Akshay Kumar's dialogues delivery is a saving grace for this slow paced movie that revolves around a story where two men fall for the same woman. Every dialogue said by Akshay receives a thunderous response from the audience. However, only his villainous presence is the sole charm of the movie. The rest is predictable, and therefore becomes a drag.
OUATIMD is said to be crime gangster film, but the
movie would have been good with a little more action. Although
everyone loves some chemistry on screen, the romantic angle to this
underworld life gets quite boring at some point. Imran Khan and
Sonakshi have done decent job, but somehow they do not seem like
the central characters in the film.
The movie begins from where the prequel Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai ended. Only this time, it is Akshay Kumar who is Shoaib Khan instead of Imran Hashmi who played the role in the first part. Shoaib, a successful don who assassinated his mentor, the previous don Sultan Mirza has now earned his share of respect.
OUATIMD is set in the 1980s of Bombay, where Shoaib's
sole interest is the supremacy of Mumbai, but his heart is swayed
by a lovely lady called Jasmine (Sonakshi Sinha). In the movie,
Shoaib is like a godfather to Aslam (Imran Khan). Aslam was spotted
by Shoaib during one of his visits to the slums.
The tagline of the movie says 'This time it's personal' and yes,
we do see a lot more than crime and killing. When Shoaib's passion
for Jasmine grows into something more, there arises a rift between
the young Aslam and godfather Shoaib. The two vie for Jasmine's
Akshay Kumar: He plays the role Shoaib Khan, a flamboyant bad guy. Akshay lives like a king in the movie. He returns as villain after 12 years. He was last seen as the bad guy in Khiladi. Akshay brings his character alive with the dialogues and style. For a change, we enjoy watching the bad guy say lines such as 'Peene ki capacity, jeene ki strength, account ka balance aur naam ka kauff kabhi bhi kam na hona chahiye'. In the movie, Shoaib says that he is not a player, but the game itself, and here we have Akshay who is more or less the story himself.
Sonakshi Sinha: This beautiful actress plays
the role Jasmine who is an innocent starlet. Although the movie's
actors are swayed by her, the audiences are not awed by her. Her
performance is fine, but her presence seems minimal in the movie.
She somehow doesn't grab eyeballs this time.
Imran Khan: Imran Khan is Aslam in the movie
and is an ambitious young lad. He starts off pretty well by giving
us some good action and chase in the train scene. However, neither
his love story nor his lines sway us.
Director Milan Luthria has tried his best in the movie set-up and given us a picture of the 80s, but fails in some aspects. He has focused only on Ashay Kumar. Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara makes gangsters the heroes and for once you don't mind that. It is often said that for a movie to become a hit, you need five good dialogues and here you have plenty. However, don't expect the movie to take you on a jolly ride, it is quite slow paced.
OUATIMD has a bit of love, melodious music, dashing
dialogues and action and yet there is something lacking in the
film. However, one could watch the movie for some kickass dialogues
from Akshay Kumar. So put on those shades and suits from the 80s
and get ready to escape to an underworld love story.
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The film's story is nothing but Akshay Kumar. The role
of Shoaib played by him looks natural and and effortless. Yes, he
says those extremely filmy dialogues, but that fits the 80s
perfectly. Almost the entire movie, we see him in suits and shades
and walking like a King.
Fall In Love With The Villain
Akshay Kumar may be the villain in the film, but he
definitely charms you with his style and catchy lines. He even
smokes in a particular style that impresses everyone. In the film,
Shoaib even says that he doesn't want to be the hero and proclaims
that he wants to be a villain.
Right from the clothes, cars and catchy lines everything
fits the 1980s era. This is a cabaret dance (song - Tu hi
Pritam gives the audience what is essential for the
movie. 'Tayyab Ali pyaar ka dushman' is perfectly paced and it sure
will get you tapping your feet. 'Ye tune kya kiya' too is enjoyable
Vidya Balan Surprise
For a second, you wonder whether you actually saw Vidya
Balan in the movie or not. She is seen sporting a burqa in the song
'Tayyab Ali', but this appearance does not last for more than a few
There are a few chasing scenes in the film. This image
gives you glimpse of the Shoaib and Aslam escaping from the Bombay
Aslam And Jasmine
Imran Khan and Sonakshi meet through their respective
friends and they soon become very close and fall in
Aslam and Jasmine are lying down below the rail tracks
because she wants to see stars. He instead shows her the fire
sparks falling from the passing train wheels
The Don And His Lady Love
Shoaib, whose prime interest is in the city ends up
falling in love with Jasmine who comes his way. Good chemistry can
be observed between the two in the songs.
Both Shoaib and Aslam fall in love with Jasmine around
the same time, but they have no clue that the other knows Jasmine.
Only towards the end of the film, they learn about this love
Jasmine played by Sonakshi Sinha is an innocent girl
from Kashmir and is alone in the big city. She finds friendship in
Shoaib and Aslam and is not aware that Aslam works for Shoaib. At
the start, when everyone else fears the don, she is the only one
who talks to him boldly, but later she wants to escape from the
Shoaib is like a godfather to Aslam. Aslam even dresses
like Shoaib because he aims to be like him. Even though there
arises a rift between the two because of a woman, Aslam remains
loyal to Shoaib.
Imran Khan shakes a leg for the song 'Tayyab Ali' and
this is the first time that he meets Sonakshi Sinha in the
Sonali Bendre Cameo
Sonali Bendre plays the role of Mumtaz in the movie and
she is seen in three scenes. Mumtaz is an old time love of Shoaib.
In Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara, she is even seen
giving advice to Akshay Kumar and tells him to be a hero for
Sophie Choudry Chemistry
Sophie is seen in the beginning of the movie where she
meets Akshay Kumar at the cricket stadium. There she falls for his
flirty womanising skills and later the two have a very short
intimate scene on screen.