Having almost no link to Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster, its sequel has almost no connection and stands as a distinct movie.
Two words that describe Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster Returns are-“Too much.” In the initial stage you would be enthralled to watch the movie, but gradually with matchless songs and unwanted Mughda Godse item number, the movie tends to confuse you and you are left enjoying nothing when you could have enjoyed a lot. Because of the poor editing, the gleaming climax also lost its impact.
Amidst all these bad things about the movie, the out of the world dialogues written by Tigmanshu Dhulia are beyond words. The dialogues are funny, cutting and so full of wit that you will be taken to another world by them. To name few are:
Sahib tells his errant wife, ‘Bahut sasti ho chuki ho tum. Tumhe dene ke liye hamare paas chillar bhi nahin hai.’
An explanation to why men use abusive language ‘kyunke woh rootey kam hai!’
And another applauding line, ‘hamare toh gaaliyon pe bhi taaliyan padti hai.”
Jimmy Shergill’s performance as Sahib confined to wheel chair deserves thumbs up for a fiery effect. The most remarkable performance is given by Rajeev Gupta as a buffoon politician in the most laughable scenes. Irfaan Khan has played his role candidly as a gangster giving full effect. Also the ladies of the movie, Mahi Gill and Soha Ali Khan have given performances that rose them to a level beyond expected.
There are moments in the movie that grab your attention for a bit and involve you, but later everything mingles up in such a tasteless manner that you fail to understand what’s cooking! With Sahib(Jimmy Shergill) trying to woo Ranjana(Soha Ali Khan) and take revenge from those who put him on wheel chair, Madhvi(Mahie Gill) trying to woo Sahib and Indarjeet(Irfan Khan) taking revenge from Sahib for some ancestral reasons, you hardly get to know who is doing what. The only relief comes in the form of a clownish corrupt Chief Minister(Rajeev Gupta).
Dhulia tried to portray the dissolute world of crumbling contemporary royalty at the mercy of politicians in Uttar Pradesh, in a convincing manner, but the effect was just partly visible. On the whole the movie could have been much better, if there was less manipulation and no item number.