Casts: Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra.
Director: Ali Abbas Zafar
Release Date: 14th Feb 2014
When they ran to save their lives for the first time, they were mere 12-year-old boys, and the world called them ‘refugees’. The war of 1971 gave birth to a new country – Bangladesh. It also gave birth to two young orphans – Bikram and Bala. They witnessed the war and its aftermath, where the world tried to trample over them. Fighting for survival, they clung to each other and escaped to Calcutta. Before they knew the world, they knew each other. Such was their bond, such was their friendship. Each time they sought new beginnings, each time they would rise, the world would crush them down. So, they fought again… and again. Together they were unbeatable. They were unstoppable. They were inseparable. In the years that passed, Bikram and Bala, became Calcutta’s most loved, most celebrated, most reckless, most fearless and most powerful GUNDAY!
Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director: Ali Abbas Zafar is a film director, screenwriter, actor, art director, He is well known for directing Mere Brother Ki Dulhan.Zafar grew up in Dehradun, and later while studying in Kirori Mal College, Delhi University, he worked part-time in film Amu (2005).
Thereafter he shifted to Mumbai and started working with Yash Raj Films, where he worked as an assistant director under directors like Sanjay Gadhvi and Vijay Krishna Acharya.
Zafar made his debut as a director with the YRF hit Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011) which starred Imran Khan, Katrina Kaif, and Ali Zafar in the lead roles.
Facts And Figures:
• Bappi Lahiri worked with Yash Raj Films for the first time for this movie.
• Actor Irrfan Khan was selected for the role of an Intelligence agent in the film where Khan stated “I will be playing a ‘larger than life’ character in the film”. Later, actor Sushant Singh was hired for a cameo role in the film.
- The film will also be released in Bengali with a full Bengali soundtrack also composed by Sohail Sen.
• This will also be the first Indian film to have its trailer premier at the Dubai International Film Festival.
My Gut Feel and comments:
Film is set up in 1970 and that era seems to be well captured on celluloid. Both Ranveer and Arjun are looking great in promos. With yash raj banner’s backing the whole canvas looking vibrant with extravagant sets and action sequences.
As I go by the promos it looks like that first half of the movie is dedicated to die heart friendship of two main lead of the film and then due to some twist in the tale they went against each other by second half because of the common love interest that is Priyanka chopra. In case of “once upon a time in Mumbai dobbara” there was a similar plot which I predicted as a main backdrop of the screenplay however comparing both I am sure this track must have handled well in Gunday as compare to “once upon a time in Mumbai dobbara”
I am sensing some flaws in the script and screen play would deprive this movie to be a cult of hindi cinema in the league of gangster base movies which we have witnessed in last two decades.
I am giving this movie 3 stars out of 5 stars, one day before the release.