2012's bollywood Gangster Movie

1. Department
 After essaying the role of a desi Godfather as Subhash Nagre in Sarkar (2005) and Sarkar Raaj (2008), Amitabh Bachchan is set to return to a similar genre once again. The actor plays the role of a gangster called Sarjerao Gaikwad, who has a change of heart and becomes a politician, in Ram Gopal Varma’s Department. And this time, unlike his black outfit in Sarkar, the actor will don a white dhoti-kurta. He will also be seen wearing a red scarf, dark glasses, coloured threads and bracelets. All that and a ‘kada’ around his right ankle adds plenty of colour to this Machiavellian character. “It took Amitji and me just an hour to fix upon the look, the idea for which emerged from a half-hour-long discussion,” says Ramu, adding that the ‘desi’ gear is apt for the part given Sarjerao’s criminal background, and a past that he still has connections with.

Department official trailer

2. Abu Salem's biopic 
A film on Dawood Ibrahim's former associate, Abu Salem, is set to roll, with actor Nikhil Dwivedi playing the role of the dreaded gangster. An industry insider reveals that the film has been named Captain, as it’s one of the aliases used by Salem. The project has been conceived, written and will be directed by debutant Navneet Behl, and traces the outlaw’s journey from obscurity to notoriety in a short period of time. “Unlike other infamous gangsters, who took decades to be where they are today, he became one of the most dreaded gangsters in Mumbai in just seven years. That’s what I found so fascinating,” the Nikhil told Hindustan Times.
 Salem, presently in Arthur Road jail, is serving time for his role in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, and the murder of music composer and owner of the T-Series music label, Gulshan Kumar, in 1997. “There was a time when the whole film industry was completely crippled with fear of this man. The film is about what made him so powerful,” says Nikhil. Ask whether he’s apprehensive about playing a notorious don, and the actor says, “Why should I be nervous? This is not a film on Dawood Ibrahim.”

3. Sarman Munja Jadeja’s biopic

 He played the underworld don to perfection in films like Aatish (1994), Vaastav (1999), Jung (2000) and Plan (2004). But not many know that Sanjay Dutt has spent the last 15 years discussing and researching real-life gangster Sarman Munja Jadeja’s life. So understandably, he is excited about playing the Gujarati don in Soham Shah and Ashtavinayak’s upcoming film. “We have been working on the subject for over a decade. Over the years, Neeraj (writer-director Vora), Paresh (actor Rawal) and I have discussed the subject and worked on it. Somehow, things never worked out. But now that the film is finally happening, it feels great,” says Dutt, whose character in the film will also be called Sarman Munja. The Munjha family had a strong hold over Porbandar and other places in Saurashtra in the early ’80s. Sarman Munja was also known as the Robin Hood of Gujarat.

4. Dawood's first biopic
 Though Vivek Oberoi lost the opportunity to play Dawood in Shootout at Wadala, interestingly, he bagged another film where which is touted to the first-ever biopic of Dawood and is likely to start sometime next year. The actor is adept at bringing underworld dons to the big screen. He started his career with a gritty portrayal of Chandu Nagre — supposedly based on don Chhota Rajan — in Ram Gopal Varma’s Company (2002) followed by a menacing Maya Dolas in Shootout At Lokhandwala. “My character is a gangster, but he’s not in the same bracket as Chandu (Company, 2002) or Maya (Shootout At Lokhandwala, 2007). He is a loveable person, who loves to speak in English even if it’s broken and wrong,” Vivek told Hindustan Times

5. Manya Surve's biopic 
Actor John Abraham says his upcoming movie, Shootout at Wadala, will be a “career defining film.” "I have not said yes or no to the film yet. The film is a realistic take on Abu Salem's character and will be shot in documentary style," Nikhil told IANS. The actor says, “When people ask me what the film means to me, I say that this film is my ‘Vaastav’ (which had actor Sanjay Dutt in the lead). On a serious note, it is a career defining film and it’s something that I have taken very seriously.” Directed by Sanjay Gupta, Shootout At Wadala also stars actors Anil Kapoor, Sonu Sood, Mahesh Manjrekar, Manoj Bajpayee, Tusshar Kapoor, Ronit Roy and Kangna Ranaut. The film will dramatise the first-ever registered encounter by Mumbai police, where gangster Manya Surve was shot dead, which took place at Vidyalankar Institute of Technology, Sangam Nagar, Wadala, Mumbai on 1 November 1982. The film is slated to release on 7 December 2012.

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