152 Min | Action – Crime – Drama | February 2014
IMDB Rating: 1.2
Director: Ali Abbas Zafar
Starring: Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra
Gunday Review: This movie has absolutely nothing new to offer but mere reflection of 80’s bollywood masala action thriller movies. The entire plot not only reminds you of the period when Sholay kind of movies portraying friendship and love but actually makes you feel you are watching the old movie in Sony or Zee TV on some lazy Sundays. The plot of Gunday is about two inseparable friends who became outlaws because of their circumstances. They undergo the usual friendship, love towards the same girl and betrayal finally becoming enemies and patching up in the end. The plot also offers you a lot of twists and turns according to the director most of which we find it or judge it in the first 30 mins of the movie.
Arjun and Ranveer as the lead heroes played their roles perfectly as coal hustlers. Irfan Khan as the commissioner of police was not used so well in the movie Gunday. Priyanka Chopra as the lead heroine comes as the only pleasant element to watch on screen stuns us with her versatile looks in songs and scenes. Particularly after the hot steamy item no in Ramleela she comes this time with the Moulin Rouge style Cabaret dance no Assalaam Ishqun which she brought the real oomph factor. Another song Jiya showed her as the Goddess of beauty with the different hues in her dressing. Both songs I can say Paisa vasool in terms of visual and music.
Gunday lags in so many aspects not one in particular. On the whole we cannot take this film as a proper remake of 80’s bollywood nor as a new movie. It only leaves you with a nostalgic feeling of so many older times. If you are a die-hard fan of Priyanka like me or a fan of Ranveer try this flick for watching them on screen or else miss this you won’t regret.
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