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Gunday  Rating: 2.5/5

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN

Gunday isn’t unwatchable, but it’s certainly a case of potential squandered. The film has an authentic look and feel of 70s Calcutta, some robust cinematography, and a few good tunes. It’s also got two live-wire leading men whose on-screen chemistry sadly isn’t mined for enough laughs. I’m going with two out of five for director Ali Abbas Zafar’s Gunday. Watching it is a lot like eating the same thing for dinner four times in a week.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Taran Adarsh Site:Bollywood Hungama

First things first! GUNDAY is smartly penned, lavishly mounted and sharply edited… and it carpet bombs the spectators with every trick in the book. The bromance, the romance, the gunday versus cop clash, the burst of colors, the unpredictable screenwriting coupled with smart lines, the spray of bullets… the director, who has also penned the film, makes sure he leaves his stamp all over the film. On the whole, GUNDAY has a credible story to tell, is packed with unexpected twists that keep you on the edge and offers entertainment in large doses. This racy, gripping masala fare is sure to hit the pot of gold at the box-office!

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Anupama Chopra Site:Star World( Hindustan Times)

This masala mix works for the first half — Ranveer and Arjun Kapoor are electric as Bikram and Bala, two Bangladeshi refugees who are inducted in childhood into a life of crime. The story is both implausible and clumsy, but sheer attitude — or tevar, as we are reminded repeatedly — pulls it together. Gunday is an affectionate collection of clichés. I think most of you will figure out what’s coming before it does. But in the second half, when Bikram and Bala are at each other’s throats, the film loses its spell.

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Ratings:– Review By: Komal Nahata Site:Zee ETC Bollywood Business

His story offers little novelty as it follows the tried and tested path of two bosom pals falling in love with the same girl, falling out with each other because of that, etc. His screenplay is replete with scenes one has seen in the films of the 1970s and 1980s. On the whole, Gunday is an ordinary fare with two aspects going hugely in its favour – very good music and the flying start it has taken. It will, therefore, prove to be a comfortably paying proposal for all concerned.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Srijana Mitra Das Site:Times of India (TOI)

Gunday’s heart is in the right place but the plot gets overwhelmed by its own voluptuousness, its slick torsos and slow-motion slaps, its extended Durga Puja which leaves it lost between Calcutta’s cabarets and Dhanbad’s dark mines. However, Gunday’s fun while it lasts.More depth, more fire would’ve sharpened this film. But Gunday offers glitter coating a grim tale.

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Ratings:0.5/5 Review By: Raja Sen Site:Rediff

Gunday is the sort of film some people may mistakenly call a bromance. There is, however, nothing bro-tastic at all about this loud and slow-motion actioner, a film that tries hard to be old-school but proves only that its makers need to be schooled. Calling it a throwback seems insulting enough; imagine the Once Upon A Time In Mumbai films without Ajay Devgan, Emraan Hashmi and Akshay Kumar.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Sukanya Verma Site:Rediff

For all its swagger and insolence, the script is full of silly loopholes, annoying clichés and glaring superficiality. No matter how hard Zafar tries to create an action hero that speaks Amitabh Bachchan/Anil Kapoor/Raaj Kumar (at one point I could almost hear “Jaani” before Kapoor’s Bala declares, “Yeh tevar humare khoon main hai”) he fails to substantiate it with charisma that goes beyond surface value.Finally, there’s Irrfan Khan, wearing the expression of a man standing in the middle of a mess — that is Gunday.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Saibal Chaterjee Site:NDTV

Gunday is smartly mounted and studded with a few lively song and dance routines. But the parts do not quite come together to create a gripping whole. It really is difficult to keep a two-and-a-half-hour film from losing its wheels when its engine room is bereft of the propellant of genuine inspiration. Gunday is like the dusty minefields it is set in. Its loud explosions deliver loads of coal, but no trace of any diamonds. It is certainly not the ideal date film on this Valentine’s Day weekend.

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Ratings:1.5/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express

In the name of plot, we get a mash-up of many popular blockbusters, several of them belonging to Yashraj, the producers of this one. In the name of acting, we get pumped up beefcake and one number plumped-lip eye candy. What you get is what you’ve been getting. Over and over again. Both Ranveer Singh, who is a little more effective than his ‘jodi-daar’, and Arjun Kapoor, tread the same path that Bachchan and co did forty years back, and get very little out of it for themselves.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By:  Rahul Desai Site:Mumbai Mirror

Most landmarks of Hindi cinema have invariably been buddy flicks. Though not always blessed with technical bravado, their hearts have been in the right place. Gunday fails to fulfill that basic aspect- leaving you mildly enraged with the hope of what could have been, especially given the inexhaustible resources at hand.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By:  Aparna Mudi Site:Zee News

The entire look and feel of the movie is of 80s Bollywood. It`s like travelling back in time, where there were no metro-s**ual heroes and the modern heroines. It is not a Valentine day date, but the men should make a day out to celebrate their friendship with this movie. The film has nothing new to offer, but one can watch it for nostalgia sake once!

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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Rohit K Site:India Today

Not sure if it’s a perfect film to watch on Valentines Day but let me assure you that you won’t regret paying for the ticket of this film. It’s packed with action, emotions, friendship, drama and some terrific performances. Post the interval there are many twists and turns that keep the film engaging. The film works very well because of the chemistry between the boys and that’s the USP of this film. Gunday is an entertaining film. It’s old wine in a new bottle and it tastes awesome!

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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Mohar Basu Site:Koimoi

Despite Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor’s camaraderie living up to the expected measure of outstanding and Priyanka looking every bit heavenly as Nandita, the screenplay is plagued with predictability. Gunday is not a bad film but falls miles short of what was expected of it. It is Irrfan Khan’s hypnotic cameo which works off the sole whiff for magic for this clumsy film that indulges in superfluities more than substance. A s**y show gone dull but nevertheless deserves to be watched for the oomph show and bombastic dialogues that have gone missing from films now-a-days.

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Ratings:– Review By:  Sneha May Francis Site:Emirates24by7

Despite being packed with liberal servings of kitsch and colourful quirks from the flamboyant 70s, three good-looking actors and incredible tunes reminiscent of a glorious past, Ali Abbas Zafar’s visual extravaganza ‘Gunday’ doesn’t have enough soul to have us hooked. What remains is a clumsy story that’s riddled with clichés, and a predictable story that glorifies the struggles of the outlaws, celebrates friendship and exploits love.

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  1. #Gunday – ''tune maari entriyan re theatre mein baji seetiyan re…''. An out and out masala entertainer with all the dose of action, music, songs, romance, bromance, thrills and chills, good storyline, powerful acting and solid & 'DHAANSOO' dialogues. All in all, a complete paisa vasool entertainer. Everyone involved has done a fabulous job. A special mention for #ArjunKapoor for his outstanding and clap worthy performance and dialogue delivery. Without him, this film might have been dull. In short, he is the colour (GAADHAA COLOUR) in the movie who makes it a wonderful watch. Above all this, its very sad to witness the end which is a letdown in the movie. It might have been changed easily and I assure that there might have been more claps and whistles in the theatre. However, its an excellent watch till the end and explodes in each and every scene.

    Final verdict – 4*/5.

    ''yeh tevar hamaare khoon mein hai…tere bhonkne se kuch nahi hoga…''

    Awesome dialouge by #ArjunKapoorGunda 😉

  2. Yash Raj Films, in the recent years, has concentrated more on the masala films catering to a wider audience. The basic ingredient of such a movie has to be a power packed star cast. After giving the biggest hit (Dhoom 3) of hindi cinema last year, the banner is up with the first release of this year, ‘Gunday’.

    Set in the 1970’s, Gunday is the story of two Bangladeshi refugees Bikram (Ranveer Singh) and Bala (Arjun Kapoor) who arrive at Calcutta. The two friends go on to become the most powerful, most celebrated and the most fearless people in the city, obviously through wrong means. ACP Satyajit Sarkar (Irrfan Khan) is transferred to Calcutta to deal with these two goons. The two, even fall for the same girl Nandita (Priyanka Chopra) who’s a cabaret dancer. Obviously, misunderstandings do happen between them because of a girl. Do they get caught or do they manage to escape?

    The biggest problem with Gunday is that it tries to do too many things at a time. You seriously get confused if you are watching a romantic flick or an action packed masala.
    Director, Ali Abbas Zafar, just goes off the main stream. Plus there are too many songs at regular intervals which are hardly required. The movie is all the way predictable as well.

    The only reason which makes Gunday watchable is its star cast. Ranveer Singh is in fine form. We have already seen in Ramleela what he is capable of. Arjun Kapoor performs acts with more sincerity than his last film. Priyanka Chopra is good as well. Irrfan Khan always outstands. His dialogue delivery is marvelous. Saurabh Shukla is excellent.

    Gunday is low on content, overhyped and predictable. A lot better film was possible with such a brilliant star cast.

    Rating- 2/5

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  3. Fu*kest movie of the year.hate this movie.

  4. Priyanka chopra is the best thing in Gunday, she steals every scene she is in, you cant take your eyes off her in Aslaam i Isqham, similar to ram chahe leela. Bollywood needs step up, the girl has had 30million hits on youtube on a single song, she has had 3 different sucessful careers, and has a fan following across the globe, she is wasted in movies like Krrish3, and Barfi. Imagine a action movie with priyanka as the lead, imagine priyanka in ram chahe leela outfit with a machine gun, going on a kill bill type rampage….bollywood catch up.
    Just hope shes not wasted in Don3, also in Don2, she shoulda shot or winged Don, he did kill your brother in Don1…..

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