Thursday, February 13, 2014

Gunday (2014) - Movie Review

Gunday nostalgically brings back the 70s. The look and feel, the masala, the maar-dhaad, the song-and-dance spectacle, the characters, the dialogues, the bromance. And cinematographer Aseem Mishra (who was also responsible for Paan Singh Tomar) deserves much credit for breathing life into this film. Visually, Gunday is a stunner.

If there's one reason you should watch Gunday, it has to be for the chemistry between our leads. Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor are terrific together, but outsider Ranveer steals the show ;-) That's not to say Arjun was any less. He just lacks that edge. But I'm so over our remake queen. New face please! (The only scene I loved Priyanka Chopra in, is where she confronts Arjun, in the second half). Irrfan Khan, Saurabh Shukla deliver within the scope of their roles.

After getting everything right, from the setting to the performances, the plot looks lackadaisically borrowed off so many films we've seen in the past. The film slacks occasionally in the second half. Thanks to the recent breed of tedious remakes we've been overfed to, Gunday chugs along never quite intriguing me into what's next.

Overall, Gunday is a one-time watch to be enjoyed for its flamboyant flourish and nostalgia of the 70s or if you're a Ranveer fan, else wait up for the DVD.

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