Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 12 mins

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During March 1993, after his Ambassador car is being fished out of water, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Agnel Wilson, narrates to the Commissioner as to how he commenced his investigation against an underworld gangster, Sultan Mirza. He details how Sultan had survived floods in Madras, shortly after Independence; his arrival in Bombay; and his employment which earned him a mere 25 Paisa daily. Agnel's attempts to rein in Sultan fail, but he keeps tabs on him and his romance with Bollywood actress, Rehana; as well as his new recruit, Shoaib, the son of Sub-Inspector Khan. Agnel will find his investigation slipping out of his hands after Sultan temporarily delegates complete responsibility to Shoaib.

Cast: Ajay Devgan, Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut, Prachi Desai

Crew: Milan Luthria (Director), Aseem Mishra (Director of Photography), Pritam Chakraborty (Music Director), Sandeep Shirodkar (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Crime, Drama, Romance

Release Dates: 30 Jul 2010 (India)

Tagline: Where it all began...

Hindi Name: वन्स अपॉन अ टाइम इन मुंबई

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as Young Shoaib Khan
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as ACP Agnel Wilson
as Vardhan
as Chandru

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
Tracklist
Music Label: T-Series
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04:48
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04:46
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04:49
Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty
Playback Singer: Mika Singh
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04:30
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05:02
Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty
Lyricist: Nilesh Mishra
Playback Singer: Karthik
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Taglines:
Where it all began...
Once upon a time... there was a powerful king... a reigning queen... an innocent confidante... and an evil prince.
Mumbai goes rewind
Rewind to the era of romance... smuggling... cabaret... mafia.
The man Mumbai once feared. The man Mumbai now fears.
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Factual Mistake
In one of the scenes Sultan Mirza is shown removing the railroad tracks and the railway sleeper or railroad tie are made of concrete. These concrete sleepers were introduced in India in early to mid 90s during the 70s there used to be wooden railway sleeper or railroad tie.
Trivia:
This film is based on the true-life tales of Haji Mastan and Dawood Ibrahim, the top racketeers of Bombay and the very first to be considered celebrities. Mastan ruled the Bombay gangland from the 1960s-70s, before being succeeded by Ibrahim in the 1970s-80s.

This film is influenced by Once Upon a Time in America (1984) and the real-life accounts of India's most notorious gangsters, Haji Mastan and Dawood Ibrahim.

Emraan Hashmi's character Shoaib Khan is loosely based on the underworld leader, Dawood Ibrahim. Dawood Ibrahim was on Forbes 2008 list of The World's 10 Most Wanted criminals. Ajay Devgan who plays Sultan Mirza and Randeep Hooda who plays ACP Agnel Wilson also played characters based on Dawood Ibrahim in Company (2002) and 'D' (2005).

The return of Ajay Devgn to dark gangster roles after focusing on comedy and other lighter films.

Ajay Devgn was inspired to use white-only clothes after watching the crime drama Deewaar (1975), where Vijay the don (Amitabh Bachchan) wore white-only clothes.