Mumbai Saga is a 2021 Indian Hindi-language action crime film directed by Sanjay Gupta and produced by T-Series. It features an ensemble cast of John Abraham, Emraan Hashmi, Kajal Aggarwal, Mahesh Manjrekar, Rohit Roy, Anjana Sukhani, Prateik Babbar, Samir Soni, Amole Gupte and Gulshan Grover Set in the '80s and '90s, Mumbai Saga shows changing phases of Mumbai by closing mills to make malls and high-rise buildings.
|Directed by||Sanjay Gupta|
|Story by||Sanjay Gupta|
|Produced by||Bhushan Kumar|
|Edited by||Bunty Nagi|
Yo Yo Honey Singh
White Feather Films
|Distributed by||AA Films|
|Box office||est. ₹22.29 crore|
The film was released theatrically on 19 March 2021. It underperformed commercially as collections were affected by the resurgence in COVID-19 pandemic cases which had led to a night curfew and lockdown imposition in Maharashtra. Later, it was digitally premiered on Amazon Prime Video on April 27, 2021.
Amartya Rao ( John Abraham) belongs to a lower middle class family & his father sells vegetables at a railway overbridge. All the vendors there are forced to pay protection money to gangster Gaitonde (Amole Gupte). One day, some of the dreaded Gaitonde's henchmen assault Amartya's teenage brother Arjun. Enraged, Amartya trashes the entire gang. He is arrested by the police and subjected to further abuse by Gaitonde's henchmen. He is able to fight them all and earns the respect of criminal Nari Khan (Gulshan Grover), who warns Gaitonde of any further action.
Amartya soon receives bail, courtesy 'Bhau' (Mahesh Manjrekar), the party leader of the local 'Chatrapati Sena' which is known for its violent ways and scouts for muscle men like Amartya. Bhau tells him that, now that he has made Gaitonde his arch nemesis, he has to find a solution to it in a week, and if he does, Bhau can lend his political & legal protection in return. Amartya meets Nari's key aide and gets information on Gaitonde's operations. He then attacks his men and is able to confiscate all his arsenal. Later, he secures a bail for Nari and also threatens Gaitonde to get out of his way. Gaitonde realizes his diminishing strength and resents to his fate. With Bhau's blessings, Amartya gets uninhibited control of the city.
Amartya sends Arjun to a boarding school to keep him away from his path of violence. Years later, he is married to his childhood friend Seema (Kajal Aggarwal), who arranges now grownup Arjun's (Prateik Babbar) marriage to his sweetheart Nilam and sends the newlywed couple to London again, intending to keep him away from Amartya's criminal life. Meanwhile, Gaitonde has now struck a deal with Sunil Khaitan, a mill owner, as he plans to oust the mill workers in order to utilize the mill land for a large reality project to take advantage of the newly liberalized economy. Amartya, who is wary of Gaitonde's rapid attempts to rise again, kills Khaitan after he refuses to heed his warnings. Arjun returns to India and is attacked by Gaitonde's men as retribution to Khaitan's murder; on the other hand, Khaitan's wife Sonali announces a bounty of 10 crores to any policeman who kills Amartya.
Inspector Vijay Savarkar (Emraan Hashmi) leads an investigation into Amartya's case and gets hold of Sadashiv, a weakling of Amartya's gang. Sadashiv rats on his colleagues and Vijay is able to kill 4 of them. Arjun correctly suspects Sadashiv as the rat; to verify this, Amartya asks Sadashiv to meet him at a park. He reaches there disguised as a taxi driver and spots policemen prepared for an ambush. Coincidentally, Vijay hires his taxi for his office and they greet each other as Vijay leaves his taxi. Later, Arjun kills Sadashiv, who was under police protection, bribes the constables, and shoots one of them in the arm to project it as an ambush. Bhau advises Amartya to leave the country since Khaitan's death, coupled with the "ambush" on the police, has put a lot of pressure on the police force to find him and it is not safe for him to stay in the city anymore. Amartya leaves for London and Arjun now runs the gang. Vijay gives a court order to Arjun and warns him against absentia, stating that he would get a 'Shoot at sight' order from the court by default and would be free to kill him even in public place. Arjun is shot by Gaitonde's man when he appears in the court; although he survives the attack, he becomes permanently paralyzed below the waist. Amartya returns to India and rescues Arjun from the police, but is shot down by Vijay. Amartya then pushes Arjun into the plane, but is left behind. He then succumbs to his wounds. Seema then tries to call Amartya, but no response. Seema then realizes that Amartya is dead. It is also revealed that it was Baba who tipped Vijay about Amartya trying to send Arjun away in the plane and he now runs Mumbai with Bhau's support
- John Abraham as Amartya Rao , (based on Amar Naik)
- Emraan Hashmi as Inspector Vijay Savarkar (based on Vijay Salaskar)
- Kajal Aggarwal as Seema Rao (based on Anjali Naik)
- Rohit Roy as Jaykar "Baba" Shinde
- Anjana Sukhani as Sonali Khaitan
- Ashish Narang as then MLA Vishwas Patil, supported by Gaitonde
- Mahesh Manjrekar as Chief Minister Bhau (based on Bal Thackeray)
- Prateik Babbar as Arjun Naik, Amartya's brother (based on Ashwin Naik)
- Suniel Shetty as Sada Anna (Cameo)
- Gulshan Grover as Nari Khan (based on Haji Mastan)
- Amole Gupte as Gaitonde, the second antagonist (based on Arun Gawli)
- Akash Khurana as Sunil's Dad
- Samir Soni as Sunil Khaitan (based on Sunit Khatau)
- Rajendra Gupta as Mr. Naik, Amartya and Arjun Rao's father
- Shaad Randhawa as Jagannath
- Vivaan Parashar as Sadashiv (based on Santosh Pangarkar)
- Ivan Rodrigues as Journalist Sanjay
- Tithi Raaj as Nilam Rao Naik (Arjun Rao's wife)(based on Nita Naik)
- Rohit KaduDeshmukh as Sameer Bhosale 
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||24 March 2021|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|1.||"Shor Machega"||Hommie Dilliwala, Yo Yo Honey Singh||Yo Yo Honey Singh||Yo Yo Honey Singh, Hommie Dilliwala||3:28|
|2.||"Danka Baja"||Prashant Ingole||Payal Dev||Dev Negi||3:03|
Mumbai Saga earned ₹2.82 crore at the domestic box office on its opening day. On the second day, the film had a slight dip as it collected ₹2.40 crore. It recovered on the third day by collecting ₹3.52 crore, taking the total domestic opening weekend collection to ₹8.74 crore.
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