John Abraham in gangster mode to Emraan Hashmi's brave cop act: 5 key takeaways from the 'Mumbai Saga' trailer

'Mumbai Saga' has been directed by noted filmmaker Sanjay Gupta
Last Updated 01 April 2021, 10:29 IST

Actor John Abraham took to Twitter on Friday and shared the trailer of his upcoming movie Mumbai Saga, giving fans a reason to rejoice. The video packs a punch as it has enough 'masala' to satisfy the masses. Here are the key takeaways from the Mumbai Saga trailer.

Cliched storyline: Mumbai Saga apparently has a pretty outdated storyline that revolves around the cat and mouse game between the underworld and cops. This, however, might not prove to be an issue if the screenplay is up to to the mark. The trailer suggests that the biggie is likely to feature plenty of maar-dhaad and punch dialogues, which may help hit click with the masses

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John in 'bhai' mode: John , who was criticized for his 'wooden' acting skills during his early days in the industry, has over the years emerged as the choice of the aam janta. The Satyameva Jayate hero garnered a fair deal of attention when he essayed the role of the dreaded gangster 'Manya Surve' in Shootout At Wadala. , The Dhoom baddie has entered the 'bhai zone' once again with Mumbai Saga, playing the role of a goon gangster who fights against the practice of 'hafta vasooli'.

Will Emraan Hashmi get enough scope?: Emraan , who plays the role of a cop in Mumbai Saga, may get the limited scope in the film as the trailer does not really highlight his character as much as expected. The actioner, either way, has the potential to help the erstwhile 'serial kisser' score his first hit in many years.

Kajal Aggarwal fans to be disappointed?: Mumbai Saga marks Kajal's return to Bollywood after a gap of nearly four years. The star, who was last seen in Do Lafzon Ki Kahani, does not really get much scope in the trailer. The Sanjay Gupta-helmed movie might prove to be a disappointment for her fans if the narrative does not do justice to her abilities.

A mass hit in the making?: Mumbai Saga will be the first big-budget Bollywood movie to hit the screens after the Covid-19 lockdown. Its box office performance may decide the industry's future course of action at a time when OTT has emerged as an alternative to theatres. The film comes across as a commercial potboiler, which may help it do well in 'B' and 'C' centres.

(Published 26 February 2021, 12:08 IST)

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