Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia
Producers: Brandsmith Motion Pictures, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Tigmanshu Dhulia Films
Writers: Tigmanshu Dhulia and Kamlesh Pandey
Cast: Jimmy Shergill, Irrfan Khan, Mahie Gill, Soha Ali Khan
Music: Sandeep Chowta
Release Date: March 8, 2013
Star Value: Although Irrfan Khan is one of the best actors ever to come from India, he isn’t a big crowd puller. Nevertheless, he commands respect even among the masses which will surely create excitement for the movie. And considering the presence of known names like Jimmy Shergill, Mahie Gill (both retained from the first installment of the franchise) and Soha Ali Khan, we can say that Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns has a decent star value.
Hype: The biggest hype factor for the movie is the fact that it is the sequel to the successful and impressive Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster (2011). The promos of the movie have got a decent response although not excellent. The inclusion of Irrfan and Soha has added on to the excitement. But for some reason the overall hype hasn’t been as high as expected, although it isn’t bad.
Music: The hit number ‘Jugni’, from the first installment, is recreated in this movie. That song has managed to make heads turn. The rest of the songs aren’t known.
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns will get a decent opening at the box-office. The not-so-high hype will make sure the opening isn’t very impressive. It needs to impress initially to have a good run at the ticket-window. If it does, it has a fairly good chance of making good profits since the nature of the film suits both single screen and multiplex audience.
As there are no big releases up for the next week, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns might slowly climb the box office ladder like most of the content-based films, provided it gets thumbs up from the masses.