There is something about the world of royalty, mixed with scandals and intrigues, which captivates us all so much. And the first two installments of Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster did well to showcase all that and more, in an interesting manner.
Because of this, I had been looking forward to Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3. I had hoped it would be able to do justice to the franchise. And in this anticipation, I had even rewatched the first 2 movies, because the third one builds upon the earlier story and I wanted to connect all the dots.
However, the first half, although interesting, failed to do much. It seemed like the longish intro of the protagonists and their traits. And even though it wasn’t boring, it didn’t exactly contribute much to the story.
The second half too was lackluster initially, until the director seemingly realized that he needs to finish off the movie and hence tried to build up the story rapidly, culminating into a climax, which appeared to have been based on the tragic Nepalese Royal Massacre, which occurred in 2001.
Of course, the director left scope for another installment of Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster in the end.
Though I seriously hope, if and when that happens, the director depends on the story and plot to make the movie worth watching, rather than a famous hero, who seemingly did little in the movie and yet, was on top of the cast list!
The real or rather, the only gem of the movie was Jimmy Shergill, who even though got relegated to number 2 position in credits, but stood tall and proved who was the boss err… king in the movie and acting.
I really hope he comes back for the fourth one if at all it is made.
Though after watching this one, not many might agree to watch it in theaters, since Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3 was a damp squid and not worth spending your hard earned money in a theater!
Thanks YS for the review. I shall be watching this for Jimmy Shergil. He has matured quite a lot when i first watched him in ‘Maachis” more than 20 years ago.
Yes. He has come a long way and is one of the most underrated and yet, good actors in Bollywood.