Critic reviews and ratings

  • ...a theatrically indulgent entertainer, one that makes no bones about its pulpiness and stays well and truly juicy.

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  • This may not be Tigmanshu's best, but it's a movie with more balls than most cinema can flaunt.

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  • This film may not be Tigmanshu Dhulia's finest work, but it has moments that prove his supremacy as a storyteller. Watch it for the intriguing characters and terrific performances!

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  • ...an intense, effervescent and eventually melancholic film.

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  • ...a vivid, vibrant, dramatic, savagely tragic and unexpectedly humorous sequel with gutsy passionate performances.

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  • In essence, the sequel follows the basic pattern of the first film - only the twists this time are more imaginative, the story more complex and thrills smarter.

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  • ...is a thriller worth its salt putt off by a few inconsistencies. Don't miss it, especially if you don't mind a good game of political double-crossing.

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  • Dhulia delivers a winner that not only entertains, but keeps you engaged with its riveting screenplay and top notch performances.

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  • It’s such a joy to be able to say this in a Bollywood that rarely makes good sequels … Saheb Biwi aur Gangster was a fun political thriller; SBAG Returns is even better.

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  • A thrilling film with captivating games of power and lust.

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  • Keeping much of the original’s spirit intact, even surpassing it in many ways.

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  • Personally, I expected more from Tigmanshu. That he managed to pull all back within the last 20 minutes speaks volumes about his genius. He is one of our best filmmakers today.

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  • It seems that the temptation to cash in on Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster’s success – rather than a story that deserved to be told – is what drove the sequel. Despite that, there’s still a lot to be cherished in the film.

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  • Though not as incredible as the first film, the sequel still makes for a worthwhile watch for the performances, some engaging portions and bits of dark humour.

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  • The 'return' is a better film, but it stops short of being excellent. The smooth build-up in the first half leads to a confused, too-crowded second, which lets the film, and us, down.

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  • ...isn't as impressive as his first offering but still deserves a definite watch for the impeccable writing and performances.

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  • ...fascinating tale of ambition and emotions that might have further benefited from tighter writing.

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  • ...far more densely plotted than the first movie and has many more characters, but there’s no change in the theme—the struggle of feudals possessed by an immense sense of entitlement to remain relevant in a democracy.

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  • ...all the things that made the first Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster impressive — its mood, its rawness, its rootedness, its boldness, and the tight trio dynamics at its epicenter — seem much too contrived in its sequel.

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  • ...you desperately want to like 'Saheb...' and You-Know-Who-All-Returns, because you admire Dhulia’s craftsmanship and social concerns. In vain, this time.

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  • Unlike its earlier version it has little unabashed seduction and a lesser sexually charged atmosphere. The revenge drama takes its place but it’s ineffective, and sadly so.

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  • The film moves from one lovely scene to another without a story.

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  • Right from the title Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns, you can see the shameless effort to milk a cash cow with blatant disregard to whether it makes sense or not!

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