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Saheb biwi aur bakwas

  • Smita Vyas Kumar

    Smita Vyas Kumar (6,903 DM Points)

    Desimartini | Updated - November 29, 2013 4:27 PM IST
    3.3DM (668 ratings)

    Verdict - A convoluted story line and bad acting by Mahie Gill make this a non starter

    Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster ReturnsWatch trailerRelease date : March 08, 2013

    Firstly, what sort of a name is SBG returns? Who returns? What returns? Makes no sense. They could have just called it SBG 2 since it clearly picks up the story from where we left it last it last time. And then you figure the rest of the movie doesn't make much sense also till maybe the last half hour when the director realizes he has wasted enough time being indulgent and brings everything to a close.

    I would think that if you are making a sequel you have a lot of material to work with. Your characters are already in our minds with well-defined personalities and you can build layers into them and the story can progress given the complexities of these characters. But Dhulia makes no such attempt. In fact, the characters regress and become almost cardboard like in their uni-dimensionality. Madhvi becomes a total drunk, Saheb becomes even more stone faced. Only the gangster propels the movie forward a bit. I don't know what Soha's character is doing at all.

    There is a lot going on here that is not brought to the surface. The biwi's insecurity about the new woman (played by Soha) , her motivations for getting into politics- is it love, revenge, power, neglect? We cant understand. All we see is her drinking, tottering around, taking baths or trying to seduce Irrfan. Her character doesn't develop till like almost the last scene.

    Mahie Gill looks great but her acting here is the weakest link in the whole film. It's over the top and too flaky. We don't get to see the inner working of her mind and it's a big disappointment. Irrfan as the gangster Thakur out to seek revenge has a rakish charm and is the only dynamic character. Soha looks elegant and princess. Jimmy Shergill has to just have one expression which is very easy for him to do.

    I hope there is a SBG 3 and this time Dhulia takes it forward better. There is so much in this story to explore and experiment with- the characters, the setting, just the story is missing.

    See it if you are curious but be warned this one is headachy and sleep inducing most of the time. It's just towards the end that you start getting into the story and that is just too late.

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