|The ApunKaChoice movie review of Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster
Some movies have a great script; some have great performances by the actors, and some have both. Luckily, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster falls in the third category! The movie is a dream combo of a nearly perfect script and some neat performances by the cast.
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster, though, cannot be called a remake of the old classic Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, it can definitely be considered inspired from it. After all, the three characters have been adapted from the movie.
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster is a film about Aditya Pratap Singh (played by Jimmy Shergill), the Nawab Saheb of a province in UP, who is struggling to maintain the status quo set by his royal ancestors. His Biwi (Mahi Gill) is an aggravated lady who craves for some attention, love, and not to forget, sex! Coming to the Gangster, Babloo (Randeep Hooda) is a criminal planted as a driver in Saheb’s house, by a rival political party.
The movie is a combination of love, lust, politics and the hunger for power. The ruler of the rival party, Gainda Singh (Vipin Sharma), wants to win the province under Saheb’s authority, since it has been with the royal family for years. He plants Babloo as a replacement to the old driver, who met with an accident, as planned by the rival party.
Babloo, the secret informer, keeps a check on Saheb and discloses all the moves made by him to Gainda Singh. However, he falls in love with Saheb’s Biwi! And, the Biwi, too, sleeps with him and satisfies her physical needs and wants. The real excitement, however, begins when Babloo confesses to Saheb about his being planted as an informer!
What follows are a series of twists and turns, which, though, once in a while feel illogical, still keep you on the edge of your seats.
Jimmy Shergill is amazing as the Nawab a.k.a. Saheb. One feels for him since he is an actor with some remarkable potential. He showed it in A Wednesday and has shown it again in Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster. Randeep Hooda, too, impresses us with his act as Babloo, the guitar playing gangster. Speaking about the third lead, Mahie Gill outperforms herself! If you loved in her Dev D, you’ll fancy her even more after watching her play the role of the displeased Biwi!
Director Tigmanshu Dhulia has shown he is skilled when it comes to direction. Though Haasil still remains my favourite work of his, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster makes a special place in my heart!
The music of the film is just about okay, with Jugni being the only saviour.
A great script, memorable performances and some superb direction was well backed by the coarsened lingo used in the film. The desipan in the dialogues was welcomed with whistles by the audiences. Though, there were numerous dialogues that were worth applause, the one I can currently recall is where Saheb says he is going to the city and asks if his wife wants anything. The Biwi replies: “Ho sake toh hamari raatein le aayiega”
We loved the film and would recommend it to you. Go for it, guys!
Final verdict - 3.5 out of 5