Director: Ali Abbas Zafar
Actors: Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra
Rating: 1.5 / 5
For this movie, I’ll summarize it before the full review because the movie went just like its trailer. Very interesting at the start, and then terrible throughout.
Gunday fascinates well in the start with good cinematography and direction. Two child actors who played young Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor picked the story line with their wonderful acting and dialogue deliveries. The First fifteen minutes enjoyment gives a good feeling where one starts expecting at least something good from the movie. But the film comes down with a huge impetus similar to a hanging criminal whose support is removed. Unfortunately, the hanging person is the viewer itself. There is an effort made on dialogues but nothing suits well when the actors grow up. I would have loved the movie to continue with the child actors and rather give last fifteen minutes to the lead actors.
Priyanka Chopra fans like me will keep on searching for something good from her, but she never delivers anything here. Rather after her entry, search for any kind of story will fail. Ranveer and Arjun tried to act well but they never succeeded. At the interval, you would love to leave the dud but I gave it a chance expecting someone to pull it from the grave. The stupid climax is predictable which shouldn’t be said climax at all. Songs deepen your wound although “Tune Maari Entrian” song forces you to shake a leg for a minute.
The second half gave few glimpses of pickup but all proved to be fake. I’ll applaud for Irrfan Khan as he managed to act well in this type of story flow as well, the reason I managed to complete the film alive. As far as direction is concerned, I’ll not blame it a lot and would rate it decently.
Overall, this is surely avoidable and I’ll suggest a better time utilization this Valentine.