Manya Surve---a gangster the public has largely forgotten though he was a big name in the late seventies and early eighties Mumbai crime scene , eclipsed as he is now by the Dons who rule from Dubai and most importantly Karachi..... He's been forgotten because he is dead---shot by the police.....and unlike in the case of the Dons who rule Mumbai from Karachi , that gives a chance for the police to brag about their exploits of killing him and film makers to show them on celluloid..... .....And showing them on celluloid is our very on desi would be quentin Tarantino---who goes by the name Sanjay Gupta of white feather films..... So whats the story of Manya Surve ?? If the film maker is to be believed , its the usual Bollywood story of a decent well educated guy who lands in trouble with the police not through his own choice , and is forced to take up a career in crime..... So what's so special about this film ?? Its the manner in which the action is shown that makes the movie better than average films---though it's all slam bang action with bullets flying and corpses piling and blood freely flowing , the action has a coherence of its own..... The movie unfolds as a series of flashbacks as the police officer played by Anil Kapoor is taking Manya ( played by John Abraham ) to hospital as he has been shot---and both Anil and Manya ( John ) tell their life stories to each other..... And John proves that his ' action Abraham ' title is no joke as be once again excels in super action packed sequences..... Manya's best friend Munir who helps him escape from jail and later joins his gang is played by Tushar Kapoor---whose voice and acting simply lack the power to make his presence felt.....He is here because of his powerful sister Ekta Kapoor's influence...... ......And Manya and Munir have to fight their way up against a series of rivals to make their mark in the city..... Frankly , its an underworld largely though not completely controlled by muslims , and Munir has to resists appeals of common religion from rivals asking him to ditch Manya and join them..... Happily , he resists and he and Manya form a formidable team which claws its way up in the crime scene of the metropolis..... But in the end crime never pays and they find their nemesis in the cop played by Anil Kapoor..... He's the cop frustrated by the police department's lack of ability to catch the criminals , until he gets to lets off his steam by going after Manya..... In between there are so many Dons that Manya has to tackle ; myriad names that once evoked terror in the seventies and eighties---Batla , Mastan and so many others.....the ones that stand out are the ones played by Manoj Bajpai and Sonu Sood..... Especially Sonu , who ultimately proves to be Manya's nemesis as he uses his connections with the police department to get the police on to Manya..... But until he does , we see John play a blood fest---first escaping from prison in a dramatic manner more fit for a western movie , and then taking revenge for those who put him in trouble by killing them , and then forming his own gang.... Anil Kapoor displays the swagger that he did during his ' jhakaas ' days , and his voice does not lack for firepower nor do his guns.... Ultimately he had John have to confront each other..... But before they do , there is also an interlude of Manya's romance with his love interest played delectably by Kangana Ranaut..... Not only she looks good but she raises your temperature by some hot love making and kissing scenes..... Anyway , the temperature of this film is always high as violence spirals---but not out of control..... Indeed the director has supreme control over the violence and gives us some sound entertainment..... What really raises the hots is the item song by the uninhibited Sunny Leone who else..... Not only she looks stunning but moves her curves so deliciously that she can even awaken a dead man..... Sophie Chaudhary tries to rival her in sexiness in her own item song and nearly succeeds---that's no mean achievement.... The path to hell ( that's where all those gangsters killed in the movie must have gone ) is strewn with roses---at least for the audience , as it gets to see some decent action without too much emotion in this film . Verdict---good enough for some entertainment .