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Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai -2 Dobara Review

OUATIMD 2  Rating: 2.33/5

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Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara! Movie Review

Ratings:1.5/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site:Masand’s Verdict (CNN IBN- IBNLive)

This disappointing sequel to 2010’s Ajay Devgan-Emran Hashmi starrer is constructed around the premise of a love triangle…the laziest love triangle you could possibly imagine. It doesn’t help that writer Rajat Arora, as if to compensate for the flimsy plot, goes into overkill mode with wise-ass dialogues. Imran Khan as Aslam, ostensibly the hero of this film, appears ill at ease rolling those corny lines off his tongue. Sonakshi Sinha’s Jasmine has got to be the most pea-brained woman you’ve ever met.I’m going with one-and-a-half out of five. Call me cynical, call me a spoilt-sport, but don’t call me if they decide to make Once Upon A Time in Mumbai 3!

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Taran Adarsh Site:Bollywood Hungama

Like I pointed out earlier, while the prequel held the spectators by its ears and eyes, ONCE UPON AY TIME IN MUMBAI DOBAARA! suffers because the grip is absent from the very start itself . Also, the villain [Mahesh Manjrekar] is just not authoritative or commanding enough here. On the whole, ONCE UPON AY TIME IN MUMBAI DOBAARA! has a powerful second half and the drama/conflict helps the film regain ground, after a shaky first hour. However, the fact cannot be denied that ONCE UPON AY TIME IN MUMBAI DOBAARA! pales in comparison to its prequel.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Anupama Chopra Site:The Front Row( Hindustan Times)

More than anything else in Milan Luthria’s sequel, Akshay towers. He chews up the scenery with his dangerous frown, flaring nostrils, dark glasses, flicked cigarettes and thunderous dialogue. Yes, the film is over-wrought, melodramatic and designed as pulp fiction. But it’s also fun. Once Upon ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara! had me cheering for the bad guy. Which, at least in the movies, is never a bad thing. I’m going with three stars. One star is for Akshay Kumar who makes a stellar killer.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Madhureeta Mukherjee Site:Times Of India (TOI)

In OUATIMD, a love triangle forms the bloodline of the story, replete with ‘donnisms’, molls with maal and an overkill of ‘loaded’ dialogues pe dialogues.This is a love story of a gangsta, it does not reopen dons’ crime diaries. The first part is more engaging; thereon, the sluggish pace lacks the same dum. The heavy-duty dialogues (Rajat Aroraa) punch drama in the story, though at times too overbearing.

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Ratings:– Review By: Komal Nahata Site:ETC Bollywood Business

On the whole, Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara! is an average film with dialogues and performances as its big plus points and the burden of Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai and limited action as it minus points. The holidays (Independence day, Raksha Bandhan) will help boost its collections but the haphazard release (it opened in limited/small-capacity auditoria of multiplexes, that too, in very limited number of shows on Thursday) will reduce its box-office takings. Business in Muslim centres will be better. Considering all the pros and cons, it will barely be able to recover its heavy cost.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Karan Anshuman Site:Mumbai Mirror

The crux, the triangle, is ridiculously simplistic and depends far too much on trusted aides and girlfriends not sharing any information about their personal lives, rendering the premise unreal. To sum up, Once Upon Ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara is a better crafted film than it’s predecessor but unfortunately considerably shallower. It’s style keeps you reasonably occupied but for a runtime of 160 minutes, it needed a lot more substance.

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

Once Upon Ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara! falls well short of being quite as engaging as the film that it is a sequel to.For all its flaws, Once Upon Ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara! isn’t only for Akshay Kumar fans. This Independence Day weekend, feel free to catch this gangster drama that masquerades as a violent love story.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Sarita Tanwar Site:DNA

OUATIMD’s crowning glory is Akshay Kumar who goes all the way with his “negative” act in one of his career-best performances. Fans of the original will be disappointed because they will expect some serious gangster action, while this is an out-and-out love story.Love stories are the flavour of the season (Aashiqui, Ranjhanaa and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani) and here’s another one to make you go ah!

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Raja Sen Site:Rediff

Things have gotten far worse this time around, with characters talking exclusively in the sort of aphoristic couplets found on auto-rickshaw stickers. Akshay Kumar makes some of those lines work, but the rest are beyond redemption.For now, a much more relevant question would be just what purpose Imran Khan serves in a movie like TWAT, but so entertaining is Kumar’s swagger and so feebly does Khan deliver his lines that even if Khan’s character were completely excised, it wouldn’t hurt the movie an ounce.

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Ratings:1.5/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta Site:IndianExpress

I missed Ajay Devgn and Emran Hashmi of the original, who made credible ‘bhais’, and carried off those rhyming dialogues. Akshay Kumar lacks menace and quickens only when those glasses are off his face, which doesn’t happen too often in the film . After all the shoot-outs and bang-bangs are over, you are left with a film which leaves you with so little new that you wonder if there’s any juice left in this style of retro gangsta flick. Or are we heading for a third-time-in-Mumbai-Tibara?

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Mohar Basu Site:Koimoi

What’s Good: It’s yet again a Once Upon… story where every line is a punch line and retro look is fantastic with its aroma of nostalgia! What’s Bad: There’s melodrama, overdrama and too much drama. Watch or Not?: Milan Luthria’s OUATIMD lacks the effervescence and naturalness of its prequel. The vibrancy of the script is diluted with hard-to-believe romance, minimal story, the film falters due to lack of action and the calamity that OUATIM reflected in abundance. This one isn’t really a dull bore but fail to spark off the enigma of the former edition! Crime thrillers and love dramas shouldn’t be mingled, it results in an insipid broth.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Gayatri Sankar Site:Zee News

But the hit formula that they had devised seems to have gone awry this time around. ‘Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbaai Dobaara’ is nothing but an out and out Akshay Kumar film with nothing more to offer. Director Milan Luthria opts for a very conventional treatment to this film.  Nonetheless, OUATIMD is a tale of a don who wishes to win over the love of his life! Watch it only for Akshay Kumar. Two for this one.

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Ratings:– Review By: Mihir Fadnavis Site:FirstPost

Featuring an utterly awful screenplay and more overbearing pulpy dialogues than you can shake a fist at, the unfortunately named and spelled Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara is a plodding and tiresome experience. Our hero villain Akki aka Shoaib Khan in OUATIMD is a lumbering mess and the film has no heart, No amount of Mumbaiyya gangsta razzle dazzle can mask the fact that OUATIMD is a wearisome and uninteresting

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Vishal Verma Site:IndiaGlitz

Apart from Akshay Kumar’s dashing looks and performance Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara has nothing to boost on its own as a sequel.. it’s an uninspired, boring and highly disappointing sequel you’ll ever see. Or not see, if you’re lucky. If you love the first film, seriously, do not see this one. You’ll ruin two movies at once.

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