Director Ali Abbas Zafar's action-romance drama Gunday has opened to mixed response today. Both audience and critics showed mixed reaction towards the film.
Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Ranveer
Singh are the main stars in the film which is set in 70s.
Gunday is rich in music and cinematography, but failed to
strike a chord with the young audience who are the target audience
of the film. Priyanka Chopra sizzles in songs, especially in
'Salaam-E-Ishq' and 'Jiya', but is not able to impress the audience
by her acting capability. Arjun Kapoor looks strained in some
scenes and attempts to be in the shoes of young, angry Amitabh
Bachchan, while Ranveer Singh tries hard to steal the show from
both his co-stars Priyanka and Arjun.
Here we present the different views of critics all over
the country. Click through slider to read them.
Mohar Basu - Koimoi
Ali Abbas Zafar's film Gunday couldn't even near the tautness
promised in the film's crisply made trailer. 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 was a dampener
as I went in looking for passion and exhilarating enjoyment but
rather was meted out with a film that was too superficial to engage
audiences in a vehement narrative.
Saibal Chatterjee - NDTV
Sadly, Gunday delivers only on bits and pieces of that
promise. A large part of the story actually unfolds in the mid
1980s but the film makes a complete hash of the period
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.
Sneha May Francis - Emirates 24/7
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.
Manjusha Radhakrishnan - Gulf News
Gunday, led by Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor, is Bollywood's
scruffier version of Baywatch. And boy, can Bikram and Bala run.
Instead of pristine sandy beaches shown in the American show, the
Gunday men are soot-kissed and are seen dodging bullets in
Kolkata's coal mines.Of the two boys, it's Singh who shines like a
diamond. His act is comparatively polished, while Kapoor comes
across as a petulant boy who needs some sense to be shaken into
Rohit Vats - IBNLive
Gunday begins with a high voltage action sequence. Jashn-e-ishqa
is one energetic number. Ali Abbas Zafar has concentrated a lot on
creating drama and that is paying well. #Gunday
Priyanka Chopra raises the temperature. She looks super
glamorous. Bappi Da croons Assalaame E Ishqum. #Gunday. The story
is predictable so far, but the director is successful in creating