In a desperate attempt to better the 2010 Ajay Devgn-Emraan Hashmi gangster flick, director Milan Luthria and dialogue writer Rajat Arora have gone all over-dramatic, thereby creating a ‘wonder’ world rather than what it was supposed to be: the underworld!
One of the prime factors responsible for Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai’s success, besides Pritam’s music and the screenplay, was certainly the asardaar dialogues by Rajat Arora. And three years later, Milan Luthria has again chosen his favourite writer to bring in the required emotion and intensity to his film without considering the consequences!
Considering the original 2010 gangster drama was a huge success, the new one was highly anticipated by fans of the genre. But when the makers announced roping in Akshay Kumar and Imran Khan for the sequel, excitement levels waned. Several trade pundits and industry experts smelled something fishy in the producers’ – Balaji Motion Pictures and Luthria – decision.
All hell broke loose when we ‘suffered’ through the two-hour plus long Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara, with its tagline – ‘This time it’s personal’. And the ‘personal’ seems to be between the makers and the audience. The film is peppered with dialogues like ‘Aathana dalke do kaudi ki dhamki koi bhi de sakta hai‘ and ‘Jab mila tab ghutne tak aata tha, ab tujhe ghutne pe laana hoga‘ by the Khiladi. Wethinks Luthria and Arora should’ve been a little more careful with these. For those who haven’t watched the film yet, take a dekho at some of the silliest filmi lines in recent times, almost on par with some from Himmatwala, Zilla Ghaziabad or Policegiri, and then decide if you still want to take the risk of watching this film!
Akshay Kumar: Agar main hero ban gaya toh meri pehchan bura maan jayegi
Akshay Kumar to his sub-ordinates: Aslam (Imran) ne mehenge shauk palke apni zindagi sasti kar li hai
Sonakshi Sinha to her mother: Shoaib (Akshay) ka mizaaj badal sakta hai, fitrat nahi
Imran Khan to Sonakshi Sinha: Logon ko jahaa attack aata hai, wahaan mujhe pyaar aata hai (by that he meant heart!)
Imran Khan (in his confused state of mind): Zubaan ki chuppi pyaar ki pappi lene hi nahi degi
Imran Khan to Sonakshi Sinha: Sochke bolunga toh baat bura maan jayegi
Akshay Kumar to Sonakshi Sinha (in his inimitable style and accent): Waah re waah, uski maa ka bharosa!
Imran Khan to Sonakshi Sinha: Pyaar mein aadmi cutting chai jaisa hota hai – na pyaas bujhti hai, na mann bharta hai
Akshay Kumar to Imran Khan: Koi kaam achcha kare toh shampagne kholo aur bura kare toh… khopdi
Akshay Kumar to Imran Khan: Galti karne walo ke liye Shoaib sirf ek raasta chodta hai… upar ka!
Akshay Kumar to Chetan Hansraj: Aadmi toh auraton ke hote hai… tujhe zinda chod diya toh sharafat bura maan jayegi!
Akshay Kumar to Sonakshi Sinha: Samundar ke baad Shoaib is shahar ki pehchaan hai
Imran Khan to Sonakshi Sinha: Bambai sirf do cheezon se chalti hai – luck aur local!
Akshay Kumar: Shoaib toh pyaar se pyaar bhi nahi karta!
Akshay Kumar: Raavan ram ram nahi karte… seedha sita ko utha lete hain
Akshay Kumar to Imran Khan: Pyaar googly hai Aslam, chal jaaye toh badaam nahi toh mungfali hai
Akshay Kumar to Imran Khan: Aathana dalke do kaudi ki dhamki koi bhi de sakta hai
Akshay Kumar to Imran Khan: Jab mila tab ghutne tak aata tha, ab tujhe ghutne pe laana hoga