Manohar Surve (John Abraham) is a ‘straight as an arrow’college student, who dreams of getting a decent job after securing good marks in his college exams. However, Manohar’s step-brother is a goon and while rescuing his sibling from some rivals, a man gets killed and Manohar is arrested alongwith his brother.
In jail, Manohar’s brother Bhargav is assassinated and the young man decides to avenge his brother’s death by taking the help of fellow inmate Sheikh Munir (Tusshar Kapoor).
Meanwhile, Inspector Afaaq Bagraan (Anil Kapoor) and his team of cops are frustrated with the Pathan gangs, who rule the city without any fear of law. When Inspector Bhinde (Mahesh Manjrekar) is told to seek the help of the young and upcoming Zuber Haksar (Manoj Bajpayee) and his brother Dilawar (Sonu Sood) to counter the Pathan menace, the cop fails to realize that he is unleashing bigger troubles by roping in the two brothers.
As Manya and Zuber both grow in stature as far as their standing in the Mumbai underworld is concerned, it is expected that the two would clash for the supremacy of the city.
Sanjay Gupta who’s first part of the Shootout franchise, Shootout At Lokhandwala, was a sweeper hit, turns his second into such a depressing display of cliched elements from Bollywood. The film is replete with puerile acting, convenient narrative, pointless dialoguebaazi and predictable story.
It’s not always easy to adapt from a book and based on Dongri To Dubai, the film suffers from the same problem. The characters and episodes which would’ve otherwise grown on a reader get dealt with very haphazardly and hence don’t leave any impact on the audience.
To add to the agonizingly long film of a run time of 150 minutes, there are multiple song sequences, three item numbers at that, which literally leave you red on your face.
Actors Anil Kapoor, Ronit Roy, Mahesh Manjrekar, Manoj Bajpayee and Sonu Sood put together brilliant performance especially Anil Kapoor who even at his age easily performs some of the most difficult chase and stunt sequences. John Abraham portrays his grittiest character till now but fails to hold together the narrative. Tusshar surprisingly plays his part well and can easily be considered better than John. Jr. Shakti Kapoor, Siddhant is impressive in his debut. Kangna Ranaut plays a typical part which she may have in the past too.