In the early 80’s , Mumbai was the hub for underworld gangsters. Each gangsters were vying for blood of other gang members to rule Mumbai underworld. Manya Surve was one of the dreaded gangster who ruled the Mumbai underworld but ultimately was shot down by what is recorded as first encounter killing by Mumbai Police.
Based on true story of infamous gangster , Manya Surve (played by John Abraham), Shootout At Wadala is a sequel to Shootout At Lokhandwala and brings you the actual event which took place on 1st November , 1982 where Mumbai Police took the first step to do first encounter killing of Manye Surve in Wadala, Mumbai which shook the entire country.
From the director of Kaante and Musafir, Sanjay Gupta brings you the stylish hardcore-action film. The movie begins with bang depicting the events which changes Manye’s life from a bright college student to atrocious urban dacoit. It is the 2nd half which goes haywire and you feel the impact is missing. Direction is good while action scenes are superb and stylish and will be a treat for action-movie fan. Cinematography is eye-catching. Special mention for gorgeous set creation representing the 80’s era of Mumbai. Dialogues are punching. John Abraham gives his best and comes up with riveting performance. This might be a turning point in his career. Anil Kapoor is as usual dependable. He gives full support to the starcast along with Manoj Bajpai and Sonu Sood. Kangana Raunat looks good but is wasted in a small role.
According to the Boxofficeindia.com, Shootout At Wadala was released on 3rd May, 2013 at 2200 screens to Rs 8.41 crores. Produced by Balaji Telefilms, the action-drama collected Rs 25.63 crores in its first weekend and went onto collect Rs 40.61 crores in its first week. Shootout At Wadala ended its theatrical run with Rs 53.59 crores against a budget of Rs 49 crores and turned out to be “HIT” at the box office.