Love and politics have been blended in many Bollywood films. But Tigmanshu Dhulia's latest movie Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster, which merges power and politics with love, lust and betrayal, is completely different from all of them. Tigmanshu really seems to have gone beyond the expectations of the movie buffs in his new venture, which is an interesting and absorbing film.
Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster is an action thriller. The title of the movie might remind you of Guru Dutt's Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, but this movie is totally different and it has its own attitude and identity. The wonderful performances by lead actors, superb script and power-packed dialogue are the major highlights of the film.
Tigmanshu Dhulia has chosen a wonderful story, which is unheard and unexplored. He has blended it with superb technical elements. Meanwhile, he has got a strong hold on the narration, which is unpredictable and interesting. The viewers are absorbed completely in the story, but the plots seems to be losing the attention of the audience in the middle of the second of the film. Another interesting thing it that the movie has been promoted like romantic film, but the director does not let the romance track overpower its original conniving essence.
The Nawab [Jimmy Shergill] and his Begum [Mahie Gill] live in their ancestral royal house in the Northern part of India. He is trying to maintain their ancestors' status, he faces tough competition from his rival politician Gainda Singh [Vipin Sharma], who wants to eliminate him and his allies. In this race, his attention towards Begum goes on decreasing. In a bid to meet the ends, he starts taking contract killing assignments. The story takes a new twist with appointment of Babloo [Randeep Hooda] as the temporary driver for Begum, who gets into a sexual relationship with him. What happens next will form the crux of the movie.
The characterization of Tigmanshu Dhulia is excellent and he has tapped out right kind of performance from everyone. Jimmy Shergill, Randeep Hooda and Mahie Gill have delivered brilliant acting, which rock the movie buffs. Deepraj Rana, Deepal Shaw, Vipin Sharma, Rajeev Gupta and Shreya Narayan have also managed to impress the viewers with their wonderful acting.
Mukhtar Sahota, Jaidev Kumar and Ankit Tiwari's music is another attraction of the film and the song 'Jugni' is the pick of everyone. Cinematography is also perfect. The powerful dialogues are the main force of the film. This movie has many novel lines, which linger in the memory of the viewers even after they are out of theatre. The soundtrack is okay, with 'Jugni' being the pick of the lot.
In a nutshell, Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster is packed with lots of intrigues, twists and turns that hold the audience of movie buffs and keep them guessing. It is an excellent effort and it should not be missed.
Producer: Tigmanshu Dhulia
Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia
Cast: Randeep Hooda, Jimmy Shergill, Mahie Gill, Deepraj Rana, Deepal Shaw, Vipin Sharma, Rajeev Gupta and Shreya Narayan
Music: Mukhtar Sahota, Jaidev Kumar, Ankit Tiwari