Gunday (2014)

Based in Calcutta during its most unsettled times in the 1970s, the film deals with the inseparable life of Bikram and Bala. The story of 2 boys, boys who became refugees. Refugees who became gun couriers. Gun Couriers who became coal… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 14, 2014
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Danny Bowes

As a '70s throwback it's definitely not alone in recent years. And yet "Gunday" is a thunderously entertaining movie, which is down to its cast and director.

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Rachit Gupta

The climax is gripping. It's a pity that the rest of the movie didn't have the same resolve.

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Christine Iyer
The National (UAE)

Gunday is well made, slickly edited and stays true in its rendering of Kolkata during that turbulent era. But Bachchan fans will have more fun identifying all the references and tropes the movie is stuffed with.

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David Chute

What makes "Gunday" work and pulls us along is the great skill and obvious affection with which these familiar elements have been deployed.

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Srijana Mitra Das
The Times of India

More depth, more fire would've sharpened this film. But Gunday offers glitter coating a grim tale.

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Itrath Syed
Georgia Straight

This is a messy film with no substantial plot and mismatched pieces that simply don't fit.

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Rachel Saltz
New York Times

"Gunday," directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, may be preposterous, but it's rarely dull. And when Mr. Khan and Ms. Chopra are on screen it's something more. It's downright enjoyable.

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Anupama Chopra
Hindustan Times

This film would be dead on arrival without the energy of the male leads - even when they are hamming, and they ham often, they are doing it with glorious style. Of the three stars for Gunday, one is for Ranveer and Arjun.

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Michael Dequina

Seemingly disparate elements go on to organically weave together into a coherent whole as a buddy/action/crime dramedy, with some exuberant production numbers as infectious icing on the proverbial cake.

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