Frequent question: Who is real BHAU in Mumbai?

He is named Bhau, is played by Mahesh Manjrekar and closely resembles a certain nativist politician who propagated the Marathi cause. Bhau is the mentor of Amartya Rao (John Abraham), a vegetable seller who trades tomatoes for guns when the reigning don Gaitonde (Amole Gupte) threatens his younger brother Arjun.

Who is Bhau in real-life?

But latest reports claim that the character of the lead Amartya Rao is loosely based on real-life gangster Amar Naik. He is considered as an ultimate gangster of Mumbai of that era and dominates almost half of the state with his iron fist. He is the same gangster who killed industrialist Sunit Khatau.

Who are the real-life characters in Mumbai saga?


  • 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.

Is Mumbai Saga True story?

What’s the real story of Mumbai Saga movie? While the trailer states, ‘inspired by true events’, it could be anything or anyone really, considering Mumbai’s lush legacy of Mufasas. But here, it is loosely inspired by the lives of Amar Naik and Ashwin Naik.

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Is Mumbai Saga hit or flop?

Actor John Abraham’s Mumbai Saga opened to a good response at the box office on Friday and collected Rs 2.82 crore (net) on the opening day. It failed to beat Roohi (Rs 3.06 crore) — the first major Bollywood film to release under the ‘new normal’.

Who named Mumbai?

The name Mumbai is derived from Mumbā or Mahā-Ambā—the name of the patron goddess (kuladevata) Mumbadevi of the native Koli community— and ā’ī meaning “mother” in the Marathi language, which is the mother tongue of the Koli people and the official language of Maharashtra.

Where is Amartya Rao now?

Now you might be thinking that did Amartya died in real life but the answer is he was one of the most savage criminals in the history of India. He managed to survive about three encounters faced by the Mumbai police and is currently living in jail.

Who is Mumbai Saga based on?

Of late, several Bollywood films based on true events have faced backlash online for hurting public sentiments but director Sanjay Gupta, whose newly released film Mumbai Saga is purportedly inspired by the lives of late gangster Amar Naik and his brother Ashwin Naik, is unfazed by all the hullabaloo.

Which mill is shown in Mumbai Saga?

Mumbai Saga is the latest film to depict the Great Bombay Textile Strike of 1982 in which almost 250,000 mill workers from 65 textile mills participated. The movement was led by the trade unionist Datta Samant.

How much did Mumbai saga earn?

While the film managed to bring in the bucks over the weekend, earning Rs 2.40 crore on Saturday and Rs 3.52 crore on Sunday, it started seeing a decrease as the new week began.It dipped even further on Thursday with a collection of just Rs 80 lakh, taking the total earnings of the film to Rs 13.43 crore.

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Is Mumbai saga worth watching?

If you have watched Shootout At Lokhandwala and/or Shootout At Wadala, you HAVE watched Mumbai Saga. I wish Sanjay Gupta didn’t use every cliche in the handbook of action films in Bollywood. But I have to give it to Amar Mohile for consistently keeping it up with the requirements of an action drama in Bollywood.

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