Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3 will Take you on a Blood Trail

The trailer of Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3 is out and it promises oodles of action, drama and mystery. The wait ends for the third sequel in the franchise on July 27.

By Nikita Dutta

Jun 30, 2018  Updated On : Aug 25, 2018

The stage is set for the third installment of the Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster. Sanjay Dutt has given us a sneak peek into the poster of the Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3. The film, directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, releases on July 27.

Cast - Sanjay Dutt, Jimmy Shergill, Mahi Gill, Chitrangada Singh, Soha Ali Khan

While Jimmy Shergill, Mahi Gill, and Soha Ali Khan reprised their roles yet again, Sanjay Dutt and Chitrangada Singh are the new pairs added to the third sequel. The film has been shot in Rajasthan, primarily in Bikaner and Jodhpur.

Well, the trailer is already out and people seem to love it. Sanju Baba seems to be in his entire element whereas Jimmy Shergill might probably give another career-best performance of his. Mahi Gill is sultry and suave as usual while Soha seems to be under wraps. Chitrangada Singh is expected to add more layers to this tale of blood, lust, anger, jealousy, and betrayals.

Watch The Trailer Here:

The Franchise

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The title of the film was inspired from the famous 1962 Meena Kumari starrer Saheb, Biwi Aur Ghulam. The first installment came up in 2011 when Tigmanshu Dhulia and screenwriter Sanjay Chauhan came together. It starred Jimmy Shergill, Mahi Gill and Randeep Hooda in lead roles. Set in a small town in Uttar Pradesh, it tells the tale of a royal family entangled in a web of crime, lust, money, jealousy, and betrayal. Mahie Gill plays the wife of Raja (Jimmy Shergill) who, because of her husband’s involvement with a mistress, gets involved with Babloo, the rival gangster of her husband (Randeep Hooda). However, she kills him later when he plans to execute her husband.

Riddled with murders, plot twists, lust and more, the film was a sleeper hit at the box office but earned high critical acclaim. It grossed ₹200 million net at the box office.

While most films are given a sequel only after its success at the box office. Tigmanshu Dhulia kept the climax open for a sequel when, at the end of the film, we see Raani (Mahi Gill) appointing another driver, for herself, while her husband recuperates from a foiled murder plot.

Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns

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In 2013, Tigmanshu Dhulia returned with the sequel titled Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns. While Mahi Gill and Jimmy Shergill reprised their role from the prequel, Irfan Khan and Soha Ali Khan were the new additions to the cast.

The story started off from where it left. While Aditya (Jimmy Shergill) has become crippled because of a near-fatal assassination plot, his wife Madhavi (Mahi Gill) has become an MLA though her relationship with her husband is broken because of her infidelity and she turns towards alcohol. . Irrfan Khan plays a former prince hell-bent on avenging his loss of ancestral property because of Aditya’s ancestors. Soha Ali Khan plays the love interest of Irfan Khan who is relentlessly pursued by Aditya.

The sequel also starred Mugdha Godse in an item number and Raj Babbar as Soha’s father. Initially, Neil Nitin Mukesh was signed to play the role of the prince but he backed out due to creative differences. The role then went to Irfan Khan.

The film performed well at the box office grossing ₹213 million. It earned Jimmy Shergill the best actor award at the 11th Norway Bollywood Film Festival.

The concept of the film was taken from the 1962 film Saheb, Biwi Aur Ghulam which, though initially dubbed as a commercial failure, has attained a cult status in popular culture owing to Meena Kumari’s tragic performance as the neglected, alcoholic wife of the feudal lord. The film talks about the last days of the 19th century feudal system in Bengal. The film was sent as India’s official entry to the Oscars. However, they denied it by sending a letter stating it was against their culture to portray a woman drinking.

Saheb Biwi Aur Ghulam has attained a cult status and received the President’s Silver Medal for Best Feature Film in Hindi.

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