It’s extremely rare for a sequel to be as good or even better than its predecessor especially in the world of Bollywood. However, the Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster series proved otherwise. With a stellar star cast and a crisp storyline, part one and two were above and beyond many expectations and proved Tigmanshu Dhulia’s mark as a director with an edge. Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3 showed promise with the returning favourites Jimmy Sheirgill and Mahie Gill and the addition of Sanjay Dutt, who seemed like the perfect Gangster to the crew, given Baba’s celebrated filmography of playing well, lovable gangsters.
Towards the climax, there’s a scene in which Sanjay Dutt says to Jimmy Sheirgill “Mujhe maaf kar de, main toh sirf jeena chahta tha!” I wish to dedicate the dialogue to the makers of this film. It’s the script that is the worst of all! Tigmanshu Dhulia did great with the first part & lowered the feel with second one but with this I hope there’s not fourth instalment in the pipeline.
I tried very hard to like the film but most of the times I found myself buried in my seat horrified of what’s happening on screen. The makers serve you cringe scene after scene and it’s never ending. Few dialogues of Jimmy Sheirgill are silver lining to this dark cloud of disappointment. Duration of the movie is of 2 hours & 15 mins and it’s never ending, Pravin Angre’s editing is poor involving a number of dead scenes.
Jimmy Sheirgill is best of the worst! With his charm, he looks good & gets one of the very few good dialogues and delivers it with utmost honesty. We’ve seen the better of him as Saheb in the previous parts but with the script given here, I wasn’t hoping better than this. Mahie Gill, yet again, has looked OH-SO-HOT! With her orgasmic voice & art of seduction she does hams in some scenes. She has some signatures scenes to her but none of them leave the desired impact.
Sanjay Dutt plays the role of Udai, who’s more of a Mumbai-Ka-Bhai rather than a royal. His character is very poorly written & Dutt can’t help but drown in the mediocrity of it. Chitrangada Singh has not much to do & is just about okay with her performance. Her accent becomes annoying at times, thankfully she doesn’t do much of the speaking. Soha Ali Khan is there in a wasted cameo.
Tigmanshu Dhulia, the man behind movies like Paan Singh Tomar & Haasil, fails to carry forward the franchise with the similar kind of zeal it flagged off. The second part kind of hinted at the downfall but this one assures of an end to it. Direction, story, editing, screenplay – there isn’t a single department which atleast pretends to be good.
Dharma Vish’s background score is too loud. It goes well at places but just doesn’t click at some. Songs are forced down your throat making a already bad film hard to digest. But after watching the film I realised how ruining the beautiful Lag Ja Gale is not the worst thing about it.
All said and done, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3 is a movie you should not watch under any circumstance. Even if you’re forced to watch under the gun point, death would be a comfortable option to choose.