Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns - External Reviews

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Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns is a thriller worth its salt putt off by a few inconsistencies. Don't miss it, especially if you don't mind a good game of political double-crossing.

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41 reviewers have given Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns an average rating of 3.8/5.0 (?)

26 yays
5 nays
10 so-so

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Thumbs up by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...Jimmy and Rajeev Gupta deliver wonderful performances that make you yearn for more meaty roles for both actors in more films.... full review

So-So by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...SAHEB BIWI AUR GANGSTER RETURNS is indeed a sequel in real term which takes the story further, yet you can enjoy it even if you haven’t seen its first part released in 2011.... full review

Thumbs up by Shalu Dhyani, Bolly Spice ...The eccentric characters needed very strong actors to be brought alive on screen, and the super-talented star cast does not disappoint.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...Tigmanshu sets things up skillfully in the first hour.... full review

Thumbs up by Prathmesh Jadhav, Bollywood Life ...an unquestionable hit!... full review

So-So by Malvika Rao, BookmyShow ...True to the original, the sequel is a dangerous representation of the greedy game that is the battleground of North Indian politics.... full review

So-So by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...After the characters and their motivations are introduced—and it’s interesting to see at least three of them as totally amoral and selfish— Dhulia can’t keep either the pace or the plot moving to a satisfying finale.... full review

Thumbs up by Mayank Shekhar, Daily Bhaskar ...He takes care of quick, smart one-liners that beautifully come and go... full review

So-So by Khalid Mohamed, Deccan Chronicle ...Sequel just doesn’t equal... full review

Thumbs down by Nikhil Arora, Desi Martini ...Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns shows promise but cops out due to a heavily convoluted plot... full review

So-So by Smita, Desi Martini ...A convoluted story line and bad acting by Mahie Gill make this a non starter... full review

Thumbs up by Rony D'Costa, Desi Martini ...Sahib biwi aur gangster returns was enjoyable just for the dialogues and three characters, sahib, gangster and minister Prabhu Tiwari ( Rajeev Gupta). ... full review

So-So by Ankur Pathak, Desi Martini ...In the urge to please with classic one-liners, the story gets compromised on... full review

Thumbs up by Tushar Joshi, DNA ...There is pace and agility to his effort, which struggles in the middle but catches up as the film nears its end.... full review

Thumbs up by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...A thrilling film with captivating games of power and lust... full review

Thumbs up by Trisha Gupta, FirstPost ...Not a single boring moment in Sahib, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha (IANS), FirstPost ...Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns vibrant with gusty performances... full review

So-So Free Press Journal ...Interesting but convoluted... full review

Thumbs up by Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times ...Jimmy’s cruelly controlling Saheb, Mahie’s nicely wanton Biwi and, above all, Irrfan’s silken performance. He captures every nuance in this smooth, brash, lovelorn schemer.... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...The dialogues in the film are crackling with wit, and even smaller characters are well constructed... full review

Thumbs down by Swati Deogire, In.com ...Barring some witty oneliners and decent performances, there isn't much to look forward to in 'Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns'.... full review

Thumbs down by Fatema H Kagalwala, India Entertainment ...Ideally, all this should leave us breathless and at the edge of our seats but what ensues is ennui. ... full review

Thumbs up by Vinayak Chakravorty, india today ...Like the first film too, this sequel thrives on being a cerebral tease... full review

Thumbs up by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...It is the men who rule. Jimmy Shergill fits his part well, but it is Irrfan who rises above the film in a terrific performance : he is wounded poet and warrior... full review

Thumbs up by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...The director also aptly sets up the backdrop of royal families through polo matches, jazz music and political aspirations and at the same time displays the decline in imperialism over decades that is making the royals insecure and susceptible.... full review

So-So by Joginder Tuteja, Indicine ...If one compares ‘Saheb Biwi aur Gangster Returns’ to the first part, it is actually a step behind. Now that doesn’t mean that it is not a good affair. ... full review

Thumbs up by Mukul Kr Sharma, koimoi ...Some scenes in the 2nd half have rather excessive complexities.... full review

So-So by Nandini Ramnath, Live Mint ...Tigmanshu Dhulia cuts a path through the labyrinth of passion with sharp dialogue and finely etched and essayed characters... full review

Thumbs up by Shubha Shetty Saha, MiD DAY ...But the superhero -- I must reiterate and stress on this again -- is the script and its fantastic dialogues.... full review

Thumbs down Movie Talkies ...Even though the performances and the dialoguebaazi steal the show, the screenplay is a big let-down.... full review

So-So by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA ...On the flip side minor hurdles in screenplay fragments the flow of the film.... full review

Thumbs up by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ...The tiniest details contribute to character and he refrains from taking close-ups to highlight them.... full review

Thumbs up by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...Flush with vibrant colours and cinematic flourishes, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns is a riveting and buoyant film that, despite being nearly two and a half hours long, manages to keep the viewer interested... full review

Thumbs up by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com ...In the times of increasing modernism and democracy, Tigmanshu Dhulia weaves a story around the fading dynasties of the Rajas who are still fighting to retain their royalty.... full review

Thumbs up by Raja Sen, Rediff ...Mahie Gill’s Madhavi is all sarees and seduction, sure, but she’s made to play the drunk and desperate character cartoonishly over the top. She may or may not be bad, but, like Jessica Rabbit, she’s just drawn that way. Jessica Rabbit*h, then. ... full review

Thumbs up by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...Where he veers off the path in the second half is when the film gets too complicated with several subplots and characters cluttering up the storyline. ... full review

Thumbs up by Roshmila Bhattacharya, Star Blockbuster ...Feeling of déjà vu Mahie’s act would be applause-worthy if this wasn’t a sequel.... full review

Thumbs down by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu ...But the unabashed sexualisation and exploitation of women (two item numbers involving plunging necklines in addition to the two leading ladies employed for sex scenes) for a film releasing on International Women’s Day... just too much irony!... full review

Thumbs up by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India ...Tigmanshu Dhulia has created an intriguing world with rajas fighting for their kingship... full review

Thumbs up by Rummanna Ahmed, yahoo! India ...It’s an intricate plot but Dhulia never loses the thread, the structures are cohesive and it’s a pleasure to watch each layer unfold. ... full review

Thumbs up by Ananya Bhattacharya, ZEENEWS.COM ...Soha Ali Khan, in her moments, is exquisite. Distressed at times, in the throes of a transactional relationship, Soha leaves her viewers mesmerised with her performance. ... full review