Shootout at Wadala is a 2013 Indian Hindi-language action crime Gangster drama film written and directed by Sanjay Gupta. It is a prequel to the 2007 hit Shootout at Lokhandwala, and it is the second instalment of the ”Shootout” film series. It is loosely based on the book Dongri to Dubai: Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia by Hussain Zaidi. The film features John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Tusshar Kapoor, Manoj Bajpayee and Sonu Sood in lead roles. The film dramatises the encounter by Mumbai police in which gangster Manya Surve was shot dead. It took place at the junction adjacent to Dr. Ambedkar college, Wadala, Mumbai on 11 January 1982.
The film was slated to be released on 1 May 2013. The film released to mixed reviews from critics, and according to Box Office India, was declared “Average”.
The film is remembered for one of John Abraham’s standout performance and its bold love making scenes between John Abraham and Kangana Ranaut.
In a police van, Afaaque Baagwan (Anil Kapoor) listens to the story narrated by a gangster, Manya Surve (John Abraham), who is gravely injured with a bullet-riddled body. Manya Surve is a decent student at Kirti college, Dadar. He is in love with Vidya Joshi (Kangana Ranaut) and takes her to his mother to discuss their marriage. Manya has an older brother named Bhargav Surve, who is a mawali. Bhargav is in conflict with an underworld don named Bhatkar (Ranjeet) and currently on the run.
Soon enough, Bhargav is attacked and beaten up by Bhatkar’s goons. Manya steps in to save him. While Manya Surve clutches one of the goons, Bhargav stabs the goon and he dies on the spot. On the day of Manya’s exam results, before he can discover his grades, Manya and his brother are arrested and publicly humiliated at college by Inspector Ambolkar (Raju Kher) and end up in Yerwada Central Jail. In prison, another convict named Munir (Tusshar Kapoor) saves Manya from being attacked by a goon named Potya (Chetan Hansraj) during lunch time. During this assault, Bhargav is killed. Munir befriends Manya and another convict named Veera. Veera trains Manya to become stronger. Manya trains and then eventually is challenged by Potya. Potya attacks him from behind and beats Manya up, to which Manya responds by stabbing Potya to death.
Later on, both Manya and Munir escape from prison while they are working on a railway track and try to join hands with two brothers who rule Mumbai’s deals. The first brother, Zubair Imtiaz Haksar (Manoj Bajpayee), is cool and is impressed by Manya. However, the second brother, Dilawar (Sonu Sood), disapproves of Manya and dislikes him. After this, Manya forms his own gang which consists of him, Munir, Veera, and Gyancho, a sharpshooter brought by Munir. Soon enough, Manya finishes off Bhatkar (the gangster who had him and his brother arrested). Jamal, Bhatkar’s bodyguard, also joins them. Next, Manya brings Ambolkar to his knees by beating him brutally in public. The story next shows the death of Sadiq, (Arif Zakaria) an unscrupulous news reporter, by Mastan. This breaks a fight between Haskar brothers and Mastan. Due to this, a truce is called by Haji Maqsood (Akbar Khan). The truce is short lived as Maqsood asks Manya Surve to finish Zubair. After Zubair’s assassination, Dilawar kills Gyancho with the help of Jamal. He is about to kill Munir when Manya saves him. Later, Afaaque is asked to kill Manya by Dilawar. Even after his refusal, at first he agrees when police commissioner (Jackie Shroff) orders him to. The story comes to an end after the shootout and Manya’s killing by police.
John Abraham as Manya Surve
Anil Kapoor as ACP Afaaque Baaghran (character based on Isaque Bagwan)
Kangana Ranaut as Vidya Joshi
Tusshar Kapoor as Sheikh Munir
Manoj Bajpayee as Zubair Imtiaz Haksar (character based on Shabir Ibrahim Kaskar)
Sonu Sood as Dilawar Imtiaz Haksar (character based on Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar)
Akbar Khan as Haji Maqsood (character based on Haji Mastan) (cameo)
Ronit Roy as Inspector Raja Ambat (character based on Raja Tambat)
Mahesh Manjrekar as Inspector Bhinde (character based on Madhukar Shinde)
Siddhanth Kapoor as Gyancho (character based on Vishnu Patil)
Ranjeet as Bhatkar Dada
Jackie Shroff as Police Commissioner (fictional) (cameo)
Raju Kher as Inspector Ambolkar (character based on Inspector Dabholkar)
Arif Zakaria as Sadiq (news reporter) (character based on Iqbal Naatiq)
Raju Mavani as Yakub Lala
Chetan Hansraj as Potya (character based on Suhas Bhatkar)
Karan Patel as Jamal (Bhatkar’s bodyguard) (fictional)
Sanjeev Chadda as Veera (character based on Uday Shetty)
Vineet Sharma as Bhargav Surve
Pankaj Kalra as Sayed Batla