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A gang-war is a gang-war is a gang-war. If there was anything else it was too loud to register.Read more
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.
- meeta, a part of the audience
I have noticed, these days, when the decibel level of a film goes beyond a certain level, I tune off. There you go, that's my disclaimer. I tune off so well, that I have to resist myself from a quick nap. Despite this, Shootout at Wadala managed to give me a headache by the end of the film. Or maybe it was because of my attempt at controlling my sleep. Eitherway, Shootout at Wadala is your regular gangwar film where everyone wants to kill everyone else.
There is one slight difference in that it tries to talk about the ineptness of the system that creates gangsters out of good people. But the message is too little compared to what you have to sit through in terms of pure noise. Not that it is something very new, in any case.
The actors do infuse life into the story that runs on for too long. But, the problem with a film that is so intense in terms of how quickly all the characters get angry, doesn't require too much variety from the actors. But, within what is required of them, they do well.
Not that there aren't light moments in the film, but they cater to the kind of people who find a good laugh in abusive language just because it is abusive. The rest of the dialogue is way to filmy with all the mythological, religious and philosophical references. The romantic track, though important to the film is given too much of a step-sisterly treatment.
In fact, it looks like more time and energy has been spent on 'item numbers' who appear abrupt despite the fact that they are immediately followed by a horny Manya Surve (John Abraham) at Vidya's (Kangna Ranaut) door.
Even so, given my aversion to gore and action for the sake of it, if you do enjoy such fight sequences, you might find Shootout at Wadala worth a watch. Like Shootout at Lokhandwala, this one too has its share of creatively killing people.
Ultimately, Shootout at Wadala seems to be the kind of film that will be enjoyed by people who like this mix of moderately gory action, toilet humor and aggressive romance.
- meeta, a part of the audience
Thumbs up, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...Gupta is known for extracting inspiring performances! Leading the pack is, without doubt, John Abraham, who makes the character of Manya Surve come alive on screen. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Khalid Mohamed, Deccan Chronicle : ...Gratifyingly, Sanjay Gupta doesn’t glorify Manya Surve. He is presented as someone whose life spiralled out of control, more of a doomed figure than a wonder hero. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Ananya Bhattacharya, Zee News : ...Let go of all your snobbish inhibitions. Go watch ‘Shootout At Wadala’ at a single screen theatre this weekend… you won’t be disappointed.... full review
So-So, by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies : ...To be fair though, the song and its lewdness do have a context – realistically speaking, would the real Manya and his favoured prostitutes have bothered with aesthetics? Unlikely.... full review
So-So, by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice : ...it certainly is worth giving a shot if you fancy John Abraham’s transformation into a rugged, beefy gangster and Sanjay Gupta’s brand of stylized action. ... full review
So-So, by Nikhil Arora, Desi Martini : ...Then there is the male chauvinism. Dabanggs and other potboilers have all had item songs, which objectify women and show men as lustful predators; here it’s overdone to the point where it just doesn’t bode well for anyone... full review
So-So, by Swati Deogire, In.com : ...Even with a booty-licious performance by Sunny Leone, ‘Shootout At Wadala’ disappoints more than it entertains. We recommend that you wait for the TV premiere.... full review
So-So, by Vinayak Chakravorty, india today : ...Anil Kapoor's top cop is a delight to watch, scoring with sheer screen presence. Manoj Bajpai's role bearing shades of Dawood Ibrahim's brother is a prime attraction. Sonu Sood continues evolving with each new role.... full review
So-So, by Shakti Shetty, MiD DAY : ...If it weren’t for the anti-hero’s early innocence, this tale could have been easily written off. So, yes, it has something new to offer and something to whistle for but as usual, it should have been far better than it turned out. ... full review
So-So, by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies : ...If you like your films with larger than life characters, slick action and the kind of dialogues that makes the front row whistle with wicked gusto, SAW is definitely your cup of tea.... full review
So-So, by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV : ...The dialogues are hard-hitting in parts, but occasionally go overboard with the cuss words. Expletives have really lost their ability to shock – in Shootout at Wadala they raise a few laughs. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express : ...There’s something odd about gangsters with a six pack. How do they maintain it if they’re on the run from the police? ... ... It’s impossible not to have these thoughts seeing John Abraham play Manya Surve in Sanjay Gupta’s Shootout at Wadala, which is set in the late 1970s and the early 1980s, a time when a gym meant a skipping rope and a set of barbells... full review
Thumbs down, by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah : ...Shootout at Wadala will work wonders for John Abraham. He easily eclipses better actors than himself, by his magnetic presence. Even if he doesn’t win acting awards, his work in this film, will take his career to a higher plane.... full review
Thumbs down, by Mayank Shekhar, Daily Bhaskar : ...All of this could still make sense to me if I cared enough or at all for the main character Manya on whom the whole movie is based. But why should anyone bother? These characters are all hit-men who love to “play with items” and even “rape if the item is good”.... full review
Thumbs down, Free Press Journal : ...Sunny Leone, Priyanka Chopra and Sophie Chowdhry make the item songs delectable while Kangna looks pretty reprising an act similar to the one in ‘Gangster.’ ... full review
Thumbs down, by Shubhra Gupta, indian express : ...The weak link in the film is the lead. John Abraham flaunts the most impressive musculature amongst the current crop of Bollywood heroes (he has his own shirtless moment with each gleaming well defined pack visible from a distance), but not the acting chops... full review
Thumbs down, by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST : ...What you also think is how the censor board could also pass such abrasive and unabashed usage of expletives that only appear highly forced while coming out of actors’ mouth.... full review
Thumbs down, by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu : ...By no means is this an accurate account of events or can be taken seriously as a piece of docu drama. Shootout at Wadala is pulpy, kitschy, Bollywood masala that makes no bones about its intentions: To titillate. If that’s your idea of entertainment, go for it.... full review
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yashshah991: ShootOut At Wadala. Owsum Underworld #Love u JOhn. <3.. #Kangna. !!
Wicked_SohamB: 'ShootOut At Wadala' #mustwatch
waqas_shabir: Shootout at wadala. Nice movie.
vishwajeet4ever: Bombay talkies celebrates 100yrs of indian cinemas, shootout at wadala, chota bhim n bin phere free tere must watch films this weekend.
vikramdmc: SHOOTOUT AT WADALA SUPERHIT MOVIE,,, KYUKI BABLEE BADMASH HAI
VarunKiLaila: Watched Shootout at Wadala❤ John rocked it man! LOVE HIM! Abit confusing movie:-/ but still it was good
VarshanSookhun: Shootout At Wadala #BollywoodBillboard #LotusFM Rating 8/10
TotalGujju: Shootout at Wadala ! Damn ! What a movie!
Tilak_Siyani: Shootout at Wadala is a good movie. I enjoyed it, Indian filmakers r finally startin to make better films with good stories.
TheAmitSadh: Saw Shootout At Wadala. Superb movie & brilliant performances by Anil Kapoor & @The_JohnAbraham. Congratulations @EkmainaurEktu7
tejnarayan: Shootout at Wadala : great performances by all n seeti Bajao dialogue by Milap jhaveri. Must watch.
tanuj_garg: "@NewGlamourBoy: @tanuj_garg Yesterday I saw shootout at wadala .. what a rocking movie. The Real Hero in the film is "Dialogue"." @zmilap
tannaAbhishek: Saw shootout at wadala amazing movie gr8 acting by john yet again #movie #ShootoutAtWadala
sul_tooni: #shootout at wadala what a #BC movie :D (Y)
sreejith007nair: shootout at wadala..superb movie gr8 commitment !!!!! done justice 2 his job....@sonusood18
singhanuj682: I like shootout at wadala movie and a super duper movie.
SauLfcKeni: njoyed d Shootout at Wadala !!!!
santosh0929: Shootout at wadala is a terrific movie. John,anil,manoj ,sonu, tushar all r superb. Sanjay gupta is back with bang. Entertainment at best
RohanTanpure1: The shootout at wadala is fadu film n the hard work taken by john is appreciable.
ritikarrao: Yes I Loved Shootout At Wadala!!! One Of The Best Gangster Flick Seen In A Time @Shootoutwadala !!! Manya Surve Isss Soo Rocking!!
reachanujsaxena: "Shootout at Wadala".... Good action, nice cinematography.... Good performances... But a bit long... Still worth a watch...
ravikant_13: in Multiplexes "Shootout at Wadala" & under UPA Government "RAPE & GHOTALA"
rakshitnegative: Shootout At Wadala was entertaining njoyd it...@The_JohnAbraham was rocking in the film
pratikshejwal: Shootout at wadala.... Awsome movie with awsome story n dialogues. .....
ovalparadise: Must see SHOOTOUT AT WADALA.GREAT MOVIE
one_by_two: If u watch Shootout at Wadala backwards,its an inspiring story of how a gangster reforms himself, disbands his gang & scores 78% in college
Ojasism: Shootout At Wadala is slow but enjoyable.
neorajas: Shootout at Wadala: year 1979. Presence of tata ace, LED lights, metro flyover. Amazing!!
nehmodi: Just saw shootout at wadala!!! what an awesome movie!!! absolutely loved it!!!
neelmoti: Shootout at Wadala (Y)
NamrataPurohit: Shootout at Wadala ... Interesting ... @Bharat_Rohra @vanssh808
nachiketnangare: today i watch shootout at wadala wonderful movie.................. please watch it.................full of enjoyment...................
morris_kurt: If u watch Shootout at Wadala backwards,its an inspiring story of how a gangster reforms himself, disbands his gang & scores 78% in college
mediahindi: शूटआउट एट वडाला [हिंदी अपराध कथा ]: कहते हैं जिन्दगी बेशक हमें एक और बार जीने का मौका देती हो पर जेल और हालात ... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/hindimedia/HpAB/~3/W8og8vwiaAQ/4127-shootout-at-wadala-hindi-crime-fiction.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
me_shalini: watched shootout at wadala..awesome movie.. :)
Malhotra_Pranav: Shootout at Wadala, one of the best movies I've seen! Crazy! @aneeshmufc
KunalShukla6: Shootout at Wadala! With mah buddies!! End of the session!! -everlasting screenplay!! :-D :-p
KolgeSuhit: Shootout at wadala ! Must watch !
KingofkingsAshu: shootout At wAdAlA Awesome movie ★john AbrAham And Anil kApoor superb ★
khurafatinitin: Shootout At Wadala : Meri maano toh, dekh daalo ! Paisa vasool film ! My rating 3.5 stars ! (Quite a bit of cursing,it's not for your kids)
jigneshdharviya: shootout at wadala . He he he he Maniya super Hit .....bhai bole to jine ka bhai bole to pine ka ..
jamesBANDYA: Funniest dialogue in ShooTout At WaDala by Ronit Roy - "Gappa Bas Nahi Tar Mi Tula Thoknar." ... the way he says LoL
imjaysolanki: Jst show the movie 'SHOOTOUT AT WADALA' @The_JohnAbraham wat a movie....it was totally FADU...I jst njoyed it a loot...
ibrahimhotdevil: Enjoyed alot at shootout at wadala@
IamSidz: Shootout At Wadala is presented beautifully!! Dialogues are merits of d film gud job @zmilap
IAmFaheem_: Shootout At Wadala is truly an epic..great work by @The_JohnAbraham..a must watch #Maniyyaaaa
HiHimanshusingh: nice film shootout at wadala
Henaa_K: Shootout at Wadala. What a movie! Superb acting ! Baaap dialogues. Every dialogue deserved a seeti! @zmilap @The_JohnAbraham @BajpayeeManoj
forever_stonedd: Shootout at wadala \m/ awesome
FariaMahua: The day isn't so far when ppl will get to see porn in name of Hindi cinema. Shootout at wadala is the best example.
Eric_Rulez: Juz back after wtchng Shootout at Wadala..... Awesome movie..... 5/5 stars.....
Dj_Zenocryt3: Shootout At Wadala. Simply. Amazing. fuck xD
DishaSonam: luved shootout at wadala but dont watch it with ur kids well done john
DeeJay_Shiva: ShootOut At Wadala... Awesome Movie... Must Watch... :):):)
dabu3490: Shootout at wadala rocks. Thanx for such a great muvi. John tusshar bajpayee manoj sonu sood anil kapoor all are superb. N sheikh munir best
concisetrade: Shootout At Wadala is HOUSEFULL in Gaiety till Monday!!! Sunny http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=561907770498687&l=6315853c9b
Chitranshjain25: shootout at wadala!!!what an awesome movie!!!absolutely loved it!!!
babanitin: Shootout at Wadala - good time pass moviee! #shootoutatwadala #saturdaynitemovie - seeing with maalik my old partner in crime!
AshishFCB: njoyed shootout at wadala
asam_786: Just left the cinema shootout at wadala was a top movie
ArpitBirla: Shootout at wadala....gr8 movie
Ankitbrahm07: Saw shootout at wadala 2nd tym..!! :D
akki_rane: Shootout At Wadala a.k.a SAW is an amazing movie which tell us about the gang war since 80's.Movies has got strong star cast.
ajit_mulay: Today watch Shootout at Wadala. Good movie. John got a new hit.
AhmedSaeed6233: LOL Watched Shootout AT Wadala an Awesome Movie...... :D
AgasthyaD: Shootout at Wadala.....great movie but the end was not satisfying.....kinda felt incomplete.....still worth a watch....my ratings: 3.5/5
adiljohan: tomarrow shootout at wadala .....soooo excited http://twitter.com/adiljohan/status/330751166369648641/photo/1
abngupta: A nyc shootout at wadala...
Abhinavbijarnia: kya baat h ...shootout at wadala is excellent movie......
aarav_acharya: shootout at wadala 20% blue film 50% action 10% bad language 20% story line in the end 9 OUT OF 10
9680977037: shootout at wadala is great action movie.
vsmartyy: Shootout At Wadala.... Man always get killed just because of three things which movie shows Power, Lady & Money... 3/5 stars
samirvirani: Shootout At Wadala the BIGGEST BLOCKBUSTER of 2013. Take a bow @sgupta132 @EkmainaurEktu7 @zmilap @RonitBoseRoy
rjanup: Shootout at Wadala : 3/5 Mirchis - Rj Anup @ Radio Mirchi UAE https://soundcloud.com/rj-anup/shootout-at-wadala-3-5-mirchis
lavesh_h: Goin in for Shootout at Wadala expecting it to be good if not better than Lokhandwala #SAW
Kay_Kay_Bhava: Shootout At Wadala - One time watch (but, only with male friends).
GaganU: shootout at wadala - ok movie but when will Kangana learn to act!!
bakery_guy: Shootout at wadala!! Awesome dialogues !! But lokhandwala was any time better..
ABnormalConnect: How I wish Shootout at Wadala had more muscle than the usual Bakchodi...?? Just about okay...!! Have seen better gangster movies..!!
waqas_h: I watched shootout at wadala yesterday the amount of haramness is in that movie its crazy, didnt seem like a bollywood movie
VivekArya1410: Laila ka pata nahi lekin Sanjay Gupta ne Shootout at Wadala jaisi movie banakar logon ka samay aur paisa zaroor le liya.
vidhyadayakaran: shootout at wadala..ugggggggghhh!my headache is back!vulgar senseless film!
UmangMevada: Saw B grade OUATIM... Opps sorry Shootout at wadala.
sukalyanfouzdar: Shootout at Wadala - A wasted effort with so many talented actors.
sujitnarain: Sorry john but sunny leone is better than you when it comes to benchpress ;) #shootout at wadala Xx
soni3490: Can anyone explain why Shootout at wadala received a 4 star rating?
skbhai14: having seen shootout at wadala...i hav felt great disappointment...so dont waste time nd money for this film..!!!!!
Singhh_R: Shootout at Wadala : Pure Torture
SimranDuggal: Exactly 60 seconds after I book my ticket for Shootout at Wadala, my friends tell me it's one of the worst they've seen. Not fair! :/
sigdelsantosh: Why kathmanduties r so dumb to bring 4-5 years kid to a movie like shootout at Wadala, full of abusive language and violence
Siddiotic: Shootout at Wadala should be renamed to Kotha at Wadala. 5 min ke shootout ke liye 10 item number.
ShivaniPodar: What do u mean 'Shootout at Wadala' isn't a movie where the whole cast is made to go to wadala and are shot because they are shitty actors?
shaileshgam: My Ratings for 2013 movies i watched - Race 2 (1.5/5), Himmatwala (0.5/5), Shootout At Wadala (2/5), Commando (2.5.5), Kai Po Che (3/5)
rubbishing_imp: If I had a rupee for every someone said thok de in Shootout at Wadala...jeez..
Punkster101: So yeah. You can skip Shootout at Wadala and catch Bombay Talkies. It's beyond beautiful. Detailed reviews shall be up on the blog.
PoojaPeswani: Folks are taking me to watch Shootout at Wadala. Might as well put cyanide in my idli.
pawandeepsandhu: Why there in no such news about shootout at wadala which is a true masala bombay movie.people nd critics talking only rubbish#bombaytalkies
Ninjump_: Ok Shootout at wadala has 3 unnecessary item numbers, 3 unwanted sex scenes and shakti kapoors son! Totally useless.
moubariz95: Shootout At wadala Kaisi Film Hai ? :(
lifeisbetter: Bad. @FunRockers: Shootout At Wadala Movie Review
krat0soverdrive: T.Kapoor does a slinky action in Shootout at Wadala, and survives!!!! #wtf
kirankhurana: Shootout at Wadala has been made only for vulgar Modi Followers.It adds more abuses to color their filthy tweets! @narendramodi
kavipandit: Shootout at wadala is a poor show dipicted by sanjay gupta. Nowhere close to d book and it didn't fulfill the idea of adaptation frm d book.
KaushalNanavati: John Abraham & Kangana Ranaut, after your Oscar winning performances in Shootout at Wadala, you both deserve a cyanide pill each!
Fukraaa: Dont waste money on Shootout at wadala. buy me a jalebi for this free advice.
Divine_Idiocy: Had shootout at wadala been much shorter , it could have been much better !
darshanshah1988: Shootout at wadala. Blehhhh. Oh so boring !!
ChaudharyAyan: I was saw last night shootout at wadala. .....:-):-):-):-):-) not impressed....sanjay gupta little bit failed in end
aNightBird: Neither on bombay talkies.Also, I'd like chocolates"@Fukraaa: Dont waste money on Shootout at wadala. buy me a jalebi for this free advice."
alekhsangal: Shootout at Wadala makes you miss the good ol' Ramu days... No 1 does Gangster films in our country like RGV... No 1 might ever as well!
This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.
A young man, Manohar Surve (John Abraham) wants to stay away from his brother's world of dons and goons. Unforunately, he is pulled in.