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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Shootout At Wadala Release Date Shifts To May 1, 2013

Sanjay Gupta's 'Shootout At Wadala' was supposed to release in January 2013 but it has now been shifted to May 1, 2013 which is the labour day and apparently the team is aiming to cash in on a five day weekend.

Producer Ekta Kapoor in an official press release said, "When I recently watched the rushes, I was blown away. It's such an engaging and powerful film. With its content and massive star cast, topped by the kind of marketing push that the Balaji team will give, we need a long weekend for SAW. The film is a supreme mass entertainer and we will hype it to the hilt."

Director Sanjay Gupta said, "May 1 is Maharashtra Day / Labour Day. Manya Surve, our lead protagonist, is a Maharashtrian  from a work-oriented middle-class family whose life takes a precarious turn.

Shootout At Wadala stars Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Kangana Ranaut, Tusshar, Manoj Bajpai, Sonu Sood, Ronit Roy, Siddhant Kapoor and Arif Zakaria among others.

I have read the book 'Dongri To Dubai' by Journalist Hussain Zaidi on which the film is supposedly based. The book chronicles the Bombay mafia even before the Independence till the present times. I believe the makers have taken the section where the Pathans bump off Dawood's brother Sabir Khan. Manya Surve was the mastermind behind this killing. Manya's persona was maniacal. If John has been repeatedly raving about his role (he plays Manya) then I believe he has reasons to be excited as Manya surely did a lot of heropanti. 

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