PLOT: Set in the bloody 1990s, when Mumbai was called Bombay, The movie based on true incidents, it revolves around the mercurial rise of a gangster called Amartya Rao.
Mumbai Saga is an action crime film directed by Sanjay Gupta and produced by T-Series. Principal photography commenced on 27th August 2019 in Mumbai and also took place in Hyderabad. The film wrapped up in October 2020. The film was released in cinemas on 19th March 2021 clashing with
John Abraham as Amartya Rao
Emraan Hashmi as Inspector Vijay Savarkar
Mahesh Manjrekar as Bhau
Kajal Aggarwal as Seema Rao
Suniel Shetty as Sada Anna
Rohit Roy as Baba
Prateik Babbar as Arjun Rao
Gulshan Grover as Nari Khan
Amole Gupte as Gaitonde
Samir Soni as Sunil Khaitan
Anjana Sukhani as Khaitan’s Wife
Shaad Randhawa as Jagannath
Vivaan Parashar as Sadashiv
Ivan Rodrigues as Journalist
MOVIE REVIEW: Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta has already made two films in this genre Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007) as producer and writer and Shootout at Wadala (2013) as director, producer, and writer. Mumbai Saga has nothing new to offer, it’s just another average masala entertainer.
The first half holds our attention as fierce John Abraham delivers a good performance as a dreaded gangster. But he struggles in the emotional scenes. Post interval, Emraan Hashmi steals the show with his screen presence, action, and dialogue delivery.
But the second half lacks a gripping narrative and the screenplay becomes obtuse. Also, there was much room for tighter editing. But if you are a fan of gangster dramas then it is definitely a one-time watch for you. The cinematography is good. The music and background score are just fine.
Kajal Aggarwal manages to shine in her limited role but Anjana Sukhani hardly got 1 or 2 scenes. Other impressive performances came from Mahesh Manjrekar and Amole Gupte. Prateik Babbar and other supporting casts have given an average performance.
Mumbai Saga Movie Rating:
Overall Hit ya Flop Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Stars (AVG)