Shootout at Wadala, set in the early 80s sets us up for a crime drama with much too much potential for action. The trailer itself points to typical Sanjay Gupta stylisation of fight sequences as John Abraham yells at the top of his lungs.
The only intriguing fact remains that the film is based on true life events. The problem though is that as far as films are concerned a mafia film is a mafia film is a mafia film. And when its set in Bombay, it can only be so much different from what we have seen earlier.
Then, it all boils down to the atmosphere of the 80s, the dialogue and the manner in which everybody shoots everybody. We saw some gruesome action in Shootout at Lokhandwala. I am expecting nothing less or nothing more than that.
Yet, as always, I'm hoping to be pleasantly surprised. Meanwhile, the music seems to have a 80s feel to them, but it hasn't appealed too many.
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