While the film has something new to offer, it could have been far better than it turned out.
Shootout at Wadala
Director: Sanjay Gupta
Cast: John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Manoj Bajpai, Sonu Sood, Tusshar Kapoor, Kangna Ranaut
There has been no dearth of gangster films in Hindi cinema. But it’s one of those genres that never goes out of fashion. The underworld and the legends related to it make for an interesting yarn provided the novelty is maintained. However, Shootout at Wadala takes the middle path by trying to strike a balance between recorded history and fictionalised events. In the process, it showcases personalities on both sides of the law belonging to a bloody era. In retrospect, there are moments when it manages brilliantly and there are instances where it falls flat.