Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns

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Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns.jpg
Directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia
Produced by Tigmanshu Dhulia
Rahul Mittra
Nitin Tej Ahuja
Written by Kamal Pandey
Screenplay by Tigmanshu Dhulia
Starring Jimmy Shergill
Mahi Gill
Irrfan Khan
Soha Ali Khan
Music by Sandeep Chowta
Mukhtar Sahota ("Dukh Thor Ditte Jugni")
Cinematography Yogesh Jani
Edited by Rahul Srivastava
Production
company
Brandsmith Motion Pictures
Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Distributed by ShowMaker Pictures
Release date
  • 8 March 2013 (2013-03-08)
Running time
142 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi[1]
Budget 150 million (US$2.3 million)[2]
Box office 219.5 million (US$3.4 million)
[3]

Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns (English: The Master, The Wife and the Gangster Returns) is a 2013 Indian Hindi romantic thriller drama film directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia. It is the sequel to the 2011 film, Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster. The film stars Jimmy Shergill and Mahi Gill, who reprised their roles from the previous film, while new additions to the cast include Irrfan Khan and Soha Ali Khan. The film was released on 8 March 2013.[4] Jimmy Shergill won Best Actor Award for this film at 11th Norway Bollywood Film Festival in Oslo.[5]

Synopsis[edit]

The Royal Scandal, the war for power, and fight for money continues with the return of Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster. Aditya Pratap Singh (Jimmy Shergill) is crippled and is trying to recover from the physical disability and his wife's betrayal. The lover cum seductress Madhavi Devi (Mahie Gill) is now an MLA, her relationship with Aditya may have broken to shambles but her relation with alcohol is deep, dark and daunting. Indrajeet Singh (Irrfan Khan), a ragged prince who has lost everything but his pride, pledges to get back his family's respect which was once destroyed by Aditya's ancestors. Ranjana (Soha Ali Khan) is a modern ambitious girl who is madly in love with Indrajeet Singh. The story takes a new turn when Aditya falls in love with Ranjana and forces Birendra, her father, for their marriage. In this game of live chess between Saheb, Biwi and Gangster, the winner, the survivor, takes it all.[6]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Casting[edit]

The sequel was announced following the huge critical success of the first part, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster. It was announced that Jimmy Shergill and Mahi Gill would be reprising their roles from the original film. In January 2012, Neil Nitin Mukesh was signed on to play the new gangster. However, due to differences between Mukesh and the film's producers, Mukesh was dropped from the part and Irrfan Khan was cast instead.[7] Later in March, Soha Ali Khan was confirmed to play Irrfan Khan's love interest.[8] Raj Babbar was soon cast to play the role of Soha Ali's father. Actress Neha Dhupia was to appear in an item number, but due to date issues, Mugdha Godse was signed instead.[9][10]

Filming[edit]

Filming began in April 2012 in Gujarat in Santarampur and devgadh baria of panchmahals district[11] and was wrapped up in October 2012, working on an intended budget of Rs 70 million.[2]

Release[edit]

The film was released on 8 March 2013.

Critical reception[edit]

The film was well received by critics. The performances of the main cast and the dialogues especially met with universal acclaim.

Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave the film 3.5/5 stars praising the performances of the main cast and the intricate character developments.[12] Raja Sen of Rediff.com gave the film 4/5 stars and said Saheb. Biwi Aur Gangster Returns is better, sharper and more assured than the prequel. He called the dialogues "applause seeking" and also added, "Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns is a theatrically indulgent entertainer, one that makes no bones about its pulpiness and stays well and truly juicy."[13] Ananya Bhattacharya of Zee News gave the film 4/5 stars and called it a 'masterpiece'.[14] Anupama Chopra of Hindustan Times gave the film 3/5 stars saying that the film should be seen for its characters and dialogue.[15] Rajeev Masand of IBN Live gave the film 3/5 stars saying that the film is an engaging watch.[16] Rummana Ahmed from Yahoo India awarded the film 4.5/5 stars, praising Irrfan Khan's performance and calling the film overall "a compelling watch".[17]

Box office[edit]

Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns had a slow start but grew up as time proceed and managed 32.5 million (US$500,000) on its opening day while around 113 million (US$1.8 million) in its first weekend to make a good total.[18] It eventually netted 213 million (US$3.3 million) in domestic market.[19]

Soundtrack[edit]

Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns
Studio album by Sandeep Chowta
Released 10 February 2013 (2013-02-10)
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Junglee Music

The film's soundtrack was released on 10 February 2013. The album contains five songs composed by Sandeep Chowta and lyrics penned by Sandeep Nath. A bonus song was later added to the film cut, "Dukh Thor Ditte Jugni", by music director Mukhtar Sahota, which became the opening song of the film.

Track list[edit]

No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Idhar Gire" Sowmya Raoh 04:24
2. "Jugni" Jazzy B 03:28
3. "Media Se" Paroma Dasgupta 03:22
4. "Bas Chal Kapat" Piyush Mishra 04:03
5. "Kona Kona Dil Ka" Devaki Pandit 04:56
6. "Dukh Thor Ditte Jugni (music Mukhtar Sahota)" Harbhajan Shera  

Sequel[edit]

After two successful films director and producer are planning a third installment of this series.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns cast and crew details". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "The return of Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster". 
  3. ^ http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/box-office/top-grossers=
  4. ^ "Critics' review: Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns will overwhelm you" Retrieved 11 March 2013
  5. ^ "Tigmanshu Dhulia wins Best Director at Norway Bollywood film festival". September 18, 2013. Hindustan Times. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns". Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Neil out, Irrfan in Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 2". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Soha Ali Khan to play Irrfan's wife in 'Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster' sequel". Indian Express. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "Neha Dhupia to sizzle in 'Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 2'". Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  10. ^ "Mugdha replaces Neha in item song of Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns". Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Shooting Locations for Saheb Biwi aur Gangster Returns". Filmapia. 
  12. ^ "Review: Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns". Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  13. ^ Raja Sen. "Review: Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns in grand style". Rediff.com. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 4/5 stars
  14. ^ "'Saheb Biw Aur Gangster Returns' review: Tigmanshu Dhulia's 'ghamasan' return!". Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  15. ^ "Anupama Chopra's review: Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster Returns". Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  16. ^ "'Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns' review: Earthy cocktail of power games and bedroom politics". Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  17. ^ "Yahoo! Movies Review: Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster Returns". Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  18. ^ "Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns Has Decent Weekend". Boxofficeindia.Com. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  19. ^ "2013 Top Ten Till Date". Boxofficeindia.Com. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  20. ^ 'Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster' producer plans to make a third part | Times of India

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