Shootout At Wadala

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This film is based on the first-ever registered encounter by Mumbai police. On November 1, 1982 Mumbai encoutner squad shot dead gangster Manya Surve at Vidyalankar Institute of Technology, Sangam Nagar, Wadala, Mumbai. This shootout was first registered and official encounter in Mumbai Police's history which went down in the annals of history as "Shootout at Wadala". Inspector Issaq Bagwan led the team of encounter specialist. (c) Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Shootout At Wadala

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  • As Indian cinema celebrates one hundred years of production this month, this violent film represents its current confused state.

    Oct 24, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Anil Sinanan

    Time Out
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  • Shootout at Wadala is a true-crime gangster epic about an ostensibly charismatic outlaw who's really just a preening monster-something the filmmakers seem to miss.

    May 7, 2013 | Full Review…
  • What stops it from becoming the film that it could have is an avalanche of dialogue, the sort of smart-alecky lines that sounded so right in the 70s. In 2013, they seem like a tired device to hang an entire film on.

    Mar 20, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The action is solid, the performances from an incredibly talented and deep cast are wonderful.

    Nov 6, 2017 | Full Review…
  • As with Sanjay Gupta's other work, so galvanizing and alive is his high style that it becomes the film's substance.

    Aug 28, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Shootout At Wadala

  • Jul 14, 2013
    I didn't find the title justified since the shootout at Wadala hardly lasts for 10 minutes. (Besides, they could have gone for a better "shootout" story; I find it hard to thank that there are just a handful of them.) Primarily, it's a story of a teen with a seemingly bright future gone helter-skelter, thanks to his family background & circumstances. But there isn't much of a story to be told. So, either there are fight scenes or some songs forced in. Whatever is told in between doesn't make up for its flaws (I'd not elaborate as they're aplenty). Some action scenes are outstanding, but I'm not a fan of that genre. A slightly better film may have been possible had they focused more on script than relying on promos and item songs.
    familiar s Super Reviewer

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