Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007) - Action, Crime

Hohum Score

57

Bearable

An account of the gangster Mahindra Dolas and his gang, which terrorized Mumbai City, and a massive war between Mumbai Police and gangs during 16 November 1991.

IMDB: 7.1
Director: Apoorva Lakhia
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt
Length: 122 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 9 out of 38 found boring (23.68%)

One-line Reviews (37)

It's supposed to be an exciting movie, with a lot of action, and now and then there is a song out of nothing.

This takes the suspense out completely (as you know how it ends / who lives and who dies etc) and also makes the story very disjointed / fragmented – you struggle to follow one sub-plot before the other one kicks off.

The movie just stumbles from one killing / one incident to another with item numbers (4 very boring tuneless songs) used in place of punctuation marks.

What I absolutely hated in the movie are songs, they are just boring with a capital B.

All in all, an entertaining and larger than life film.

This is an absolute waste of money.

If we leave aside the good work of stunt co-ordinators Javed-Ejaz, throughout the film through repetitive scenes we see a ritual sticking by textbook on realistic cinema viz.

Very good as well is the film's soundtrack (a special applause goes out to the writers for fitting two item numbers into such an action packed drama) which would have been perfect except for the horribly unforgivable 'Ganpat' which has the pack of goons singing and dancing on tables bragging about their way of life and controlling the likes of Bipasha Basu and Aishwarya Rai.

Unreal, and hence entertaining.

The movie was fast paced and will keep you seated throughout the gun fires, blood baths and murderous killings.

Shoot to kill seems apt for a frequently used dialouge by Sanjay Dutt who appears absolutely stunning, specially to most women with that over masculine, overflowing testrostrone attitude of his and his typical walk with a swagger makes certain women feel week in the knees.

Good movie Vivek Oberoi was too good as Maya Dollas ..All have done good job but end was predictable.

It's a fast gripping movie with brilliant performances.

Its gritty, realistic but completely pointless.

Bullets raining everywhere, street language and predictable situations cannot do the trick.

Throw in the stunning Diya Mirza along with the equally gorgeous Aarti Chhabria.

man what a waste of time and talent.

The only negative points of this movie: The songs were dull and loud and action too was loud.

In fact it's good, very entertaining.

Above all it is the story, the director, SANJAY GUPTA'S touch and SANJAY DUTT'S presence in the movie that makes it worth watching.

Although i knew that the film is based on true rumours, i was expecting to see some real life incidents and some fictional that can be combined together to provide an entertaining edge-of-the-seat movie.

Why did they subject us to 3 hours of torture ?

Loosely based on famous encounter case of 1991 at Lokhandwala complex, Andheri, Mumbai, this film could fall in the category of gripping, realistic cinema only if the sensibilities of makers were in place.

The second half is more engaging with the actual shoot-out taking place in the last 40 minutes.

The movie has a gripping script and direction.

There is no story in the first place – and whatever little is there is completely ruined by the directors choice of narrative style – which is flashbacks intermingled with the present day scenario.

This is superb and highly recommended for gangster movie lovers Storyline is engaging screenplay is amusing editing is best direction leaves a impact Songs are blockbuster Sanjay dutt is amazing Vivek oberoi does a stellar performance as the main antagonist Tusshar is good arbaaz is superb Sunil steals the show Amitabh is superb abhishek is good in his guest appearance rohit does well other did excellent 8/10 This movie belongs to Vivek

It could have done in slow n real-time pace like Bachchan faces dacoits on wooden bridge in film SHOLAY...

Pointless Gore .

the plot was poor, very predictable.

There is no script at all !

But the film, despite being exciting and well acted does occasionally degenerate into macho theatrics-- especially during the big finale--though I must admit that the cigarette scene and the coat rack was amazingly cool.

The good thing about Shootout at Lokhandwala is that it is very engaging.

Thrilling & exciting .

The first half of the movie is boring, whereas the second half holds good attention.

Shootout at Lokhandwala was so well written & directed and had riveting performances from a first-rate cast, every actor did a fantastic job even Amitabh & Abhishek Bachchan in their special appearances.

A similar title might be enjoyable that is BLACK Friday.