Gunday

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quick review:

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

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Director: Ali Abbas Zafar
Running time: 155 minutes
Genres: Action, Romance
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The opening line of the trailer announces in Irrfan Khan's voice that this story character driven. It does get you interested, but then soon enough he tells you that a city like Kolkata is known for the friendship of two people and you know which direction the film is headed - exaggeration, inflated opinion about self and so on. I understand it is a creative liberty and so on, yet it also tells me not enough thought has been put into it.

The love triangle-action genre mix is interesting too. More so because the triangle is out in the open. I really hope that they stick to their promise and the characters are defined enough to know why they are in love with the same woman and why she'd fall for one of them, if at all. Right now, from the look of it, both Bikram (Ranveer Singh) and Bala (Arjun Kapoor) are one and the same in term of personalities. Maybe Bikram is a little fiercer than Bala. But that might have to do more with Ranveer Singh's personality over Arjun Kapoor's. Both giving their best over-emphatic dialogue delivery which is a put off.

Speaking of which Priyanka Chopra plays their common muse, Nandita. And being the muse seems to be the reason for Nandita's existence. Sad state of affairs considering Priyanka Chopra's stature and capabilities. I'd be so happy to be proven wrong.

And there is a good hope of that, considering we have Irrfan Khan in the mix. His presence puts things right back in balance, which is always a good way to enter the theater.

Music Reviews:
Bollyspice - "2.5/5"
Bollywood Hungama - "3.5/5"
glamsham - "3.5/5"
Milliblog - "Reasonably competent effort from Sohail."
Music Aloud - "6.5/10"

- meeta, a part of the audience

Friendship. It's made to look so fickle in Gunday that you feel nothing for any of the characters or their relationships. And love of course, is superficial. In any case, love drama, friendship melodrama, and a few abuses directed towards the "system" later, Gunday is spread too thin on an already flimsy plot line.

Gunday is one of those films that make you wonder why it was made at all. The action is plain and pretty much boring. The performances are overtly stylish and overbearing. The dialogue delivery by one and all is too focussed on making an impact without having any support from the dialogue itself.

The writing is so predictable that even if you haven't seen the trailer you can tell what's going to happen next. If you've seen the trailer, that's pretty much all you need to know. It is a shudder-worthy shame that this story about friendship nods its hat to Sholay.

Given all these aspects, you could keep yourself from blaming the cast. Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor flare their nostrils appropriately and seem to have worked extra hard on moving their lips to indicate impact and energy. There is a one off scene each for Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra which gives them room to let go of the forced style and actually emote. As one would expect, it is too little and too late.

DO NOT get me started on how Irrfan Khan is wasted here.

A little too late also comes the courtesy mumbo-jumbo about how the protagonists do what they do because of the "system". That is a tough one to sell, given their attitude from when they were shown as 12-13 year olds.

The only silver lining is that the first half is reasonably well-paced. There was also this flicker of a comment on how best friends can take each other for granted, but as the movie progressed, it felt like only I saw it. But, other than that Gunday is as mediocre as it gets.

But then again, what do you expect from a film that has characters grow up from being children to adults with the camera on their running feet only to break into a song introducing themselves. Or a film that has too many themes and doesn't take a single one seriously - love, friendship, angst against system.

- meeta, a part of the audience

34 reviewers(?) - 10 yays 10 so-so 14 nays

Warning: clicking on "full review" will take you to an external website that could contain spoilers.

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, Glamsham.com : ...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 Running.com : ...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, SmasHits.com : ...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 , fullhyd.com : ...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: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/gunday-priyanka-chopra-ranveer-singh-arjun-kapoor-irrfan-khan-saurabh-shukla/1/343576.html... 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 Cinema.com : ...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

113 tweeters(?) - 72 yays 10 so-so 31 nays

WeThePerfectTwo: gunday is an awesome movie.... i loved it...

WesleysKidrauhl: #Gunday public review: the story line is OK but ranveer and Arjun's acting and their chemistry is SO good that u will NOT be disappointed!

vishals_14: Just watched Gunday! AMAZING MOVIE ! #Bollywood

VikramKrishna19: GUNDAY is superb!!!

TobyJohn5: Gunday was a really good movie! 9/10!

tejal_lad7: Loved the bromance in Gunday ;) Priyanka was a stunner. Want want a Gunday 2 @priyankachopra @RanveerOfficial http://twitter.com/tejal_lad7/status/434581990373724160/photo/1

Sumeyya_SamMiKx: watched #Gundey....AMAZING MOIVE :D Loved it

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Sharanyashettyy: Boss...bollywood #ishtyle #gunday.. enjoyed it... @RanveerOfficial irfan arjun @priyankachopra rocked it ... 3/5..

seemazu: Gunday was awesome. :) Chahey tu angotha lag wa lo

SamarSKhan: Okay. Gunday is now easily one of my all time favorite films. Pure masala, Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor and Irrfan Khan killed it.

saima_selim: #Gunday I seriously need to watch film ASAP.

Rushh: Been ages since a saw a proper proper old fashion Hindi movie! #Gunday @RanveerOfficial @priyankachopra . Super stuff!

RoshanPalla: #Gunday = #SuperHit awesome film 3.75/5

ronesh: Loved #Gunday Perfect mix of action, romance, pulsating music & superior production standards @CineCentre http://twitter.com/ronesh/status/434648847630237696/photo/1

Reemaprajapati: Arjun kapoor, irrfan khan and arjun's smile ... That's all was enough for me in #Gunday. Good acting cn take the movie to another level :)

reebbiikkaa: just watched #gunday ... something more than awesome... (Y)

RanveersLeela: First half of Gunday is funny and entertaining but the second half is totally AMAZING!! The whole film comes together beautifully!

ranveerisfab: i seriously looved gunday ♡ they all did such a great job woow @priyankachopra @RanveerOfficial @GundayTheFilm

PritikGuitarist: Watched Gunday. Again same story, one girl, two lovers. But really nice story. <3 Must watch. In the end, both... https://www.facebook.com/IamPritik/posts/664468230256358

prathore2647: Gunday is good movie

prashan79764769: gunday will be became a big hit .what a supar movie.

prakhararya3536: Watched Gunday! good movie.

poojaspunky: Don miss this #Gunday definitely it ll be a treat to watch Em on Big Screen....

PeeCeeManiac: All in all #Gunday is the kind of film you go to see with your friends dance, screams, whistle and more ! Total paysaa vasool movie

panchalpranav14: Gunde.. Movie is nice story, nice music..and nice acter

NikiShahu: Gunday!!! Awesome movie!!! Treat for a girls eye!!! ❤️

mrsingh6767: Gudd moviee gunday... :-)

MrAnupShahu: So finally watched #Gunday and I love the movie. 5 Stars from me. One of the best movie from @yrf @RanveerOfficial #ArjunKapoor (Y) Superb!

meeralishah2897: Ah..#Gunday awsum film! In love wid music! Superb acting by @RanveerOfficial #Arjun @priyankachopra ...Congratulations to team #Gunday

Legend_Khan1: Watched Gunday and liked it, would give 3.5/5 for a Maasla action film

kuldeeppansingh: Gunday movie the love of my valentine's day.

Khiladi__786: give gunday 8/10

KavediaKinjal: Gunday best movie.. <3

JudgmentalNYer: So happy my lady friends came with me to see #Gunday. I love sharing my love for Bollywood with people and I am so happy they enjoyed it!

JiinalPatel: gunday was a good movie

jeetofcourse: Watched Gunday...it was a fun watch..paisa wasool

jeeenuuu: Loved Gunday more than I love life. 2 down, 6 to go.

im_anilyadav: i love you both.parineeti chopra #HaseeTohPhasee , priyanka chopra #Gunday nice movie.

imHareshG: If one watch it again n again wont get bore #Gunday

illaydillay: Watched #Gunday. Family thought it was okay, @BunnyyG and i thought it was craazy. Watch it at least once. 80's-like, super entertaining

HiiamVinay: #Gunday awesome movie! 2nd half of the movie is really engaging. @RanveerOfficial, Arjun kapoor & @priyankachopra at their best!

HannaKh: Good masala entertainer though predictable story... I liked #Gunday and loved ranveer and arjun.

hamsanat: #Gunday refuse to be broken. Blockbuster all the way

gupta_ammy: Gunday..... I love this movie A real Friendship....

Geneliatic: Saw #Gunday yday Anddddd I loved it!!☺♥ The Gundays are tooooo Hawt! :* Bikram Bala♥♥

forever17kruti: watched #Gunday this morning, ahhh loved the adrenaline rush and the hard core entertainment & drama, a typical Bwood movie contd..

filthiestwerke: Gunday was superb.

fayrahs: Bikram Bala & Nandita made this Valentines even more special =) #GUNDAY

dheerajmalineni: Gunday:its a typical bollywood masala mvi gud fun watch ...Bromance,Romance action all 3.25/5..can b 1st hit of 2014

Deepu7777: Rockin Gunday..!!!! @priyankachopra @RanveerOfficial outstandin performnce as always. Soon to break al box offce records..!!!

DasRupankan: Gunday is a good film...i enjoyed it vry much......:3

darshit1991: Absolutely loved and enjoyed #Gunday Arjun Kapoor and @priyankachopra were killer! And @RanveerOfficial You are a STAR!! Go watch now!!

coolsonali015: Gunday the ultimate film packed with all stuffs to make it a typical bollywood blockbuster a must watch #Gunday @yrf

coolguysmiling: I found #gunday amazing. friendship , action ,emotions. Ranveer-Arjun chemistry is best. Superbbbb...

concisetrade: GUNDAY. Its a mass entertainer full of drama , action & Impressive performances. 3.5 /5 . Ranveer & arjun Rocked (y) - Mujtaba Azim.

ChopraLover: I'm a Salman Fan! I saw Gunday today..& I LOVED it! :D

BeingMaira: #Gunday is a lovely movie!! @priyankachopra @RanveerOfficial and #ArjunKapoor were amazing in it! ❤️ Must watch people!

Barunki_Muskaan: Hey guys... pls watch #Gunday! Ull regret if you dont!!:)

Badtameezak: Gunday is a Great story about Friendship and dedication.Loved it @priyankachopra @RanveerOfficial

Arul_Mozhian: Great performance by #IrrfanKhan #Superb #Gunday

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aniyuvi: #GUNDAY Amazing performances by the WHOLE CAST n CREW.. @irrfan_k @priyankachopra @RanveerOfficial #ArjunKapoor TAKE A BOW.. ^___^

anggy_ra: And congrats to @aliabbaszafar for Gunday! It's way better than MBKD, you just showed your diamond, Sir! It's FAB!

AmaniHamideh: Gunday was such a good movie!

akash_semwal: Gunday Such a great film i enjoy it........

AchalPatel12: #Gunday nice movie. Second half is quiet ok but if you love to watch masala films definitely don't miss this one. "Angutha Lagwalo"

xxSakshi_Manixx: Saw Gunday.. Wasn't the greatest but was definitely entertaining

sushanthreddy: #Gunday is Lay's packet movie. Big n fat from out... But very very less matter inside. It's not bad but it took itself way too seriously !!

rupanidmr: Movie okayish, but what a terrific screen presence this Ranveer Singh! Awesome performance yet again after Ram Leela.. #Gunday

pradeep_smenon: If you sit to watch #Gunday with an open mind,chances are the cast will take you to the finish line. But otherwise, it's a superficial mess.

PinkyPromise_00: Hi @RanveerOfficial last night i watched Gunday...It was a good movie but not like Lootera... sorry :)

Muaaz17: Gunday is an average movie with an old story.

MichelleJDantis: #Gunday is a fun Bromeo & Julius <3 @priyankachopra @RanveerOfficial and Arjun Kapoor are great characters in an alright film. 3/5

husaintha18: #Gunday.. nice attempt by ali abbas zafar bala rocks as usual but Bikram was not upto the mark irfann sir doesn't have much scope. 3 star

hasanz86: #Gundey was not a bad movie

ankitrajpal2: Gm to all Gunday 2 nd part a good and 1 time watch only

zaiinabkhan: Gunday was a sick movie but that shit wouldn't end lol, i swear it was 4 hours long

vivvick: #gunday pathetic acting, even pathatic script #yrf

vatsal_becks: Watch gunday at your own risk. Only good thing about movie is ranveer singh though and obviously without any doubt irrfan khan too :-)

trollpwnde: Krishi Darshana on DD Chandana is better than Gunday.

sharmaeshan: Unbearable first hour of #Gunday . I am getting out in half time. Yuck! Yuck!

sauravbhanot: #Gunday is probably the crappiest film I've seen in a long time! Or was it Dostana 2 that i saw? Horrible! So dissapointed!

salucious: gunday simply irritating

rakeshcamin: Horrible movie of the year #gunday

rachitmathur5: Bakwsss movie #Gunday 1 star !!

perksofpooja: Gunday was so dumb! Ranveer is too cute to be a tough guy

niveditabasu: Watched #Gunday With my brother @lostboy54 even though we found Ranveer to be a total eye candy, the film lacked soul

neelmoti: Gunday: Yuck !

m_ritika1610: #gunday a complete disappointment....#sigh

mr_tanmay: Gunday ** film

MehtaHitesh: #gunday is just a waste of day

Marcopo50514289: #Gunday movie worst ever. Worst acting. worst screenplay.Never seen such ham acting before;

ManojG7: #Gunday is the Bojpuri venture of YRF films ..... Simply stupidity

kityindian: Why in dis world was #Gunday made????... oh yes for making money ... #patheticmovie

jayeshughade: #Gunday too mch of ham act + SlowMo + sissy action + 2 potential actors gne wrong + random sngs + cheezy dialogues.. Irrfan d only watchable

ImpatientWoman: Gunday looks like a terribly bad movie :/

iAshishPunjabi: #YRF another flop movie #Gunday ,,, Grow up man !! Gunday doesn't make sense !!

em_ufsee: Saw Gunday. It's more predictable than Antonio Valencia running down the wing. Shit film. Rather watch Salman's films tbh...

dawood_kkhan: Epic Failure Disaster #Gunday #Gundey Shit film .. Only Priyanka Chopra Best Rahi hai .. Baki Sab Waste ..

chickoo_chirag: Gunday is incredibly stupid, boring film that has been utterly overacted with uber loudness. Disappointing fare!

Benaaam: wasted money on #gunday

becauseofb: Halfway through #Gunday. Mera dimaag bhi doodh jaise ubal raha hai. NOTHING makes sense! Plis be returning my money! #Fail #crap

Author_Asjad: Sorry @aliabbaszafar sir,u disappoint with #Gunday weakness of film is ur direction department aftr #MBKD i m expecting much better.

AtuleUnadkat: Gunday Movie. Pl don't see it.

amin_hafeezz: #Gunday Itni bakwas film hai K SRGay Ki Gando Film #RaOne tum logon ko achi lage ki .. Total Bakwas #Gunday film pr lannat

adityaarora89: #GUNDAY dekhke kat gyaa bhai! Super waste of time and money. PC looks sexy though,but still the movie sucks!

abs2792: #Gunday nahi it shud hv been called GUDVEY, BHAGODEY OR CHUTYE..Another crap frm #yrf

4 readers - 0 yays 1 so-so 3 nays

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Not Interested in Watching, by juna

Not Interested in Watching, by kapil : No expectations...though Priyanka looks hot.

Want to Watch, by Anuj

Want to Watch, by Siddharth

So-So, by Anup : Not got anything new

Nay! Thumbs Down, by B.H.Harsh

Nay! Thumbs Down, by mahtab : Total crap!!

Nay! Thumbs Down, by Suman

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  • Violence: Lots and lot of hand-fights. Nothing too gory or extremely violent though.
  • Language: Clean.
  • Nudity & Sexual content: A cabaret dance.
  • Concept: Friendship and love
  • General Look and Feel: Overtly stylish.

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Anup

Killer combination (Ranveer - Arjun) ,,,, coming Soon....

Anuj

Of whatever little the promo suggests,Arjun stands no chance compared to Ranveer and will be blown away completely! Hopefully all goes well,I'd love to see Ranveer Singh as the next true mass maharaja of bollywood after Salman Khan!

Siddharth

@Anuj some where i was reading about this film and they are thinking this is 100 Cr film.Do you think this would be? but I think Arjun too is good may be Ranveer is too mad.
@Anup i am looking to watch it.

Anup

@sidhart - i think everybody is excited about it,,,,me personally because m a bengoli boy and the movie is situated in kolkata and also will be released in bengoli,,,,so i will watch both the version,,,,and i think releasing it in bengoli will help it alot incollecting really good earning in west bengal......although i will watch it in gaziabaad,,,,but m interested in knowing the response of audience of west bengal....

Anuj

@Siddharth : Yeah dude 100 cr is no big deal these days. Its the new benchmark for medium budget films like Bhaag Milkha Bhaag,Grand Masti,Gunday etc. Khans' and Roshan now have a much higher benchmark which begins at 150 cr and goes up to even 250 and beyond depending on the release size,investment,release date,pre release hype etc! If GUNDAY indeed carries positive word of mouth among the urban and masses alike,there's no reason why it can't nett in the range of 100-120 cr.

juna

...correction...roshan n asali khans start at 200 crore...sub 200 is for ricksha chhap khans like Said, imran, salman and Jamal R khan

ehinome okojie

Even Ranbir's benchmark is 125cr except for that shameless release (the second most widely released hindi film which failed to gross 95cr worldwide.)

Anuj

@Ehinome:Good,so u do accept media made posterboy Ranbir is [comment edited because it is a personal attack] whose benchmark is perhaps 50% lesser than that of Khans' and Roshan! Next i'm hopeful Ranveer Singh demolishes this [comment edited because it is a personal attack] Kapoor scion whose idea of good acting is dancing like an [comment edited because it is a personal attack] and making weird sounds and faces like a [comment edited because it is a personal attack] ! Buuuffeeee anyone? :P

Kapil

There is so much discussion going on these days about the so called Bollywood stars. Thought that I would also share my view:
Aamir - Best actor among all stars. One of the most respected persons in Bollywood along with Mahesh Bhatt and very few others. Although all the stars have their own huge fan bases, but other than Aamir and Salmaan, no one even tries to influence this base for a good cause. And that's why I can never consider Sachin as the greatest Indian cricketer. Ganguly and Kumble will always rate higher for me (among his contemporaries). Respect for Aamir increased even further after he married Kiran Rao cementing the fact that it is more about substance for him rather than dumb things.
Salmaan - I can't stand his movies but still I am his fan and want each and every one of his movie to cross 200 crores. He is THE DUDE. Respect hai bande k liye.
Hrithik Roshan - He was the weakest link in ZNMD. Why all that plastic attitude. Did well in Agneepath. That should be his best movie till date I guess. Koi Mil Gaya was okay while Dhoom 2 was worse. Still curse my friend for dragging me to the theatre. Haven't seen any of his other movies. Comparing Hrithik to Salmaan is an insult to THE DUDE.
Self proclaimed King of Bollywood - I mean really? King?? But then I realise that people in this country worship Asaraam and all those ^%&%*. This guy does not know acting, can't dance, average physique....just those dimples over which only girls drool. Gets beaten up by Police men at the stadium. Enough said. And yeah his movies are as great as this great man. His single movie which I like is Swadesh.
Akshay Kumar - If I compare in terms of number movies of him which I liked, he will come second to Aamir. Hera Pheri still makes me laugh. But anyways his image is not that of a super star. He is a likable character....Akki bhai
Amitabh Bachchan - He is 71 with huge fan base, but still never says anything for a cause. Another selfish fellow. And this person wanted to work for the country after getting into the LS.
Just my two cents.

kapil

You guys need to watch some Malayalam and Tamil movies. Latest one I can suggest is Drishyam. And do watch Aadukalam...it's really good. And, Bejoy Nambiar who directed the marvelous Shaitan
ia a Mallu director. Hera Pheri, Hulchul, and Bhhool Bhulaiyaa are all remakes of Priyadarshan's Mallu movies.
Mani Ratnam is a Tamil director.

kapil

@Meetu : I am afraid that you may soon require a moderator for your comments section ;-)

Anuj

@Kapil:Yeah u rate circus clown Joker Kumar ahead of Hrithik without ever hearing of Lakshya & Jodhaa Akbar and expect people to be taking you seriously? And who compared HR with Salman? Different actors catering to different sensibilities doing different films. Only someone with hallucinating issues would make such retard comparisons. For all that ranting,you cannot deny that SRK is a superstar of epic proportions whose had the biggest contribution in putting bollywood on the world map,much more than the pseudo intellectual midget despite AK having done better films. As for "The Sachin Tendulkar",i'm too small a person to even speak of him. The fact that you compare Sachin with Kumble is pretty akin to naming HR and Salman in the same sentence viz comparing apples with oranges.

PS:HR was the single biggest factor why ZNMD did nearly a 100 cr in 2011 (a huge number back then) and ended up being a big Hit. Else we all know the box office track record of the terrible Abhay Deol and rookie Farhan Akhtar (pre Bhaag Milkha Bhaag).

kapil

@Anuj : Akshay may do many dumb movies, but in between those, he does come up with some pretty decent movies, last one was Special 26. Actually those dumb movies are for the fans of Koi Mil Gaya, Krishh nth, Dhoom nth and all such craps.
SRK is a superstar....yes indeed, but so are Aasaram, David Guetta and Justin Beiber. They do know what sells, but it doesn't make them any better.
I compared HR to Salman because someone referred to HR as super star. He can never be close to Salman in terms of popularity and following. There's respect for Salman because he knows what are his limitations and what he is good at, rather than pretending that he is the best actor, unlike SRK (Bechara buddha ho gaya par seekh nahin paya abhi tak).
And who watches SRK's movies overseas? Only NRIs na, so whats the big deal. Actually, because of him, foreigners think that Bollywood is all about crap song and dance....and that we can't make any better movies. A film like Ship of Theseus has contributed much more for Indian cinema in gaining meaningful recognition overseas rather than all of SRK's movies put together.
And why all this obsession with 100, 200, 300 cr. Leave these stats for distributors and producers. When I go for a movie, it is for myself and my enjoyment. I don't care how much is the movie going to gross. Just 2 days back, I watched Listen Amaya. This movie got me hooked since the start. While as for Dhoom 3, nothing could make me even wanting to watch it....not even Aamir. I guess actors don't matter for me anymore barring a very select few like Nawazuddin, Irfan Khan, Naseeruddin Shah and late Farooq Sheikh. It's the director which has far greater influence on me.
As for Sachin, I compared him as a cricketer and not as a batsman, by which I meant Sachin - as a batsman including his public image and his other off field activities. Ganguly revolutionised Indian cricket by rooting out nepotism and selecting the team on the basis of merit ony. He had the guts to speak out against anything which was wrong, unlike Sachin and Dhoni. Dhoni is Srinivasan's pet (or shall I say pet who lays golden eggs). Kumble tried a lot to change things in Karnataka Association. Sachin has not done any such thing. He even got elected to RS with much fanfare, but have you ever heard of these two words together after that - Sachin Tendulkar and Rajya Sabha?
So, I am not comparing them just in terms of their core competences, but as overall public figures.

Anuj

"Actually those dumb movies are for the fans of Koi Mil Gaya, Krishh nth, Dhoom nth and all such craps."~still a lot better than De Dana Dan,KI,8*10 Tasveer,CC2C,TMK,Thank You,Heyy Babyy,Tashan,Joker,Desi Boyz and what not? If an above average Special 26 is the best the circus clown Joker Kumar's got i shudder to think about the eventuality of equating his best with the likes of Lakshya,Jodhaa Akbar,Agneepath and ZNMD! And yes HR is referred to as a superstar 'coz he factually is one with a proven track record of consistent box office hits over the last 14 years (something which joker Kumar has struggled through his worthless filmography). For the rest of your comments,big lol...they're so ridiculous that they ain't even deserving of a response!

Anuj

"I compared HR to Salman because someone referred to HR as super star."~yes and that's 'coz Salman Khan is a megastar of mammoth proportion whose popularity can be equated to the likes of Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan (acting ability varies from person to person,imo Salman is one of bollywood's best comedians till date). That still does not change the fact that HR is a massive star in his own right with a huge fan following across the globe. As for SRK,Indian movies are watched by Nri's and people of Indian origin only mate! 90% of the people watching Indian films overseas are either Nri's or people of Indian origin. That does not change the fact that SRK is the undisputed king of the Nri diaspora and yes his films are indeed watched by more folk overseas than Salman,Aamir and Rajni Sir's in terms of sheer numbers!

kapil

Do you work for some distributor ? If yes, then you are doing a good job. If no, then why are you so infatuated by numbers. Don't you have any other argument?
I am not some NRI who is home sick that I should bear with some middle/upper middle/upper class crap family drama playing in the theatre. I prefer realistic movies where directors put great effort in even minutest of details, like the clothes and bag of Emraan Hashmi in Shanghai. You can appreciate it if you ever lived in Delhi or nearby cities. Had there been SRK in place of him, then that character would have certainly looked like a son of some millionaire. KHNH, K3G, KKHH, DDLJ - these movies are for kids and homesick NRIs, not for someone with some grey matter. We should not even talk about Chennai Express, Ra1, RNBDJ, OSO, Main hoon na and all. All these movies were super duper hits but were they worth even a single watch.
NRIs don't watch Salman's movies because they can't relate to them. As for Aamir's movies, NRIs get a decent number of similar movies in US/UK/Canada which require some of their brains. It is only SRK's dumb movies showing lifestyles of Indian middle class and above people that they don't get to watch in their countries.
Have you even seen Ship of Theseus, Listen Amaya or Shahid. I bet you don't have patience to watch and appreciate such movies.
For me, if I am not staring at the end credits after the movie has finished, then it was most certainly a waste of money and time for me.

kapil

I liked Lakshya when I watched it 8 or 9 years back. But I can't say what will be my reaction if I watch it again now. Because after reading Javed Akhtar's so many tweets, I am very doubtful about him. He is such a child. No class.
I have not seen even a single minute of Jodha Akbar while in some 15-20 minutes of Agneepath, which I saw, HR was looking really good. As for ZNMD, I have already told, he was the weakest link in the movie. And by the way, movie wasn't that great at all. Those three guys never looked like friends. There was no chemistry. Other than the locations, there was nothing good about the movie. Kai Po Che had much greater emotional connect between the three protagonists.

I am glad you too noticed the "overdose" of system thing :P

Anup

It was the most anticipated movie for me in 2014 among all the movies have been released.....But haven't thought that i would like more Hasee To Phasee then Gunday.....Doesn't have anything new,,,,,nothing breathtaking.....
Having irfan khan and ranveer singh in cast along with priyanka chopda and a decent actor Arjun Kapoor in it and this is what u make......
The storyline is full of loopholes....
The storyline is so predictable,,,,and almost all of the dialogues are taken from Amitabh/Satru/Shashi kapoor and Mithoon movies.....I was just predicting all the dialogues before actors were saying it......
Just an engaging screenplay and beautiful cinematography makes it a decent watch,,,,that too not in big screen,,,,although i havnt disliked it as much as you(Meetu) have reviewed.....
Instead of this,,,,movie will gross a lot of income,,,,due to its star cast , good music and massive promotion,,,,and person who doesn't devote much of there mind in the movie,,,,will definitely gonna like it a lot......

Siddharth

@Anup bad luck bro since you watched it and Meetu has given it thumbs down i wont waste money.Thanks to you fellows............

Anuj

"Because after reading Javed Akhtar's so many tweets, I am very doubtful about him. He is such a child. No class."~of what i know,Javed Akhtar himself rates HR as a fine actor and right up there among the best. For him,he would always remain like a son considering Javed Saab's age. With regards to class,if class refers to sophistication,style and personality you'd be blind to say HR's got none of it. Ask the women who fell in love with KNPH,Dhoom-2 and Agneepath. If class refers to sadakchaap,seetimaar mawali style lowbrow pungent stuff i'm sure Joker Kumar would be your best bet! HR was the single biggest reason why ZNMD worked and a lot better than overrated poker faced flopstar Abhay Deol or the rookie Farhan Akhtar!

Agraj

Anuj has posted 410 comments and has rated 36 movies.
Virat Kohli of wogma and ppl still want to mess with him!

kapil

@Anuj : You need to broaden your horizon buddy.
watch this...really funny http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enyCO7HPv18

Anuj

@Kapil : Before that,you need to stop telling someone what to do and what not 'coz frankly,i give a rat's ass about your opinion!

Anuj

Bollywood was,is and will continue to remain the most watched and popular film industry across the length and breath of this land by some distance. Shouting from rooftops or ranting on public discussion forums (something which bollywood critics specialize in) will not change the facts!

Kapil

@Agraj :) Wanted a healthy argument but alas.
@Anuj : People grow up and so will you.

Suman

1 of d worst movie of d decade :{

Direction: 0.5
Story: 0.5
Lead Actors: 1.5
Character Artists: 0.5

Dialogues: 0.5
Screenplay: 0.5
Music Director: 2
Lyrics: 1

Ehinome Okojie

I thought India has a holiday for distributing guns to the needy. Gun Day aka
Gunday.

ehinome okojie

Jokes aside, this has been well received by
critics in the UK/US.

Anuj

@Kapil : People grow old and i guess u have faster than your contemporaries. Fyi,this ain't a Tamil/Telugu or Malayalam movie forum by the way! Perhaps a Rajni or Mamooty fanboy club might be more in sync with your taste since ur part of that <20% of the Indian population who watches regional films and goes about recommending them to folk who have no idea about the a,b,c of these languages.

JJ

So is this an HR fanboy club?

@Harsh it did feel out of place

@Kapil worry not! the rest of us can have healthy discussion about films and how we, personally, like them.

@Suman I know!

@Anuj Please refrain from deciding on what kind of a forum this is. Also, one of these days I am going to read through ALL your comments word-for-word and replace all derogatory/personal attack remarks with [edited/deleted because it contained a personal attack and/or was abusive.]

Anuj

@Meeta:Firstly,in my definition of derogatory I cannot remember abusing or personally attacking anyone unless of course in retaliation. Secondly,if any of them are indeed in retaliation (which all of them are) I hope you edit the provocative one's made by other members on your forum too. Thirdly,no more comments from my side on your forum 'coz i really do not see a point in sharing my 2 cents on bollywood cinema,the performers & its interesting box office dynamics through the ages at a place where "factual data" based on proven statistics is undermined in favor of personal definitions of "good & bad cinema". As for the one's here who found favor with me (quite a handful of what i can remember over the last 3-4 months),my blog's always open to you guys. Good Luck!

kapil

@Meeu : Yes, certainly. We shall all have healthy discussions on this forum.
@Anuj : We need all kinds of views in a discussion/argument, otherwise there's no fun if everybody agrees. And, you are the star here...just like Agraj said, Virat Kohli of WOGMA

kapil

@Meetu : Sorry, misspelled your name in the last comment.

@Anuj All actors except maybe Hrithik Roshan have been called names. Anyway, thank you.

Divya

....mummmmyyyyy....bunty mujhe chidhata hai...mai ab ground pe khelne nahi jaunga .....

rick

Hey Anuj, you seem very knowledge about box office trending. Which film in your opinion had the best All-India WOM of 2013? (universally across all circuits of India)

@Divya ha ha ha ha!

@rick :)

mahtab

Overrated piece of crap. Don't waste your time watching this movie. Besides wrong historical information, bad acting, direction, screenplay everything is total crap. What a waste of time and resource!! Finally they hired people to post good rating.

Anuj

@Rick:I'm not answering any queries out here from now on mate.Post your comments and suggestions on my blog
http://bollyindiaboxoffice.blogspot.in/

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