Saheb, Biwi aur Gangster was the one which established Tigmanshu Dhulia as a promising director even though his previous attempts like Charas, Haasil were high on content and with Paan Singh Tomar last year he has established himself as one of the best in the industry.
Expectations were huge from him and he delivered as expected. Saheb, Biwi and Gangster Returns is one such film which makes you so absorbed and inked that you need some time to come out of it. If you consider Saheb, Biwi aur Gangster as a good watch then this one is far better on grounds of script, execution and performances.
Unlike most of the sequels in Bollywood, this one takes the story forward where the last one had ended. The two prominent characters of the previous version Saheb(Jimmy Shergill) and Biwi(Mahie Gill) are retained. Saheb is paralyzed waist down from a gunshot while Biwi is again sultry seductress as Rani who is now looking for a “Poet” in man as she says “Yeh mard hi kyun milte hai hamein, Shayar Kyun nahi milte”. She takes on to politics and become the MLA from her territory. Enters Indrajit Singh(Irffan Khan) who has an age-old rivalry with the Saheb as his ancestors kingdom was destroyed by the Saheb’s family.
Story takes a twist as Saheb falls in love with his stepmother’s friend’s daughter Ranjana (Soha Ali Khan) and wants to marry her. Ranjana on the other hand is in love with Indrajit who is so called Raja Bhaiya of the town. When Bunny Uncle (Raj Babbar) came to know that Saheb, a married man, has eyes on his daughter, he invites Indrajit to kill Saheb. And thus begins a bloody, shameless royal game of politics, sex and relationship.
Saheb, Biwi aur Gangster Returns is far more convincing and compelling then its prequel. It takes the bloody, shameless game of power, politics sex and relationships to a new level. All the characters are well gelled in the film, and fits in their roles with breathtaking ease. Each and every character is well scripted.
‘Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns’ is packed with powerful and exceptional performances. It’s hard to pick up the best as each and every one has delivered the best one can say a least. Jimmy Shergill is A class as he excels one more time as Saheb. His screen presence is what the USP of the movie. He is surely the man to look for in the offbeat movies. He has even outclassed Irffan for better part of the movie.
Irffan khan is top-notch, he portrays the character of rough and rowdy gangster with utter conviction and command. His role is so beautifully written and planned that you seeks for more of him in the movie.
Mahie Gill as Biwi takes her role to a new level. She is the real ‘show stealer’ of the movie and is definitely the actress to look out for in the future.
Soha Ali Khan also delivers good time with this one.
Screenplay, Dialogues, Music and Direction:
Tigmanhsu Dhulia is one of the best director in the industry now. He has nicely set up and planned, what seems to be a difficult equation on screen. This is easily one of his best works so far. Full marks to the director to bring out superb performances from each and every one. The music of the movie one of the lower points, especially the two item songs from Anjana Sukhani and Mughda Godse looks irritating.
Dialogues are well written and superbly executed. Screenplay is sharp and crisp. Cinematography is top notch.
Saheb, Biwi aur Gangster Returns is not an ordinary affair. It is dreadful, vibrant, Ghamasaan drama packed with powerful performances and incredible story-line and direction. This one could have been more Ghamasaan and boiling. Blog to Bollywood goes with 3.5 out of 5. It’s a recommended watch this season.