Cast: Jimmy Shergill, Mahie Gill,
Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia
Length: 2 hours approximately
In an audacious attempt, SAHEB BIWI AUR GANGSTER is a film that has elegance and has glamour with a well written script. Its a story that has heart in the right place. Not even for once the story looses the focus in its 2 hours of play. How one wishes, the story was executed with some better talents of acting. The film has that dark yellowish set up, same as Anurag kashyap’s GULAAL. Also the violent factors serve this film as a news dish on the screen.
The film catches up at a brisk pace with some excellent moments in latter half of the film. Also the dramatic conversations are the biggest assets for SAHEB BIWI AUR GANGSTER. It’s a film which aims to engage you in its atmosphere and wants to leave you with an aggressive impression. It’s a mixture of all good elements in this drama which makes it a watchable fare.
The First hour eats time in accelerating. It commences with some passionate sequences and you are served with all characters. It’s there where the film should have got little trimmed though it last just 2 hours. But as pointed before, the second half dazzles with high-voltage drama and well brought emotions.
The music and background score is little slow. The background score sometimes doesn’t matches up to the kind of dramatic situations it has. Look at the introduction scene of Mahie Gill, and you will get what I meant. The director executes the written substance honestly.
Its the performances where SAHEB BIWI AUR GANGSTERS lacks. Jimmy Shergill has that immense talent which was witnessed in A WEDNESDAY, but here he gets uneasy. He doesn’t hams it up totally, but one definitely expects lot on the part of actor who is doing such an promising role. Other is Mahie Gill who doesn’t bring the charm to her character. With her sexy figure and seducing voice she may distract you, but as an actor she was supposed to do an good act. But Randeep Hooda surprises with his Gangster act and does an fabulous job giving the film its some of the best moments.
But still, this one is surprisingly a good watch. It keeps you hooked with the on-goings and also has some nail-biting situations. I recommend you to make some time and watch this one for sure.