Gunday - External Reviews

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As predictable as a movie could get, Gunday's "twist" is the most laughable of them all.



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34 reviewers have given Gunday an average rating of 2.2/5.0 (?)

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Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...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! ... full review

Thumbs up by Bhagyashr​i Pawar, Bollywood Life ...Ali Abbas Zafar has done a great job with his cast. It’s certainly worth watching ‘coz Gunday isn’t a serious film which makes you leave the theatre with a heavy heart and neither a typical masala entertainer nor ‘the happily ever after’ kinda rom-com. Gunday is different and we love it!... full review

Thumbs up by aneela.zeb.b, Desi Martini ...Less rough diamond more pure coal ... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, ...For me, the real star of the film is director Zafar and the script. It only goes to show what a difference it can make to a movie. ... full review

Thumbs up by Mohar Basu, koimoi ...I won’t question the novelty of the attempt because the film was clearly an ode to an extremely inspiring era of crackling work in cinema. But Ali Abbas Zafar doesn’t match up to the tall promises of giving us a wholesome lip smackingly satisfying commercial film that is not sloppily written... full review

Thumbs up by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA ...Well there are lots and lots of dum for all those who love masala entertainers as this movie is totally enjoyable and engaging. Though, it could have been much better especially in the second half and might not appeal to the ones who love meaningful cinema. 'Gunday' is like a old wine presented in the new bottle but as they say the older the wine gets the more it intoxicates you, similarly in 'Gunday' you will be highly intoxicated due to its entertainment quotien... full review

Thumbs up by Mansha Rastogi, Now ...Gunday is entertaining despite being a masala fair. This old wine in a saucy new bottle works! ... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, ...Overall, the movie is a must watch because of outstanding performances of the entire cast. Director Abbas Zafar proves his mettle once again.... full review

Thumbs up by Ankita Chaurasia, Star Blockbuster ...Gunday is an out-and-out entertainer. It has drawn on love and friendship like no tomorrow and that makes it palatable to more than half of India’s population. If you are looking for a film that stays with you, then Gunday is not for you. However, if you are looking forward to be entertained you know what to ask for at the box-office window. Gunday is swag for your buck and it would help if you can whistle and hoot. Paisa vasool... full review

Thumbs up by Srijana Mitra Das, Times of India ...Gunday offers glitter coating a grim tale. ... full review

So-So by SOMESH SINHA, Desi Martini ... You won't regret paying for this movie. Cheers for the fabulous film. Woot!... full review

So-So by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...The climax is gripping. It’s a pity that the rest of the movie didn’t have the same resolve. The film has solid performances... full review

So-So by Ravi Kandala , ...The music, but for the song mentioned above and Priyanka's cabaret number, is ho-hum. The film is shot very well, and the technical values are excellent - it would not do for a Yash Raj film to not have them anyway.... full review

So-So by Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times ...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 spel... full review

So-So by Faheem Ruhani, india today ...The film gets it strongest spark from the camaraderie shared by Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh. Together they are too good buddy Priyanka Chopra does not have a lengthy part unlike the boys but her role is pivotal to the central conflict and drama in the film. Read more at: full review

So-So Indicine ...Due to the buzz generated, Gunday is expected to take a huge opening with opening day collections likely to come in the 13-15 crore range (also due to Valentine’s Day). It should sustain well throughout its first week, but the big question is if the film can cross the 100 crore mark by the end of its run.... full review

So-So by Nandini Ramnath, Live Mint ...a fair sense of rhythm that occasionally slackens during the 153-minute running time, and a clear understanding of the meaning of popular entertainment, Hindi movie style... full review

So-So by Joginder Tuteja, Movie Talkies ...It is these very volcanos that were expected to be the mainstay of Gunday and in that aspect, second time filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar starts with a blast.... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...The film’s strongest point is the cast. Ranveer and Arjun may not have the magical chemistry of Amitabh-Dharamendra from Sholay. Priyanka Chopra brings a lot of sincerity to her role that is as complex as it is improbable— a tough act. Irrfan Khan is dependably masterful. ... full review

So-So by Rummana Ahmed, yahoo! India ...Despite its flaws, the various elements in ‘Gunday’ somehow come together and bring you a watchable film.... full review

Thumbs down by Anna MM Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...This is not an unwatchable film. It’s simply unremarkable, inconsistent and unoriginal... full review

Thumbs down by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...Predictable, generic and overlong, 'Gunday' doesn’t give you bang for the buck. There’s hardly a silver lining in this coalmine. ... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ...In all for me GUNDAY was a predictable, boring, loud, over the top, mega disappointment from a reputed production house, unfortunately. Moreover watching its two (poorly conceived) protagonists running towards the camera in slow motion, I could only remember another big YRF debacle released few years back... full review

Thumbs down cinemaah ...Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor have to try hard at machismo which came effortlessly to the real stars of the period—Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Vinod Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha. The plot is rather close to the old Raj Khosla Dostana. Priyanka Chopra’s costumes may be self-consciously sexy, but she manages the husky slinkiness of Zeenat Aman. However, Irrfan just steals every scene he is in—it really is a ‘special’ appearance... full review

Thumbs down Daily Bhaskar ...Just like any Yash Raj’s film, Gunday’s music is also above average. But there is nothing remarkable about the music and it will soon fade away from your playlist. ... full review

Thumbs down by Nikhil Arora, Desi Martini ...Gunday is an unsuccessful stab at an 80s masala film ... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sivaramakrishnan, Desi Martini ...Inconsistent Script, Weak Story and loose editing brings down the movie ... full review

Thumbs down by Sarita Tanwar, DNA ... A two-hero film is a rarity these days. Watch it only for that reason. ... full review

Thumbs down by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal ...Ranveer and Arjun obviously had little else to work on in terms of character study. Priyanka’s comely loveliness livens-up the love challenge and Irrfan Khan’s tempered grandstanding manages to make the over-the-top seem bearable. Saurabh Shukla, the gem of an actor that he is, manages to fit in even in this outlandish proposition ... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...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... full review

Thumbs down by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...Gunday is like the dusty minefields it is set in. Its loud explosions deliver loads of coal, but no trace of any diamonds.... full review

Thumbs down by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...Finally, there’s Irrfan Khan, wearing the expression of a man standing in the middle of a mess -- that is Gunday... full review

Thumbs down by Anuj Kumar, The Hindu ... Irrfan’s silence carries more weight than the collective rhetoric served by Ranveer and Arjun.... full review

Thumbs down by Aparna Mudi, ZEENEWS.COM ...the entire look and feel of the movie is of 80s Bollywood. It`s like travelling back in time, where there were no metro-sexual heroes and toned modern heroines. It is not a Valentine’s Day date, but the men should make a day out to celebrate their friendship with this movie. Though the film has nothing new to offer, one can watch it for nostalgia’s sake!... full review