|Movie Name||Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3|
|Movie Cast||Sanjay Dutt, Chitrangada Singh, Mahi Gill|
|Music Director||Dharma Vish|
|Production Company||JAR Pictures|
|Release Date||July 27, 2018|
Tigmanshu Dhulia wears different hats as writer, director, producer and actor. Sometimes he excels in them and sometimes he fails. Especially as a director he has shown high inconsistency. The man who makes a film like Haasil also makes Bullet Raja. Saheb Biwi Gangster being one of his good accomplishments eventually turned into a franchise. The third installment releases today. Well does this deserve a franchise in the first place? The latest release proves that it’s a complete NO.
Saheb Biwiaur Gangster 3, begins at where the second installment ends. Aditya Pratap Singh (Jimmy Shergill) is plotting his plan to come out of the prison and succeeds too. On the other hand, his wife-cum-rival Madhavi (Mahie Gill) has already entered politics. Their hate game continues. However, the gangster enters the scene and brings in much more twists to the plot. This time the gangster arrives from London, and he is Uday Pratap Singh played by Sanjay Dutt. He was living away in London playing Russian Roulette, for almost two decades. He is evicted and comes to the Saheb land thinking to grab some money through his ex royal family. His father and brother are played by Kabir Bedi and Deepak Tijori respectively. The rest of the story is about plenty of mind games and the quest for power coupled with a pinch of lust.
It has been five years since the sequel released and the latest one gets an ample time to make the script strong. Sadly, the third part hardly has anything unique at a high level. The only upgrade in this is the look and feel of the film. Though the earlier ones revolved more around the mahal, this one is glossierand has lot to do with politics. The story is also overloaded with characters with less or no impact. There are also many unnecessarily layers to the story as well. The gangster role played by Sanjay Dutt is just so incongruous. He makes the already bad script worse with an unconvincing and laidback performance. He makes a masala entry but that’s about it. Neither his look nor his diction nor his mannerisms seemed plausible. In the earlier films, RandeepHooda and Irrfan Khan were excellent. In fact, in part-2 Irrfan Khan saves the film to an extent.
Jimmy Shergill, the strong bet of Tigmanshu didn’t fail though. He was pitch perfect. As usual, he gets some good lines from the writer. Mahie Gill seemed to overdo her act, but it didn’t harm. Such a good actor appears so less in films. There are too many characters like Soha Ali Khan, Chitrangda Singh, Nafisa Ali, Kabir Bedi and Deepak Tijori, who turned out be weak in their placement.
There are so many factors that pull down the film, despite a good quantity of star cast and a director with caliber. The second installment itself lacked the grip and such an execution with a bad gangster has only dampened the series farther, giving rise to an alarm that we are DONE with the saheb series.