Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3 takes off from where it left off- the fate of its king (Jimmy Sheirgill) and queen (Mahie Gill) while a new gangster (Sanjay Dutt) is introduced in the third edition. Talkietive Reviews brings you the 5 Good Things that stand out in the film.
1) A Flourishing Franchise: With the release of the third instalment the movie has attained the status of India's very own royal franchise. Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster, over the years has built a certain following which is impressive considering the film does not have the usual tropes of filmi franchises —star power, superheroes, comedy or horror. And the three parts are linked well enough with a common plot-line and its central protagonists to make you want to revisit the earlier editions after watching the recent one.
2) Royal Fables: Royalty and palace intrigues, as the success of various television shows like The Royals and The Crown has suggested, can make for highly watchable content. The fact that Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster trilogy is one of a kind because it has royalty both as its theme and premise. The existential crisis of the yesteryear kings and queens in a modern democracy where their subjects no longer answer to their commands is an interesting premise to peg a story.
3) The Power Couple: Both Mahie Gill as Maharani Madhavi and Jimmy Sheirgill as Maharaja Aditya are scene stealers. Her character is diabolical and devious, a woman who is unsparing to anyone who comes between her and power and Gill plays the queen with aplomb. Jimmy Sheirgill as Maharaja Aditya smarting at playing second fiddle to his wife and planning his next move is controlled and effective though his, is a more subdued role.
4) Well Written: Sanjay Chouhan and Tigmanshu Dhulia have co-written the story add multiple layers of intrigue to it with the subplot. In creating a formidable starry villain, the plot certainly thickens.
5) Right direction: Tigmanshu Dhulia who is the man behind Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster and Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns, ensures that the third instalment too is gripping like its predecessors drawing terrific performances, especially, the lead pair. An engaging film is one that the audience keeps the audience engaged and SBAG 3 manages to pull that off.
This review originally appeared on www.talkietive.in