Sequals in bollywood are now like formulas or trends. Sometimes there are meaningful sequals where the story is started from where is ended in the prequal. Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns (SBAGR) is one such film. After surprising the audience in Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster (SBAG) Tigmanshu Dhulia is back again to surprise his audience all over again but here he misses his audiences expectations just by very little margin though he manages to keep his audience engaged throughout the film.

The film starts beautifully with giving the brief of three protagonists Indrajeet (Irrfan Khan), who is the gangster in the film, then comes Aditya Pratap (Jimmy Shergil) who is Saheb and then comes the best character of the film Madhavi Devi (Mahie Gill) the Biwi. Indrajeet loves Ranjana (Soha Ali Khan). Aditya Ptatap and Ranjana’s father share political relationships. Aditya Ptatap is fed up of Madhi Devi and no more wants to live with her and wants to  marry Ranjana. Now as Ranjana loves Indrajeet she don’t want to marry Aditya Pratap. Aditya blackmails Ranjana’s father so forcefully Ranjana has to live with Aditya. Madhavi Devi wants to take the position of Saheb Aditya Pratap but she still has her bad drinking habit and behaving madly in public. While she is doing all this she meets Indrajeet and plans to back stab Aditya. They start spending time with each other and one fine day Ranjana catches Indrajeet red handed. She feel bad and plan to teach Indrajeet a lesson and befriends Aditya Pratap. How will all the four main characters of the film be trouble for each other is all the film about and who will successfully achieve what they want.

Jimmy Shergil as Saheb/ Aditya Pratap is very good. He is same as he was in the prequal but manages to impress us. Mahie Gill as Biwi/ Madhavi Devi is outstanding. She is as good as she is in her every film. This time she again blows our mind by her powerpacked performance. Irrfan Khan as Indrajeet is addition to the the cast and he was also simply amazing in the film. He did his normal acting like he does is any other film but he is very good. Soha Ali Khan as Ranjana one more addition to the cast is good surprisingly. Never seen such a good performance from Soha. Overall the performances of the film are simply amazing and just surprises you.

Tigmanshu Dhulia is a multi-talented person. As a director he is good. His direction in the prequal was much better. Story and Screenplay is very good. All the characters are very well executed. Tigmanshu is an all rounder. He played his roles in this film very well. Editing could have been better. The film loses its pace then and now. Many important sequences in the film are shown just for the sake of it. Editing by Rahul Shrivastava would have been better. Dialogues by Tigmanshu Dhulia are very good. Every 5 minutes there is a dialogue where you feel like clapping. Dialogues are one of the best part of the film. Cinematography by Yogesh Jani is good.

Music of the film is by Sandeep Chowta. The songs go with the mood the film and are good to hear while watching the film. Two item numbers filmed on Mugdha Godse and Anjana Sukhani are good. The best song in the film is Kona Kona sung by Devaki Pandit. Jugni plays while ending credits and is enjoyable. Overall music of the film is good it has proper feel but it mite not be in the music charts.

On the whole SBAGR is good. It does not match it’s prequal but it has it’s own share of twists and turns which makes your movie watching experience enjoyable. This movie may not be Tigmanshu’s best but it definately deserves a watch. If you like watching good cinema this one is for you. This one is Recommended.

My Verdict: 3.5/5


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