police on to
Manya.....

But until he does , we see John play a blood fest---first escaping from
prison in a dramatic manner more fit for a western movie , and then
taking revenge for those who put him in trouble by killing them , and
then forming his own gang....

Anil Kapoor displays the swagger that he did during his ' jhakaas ' days
, and his voice does not lack for firepower nor do his guns....
Ultimately he had John have to confront each other.....

But before they do , there is also an interlude of Manya's romance with
his love interest played delectably by Kangana Ranaut.....
Not only she looks good but she raises your temperature by some hot love making and kissing scenes.....

Anyway , the temperature of this film is always high as violence spirals---but not out of control.....
Indeed the director has supreme control over the violence and gives us some sound entertainment.....

What really raises the hots is the item song by the uninhibited Sunny Leone who else.....
Not only she looks stunning but moves her curves so deliciously that she can even awaken a dead man.....
Sophie Chaudhary tries to rival her in sexiness in her own item song and nearly succeeds---that's no mean achievement....

The path to hell ( that's where all those gangsters killed in the movie
must have gone ) is strewn with roses---at least for the audience , as
it gets to see some decent action without too much emotion in this film .

Verdict---good enough for some entertainment .

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