Shootout at Wadala
Shootout at Wadala is a 2013 Indian Hindi-language action crime film written and directed by Sanjay Gupta. It is a prequel to the 2007 hit Shootout at Lokhandwala, and it is the second instalment of the Shootout film series. It is loosely based on the book Dongri to Dubai: Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia by Hussain Zaidi. The film features John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Tusshar Kapoor, Manoj Bajpayee and Sonu Sood in lead roles. The film dramatises the encounter by Mumbai police in which gangster Manya Surve was shot dead. It took place at the junction adjacent to Dr. Ambedkar college, Wadala, Mumbai on 11 January 1982.
|Shootout at Wadala|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Sanjay Gupta|
|Produced by||Sanjay Gupta|
|Screenplay by||Sanjay Gupta|
|Story by||Sanjay Gupta|
|Based on||Dongri to Dubai|
by Hussain Zaidi
|Narrated by||John Abraham|
Anand Raj Anand
Meet Bros Anjaan
Sanjay F. Gupta
|Edited by||Bunty Nagi|
|Distributed by||White Feather Films (worldwide)|
|Budget||₹48 crore (US$6.9 million)|
|Box office||₹75 crore (US$11 million)|
The film was slated to be released on 1 May 2013, but was released on 3 May instead, to coincide with the day that marked 100 years of Bollywood. The film released to mixed reviews from critics, and according to Box Office India, emerged as an "average" at the box office.
In a police van, Afaaque Baagwan (Anil Kapoor) listens to the story narrated by a gangster, Manya Surve (John Abraham), who is gravely injured with a bullet-riddled body. Surve is a decent student at Kirti college, Dadar. He is in love with Vidya Joshi (Kangana Ranaut) and takes her to his mother to discuss their marriage. Manya has an older brother named Bhargav Surve, who is a gangster. Bhargav is in conflict with an underworld don named Bhatkar (Ranjeet) and currently on the run.
Soon enough, Bhargav is attacked and beaten up by Bhatkar's goons. Manya steps in to save him. While Manya Surve clutches one of the goons, Bhargav stabs the goon and he dies on the spot. On the day of Manya's exam results, before he can discover his grades, Manya and his brother are arrested and publicly humiliated at college by Inspector Ambolkar (Raju Kher) and end up in Yerwada Central Jail. In prison, another convict named Munir (Tusshar Kapoor) saves Manya from being attacked by a goon named Potya (Chetan Hansraj) during lunch time. During this assault, Bhargav is killed. Munir befriends Manya and another convict named Veera. Veera trains Manya to become stronger. Manya trains and then eventually is challenged by Potya. Potya attacks him from behind and beats Manya up, to which Manya responds by stabbing Potya to death.
Later on, both Manya and Munir escape from prison while they are working on a railway track and try to join hands with two brothers who rule Mumbai's deals. The first brother, Zubair Imtiaz Haksar (Manoj Bajpayee), is cool and is impressed by Manya. However, the second brother, Dilawar (Sonu Sood), disapproves of Manya and dislikes him. After this, Manya forms his own gang which consists of him, Munir, Veera, and Gyancho, a sharpshooter brought by Munir. Soon enough, Manya finishes off Bhatkar (the gangster who had him and his brother arrested). Jamal, Bhatkar's bodyguard, also joins them. Next, Manya brings Ambolkar to his knees by beating him brutally in public. The story next shows the death of Sadiq, (Arif Zakaria) an unscrupulous news reporter, by Mastan. This breaks a fight between Haskar brothers and Mastan. Due to this, a truce is called by Haji Maqsood (Akbar Khan). The truce is short lived as Maqsood asks Manya Surve to finish Zubair. After Zubair's assassination, Dilawar kills Gyancho with the help of Jamal. He is about to kill Munir when Manya saves him. Later, Afaaque is asked to kill Manya by Dilawar. Even after his refusal, at first he agrees when police commissioner (Jackie Shroff) orders him to. The story comes to an end after the shootout and Manya's killing by police.
- John Abraham as Manya Surve
- Anil Kapoor as ACP Afaaque Baaghran (character based on Isaque Bagwan)
- Kangana Ranaut as Vidya Joshi
- Tusshar Kapoor as Sheikh Munir
- Manoj Bajpayee as Zubair Imtiaz Haksar (character based on Shabir Ibrahim Kaskar)
- Sonu Sood as Dilawar Imtiaz Haksar (character based on Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar)
- Akbar Khan as Haji Maqsood (character based on Haji Mastan) (cameo)
- Ronit Roy as Inspector Raja Ambat (character based on Raja Tambat)
- Mahesh Manjrekar as Inspector Bhinde (character based on Madhukar Zende)
- Siddhanth Kapoor as Gyancho (character based on Vishnu Patil)
- Ranjeet as Bhatkar Dada
- Jackie Shroff as Police Commissioner (fictional) (cameo)
- Raju Kher as Inspector Ambolkar (character based on Inspector Dabholkar)
- Arif Zakaria as Sadiq (news reporter) (character based on Iqbal Naatiq)
- Raju Mavani as Yakub Lala
- Chetan Hansraj as Potya (character based on Suhas Bhatkar)
- Karan Patel as Jamal (Bhaskar's bodyguard) (fictional)
- Sanjeev Chadda as Veera (character based on Uday Shetty)
- Vineet Sharma as Bhargav Surve
Director Sanjay Gupta knew the consequences of using Dawood Ibrahim's real name while shooting the film, but he carried on with Sonu Sood being addressed as "Dilawar Imtiaz" in the film. On 27 January 2013, Balaji Motion Pictures uploaded a new version of the theatrical trailer, and trimmed nearly every dialogue from the film off. The character of Dawood Ibrahim is only seen for three seconds in the new trailer, to avoid any problems. Also, the character names have been changed as well, except for Abraham's character, whose name remains the same in the film.
|Shootout at Wadala|
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||12 April 2013|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Label||Sony Music India|
|Anu Malik chronology|
|Meet Bros Anjjan chronology|
|Mustafa Zahid chronology|
|Anand Raj Anand chronology|
|Singles from Shootout at Wadala|
The music of Shootout at Wadala is composed by Anu Malik, Anand Raj Anand, Meet Bros Anjjan and Mustafa Zahid. Anu Malik was asked to compose for two songs for this film which became instant chartbusters.
|1.||"Aala Re Aala"||Anu Malik||Sunidhi Chauhan, Mika Singh||5:44|
|2.||"Laila"||Anand Raaj Anand & Anu Malik||Mika Singh||3:36|
|3.||"Babli Badmaash"||Kumaar||Anu Malik||Sunidhi Chauhan||4:27|
|4.||"Ek Din Ke Liye"||Anu Malik||Sunidhi Chauhan & Anu Malik||0:48|
|5.||"Yeh Junoon"||Mustafa Zahid||Mustafa Zahid||4:52|
|6.||"Aye Manya"||Meet Bros Anjjan||Adnan Sami, Meet Bros Anjjan & Shaan||4:56|
|7.||"Goli"||Meet Bros Anjjan||Meet Bros Anjjan, Sudesh Bhosle, Anil Kapoor & John Abraham||4:08|
|8.||"Babli Badmaash (Remix by Gourav Das Gupta & Roshan Balu)"||Anu Malik||Sunidhi Chauhan & Anu Malik||4:47|
|9.||"Aala Re Aala (Remix by Gourav Das Gupta & Roshan Balu)"||Anu Malik||Sunidhi Chauhan, Mika Singh & Anu Malik||5:02|
|10.||"Laila (Remix by Gourav Das Gupta & Roshan Balu)"||Anand Raaj Anand||Mika Singh & Anand Raj Anand||3:27|
|11.||"Yeh Junoon (Remix by Mayur Sahani)"||Mustafa Zahid||Mustafa Zahid||4:01|
|12.||"Goli (Remix by Mayur Sahani)"||Meet Bros Anjjan||Meet Bros Anjjan, Sudesh Bhosle, Anil Kapoor, John Abraham||3:38|
The film received a mixed reception from critics and audiences.
- The ratings for the film provided by the reviewers have been tabulated. Below the table lies a collection of excerpts from the reviews, which can be matched to the respective rating as given in the table by seeing the source.
|Times of India|
|The Indian Express|
Shootout at Wadala had an opening of around 65% occupancy and went on to collect ₹101.9 million (US$1.5 million) on first day. After five days of release, the film had amassed a collection of ₹268.5 million (US$3.9 million). The two-week domestic distributor share is ₹ 255.0 million approx. The final total came out to be ₹546.4 million (US$7.9 million).
Budget and marketing
Shootout at Wadala was made with a budget of ₹32 crore (US$4.6 million) of production costs. The prints and marketing budget was ₹15 crore (US$2.2 million).
Shootout at Wadala was released in 2013 in theaters across the country through AA Films.
|Territories and ancillary revenues||Price|
|First weekend domestic (net)||₹28 crore (US$4.1 million)|
|Satellite rights with a TV channel||₹22 crore (US$3.2 million)|
|Overseas & home video rights with Eros International||₹5 crore (US$720,000)|
|Music rights (T~Series)||₹5 crore (US$720,000)|
|Total||₹75 crore (US$11 million)|
• These figures do not include Print and Advertising (P&A) costs.
Director Sanjay Gupta has stated his plans to make a third installment to the franchise. He has also said that he will restart his movie Alibaug, starring Sanjay Dutt, and turn it into the third sequel of the Shootout series. Also, actors Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham have been rumoured to star alongside each other. Abraham will portray real encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar. The project is currently untitled, but it has been reported to be an "epic revenge saga".
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