Mumbai Saga teaser: It’s Emraan Hashmi’s cop vs John Abraham’s don in this crime drama


The teaser of Sanjay Gupta’s Mumbai Saga is out and it sets the tone for this period crime thriller. The teaser opens with the text ‘When Bombay was not yet Mumbai’ and ‘When violence ruled the streets’ suggesting that the film is set during the time when the underworld had a huge presence in the city.

John Abraham plays Amartya Rao who ‘rose from the streets’ and now wants to ‘rule’ the city. He is opposed by Emraan Hashmi’s cop character who rose from the ‘ghettos’ of the city.

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Mumbai Saga also stars Mahesh Manjrekar, Suniel Shetty, and Gulshan Grover, among others. The film is written, produced and directed by Sanjay Gupta. Gupta has previously directed films like Shootout at Lokhandwala, Jazbaa, Kaabil, Musafir, Zinda among others. Like many of his previous directorials, this film also seems to be partial to a green filter that gives it a different look.

Hashmi previously said in a statement, “An encounter specialist, he can put a bullet into someone if it accomplishes his motive. He is a badass character in a dog-eats-dog kind of world wherein this guy is the wolf. No one would imagine that I am playing a cop, but for this policeman, he is, as I said, like a gangster. Be it by fair or unfair means, he will bring down the guy he is going for. So, it’s kind of home turf, but it’s a very entertaining pitch for a character in a pure Sanjay Gupta style, who has created his own brand of cinema. And as an actor, I am always up for doing something different.”

Mumbai Saga releases in theatres on March 19.

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