|Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns is a royal-political drama and
a sequel to its predecessor Sahaeb, Biwi Aur Gangster. This
sequel has a lot to appreciate in terms of performances but at the
same time, it lacks the product Tigmanshu Dhulia used to be known for.
Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns has exactly the same theme
and plot like its earlier version but with more grandeur and
characters. Dhulia has tried to make a valid sequel, which takes the
older story forward with a proper plot-line. So where does Mr. Dhulia
lack? Itís the length, cast ensemble, music and the climax.
Unlike its earlier version, the sequel is too long and sometimes
really tests your patience. Second, it has so many characters,
especially in the second half that sometimes leads to confusion.Third,
music is very average. Either the producer should not have put any
songs in it or at least worked hard to give a single good number.
Fourth, the climax is a mystery. Tigmanshu has purposely left a worm
in the audienceís head to wait for the third installment.
The first installment was a short, sweet, crisp, engaging and hot
film but the sequel despite an A certificate does not serve anything
like that. This movie has a soul in the form of performances and
thatís the only reason one would not like to miss this royal treat.
Irrfan Khan as Gangster is outstanding and brilliant. Jimmy
Shergill as Saheb is extraordinary. he gets into the skin of the
character perfectly. Mahie Gill as a seductress queen, politician and
game planner is impressive. Soha Ali Khan is a surprise packet as a
Ranjana and she looks pretty. All other characters though limited with
their roles, perform their part perfectly.
The background score is impressive but the songs of the movie are
lackluster. Cinematography by Yogesh Jani is decent.
Dhulia has set a standard for himself and others for movies like
Paan Singh Tomar, Charas, Shagird, Haasil
and Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster. He should be careful while mixing
a good script with the tadka of commercialization because all
his previous movies not only earned fame and respect for him but
money, too. Recently, Vishal Bhardwaj's movie Matru ki bijlee ka
Mandola wasn't received too well because of this commercialization
I believe audience today are more mature and take a well-made
product with respect and love. Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns
is good but could have been better. It's a royal wine in fragrance but
not in taste since much of it has been drained out from its leaked
bottled of half baked screenplay and editing.