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Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai turns 10: Five reasons to watch Ajay Devgn, Kangana Ranaut's gangster drama

The gangster drama Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai has completed ten years of its release today. Read on to know why the movie happens to be a must-watch for everyone.
Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai turns 10: Five reasons to watch Ajay Devgn, Kangana Ranaut's gangster dramaOnce Upon A Time In Mumbaai turns 10: Five reasons to watch Ajay Devgn, Kangana Ranaut's gangster drama
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Every year, numerous movies are produced in Bollywood but only a few of them are able to create magic at the box office and win the hearts of the audience. Moreover, the makers experiment with multiple genres ranging from acting, comedy, romance, thriller, etc. But there are only a few selected ones which remain in the hearts of the audience forever. So, the movie that we will be talking about today is Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai.  

The gangster drama directed by Milan Luthria was released in 2010 and was declared a blockbuster hit. Set against the backdrop of the 1970s Bombay, the movie gives the audience a thrilling ride back to the past in the form of an interesting plot with various twists and turns in between. There is no denying this fact that the gut-wrenching crime drama which is also based on a few real-life incidents is a complete entertainer with an impressive star cast and an interesting plot!

And today, this amazing movie has completed 10 years of its release into the theatres. Featuring Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Randeep Hooda, Kangana Ranaut, and Prachi Desai in the lead roles, this gangster drama is a total package and a must-watch for all the movie buffs. As Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai clocks 10 years, Pinkvilla notes down five reasons as to why this movie is a must-watch for everyone.

Ajay Devgn as Sultan Mirza

This is probably one of the most spectacular performances given by Ajay Devgn in any movie. The actor plays the role of Sultan Mirza, an intelligent but kind-hearted smuggler based in Bombay. We still cannot forget Ajay’s all-white iconic look in the movie as the powerful Sultan who has his own sets of rules and regulations when it comes to doing business. For the unversed, Ajay’s look in the movie was inspired by Amitabh Bachchan’s look in Deewar.

Emraan Hashmi as Shoaib Khan

It’s not only Ajay Devgn who gets the full credit for the movie’s success. Emraan Hashmi plays an equally important role in Shoaib Khan whose main goal in life is to become rich and powerful just like his idol Sultan Mirza. We cannot move forward without having mentioned his great on-screen chemistry with co-star Prachi Desai which was reflected very well in Pee Loon, a song that strikes a chord in the hearts of the music lovers even now.

Kangana Ranaut, Prachi Desai, and Randeep Hooda’s stellar performances

One thing is for sure that the main credit for Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai’s success goes to its stellar star cast. Who can forget Kangana Ranaut’s outstanding performance as the Bollywood diva Rehana who happens to be Sultan’s love interest! Meanwhile, Prachi Desai also does her part as Shoaib’s ladylove. Randeep Hooda also steals hearts with his amazing performance as ACP Agnel Wilson in the movie


Among other reasons to watch this movie is its epic dialogues which are, at times, hard-hitting and thoughtful too. For instance, the audience immediately connects with Sultan’s character when he says ‘Duwa mein yaad rakhna’ meaning ‘Remember me in your prayers’ while helping a poor woman on the streets. One can also understand Shoaib’s state of mind when he says, ‘Raaste ki parwah karunga toh manzil bura maan jayegi’ meaning ‘My destination will feel bad if I start worrying about the road.’


The soundtrack of Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai is simply amazing and some of its songs continue to be chartbusters even now. Right from the romantic track Pee Loon to the peppy number Parda that reminds us of the 1970s, the songs definitely are a plus point in the gangster drama.

Also Read: EXCLUSIVE: Kangana Ranaut designed her own look for Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai reveals director Milan Luthria

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Anonymous 5 days ago

I found a movie i love I laugh so hard its HImmatwala. It's still makes me cry too. I'll watch more than once I'm sure. Seriously i hope his sadness is only protrade in the movie. Hes so good in the movies i wish i could give him a hug. I know that's not possible. The charters he plays get to me . I can't wait for more movies. Can we take a break from army and cop movies once in awhile. I know he likes action movies but not the same thing again.

Anonymous 6 days ago

I have been watching AJays movies I was wondering if he only acts in specific films. I notice he loves action movies on war and and being a cop. He sings a little but no dancing. I like his movies why is his character always being hurt or sad. I find it sexy but he seems uncomfortable around women. If that the case. I think Kojal is extra special if shes only women to break that wall. Ajay should never let her go . His movies fun to watch but I cry for his character in every movie. I hope Ajay is happy in real life keep up with your movies and acting I like watching them

Anonymous 6 days ago

WOW ! 10 years of Once Upon A Time in Mumbai... Classic movie... Great Dialogues, Wonderful music... fabulous songs like Tum Jo aaye, Pee Loon, Parda. Brilliant performances by the actors... And above all Ajay Devgan's awesome portrayal of the character of Sultan Mirza...and the unforgettable dialogue... Dua mein yaad rakhna.

Anonymous 6 days ago

see how they glorify the underworld.

Anonymous 6 days ago

Duao main yaad rakhna. I love this dialogue. And the song pee loon. Such a terrific movie. Also 10 years of Kanganas affair with the 2nd married man,first being Pancholi at 17. Then Ajay dumped her so she latched onto a phantasy relation with Hritik...

Anonymous 6 days ago

Keep mud slinging. We know who you are but your time is up!

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