Shootout At Wadala (2013) Hindi Movie Review | 15 Critic Reviews | John Abraham, Anil Kapoor


John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Manoj Bajpayee, Siddhant Kapoor, Tusshar Kapoor, Mahesh Manjrekar, Kangana Ranaut, Ronit Roy, Sonu Sood, Ranjeet, Sunny Leone, Priyanka Chopra, Sophie Chaudhary

Shoot Out At Wadala Hindi Movie Posterdirection:

sanjay gupta


hussain zaidi,sanjay gupta


sanjay gupta,sanjay bhatia,abhijit deshpande


milap zaveri

weird aggregate rating 4.8/10cinematography:

Sameer Arya,Sanjay  Gupta


anu malik

produced by:

Anuradha Gupta,Sanjay Gupta,Ekta Kapoor,Shobha Kapoor




Run Time:
150 Minutes

Release Date:


Reviews- (Ratings out of 10)
  •  Bollywood Hungama -taran adarsh rating-8
Gangster flicks -- especially the ones depicting the underbelly of Mumbai -- aren't new. Films like DEEWAAR [Yash Chopra], PARINDA [Vidhu Vinod Chopra], AGNEEPATH [Mukul S. Anand], DAYAVAN [Feroz Khan], SATYA [Ramgopal Varma], COMPANY [Ramgopal Varma],
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  •  Pardaphash -faisal saif rating-7
Based on the infamous 1992 gang encounters in Bombay, The film dramatizes the events leading up to Mumbai police's first-ever registered encounter where gangster Manya Surve was shot dead. Let me also clarify, Shootout At Wadala is no ways any sequel to Shootout At Lokhandwala (2007)
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  •  Times of India -meena iyer rating-8
As the police and the criminals play the regular usual cat and mouse game; the screenplay introduces the viewer to endless gangsters and their girls. There's Vidya( Kangana Ranaut), Manya's love-interest, Sheikh Munir(Tusshar Kapoor), Gyanchod (Siddhanth Kapoor) and a couple of more hoodlums
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  •  DNA -tushar joshi rating-6
Sanjay Gupta is perhaps the biggest self-proclaimed Quentin Tarantino fan in the country. When you look at Kaante (2002), Musafir (2004) and Zinda (2006), there's no denying what inspired him to  conjure up those slow motion action sequence, and bullets blowing up brains.
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  •  koimoi -mohar basu rating-7
Based on the book ‘Dongri To Dubai’ by the distinguished journalist Hussain Zaidi, the film’s premise is well etched and powerful. Unraveling the life of a robust gangster, the script’s strength lies in successfully creating the charisma and class of Manya Surve. Painting a substantial picture
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  •  zee news -ananya bhattacharya rating-7
sanjay Gupta’s story, with snippets from S. Hussain Zaidi’s ‘Dongri to Dubai: Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia’, resurrects the events leading to the formation of this figure of the Hindu don of Mumbai – the Bombay ka baap, as the film says. With characters picked straight out of history
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  •  NDTV -saibal chatterjee rating-5
shootout at Wadala is a hyper-dramatized and stylized cinematic version of what is essentially a journalistic account (taken from S Hussain Zaidi’s book Dongri to Dubai) of the rise and fall of a Mumbai mafia don in the 1970s and 1980s.With many dates, ranging from the 1970s all the way to January
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  •  Bollywood Life -dhiren trivedi rating-6
Bollywood’s fascination with the underworld and glorification of real-life villains (of 1970s and 1980s particularly) on the silver screen is known to all. The underworld has been a source of inspiration for several filmmakers who have sketched meaty characters based on dreaded gangsters,
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  •  Indian Express -shubra gupta rating-4
Why would I want to watch yet another retro-gangster flick? Because I'm a sucker for gritty gangsters and sharp cops. Because I like the bang-bang stuff, when done well. And because there's nothing as cool as retro, in the right hands. Shootout At Wadala gives us a bunch of gangsters and cops,
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  •  Mumbai Mirror -karan ayushman rating-4
A scene from Shootout at Wadala released on the internet even before the film opened in theaters. In it, Manya Surve and his gang sit at a restaurant table and dissect the word 'b****c**d': it's universality, moods, and interpretation across cultures. This is a very Tarantino-esque 
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  •  IBN Live -rajeev masand rating-4
Based on a chapter in S Hussain Zaidi's book 'From Dongri To Dubai', the film nevertheless conveniently insists that it be viewed "as a hybrid between fact and fiction". This means that while the story is rooted in Manya Surve's journey from an innocent, bright college student to one of the city's
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  •  Deccan Chronicle -khaled mohamed rating-6
Advertent references to Bachchan’s odes to violence are employed by the director to point out that the antsy young man phenomenon, indeed, led to impressionable minds being heavily influenced by the characters he portrayed in 'Zanjeer', 'Muqaddar ka Sikandar', 'Deewar' – in which grabbing the
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  •  Daily Bhaskar -mayank shekar rating-3
If you didn’t know any better and there weren’t that many guns going off at one go, you would imagine that you had actually walked into a long mushaira of lafanga shayars with this hollow film. Every character here is a poet and he knows it. Every line in the picture is loud dialoguebaazi.
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  •  One India -nabanita roy rating-7
Time and again, we have witnessed Bollywood's fascination for some most grittiest, realistic and memorable gangster flicks. With movies like VaastavGangs Of WasseypurZilla GhaziabadSatya,Company and many more, Bollywood has each time successfully brought alive the gangster
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  •  Rediff -ankur pathak rating-0
Sanjay Gupta’s new film Shootout at Wadala documents the rise of crime in 1970s Mumbai  and how, after local cops gunned down feared gansgter Manya Surve, the term 'encounter' entered the police lexicon. However, instead of engaging the viewers with a well-written screenplay, 
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Shootout At Wadala (2013)
4.8 out of 10
based on
15 reviews.