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.
Arjun 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 details.
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 him.
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 drama.