Cast: Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Arjun Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Saurabh
Shukla, Victor Banerjee, Pankaj Tripathi, Darshan Gurjar, Jayesh V Kardak
Producer), Aashish Singh (Exceutive Producer)
Sanjay Masoom (Additional Dialogue)
two friends falling in love with the same girl, friendship turning sour, heroes
as gunday (as per the law) but maseeha for the poor… we have seen it all.
Gunday, although not falling under the genre of my preference, let me be
unbiased in reviewing the same.
war, where Bangladesh as a country was born. It gave birth to lot of orphans
and refugees. Gunday is about two young orphans Bikram and Bala who witnessed
the war and its aftermath. Refugee camp turned out to be a hell rather than a
shelter for them, where the seeds of gunday was sown. Fighting for survival, the
inseparable duo escaped to Calcutta (now Kolkatta). The young Bikram and Bala enacted
by Darshan Gurjar and Jayesh V Kardak reminded me of Salim Malik – Jamal Malik
(played by Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail and Ayush Mahesh Khedekar) of slumdog millionaire.
Both Darshan and Jayesh have given fabulous performance.
The grown up Bikram (Ranveer Singh) and Bala
(Arjun Kapoor) with their illegal business (they have justification for all these) started ruling Calcutta and became its most loved, most celebrated, most
reckless, most fearless, and most powerful … Gunday!
the entry of gorgeous Nandita (Priyanka Chopra), a cabaret dancer who swept
both Bikram and Bala off their feet. There are certain light moments when both
Bikram and Bala try to woo Nandita turn by turn. I wish, these moments could have
been prolonged a little more. Nandita has given some sensuous performance
through dance sequences. Although her costumes don’t belong to 80’s era of
as ACP Satyajeet Sarkar has definitely added his style, cool, composure to the
character. He plans a chakraviewh and the movie moves ahead to let us know
whether and how Bikram, Bala get trapped in that chakraviewh. Irrfan is also
Sohail Sen is good. Jashn-e-Ishqa, Jiya, Tune maari entriyaan and Aslame-Ishqum
have ranked well in the chart-busters. Irshad Kamil as penned down some good
lyrics. Cinematography by Aseem Mishra highlights Hoogly, Howra Bridge, fish
market… the specialties of Calcutta.
best from Ranveer and Arjun, although I felt Arjun’s expressions betrayed his
dialogue at times – ‘Ye tevar humare khoon me hai’. I need to mention that I
missed the director Ali Abbas Zafar of Mere Brother ki Dulhan fame in this
tactful cop act and Priyanka’s dance numbers.
the, Gunday hain aur Gunday rahenge… Koi hume sudhaar nahi sakta…