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Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster is a decent political thriller. But, it would have worked so much better if the characters had engaged us emotionally. Yet, the dialogues and the general flow of the film makes it worth a DVD watch.Read more
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster creates a mystic aura around itself. It has the ambience of the heartland where princes still reign their now unofficial kingdoms with pride. With this background, though the story is of the same ol' politics and deceit.
Like any good thriller, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster manages to make you consider the motivations of each character in turn, however small their role in the scheme of things. That is what keeps you engaged. Though it would have gotten us involved a lot more if we were involved with the characters of the film. These characters - be it the king (Saheb), the queen (Biwi), the servant who happens to be a gangster, or the other people around these three main characters - have strong reactions and we are given a glimpse of the justification for their reactions, but not once can we feel why the reaction was so strong.
For example, each of the three main characters are shown to be madly in love and that seems to be the motivation behind their strong actions and reactions. But, the only way you know they are in love is because they are having sex with the person they are supposedly in love with. Other than that, there is no clue left of their love. The emotional connect needed to get the gravity of the behavior is missing.
And yet, based on just the thriller element of the film, the curiosity of what will happen next exists. That curiosity does wane with the progress of the film because of way-too-many double-crossing and double-double-crossing characters. But still, its not a half bad thriller. A lot of the credit goes to the witty dialogue and its delivery.
There is something inherently aristocratic about Jimmy Sheirgill and that works towards making his character the required amount of arrogant and vulnerable that princes in today's times are. Randeep Hooda and Mahie Gill are just about functional. Given the film revolves around their sensuality, I wonder if the film would have worked better if there were actors with more oomph value, especially Mahie Gill.
Also, given how much of the film revolves around attraction, seduction and sensuousness, those scenes are shot with the standard Indian awkwardness making you wonder why the characters are attempting to make love when they are so uncomfortable with the very idea.
With all that's wrong with Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster, it is still a half-interesting watch. Only makes you wonder, what a wonderful film it would have been had it got even a little more right.
- meeta, a part of the audience
Thumbs up, by Anna M.M.Vetticad , annavetticadgoes2themovies : ...Rajeev Gupta delivers a brilliant supporting performance... full review
Thumbs up, by Pankit Narang, Apun Ka Choice : ...Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster-great script,great performances by the actors... full review
Thumbs up, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...SAHEB BIWI AUR GANGSTER is an interesting and absorbing watch! ... full review
Thumbs up, by Charu A Mahesh, Buzz in Town : ...Director Tigmanshu Dhulia deserves a pat on his back for giving us a truly hatke film after long... full review
Thumbs up, Daily Bhaskar : ...Music completely complements the theme of the story, especially the title song... full review
Thumbs up, by Utpal Borpujari , DearCinema : ...Cinema of many layers... full review
Thumbs up, by Nikhat Kazmi, Desi Martini : ...alluring performances by Jimmy Sheirgill, Mahie Gill and Randeep Hooda... full review
Thumbs up, by Taran Adarsh, Desi Martini : ...SAHEB BIWI AUR GANGSTER is a well-made film that works for its powerful plot... full review
Thumbs up, DNA : ...Randeep shows that he can deliver if he gets the right script ... full review
Thumbs up, Free Press Journal : ...FUSION OF POLITICS, TRUTH AND LIES... full review
Thumbs up, by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com : ...No act shines, every performance is applause worthy. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in : ...Sharp Eye leaves the mark In his audience mind….... full review
Thumbs up, by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times : ...Randeep Hooda, Naseeruddin Shah's fine theatre protégé, plays that charming hero:... full review
Thumbs up, by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint : ...A stellar script and good performances make this immensely enjoyable... full review
Thumbs up, by Shubha Shetty Saha, MiD DAY : ...Script is King... full review
Thumbs up, by Visitant Tally, Mixed Bag : ...immy Shergill’s body language as the Sahib is very neat and convincing to be more precise. ... full review
Thumbs up, Movie Talkies : ...Jimmy Shergill is brilliant as the brooding, menacing Saheb of the house... full review
Thumbs up, Mumbai Mirror : ...Jimmy Shergill's screen presence is admirable... full review
Thumbs up, by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com : ...Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster is meant for smart audience... full review
Thumbs up, by Shaikh Ayaz , Rediff : ...Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster is a gripping tale of intricate politics, love and betrayal.... full review
Thumbs up, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...Hugely satisfying film after a long time. ... full review
Thumbs up, by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com : ...The movie is perfect in all respects, and therefore deserves a watch by all ... full review
Thumbs up, by K K Rai, STARDUST : ...Jimmy Shergill, Mahie Gill and Ranbir Hooda have given superb performances in the flick. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India : ...Superb movie with deft direction and clinical performances...... full review
Thumbs up, Zee News : ...The script is a winner.... full review
So-So, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...It has great performances but misses the entertainment factor... full review
So-So, by Rahul Nanda, Filmfare : ...The weakest links of the film is the camerawork... full review
So-So, by Nupur Barua , Fully Hyderabad : ...No one out-acts the other. Every act balances that of the other.... full review
So-So, by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live : ...It's inspired by a classic, but let down by its own triteness... full review
So-So, by Komal Nahta, koimoi : ...Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster is a fair entertainer but with a few loose ends in its screenplay.... full review
So-So, by Subhash K. Jha, Now Running.com : ...'Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster': potent mix of passion, politics ... full review
So-So, Roochster : ...Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster is an average movie... full review
So-So, by Reel Reptile , Upper Stall : ...Saheb Biwi aur Gangster is an above-average ... full review
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Padhy02: Saheb Biwi aur Gangster a must watch in these troubled times for Bollywood. Its a "royal threesome"
nutty_pro: saheb biwi aur gangster - 4 STARs
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LizaSaha: Saheb biwi aur gangster was a good watch. Fine performances and dialogues. Just missed the punch.
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jayvasavada: Saheb, biwi aur gangster : once again tigmanshu dhulia has proved that he is acomplished storyteller as writer-director...
JalapathyG: Saw 'Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster'. Liked it v.much. Honest performances, terrific direction. It's all about love/lust, lies & betrayal.
jagdi980: Saheb Biwi aur Gangster..awesome and gripping... must watch.
IshaanShariff: Watched Saheb biwi aur gangster..killer film!Intriguing..treacherous..deceitful..lustful....political angles..royal families..has it all!4/5
ishaan06: Saheb Biwi aur Gangster, super screenplay, aflatoon dialogues, spectacular acting (randeep and shergil) outstanding cinema. Must watch
irfan_143: saheb, biwi aur gangster is a flick u must watch ppl........ three of them are really awesome.......... 4/5..... go for it......
imsank: Saheb biwi aur gangster.. 3 stars.. amazin performance wid kickass dialogues..
ImNot_Sarcastic: Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster is a must watch Jimmy Shergill is finally getting the due he deserves! Fantastic casting and dialogues.
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i_poornachandra: Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster - definitely worth a watch. I found it somehow similar to Ishqiya and Gulaal at times though.
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CineMagik: Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster is awesome. Killer dialogues. Jimmy Shergill gets a worthy role!
chondhe: Saheb,Biwi aur Gangster is a brilliant take on Macbeth.Quite outstanding cinema!
blahssome: Saheb, Biwi aur Gangster was unexpectedly good. Couldn't find anything wrong in the movie. Good drama and great acting by everyone.
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BabaTrolldev: Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster is jimmy shergil's best performance till now. Mahi gill was smoking hot too.
AzmiShabana: Liked Saheb Biwi aur Gangster. Interesting film good performances dialogue direction music. Congrats team
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anewradha: Saw saheb biwi aur gangster. Liked the film. The screenplay is crisp, the dialogue incisive and the performances layered.
amitpanhale: If you have to watch one movie this weekend let it be 'Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster'. You won't be disappointed.
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abhisek_s: Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster is the best movie of the year so far. Jimmy Sheirgill & Randeep Hooda's best performance till date. Excellent.
abhirokzz: Saheb Biwi aur Gangster.. 3/5.. wud have been 4/5 if it were KK Menon instead of Jimmy Shergil... but 3/5 isn't bad.. a good watch!
aayushi_s: My review on Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster: Must Watch; must must watch if you are a north Indian ... (cont) http://aayushisachdeva.blogspot.com/2011/10/saheb-biwi-aur-gangster-must-watch-must.html
888riki: spent a relaxed sunday after long time..watched saheb biwi aur gangster...jimmy shergill and mahi gill...both were great...good movie...
_Outlier: Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster: Fantastic movie.
Yo_ChandraMukhi: Saheb bibi aur gangster wove a brilliant plot only to go dud because of punchline packed dialogues throughout. @RandeepHooda is saving grace
TheTamasha: Saw Saheb biwi aur gangster. Well shot,great acting, rustic but never quite a Gulaal.
SweeneyDey: Managed to watch Saheb, Biwi aur Gangster in the weekend. Highly enjoyable, but really not as good as critics say.
SocoMumbai: Watched Saheb Biwi aur Gangster Last night Movie concept was right acting was gr8 but it was stretches a bit vee long
rajendravijay: Watched Saheb Bibi aur Gangster finally. Hooda rocked it. Movie was just average though. #SBG
nuttynupur: saheb biwi aur gangster is different. Not bad
namansaraiya: Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster: Good dialogues, slightly predictable story. Good performances, average OST. Shorter + more action would help.
kunaljp: Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster is an overrated film. Nothing new in the script or story. Good performances by the actors though
kanikaabhatia: Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster getting awesome reviews. I thought it was so average!
crazy_jugni: Ok review time,saheb biwi aur gangster,one time watch movi,pretty gud acting by jimmy n randeep.Jimmy too classy n sexy, mahi usual psycho.
CoolkarniVky: "Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster": Good Performances, Average Direction but the story is too predictable ... Overall Okiesh One Time DVD Watch !!!
bhavna_j: I thot it stretched a bit at the end but overall a good watch! RT @shreykhetarpal: My review of #SahebBiwiAurGangster http://wp.me/pxSgT-5M
archthegr8: Saheb, Biwi aur Gangster: Not bad at all. Could have been tighter and the plot points could have been smarter.... http://fb.me/11nXf8js0
souleshan: Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster, Some may find it different, Some.. interesting .. but i dint like the movie.. [1/2]
saakshiagarwal: jimmy shergill!! i quiet like him!!! #Saheb Biwi aur gangster very boring
replytoMJ: Okay okay the flop movie is called saheb biwi aur gangster... Wasted my money though Shreyas was scene stealer :)
REETH21: Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster - Such a disappointment!
Doveye: Saw Saheb, Biwi aur Gangster. I no like :(
Asthakkar15: saheb biwi aur gangster is such a horrible movie my God!
akhilrex: I'll be honest. Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster could be a little better. Would have preferred Force.
adityavnathan: Watched Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster. Wasn't too impressed. Surely not Tigmanshu Dhulia's best work till date. Expected much much more.
This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.
Aditya Singh (Jimmy Sheirgill) is struggling for power in what used to once be his father's kingdom. He is not interested in his wife (Mahie Gill) who is suffering from some mental illness because of an event in her past. There is a new driver (Randeep Hooda) in the picture who also happens to be a gangster and has his own political motivations in the mix.
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This is a entertaining movie. I saw it on 1st day. Its just awesome. Mahie Gill is looking so beautiful.
Worth a watch on the screen. Don't go with your kids or parents though :)
one of the most sensible review sites on planet...great going !!
Thank you, Nitin!
@Abhijeet Like you, I react a certain way when I watch a film. You could call it my bias, but I define bias like this - I am an Amitabh Bachchan fan, so I'll like everything that he does irrespective of the quality of the writing of the film, etc. About love and sex - the characters reacted so strongly to "adultery" in their relationship, but it never came across as they had very strong emotions about the person who cheated. I found an imbalance between how they seemed to treat the relationship and how they reacted.
I didn't hate the film, but I didn't love it either. It is, like I said, a good DVD watch, nothing that you need to rush to the theaters for.
@Suman Good to know. People liked it a lot more than that and I was wondering if I was the only one who didn't think it was ok-ok!
must watch saheb biwi gangster 2... excellent proformance... wow what acting, hats off to the crew.
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