Movie review: Ranveer-Arjun's bromance in Gunday fails to create magic

  • Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh

    Priyanka Chopra and Ranveer Singh share a light moment at the sets of Gunday.

  • Priyanka Chopra

    Priyanka Chopra on a truck during the shooting of her upcoming movie Gunday. Priyanka Chopra, alongwith Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor has gone complete desi ...

  • Priyanka Chopra

    Priyanka Chopra on the sets of Gunday. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and produced by Aditya Chopra, the film stars Ranveer Singh & Arjun Kapoor, ...

  • Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Arjunn Kapoor

    Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh and Arjunn Kapoor have donned desi looks for their upcoming film, Gunday.

  • Ranveer SinghRanveer Singh at the sets of Gunday.

    Ranveer Singh at the sets of Gunday.

  • Arjun Kapoor, Ranveer Singh

    Ranveer Singh has finished shooting for Gunday and is currently shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Ram Leela. He also has two other films in his ...

  • Arjun Kapoor, Ranveer Singh

    Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh play fast friends Bikram and Bala who turn out to be happy-go-lucky rebels in Yash Raj Films' next Gunday.

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    Arjun Kapoor has some fun during the shoot of Gunday, his upcoming movie.

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    The crew of Gunday takes time out to have some fun during the shoot of the YRF movie.

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    Gunday is slated for late 2013 release.

Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor's off screen chemistry has been much talked about. But on screen it will disappoint the viewers. Gunday, however, is miles away from being a bad film, feel critics.

Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV
Rating
: **

Critic's take: 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.

Written and directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the film suffers in the end owing to slipshod editing and a hackneyed storyline that runs out of steam all too quickly.

Neither Ranveer Singh nor Arjun Kapoor is a finished article yet. So salvaging the half-baked script, despite their best efforts, is way beyond them.

Priyanka Chopra provides a few of the film's brighter spots, but none of them is luminous enough to offset the relentlessly vacuous bluster of Gunday.

Irrfan Khan, in an extended guest appearance as a tough talking cop on the trail of a duo of young goons, towers head and shoulders above the rest of the cast. But that certainly isn't a surprise.

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Sukanya Verma, Rediff

Rating: **

Critic's take: Instead of building Bikram-Bala's friendship with emotional information, Zafar takes Kapoor and Singh's natural chemistry for granted. No doubt, they are comfortable around each other, there's a disarming, credible vibe, which, sadly, never once translates into that epic brotherhood I witnessed on Koffee With Karan.

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Mohar Basu, Koimoi.com
Rating: ***1/2

Critic's take: Gunday is miles away from being a bad film. The passion of the film was too superficial to engage the audiences in a vehement narrative. It is Irrfan Khan's hypnotic cameo, Ranveer's energy, the superb dialogues and the thrill that remains for most part which works off as the whiff for magic for this clumsy film which prefers indulging in superfluities more than substance.

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Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama
Rating:
***1/2

Critic's take: 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 colours, 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.

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