This time the movie cast included Sanjay Dutt, Jimmy Shergill, Mahi Gill, Deepraj Rana, Chitrangada Singh, Deepak Tijori, Kabir Bedi, Soha Ali Khan, Nafisa Ali. Tigmanshu Dhulia directorial was not that much pleasing as expected by the audience.
The 3rd sequel of the movie, the series’ hallmark murderous intrigue and bloody ambition, and familiar characters reprising their roles, with a new addition or two is showing up in the cinemas from today.
Saheb (Shergill) is finding a way to get out of the jail, where the 2nd sequel basically ended. Biwi (Gill) who is completely filled with influence and has no intention of losing ground or thinking of taking a step back for the returnee. The gangster who is played by Sanjay Dutt this time is the guy who barges in to upset this heaving apple-cart.
The director’s beautiful work comes from the deep knowledge he has of his characters in the sequel and why they do the twisty, unpredictable, vile things they do – except for Shergill who feels mostly rooted in this milieu, with Gill keeping him able company, none of the other principals feel as authentic.
It has come out to be a very crowded film where characters like Soha Ali Khan, as the permanently inebriated ‘second wife’ of Saheb, are barely shown in the movie, Nafisa Ali as the helpless ‘rajmaata’ is shown in such a way that it feels she was not anywhere in the movie. Some characters are just added to give an essence of local color to the movie and nothing more. There’s too much scatter-shot action, with the plot all over the place, especially in the second half, when the unraveling proceeds apace.
The weakest link is Sanjay Dutt’s gangster, who definitely feels grafted on the landscape. His introduction is amazing and very much applauding showing an appropriate louche setting (a London nightclub with pole dancers and dark-eyed hoods) ), but his return to the UP homestead and his ghagra-twirling mistress (Singh) is the beginning of the end of the film.
There was something which went missing in the overall story which the director managed to sprinkle over the other two parts.” I missed the poignancy of a lost era, with its lost people, clinging desperately to their fading power that Dhulia managed to create in the first two films”, revealed a source.
The movie is glittery but it’s not what exactly the audience expected it to be!