Shootout at Wadala is the perfect example of exploitative B Grade cinema, that purely focuses on Vulgarity, Crass Dialogues and Gore in the name of entertainment. There are masters like Roberto Rodriguez and Tarantino who can make even Exploitative Cinema look aesthetic, but throbbing prods like Sanjay Gupta can make even a Nun look like a whore.
So what is S.A.W – about? Well, you know it’s the story of the rise and fall of a gangster named Manya Surve in Mumbai. Based on one chapter of the book Dongri to Dubai, it is 2 and half hours of Mind-Hump which you can barely tolerate.
And it won’t be surprising to know that it was written by some horny nerd with the help of an algorithm.
2) Add - Bunch of Cheap Dialogues, Crass Language and Constipated faces with impactful music in the background.
3) Remove – Clothes of Heroine or any other Pretty looking chick around.
4) Add – Item number with heaving bosoms, plunging cleavages, and a bunch of drunk idiots gyrating around them singing songs that have lyrics written for the Clinically Brain-dead.
5) Remove – Clothes of Heroine and Hero.
6) Add – Steamy, wild kisses and humping under the covers, that has no use nor consequence to the storyline.
7) Add – More Crass Dialogue with a gory action sequence.
8) Add – a Mindless Conversation with an overly Hirsute Cop and a disturbingly bulky but clean-shaven Gangster!
9) If <Not the End> Go back to 2)
10) Else <End Credits>
11) Stop … Oh god! Please Stop!!!
Now, if the Story algorithm wasn’t bad enough, you have some pretty bad acting at display. Every one is going over the top, except the likes of Bajpai and Sonu Sood. Anil Kapoor keeps barking one tardy line after the other.
Sample this “Police ke Revolver main itna loha hota hai ki agar Thok diya toh tujhe kabhi Iron ki kami nahi hogi!!” or “Aaj mujhe pataa chalaa Vardi ka colour Khakhi kyon hota hai. Kyonki koi bhi Hagg ke chalaa jaaye, toh pataa naa chale!”
Do one exercise, sit for 5 minutes and try writing such a dialogue. I am sure you will come up with atleast 5. Example - “Sanjay Gupta ke bheje main itna GOBAR hai, ki sochta bhi hai toh GANDH aati hai!”. The dialogue writer wouldn’t have taken anything more than a drunken hour over the shitpot.
And the film goes on and on for an intolerable 155 Minutes! Watching it is truly an exercise in futility – except if you are looking for a headache. Truly man, iss film ne mere Dimaag ki thok di.
Rating: 2/10 - (for some brilliant acting by Sunny Leone!! :P )