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)

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.

There is no script at all !

In fact it's good, very entertaining.

A similar title might be enjoyable that is BLACK Friday.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

Pointless Gore .

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.

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.

Thrilling & exciting .

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

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.

It's a fast gripping movie with brilliant performances.

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

the plot was poor, very predictable.

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

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.

This is an absolute waste of money.

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.

The movie has a gripping script and direction.

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

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.

man what a waste of time and talent.

Why did they subject us to 3 hours of torture ?

Unreal, and hence entertaining.

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.

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

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

Its gritty, realistic but completely pointless.

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

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

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