OUATIMD is more than just crime gangster film. There is bit of everything in this movie - passionate love, melodious music, dashing dialogues, amazing action and more importantly fine performance by actors. So put on those shades and suits from the 80s and get ready to escape to an underworld love story.
Once again director Milan Luthria impresses us with the set-up of the movie. The actors have given their best to fit into the 1980s of Bombay. In this scenario, everything is so filmy just like how it used to be back then.
OUATIMD certainly won't be giving the audiences any warm and fuzzy patriotic feelings this Independence Day, but will still send them home satisfied and entertained.
‘Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara!’ is sure to keep boredom at bay. Even though it drags in parts, it's not a bad option for the long weekend ahead. As Imran Khan's character would put it - Yeh movie dekh le, phir thank le aur vatak le.
Milan Luthria, who replicated the bygone era in his last two films [ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI and THE DIRTY PICTURE] successfully, seems like a complete pro in recreating the long-gone decades with flourish. Right from the ambiance to the outfits to the dialogue the protagonists or the assorted characters deliver, everything mirrors the 1970s and 1980s with accuracy and aptitude.
On the whole, ONCE UPON AY TIME IN MUMBAI DOBAARA! has a powerful second half and the drama/conflict helps the film regain ground, after a shaky first hour. However, the fact cannot be denied that ONCE UPON AY TIME IN MUMBAI DOBAARA! pales in comparison to its prequel.
The first Once Upon A Time In Mumbai was -- while not a good film by any stretch of the imagination -- a tolerable throwback to the dialogue-laden movies of yore. Things have gotten far worse this time around, with characters talking exclusively in the sort of aphoristic couplets found on auto-rickshaw stickers. Akshay Kumar makes some of those lines work, but the rest are beyond redemption.