Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Again Reviews

Bollywood Hungama 2.5/5

Like I pointed out earlier, while the prequel held the spectators by its ears and eyes, ONCE UPON AY TIME IN MUMBAI DOBAARA! suffers because the grip is absent from the very start itself . Also, the villain [Mahesh Manjrekar] is just not authoritative or commanding enough here. On the whole, ONCE UPON AY TIME IN MUMBAI DOBAARA! has a powerful second half and the drama/conflict helps the film regain ground, after a shaky first hour. However, the fact cannot be denied that ONCE UPON AY TIME IN MUMBAI DOBAARA! pales in comparison to its prequel. READ MORE

Times Of India (TOI) 3.5/5

In OUATIMD, a love triangle forms the bloodline of the story, replete with 'donnisms', molls with maal and an overkill of 'loaded' dialogues pe dialogues.This is a love story of a gangsta, it does not reopen dons' crime diaries. The first part is more engaging; thereon, the sluggish pace lacks the same dum. The heavy-duty dialogues (Rajat Aroraa) punch drama in the story, though at times too overbearing. READ MORE

NDTV 2.5/5

Once Upon Ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara! falls well short of being quite as engaging as the film that it is a sequel to.For all its flaws, Once Upon Ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara! isn’t only for Akshay Kumar fans. This Independence Day weekend, feel free to catch this gangster drama that masquerades as a violent love story. READ MORE

IndianExpress 1.5/5

I missed Ajay Devgn and Emran Hashmi of the original, who made credible 'bhais', and carried off those rhyming dialogues. Akshay Kumar lacks menace and quickens only when those glasses are off his face, which doesn't happen too often in the film . After all the shoot-outs and bang-bangs are over, you are left with a film which leaves you with so little new that you wonder if there's any juice left in this style of retro gangsta flick. Or are we heading for a third-time-in-Mumbai-Tibara? READ MORE

Zee News 2/5

But the hit formula that they had devised seems to have gone awry this time around. ‘Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbaai Dobaara’ is nothing but an out and out Akshay Kumar film with nothing more to offer. Director Milan Luthria opts for a very conventional treatment to this film.  Nonetheless, OUATIMD is a tale of a don who wishes to win over the love of his life! Watch it only for Akshay Kumar. Two for this one. READ MORE

Rediff 2/5

Things have gotten far worse this time around, with characters talking exclusively in the sort of aphoristic couplets found on auto-rickshaw stickers. Akshay Kumar makes some of those lines work, but the rest are beyond redemption.For now, a much more relevant question would be just what purpose Imran Khan serves in a movie like TWAT. Sure, Kumar's a bad guy and there needs to be a hero in a film this formulaic, and I get that this film is ostensibly a love triangle, but so entertaining is Kumar's swagger and so feebly does Khan deliver his lines that even if Khan's character were completely excised, it wouldn't hurt the movie an ounce. READ MORE

 

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