Shootout at Wadala

Shootout at Wadala

3.5 666 Ratings

Directed by : Ekta Kapoor

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  • Critics Rating 2.5/5
  • MJ Rating 2.5/5
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The film is a dramatization of the first-ever registered encounter by Mumbai police, where gangster Nitesh Dhamne was shot dead on November 1, 1982.


“Shootout At Wadala has all the components of a masala gangster film and keeps you entertained, though a bit long. One time watch, for adults only.”

Shootout at Wadala Credit & Casting

John Abraham

Shootout at Wadala Box Office

  • Gross: INR 53.60 cr.
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Shootout at Wadala Audience Review

Shootout at Wadala Review- Well enacted Gangster story with all masala for the masses

| by Madan Mohan Marwah |
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So our very own Tarantino inspired Sanjay Gupta has a strong screenplay with 4 goons, 3 cops,one moll with a golden heart, and 3 item girls and mixes them into a heady cocktail of action, blood and gore with a sprinkling of sex scenes. The end result is of an average film but high on entertainment for the masses but you come out wondering if this is the same Sanjay Gupta who gave us comparatively better films like Kaante, Musafir, and Zinda.
However the movie has used many profanities in the dialogue and got away with it even granted that the characters are goons. Compared to this film RGV's Satya looks like a religious discourse. Very soon we will be having a censor category called NFA( Not for family audiences)
In order to ensure good box office returns there are 3 item numbers by Priyanka Chopra, Sophie Choudhary and Sunny Leone ( This last dance borders on vulgarity and the choreographer has gone over the top trying to please the front benchers.) Another worrisome aspect is that the main character John Abraham is shown too black with hardly any redeeming features of character.
The film is a mix of few films of the past mainly Vaastav (innocent guy forced by circumstances to become a don) and Gangster ( the girl gets her lover arrested ). Every 15 minutes or so you get a sense of Deja vu. Director Sanjay Gupta has no doubt made a stylistic movie and has got out some good performances but has gone overboard in the treatment The climax shoot out is very well done and in the real Sanjay Gupta style.
Anil Kapoor, Mahesh Manjrekar and Ronit Roy as the cops have acted convincingly. John Abraham has excelled in his role and has carried the film throughout. As the baddies Manoj Bajpai,and Sonu Sood ,have also done an excellent job. Due to his image of a comedian, Tushaar Kapoor fails to convince as a goon. Kangana Ranaut is passable in the role of a helpless lover.