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Daddy (Hindi) Review

U/A Biography, Crime, Drama 2 hrs 14 mins Sep 8, 2017





Daddy (Hindi) Review & Rating


‘Daddy’ is a film starring Arjun Rampal and is directed by arthouse director Ashim Ahluwalia. This political crime drama is based on the life of Arun Gawli, a Mumbai based gangster who later entered politics to form his own political party. The film also explores the transformation of the Mumbai Underworld over the span of 4 decades. Aishwarya Rajesh makes her Bollywood debut with this film opposite Arjun Rampal.

Rating 3 from  filmfare

What’s absolutely refreshing is Arjun Rampal’s performance and transformation as Arun Gawli. Yes ...

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Arjun Rampal proves himself as a fine actor and saves the film with his performance as he completely gets into the role of Arun Gawli both physically and mentally. Aishwarya Rajesh has a good screen presence and has a good scope with this movie. Farhan Akhtar appears briefly in the film but his character causes a lot of consequences and Nishikant Kamat who plays a cop is one of the finest performances of this film.

Rating 2.5 from  indianexpress

What stays with you is the stunning camerawork, and the ‘look’ of the film-and-its-characters, ju...

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The director of the film, Ashim Ahluwalia captures the essence of life in the underbelly of Mumbai and shows us the transformation and rise of the Mumbai Underworld along with capturing the streets and alleys of the city. The music of the film is minimal and is used to add to the intensity of the story and there is no song that feels rushed or out of its place.

Rating 3.5 from  indiatimes

Besides obviously altering his features to match Gawli's prominent forehead and nose, the actor c...

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Verdict: The film ‘Daddy’ is not for everyone to watch as it is far away from mainstream cinema. It is a dark and gritty story that has its consequences. The actors have done an amazing job and the director has captured this tone as best as he could. Watch this film if you like realistic gangster films.

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What is it about?

Daddy is a crime drama which is based on the life of Arun Gawli, a real life gangster who turned into a politician. Arjun Rampal plays Gawli in this biographical drama and south Indian actress Aishwarya Rajesh plays the role of Asha Gawli. The film also features Nishikant Kamat, Rajesh Shringarpure and Mir Sarwar in supporting roles. It is directed by art house director Ashim Ahluwalia who has also written the film alongside Arjun Rampal. The music has been composed by Sajid-Wajid.

The film spans over a period of four decades and along with Gawli’s rise and fall, showcases the transformation of the Mumbai Underworld. The director, who comes from Mumbai, has captured the unemployment and crime that took place in the city during that era along with the essence of life in the streets of Parel, Nagpada and Mumbai Central.

What to watch?

  • Arjun Rampal’s intense portrayal of a gangster-turned-politician

Arjun Rampal plays the real life gangster and politician Arun Gawli in this film which shows us his rise and fall in the Mumbai Underworld. Arjun Rampal has also co-written the script of the film because he did not want anything to wrong with this project.

  • Third feature film of National Award winning director Ashim Ahluwalia

Ashim Ahluwalia has won two National Awards for his previous film 'Miss Lovely' which was only his second feature film. The director stays away from commercial cinema and wants to work on films that are based in reality

  • A dark, gritty and realistic film

'Daddy' is a film that dwells into the dark side of Mumbai, it's Underworld, the place where many infamous gangsters and terrorists came from and is a biography of Arun Gawli who was also a gangster who later turned into a politician and formed his own political party.