Shootout at Wadala

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Shootout at Wadala
Shootout at Wadala.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Sanjay Gupta
Produced by Sanjay Gupta
Anuradha Gupta
Ekta Kapoor
Shobha Kapoor
Screenplay by Sanjay Gupta
Sanjay Bhatia
Abhijit Deshpande
Story by Sanjay Gupta
Hussain Zaidi
Based on Dongri to Dubai 
by Hussain Zaidi
Starring Anil Kapoor
John Abraham
Kangna Ranaut
Sonu Sood
Manoj Bajpai
Ronit Roy
Mahesh Manjrekar
Tusshar Kapoor
Narrated by John Abraham
Music by Anu Malik
Mustafa Zahid
Anand Raj Anand
Meet Bros Anjaan
Cinematography Sameer Arya
Sanjay F. Gupta
Edited by Bunty Nagi
Production
  company
Balaji Motion Pictures
Distributed by White Feather Films (Worldwide)
Release date(s)
  • 3 May 2013 (2013-05-03)
Running time 150 minutes[1]
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget INR48 crore (US$8.0 million)
Box office INR75 crore (US$12 million)
(Domestic Nett)[2]

Shootout at Wadala is a 2013 Bollywood crime thriller film written and directed by Sanjay Gupta. It is a prequel to the 2007 hit Shootout at Lokhandwala, and it is the second instalment of the Shootout Film Series. It is based on the book Dongri to Dubai. The film features John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Kangna Ranaut, Tusshar Kapoor, Manoj Bajpai and Sonu Sood in lead roles. The film dramatises the first-ever registered encounter by Mumbai police, where gangster Manya Surve was shot dead, which took place at the junction next to Dr. Ambedkar college, Wadala, Mumbai on 11 January 1982.

The film was expected to release on 1 May 2013, but was postponed, and release on 3 May 2013, the date which marks 100 years in Bollywood.The film released with positive reviews from critics and good box-office collections.The film was declared a "hit" by Box-Office India after its 3-week run.

Plot[edit]

In a police van, Afaaque Baaghran(Anil Kapoor) listens to the story which is narrated by a gangster Manya Surve (John Abraham)who is grievously injured with a bullet-riddled body. Manya Surve is small street gangster who thinks he isn't a "chutiya" after a brawl with Dilawar.

Manohar Surve alias Manya Surve, is a decent student of Kirti College, Dadar. He is equally good in studies and in nature, who had just finished his exams even whilst Vidya is trying to distract him for answers. Vidya asks him why he doesn't give the answers and Manya replies that even though they are in love he will not do anything stupid to stop him from being successful. Vidya understands and persuades Manya to take her to meet his parents. Whilst presenting his girlfriend Vidya Joshi (Kangna Ranaut) to his mother to discuss their marriage, Manya is interrupted by his older brother Bhargav Surve. Bhargav is a gangster who is after an underworld don named Bhatkar (Ranjeet).

Soon enough, Bhargav is attacked by Bhatkar's goons, and beaten up. Manya jumps in to save him. While Manya Surve clutches one of the goons, Bhargav stabs the goon and he dies on the spot. On the day of Manya's exam results, before he can discover his grades, Manya and his brother are arrested by Insp. Ambolkar (Raju Kher) and end up in Yerawada Prison. In prison, another convict named Munir (Tusshar Kapoor) saves Manya from being attacked by a goon named Potya, during lunch time. In this assault, Bhargav is killed. Munir befriends Manya and another convict named Veera. Veera trains Manya to become stronger. Manya trains and then eventually is challenged by Potya. Manya takes the lead by staying in front of Potya during the whole fight. Soon enough, Potya attacks him from behind and beats Manya up, to which Manya responds by stabbing Potya to his death.

Later on, both Manya and Munir escape from the prison while they were working on a railway track and try to join hands with two brothers who rule Mumbai's deals. The first brother, Zubair Imtiaz Haksar (Manoj Bajpai) is cool, who is impressed by Manya. However, the second brother, Dilawar (Sonu Sood), disapproves of Manya and dislikes him. After this act Manya forms his own gang which consists of him, Munir, Veera and Gyancho, a sharpshooter, brought by Munir. Soon enough, Manya himself challenges the two Haksar brothers, and a chilling story follows, with Manya finishing off Bhatkar (the gangster who had him and his brother arrested), Manya meeting up with Vidya again, and being revealed that at the start, Manya Surve had actually received 78% distinction in his exams.

Cast[edit]

Special appearances

Controversy[edit]

Director Sanjay Gupta knew the consequences of using Dawood Ibrahim's real name while shooting the film, however carried on with Sonu Sood being addressed as 'Dilawar Imtiaz' in the film. On 27 January 2013, Balaji Motion Pictures uploaded a new version of the theatrical trailer, and trimmed nearly every single dialogue from the film off. The character of Dawood Ibrahim is only seen for three seconds in the new trailer, to avoid any hassles. Also, the character names have been changed as well, except for Abraham's character, whose name remains the same in the film. The film received an A certificate for its violence and obscene language.[6]

Soundtrack[edit]

Shootout at Wadala
Soundtrack album by
Released 13 June 2013
Recorded 2013
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 49:26
Language Hindi
Label Sony Music
Anu Malik chronology
Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai (2012) Shootout at Wadala (2013) Hera Pheri 4 (2014)
Meet Bros Anjjan chronology
OMG – Oh My God!
(2012)
Shootout at Wadala
(2013)
Policegiri
(2013)
Mustafa Zahid chronology
Murder 3
(2013)
Shootout at Wadala
(2013)
Aashiqui 2
(2013)
Anand Raj Anand chronology
Deewana Main Deewana
(2013)
Shootout at Wadala
(2013)
Zanjeer
(2013)
Singles from Shootout at Wadala
  1. "Babli Badmaash"
    Released: 14 March 2013
  2. "Aala Re Aala"
    Released: 24 April 2013
  3. "Laila"
    Released: 28 April 2013
  4. "Aye Manya"
    Released: 7 May 2013

The music of Shootout at Wadala is composed by Anu Malik, Anand Raj Anand, Meet Bros Anjjan and Mustafa Zahid. Anu Malik was asked to compose for two songs for this film which became instant chartbusters.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Music Artist(s) Length
1. "Aala Re Aala"   Anu Malik Sunidhi Chauhan, Mika Singh 5:44
2. "Laila"   Anand Raaj Anand & Anu Malik Mika Singh 3:36
3. "Babli Badmaash"   Anu Malik Sunidhi Chauhan 4:27
4. "Ek Din Ke Liye"   Anu Malik Sunidhi Chauhan & Anu Malik 0:48
5. "Yeh Junoon"   Mustafa Zahid Mustafa Zahid 4:52
6. "Aye Manya"   Meet Bros Anjjan Adnan Sami, Meet Bros Anjjan & Shaan 4:56
7. "Goli"   Meet Bros Anjjan Meet Bros Anjjan, Sudesh Bhosle, Anil Kapoor & John Abraham 4:08
8. "Babli Badmaash (Remix By Gourav Das Gupta & Roshan Balu)"   Anu Malik Sunidhi Chauhan & Anu Malik 4:47
9. "Aala Re Aala (Remix By Gourav Das Gupta & Roshan Balu)"   Anu Malik Sunidhi Chauhan, Mika Singh & Anu Malik 5:02
10. "Laila (Remix By Gourav Das Gupta & Roshan Balu)"   Anand Raaj Anand Mika Singh & Anand Raj Anand 3:27
11. "Yeh Junoon (Remix By Mayur Sahani)"   Mustafa Zahid Mustafa Zahid 4:01
12. "Goli (Remix By Mayur Sahani)"   Meet Bros Anjjan Meet Bros Anjjan, Sudesh Bhosle, Anil Kapoor, John Abraham 3:38
Total length:
49:26

Critical reception[edit]

The film received mixed reception from critics and audiences.

The ratings for the film provided by the reviewers have been tabulated. Below the table lies a collection of excerpts from the reviews, which can be matched to the respective rating as given in the table by seeing the source.
Review scores
Source Rating
Bollywood Hungama[7] Star full.svg
Times of India[8] 4/5 stars
Koimoi[9] 3.5/5 stars
Zee News[10] 3.5/5 stars
Has2BFilmy[11] 3/5 stars
DNA India[12] 3/5 stars
Bollywood Life[13] 3/5 stars
NDTV[14] 2.5/5 stars
Yahoo![15] 2.5/5 stars
IBN[16] 2/5 stars
The Indian Express[17] 2/5 stars
Rediff[18] 2/5 stars

Box office[edit]

India[edit]

Shootout at Wadala had an opening of around 65% occupancy[19] and went on to collect INR101.9 million (US$1.7 million) on first day.[20] After five days of release, the film had amassed a collection of INR268.5 million (US$4.5 million).[21] The two-week domestic distributor share is INR 255.0 million approx.[2][22] The final total came out to be INR546.4 million (US$9.1 million)[23]

Overseas[edit]

Shootout at Wadala collected $900,000 over its first weekend.[24] Its final overseas collection was US$1.625 million.[25]

Budget&Marketing[edit]

Shootout At Wadala was made with a budget of INR32 crore (US$5.3 million) of production costs.Prints and marketing budget of INR15 crore (US$2.5 million).

Pre-release business[edit]

Shootout At Wadala was released in 2000 Theaters across the country through AA Films

Shootout At Wadala Pre-release business[26]
Territories and ancillary revenues Price
First weekend domestic(Nett) INR28 crore (US$4.6 million)
Satellite rights with a TV channel INR22 crore (US$3.7 million)
Overseas & home video rights with Eros International INR5 crore (US$830,000)
Music rights (T~Series) INR5 crore (US$830,000)
Total INR75 crore (US$12 million)
  • The figures don't include the Print and Advertising (P&A) costs.


Sequel[edit]

Director Sanjay Gupta has recently stated his plans on making a third instalment to the franchise. He has also stated that he will restart his long overdue movie Alibaug, starring Sanjay Dutt, and turn it into the third sequel of the Shootout series. Also, actors Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham have been rumoured to star alongside each other. Abraham will portray real encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar. The project is currently untitled, however has been reported to be an 'Epic revenge saga'.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SHOOTOUT AT WADALA (18)". British Board of Film Classification. 29 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b . Boxofficeindia.com. 18 May 2013 http://www.boxofficeindia.com/boxnewsdetail.php?page=shownews&articleid=5670&nCat=.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ a b c d "Shootout at Wadala Cast & Crew". Bollywood Hungama. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Shootout at Wadala: Guns, girls and goggles". The Hindu. 
  5. ^ "One dead, one caught". Hindustan Times. 22 October 2006. 
  6. ^ "Playing Hard to Get". OPEN Magazine. 
  7. ^ "Bollywoodhungama Review". Bollywoodhungama. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "TOI review". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "Shootout at Wadala Review". http://www.koimoi.com. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  10. ^ "Zee News review". Zee News. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  11. ^ "Bollywood Portal | Videos". Has2BFilmy. 
  12. ^ "Film Review: Watch Shootout at Wadala at a single screen to experience its true flavor". http://www.dnaindia.com. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  13. ^ "Shootout at Wadala review: A paisa-vasool entertainer!". http://www.bollywoodlife.com. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  14. ^ "NDTV Movies review". NDTV. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  15. ^ "Yahoo Movies review". Yahoo!. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  16. ^ "IBNLive review". IBN. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  17. ^ "Indian Express review". The Indian Express. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  18. ^ "Rediff.com review". Rediff.com. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  19. ^ "Shootout at Wadala Has Good Opening Bombay Talkies Is Poor". Box Office India. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  20. ^ "Shootout at Wadala First Day Territorial Breakdown". Box Office India. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  21. ^ Koimoi.com Team (9 May 2013). "SAW Beats Matru, Chashme Baddoor & Jolly LLB | Koimoi Top 10 – 2013 Movies List". Koimoi.com. 
  22. ^ . Boxofficeindia.com http://www.boxofficeindia.com/boxnewsdetail.php?page=shownews&articleid=5676&nCat=.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  23. ^ "Shootout at Wadala Two Weeks Business". Box Office India. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  24. ^ . Boxofficeindia.com. 8 May 2013 http://www.boxofficeindia.com/boxdetail.php?page=shownews&articleid=5648&nCat=.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  25. ^ "Top Ten Overseas Grossers 2013 upto August". Box Office India. Retrieved 29 August 2013. 
  26. ^ http://www.talkingmoviez.com/monthly-box-office-report-may-2013/

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