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Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010)

OnceUponATimeInMumbaai2010Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (also known as Mumbai Goes Rewind) (2010) is a 2010 Bollywood drama film directed by Milan Luthria and produced by Ekta Kapoor. The film stars Ajay Devgan, Emraan Hashmi,Prachi Desai, and Kangana Ranautin the lead roles. The film is produced by Balaji Telefilms. Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai was released on 30 July 2010.

Plot

The film opens with a suicide attempt by DCP Agnel Wilson (Randeep Hooda) on the pretext of the Mumbai Blasts in 1993. When questioned, he breaks down claiming the recent events as his fault, citing that 18 years ago when he was posted as the ACP in the Mumbai crime branch, his inability to take the required action led to the rise of Shoaib Khan (Emraan Hashmi), who played a key role in these blasts. He then goes on to narrate the time in Mumbai during the 1970s, when it was ruled by smuggler Sultan Mirza(Ajay Devgan), his downfall and the consequent rise of Shoaib Khan to power.

After being hit by a flood in his home place in Madras, Sultan Mirza arrives in Mumbai, where he starts working in a dock as a coal shoveler who smuggles gold items in his mouth on the side. Despite having a meager earning, he never fails to help the poor and needy and earns their support and respect. Gradually, he becomes the kingpin of smuggling world in Mumbai. He successfully divides the area among four gangsters leaders peacefully, thus pinning the police in the deck who were desperately in search of gangsters fighting with each other and becoming the leader of all of Mumbai’s underworld activities. Despite being a criminal himself, Sultan Mirza is shown to be a godfather like figure to the people and a man of principles against smuggling contraband such as alcohol and drugs as it is against his Muslim faith as well.

Sultan Mirza has a crush on Bollywood actress Rehana (Kangna Ranaut) and eventually the two begin to date each other, and Sultan invests black money in her upcoming films. ACP Wilson moves to stop all those Rehana’s films funded by Sultan. But he is tricked by Sultan and Rehana and gets framed for accepting bribe damaging his credibility.

Meanwhile Shoaib Khan is shown as a very ambitious and a person with a very dark and daring character right from his childhood. His father, a sub-inspector in Mumbai Police, tries very hard to control him but unsuccessfully, he grows up into a notorious gangster, being frequently involved in petty robberies. Worried, Shoaib’s father turns to Sultan for help to which he agrees and helps him set up an electronics shop for him. But Shoaib is unsatisfied, as his only ambition now becomes to be rich and powerful like Sultan Mirza. Shoaib’s girl friend, Mumtaz (Prachi Desai) works in a local jewelery shop, which Shoaib visits often and gives her stolen jewelry. One day when a customer recognizes her necklace on Mumtaz, which was gifted to her by Shoaib, she decides to confront him. This enrages Shoaib no ends and he beats up the owner of the necklace and destroys his shop. He goes to Sultan to be a part of his crime ring. Seeing his potential, Sultan agrees to take him under his wing. Shoaib learns the tricks of the trade and soon becomes Sultan’s trusted aide. ACP Agnel considers Shoaib’s ideas and dark ambitions for quick money and power in a potential conflict to Sultan’s ideals and hence foresees Shoaib causing the ultimate downfall of Sultan. Even when he has the opportunity he refrains from killing Sultan and Shoaib, and finally when Shoaib’s power becomes invincible he blames himself for the catastrophe.

Meanwhile, Sultan decides to enter politics and goes to Delhi to meet the Home Minister of India, handing over his power to Shoaib. The money, unlimited power and Shoiab’s unscrupulous ambitions lead him to carry out trades and acts which Sultan himself strongly condemned. He starts manufacturing illicit liquor, accepts contract killings, starts investing in drug peddling and runs extortion rackets. Finally when Sultan returns to Mumbai and finds out about Shoaib’s misdeeds, he goes to meet Shoaib and slaps him for his unethical activities and the disrespecting his trust in him. This infuriates Shoaib and he plots revenge. One day while campaigning for his new party, as Sultan addresses the people on the dais, Shoaib sees the opportunity and shoots and kills Sultan, thus ending the saga of a smuggler who was loved by his people.

All this while Agnel who was narrating the story, admits later that Shoaib has established an empire and operates from other countries as the kingpin of Mumbai. No government or force can reach him or cause any harm to him.

Cast

Ajay Devgan as Sultan Mirza
Emraan Hashmi as Shoaib Khan
Kangana Ranaut as Rehana
Prachi Desai as Mumtaz
Randeep Hooda as ACP Agnel Wilson
Naved Aslam as Patrick
Asif Basra as Sub-Inspector Khan
Mehul Bhojak as Javed
Dhiru Dwivedi as Gattu
Avtar Gill as Mantri
Imran Hasnee as Harish
Gauhar Khan as Dancer / Singer
Ravi Khanvilkar as Vardhan
Amy Kingston
Sanjeev Wilson as Chandru

Sound Tracks

“Pee Loon”
Written by Irshad Kamil
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Mohit Chauhan
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“Pee Loon – Remix”
Written by Irshad Kamil
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Mohit Chauhan
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“Tum Jo Aaye”
Written by Irshad Kamil
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Tulsi Kumar
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“Tum Jo Aaye – II”
Written by Irshad Kamil
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
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“I Am In Love”
Written by Neelesh Misra
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Karthik
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“I Am In Love – II”
Written by Neelesh Misra
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Kay Kay and Dominique Cerejo
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“I Am In Love – Dance”
Written by Neelesh Misra
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Kay Kay and Dominique Cerejo
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“Parda”
Written by Irshad Kamil
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan and Rana Muzumdar
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“Babu Rao Mast Hai”
Written by Amitabh Bhattacharya
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Mika Singh
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Reviewed by ChathuRangA on 31 October 2010

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