In general, I don’t like sequels and to my great dismay they have been FLOODING Bollywood and Hollywood alike.
The Krrrishs, the Dhooms, the Golmaals, and the Dons are progressing to #3, Dostana2 (in the making) … Murder 2. And I could go on. It’s tiring just to list them haha. And now there will be Once Upon A Time In Mumbai 2.
But this one I am anticipating it with greater enthusiasm because A) it promises to be different and Milan Luthria did an outstanding job with the first one. B) it’s got Akshay Kumar, who I want to come back with a mighty BANG plus sabse khubsurat Shahid Kapoor and C) I shouldn’t be so negative considering I liked the biblical Godfather 2 better than 1. So there is always hope to fall in love with a sequel.
If you haven’t seen OUIM then go and rent it or buy it.
Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2 will be flamboyant, says Luthria
“As far as gangster trends are concerned, I think we stand apart as our take on gangsters is very different. It’s more of a flamboyance, drama, music and dialogues. So it’s a different space and thankfully we are the only ones in that space,” Milan said here at an awards function.
The year began with hit gangster film Agneepath, and it will be followed by Zilla Ghaziabad and Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur.
Produced by Balaji Telefilms, the cast of Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2 so far includes Akshay Kumar, who will play underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and Shahid Kapoor as Chhota Rajan.
Luthria says some more interesting names will join the cast.
“We are putting it together carefully. Some interesting casting is to happen, but we are taking our time. It’s a big film, an eagerly-anticipated sequel. Akshay is also as excited as all of us. (Composer) Pritam has started work. In a few weeks from now, we will be making all our final announcements.”
The director is currently basking in the success of The Dirty Picture.