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Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster
After the death of his first wife, wealthy Raja Aditya Pratap Singh, re-marries another woman, simply known as Chhoti Rani, who subsequently becomes mentally unstable. His father's former mistress, Badi Rani, controls the wealth, while he himself has a mistress. Unable to procure contracts through Mantri Prabhu Tiwari, he decides to stand for elections, while his rival, Ghenda Singh, recruits an assassin, Babalu, who is also the nephew of Sunder, Chhoti Rani's chauffeur, to kill Aditya. After Sunder is unable to drive due to an injury, he recommends Babalu, and Aditya hires him. Babalu settles down in his new job, attempts to get accepted by everyone, including Chhoti Rani, who he finds attractive. He soon finds out that she, too, has feelings for him, and then starts making plans of not only carrying out his assigned task but also becoming the next Saheb.
It is a love triangle with an added side-line that gives you a twisted tale of treason, lust, and overt class mobility (yep).
When the budding gangster Babalu breaches the well-defined line that separates lust from love, he finds the reason to become the new Saheb, to gain class, respect, and 'Choti Bahu'.
Every character here has some tricks up his/her sleeve, in spite of being clichéd. Babalu is the typical heartbroken lover, spurned because he has no "class". The quick-witted Saheb too has quite a few blind spots, and an arrogance that just does not become Jimmy Shergill. For all his arrogance, Saheb carries an aura of royalty and eroded respect. Shergill as Saheb is nothing if not elegant.…
Some actors are made for some roles, take Jimmy Shergill for example. After seeing Saheb Biwi aur Gangster I started wondering why I had not seen it before.
He is in the profession to act Royal Families. Perfect attitude, well timed dialogue deliery and most of all the panache with which he carries himself on screen. Mahi Gill could not be more seductive yet Damsel in Distress. Randeep hooda struggles to match these two at times. The supporting cast has performed aptly.
Thing which sells the film is the direction of Tigmanshu Dhulia along with music by Abhishek Ray. Don't get me wrong I am talking about the background music. I skipped through almost of all songs rapidly.
It has roused more interest in Part 2 now, especially when talented actors like Irrfan Khan and Soha Ali Khan are part of that one.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Jimmy Shergill as an impoverished nawab with a mentally disturbed wife and a mistress on the side. Randeep Hooda is the gangster, who gets hired as the wife’s chauffeur but is secretly in the pay of the nawab’s business rival. There’s sex, lots of guns and violence all well-plotted and once again the woman comes out on top in the end.
This is the surprise of the year.
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