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Shootout At Wadala Rating: 2.9/5

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Ratings:2/5  Review By:  Rajeev Masand  Site:CNN IBN (IBNLive)

‘Shootout at Wadala’ has some trademark Gupta flourishes in the sepia-soaked camerawork, slow-mo action sequences and slick editing. The problem, unfortunately, is that there is barely any semblance of storytelling here. Scenes of visceral violence between the gangs are strung together, interrupted only by Milap Zaveri’s clap-trap lines. It all feels empty beyond a point because none of the characters are developed enough for you to care about them.’Shootout at Wadala’ revels in its violence, yet sadly all the bloodshed leaves you unaffected and cold. I’m going with two out of five.

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Ratings:4/5  Review By:  Taran Adarsh  Site:Bollywood Hungama

The screenwriting  is watertight. Although it takes time to settle down, the solid writing in the second hour keeps you on the edge. In fact, the turn of events in the second half takes the film to its zenith. A large chunk of SHOOTOUT AT WADALA is devoted to high-voltage action sequences. Unlike some recent films, the action here is raw and real, reminiscent of the films of the 1980s. On the whole, SHOOTOUT AT WADALA is a fire-brand, paisa vasool entertainer. Brutal and electrifying, it is one of those theatre-going experiences that has a plot, is packaged well and has content [drama, action, dialogue, songs, performances] that works big time with the avid moviegoer. Sanjay Gupta delivers a solid punch!

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Ratings:2.5/5  Review By:  Anupama Chopra  Site:Star World ( Hindustan Times)

Sanjay effectively creates powerful set-pieces, including the climactic shootout at Wadala. The action is determinedly brutal – one man’s head is crushed in a gola-making machine. And the narration is breathless, like one of those sensational true crime television shows. But what Sanjay and his team of writers forget to provide is a coherent screenplay. Shootout at Wadala is a strangely disjointed film. There is little connective tissue between the set-pieces.So should you see Shootout at Wadala? I think it’s an acquired taste. I find this kind of gleeful brutality hard to stomach. I’m going with two and a half stars. It’s a tough watch in more ways than one.

Ratings:2/5  Review By:  Karan Anshuman  Site:Mumbai Mirror

This is a film designed for the lower stalls and to keep the box office register ringing. It has zero cinematic value. Sanjay Gupta takes a shot at immortality in creating an urban legend about the origins of the idea of an ‘encounter’, the mystery of the academically accomplished gangster that was Manya Surve, and attempts a grand period action biopic. But all he delivers is a squib of a film that relies on one too many “b****c**ds”.

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Ratings:– Review By:  Komal Nahata  Site:BBC/ETC/HPBolly

On the whole, Shootout At Wadala is a very violent film meant for the masses and the single-screen cinemas more than for the classes, families and multiplex-frequenting public. A large section of the womenfolk will keep away from the film due to the excessive violence and foul language. Its business in Bombay and Maharashtra will be good because of the flavour of the film. Since it has been sold to distributors for the various territories and its satellite rights have also fetched a huge amount of money, it will prove to be a profitable proposal for the producers but several of its distributors will not be able to recover their heavy investments.

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Ratings:4/5  Review By:  Meena Iyer  Site:Times Of India (TOI)

Sanjay Gupta’s Shootout At Wadala largely draws inspiration from journalist-author S Hussain Zaidi’s Dongri to Dubai-6 decades of the Mumbai mafia. But the maker takes the cinematic liberty of changing the material at hand to make his film and characters more engaging. Or should we say largely entertaining. SAW ultimately belongs to Gupta, who stays true to the genre and makes a welcome return to the credible lot of Bollywood directors. Note: You may not like this film if don’t have the appetite for blood and gore.

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Ratings:2.5/5  Review By:  Saibal Chaterjee  Site:NDTV

What’s Good: Balanced and Tempting action sequences which hit hard yet do not leave a traumatizing effect. What’s Bad: The narrative is ruined by the languid editing towards the later half of the film which makes the ending a little troublesome. Watch or Not?: Sanjay Gupta’s Shootout At Wadala is better than the last Shootout edition. Outstandingly, John Abraham does keep true to his word of giving the most pleasantly conspicuous performance of his career. The film’s well drawn out action sequences are delightful which makes the other loopholes in it seem faint. Overall, the film makes for a favorable one time watch. For the ultimate satisfaction of your cinematic juices, I do hope you know how to whistle!

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Ratings:3.5/5  Review By:  Mohar Basu  Site:Koimoi

What’s Good: Balanced and Tempting action sequences which hit hard yet do not leave a traumatizing effect. What’s Bad: The narrative is ruined by the languid editing towards the later half of the film which makes the ending a little troublesome. Watch or Not?: Sanjay Gupta’s Shootout At Wadala is better than the last Shootout edition. Outstandingly, John Abraham does keep true to his word of giving the most pleasantly conspicuous performance of his career. The film’s well drawn out action sequences are delightful which makes the other loopholes in it seem faint. Overall, the film makes for a favorable one time watch. For the ultimate satisfaction of your cinematic juices, I do hope you know how to whistle!

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Ratings:2/5 Review By:  Shubhra Gupta  Site:Indian Express

Shootout At Wadala gives us a bunch of gangsters and cops, all trying very hard for coolth. It has action, some of it explosive, but not madly new. What stops it from becoming the film that it could have is an avalanche of dialogue, the sort of smart-alecky lines that sounded so right in the 70s. In 2013, they seem like a tired device to hang an entire film on. And the fact that this genre is now feeling the weight of having been trod upon too often.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By:  Tushar Joshi  Site:DNA

Let’s get to the good news first. Wadala works because it shamelessly epitomizes its genre and has no qualms about being what it is – an over the top action drama. Despite the pace and massy dialogues the film has several loop holes. SAW will appeal to those who crave for a masala potboiler set in the 80’s with corny dialogues, s**ual innuendos and enough bang to match your buck. Watch it at a single screen to experience its true flavor.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By:  Ananya  Site:Zee News

The sepia-tinted shots of the 70s-80s gift the film with an old world charm of nostalgia. The props, the polka dots and the shades – are all crafted to perfection. Along with that, the background score is custom-designed for that era. The music of the film caters mostly to a person’s guilty pleasures: it is aesthetically carnal – and the song ‘Laila’ being a case in point. Let go of all your snobbish inhibitions. Go watch ‘Shootout At Wadala’ at a single screen theatre this weekend… you won’t be disappointed. Three stars for the film and an extra half for Zaveri’s dialogues from me for Manya Surve’s unforgettable resurrection!

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Ratings:0/5  Review By:  Ankur Pathak  Site:Rediff

However, instead of engaging the viewers with a well-written screenplay, the film’s story runs all over the place with horrendous dialogues peppered with the most crass expletives that sound more inconsequential than sinister. The exaggerated action scenes and over-the-top violence makes it difficult to believe that the film is inspired from journalist S Hussain Zaidi’s non-fiction book Dongri to DubaiInstead of this self-indulgent gore-fest, we would have appreciated a little more focus on the gangsters’ psyche.

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  2. Main vo Bruce hoon jisne 8 saal se lee
    nahi..

  3. An innocent common man turning into a criminal because of the corrupt police department! Haven’t we witnessed something like this before?
    Yes, you’re absolutely correct. ‘Shootout at Wadala’ would remind you of the other Ekta Kapoor’s movies, particularly ‘Once upon A Time in Mumbai’ and obviously ‘Shootout at Lokhandwala’.

    The common man here though, is John Abraham (Manya Surve) who adopts the path of a gangster to become the ‘Bombay ka Baap’. The story is all about how he makes his own gang (Tushar Kapoor, Siddhant Kapoor) and takes his revenge. In the ambition of being the most powerful man in the town, he willfully engages into the gang wars with Manoj Vajpai and Sonu Sood. Oh, did I mention the Mumbai police here? We have Anil Kapoor, Mahesh Manjrekar and Ronit Roy for that.

    The good thing with Shootout at Wadala, are the cheesy dialouges. Lots of abuses and impactful one liners for the single screen audiences there! Some action sequences may impress you a bit.
    The problem with Shootout at Wadala is that just when the movie begins to gather its pace, there happens to be an unnecessary item number. I don’t understand the fact that why do u need three item numbers (picturised on Priyanka Chopra, Sunny Leone and Sophie) in a movie? To me that can only happen when you do not believe in your script.
    Sanjay Gupta, the director, had the team of some of the finest actors of our industry. A lot could have been done.

    Though some people won’t disappoint you as actors, particularly Anil Kapoor, John Abraham and Manoj Vajpayee! Tushar Kapoor repeats something we have already seen in Shootout at Lokhandwala. There is no new in it. Ronit Roy, Sonu Sood and Mahesh Manjrekar play their part well. Kangana as John's lover has not much to do except in the climax

    Watch ‘Shootout at Wadala’ if you can bear those cheesy dialoges and unnecessary item numbers. On storyline, it is a big disappointment.

    Rating- 2/5

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  4. A superb entertainer….

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  8. I think Shootout at Wadala is just a worst movie of the dacade. Its only run because of violence and bold scenes and items numbers. Female viewers will really get disappointed to watch this movie. Not a family entertainer, it is only for the lower class like rickshaw waallas and thella wallaas.

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    What crap !!!

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