Just watched “Gunday" again on Netflix.
This movie starts out over the top and stays there, but the fight scenes and makeup kept me there for the entire film. The music was good, the storyline of the two friends was fun, and I really appreciated the movie acknowledging how childish the behavior was. Pretty good writing.
Ranveer Singh’s hair, beard, and makeup was distracting, but it really drew me into the character. Plus, it’s a period piece. His performance was great, especially in the second half of the film. Arjun Kapoor’s performance really captured the spirit and tone of his younger self from the first part of the story. Together, they are really enjoyable. Priyanka Chopra was a great choice for “Nandita”, the cabaret singer who steals their hearts. Irrfan Khan wasn’t that great in this, and I’m not sure if I just had Abhishek Bachchan’s “Dhoom” character in my head, or if that’s who he was channelling for this performance.
Anant Sharma’s performance as Himanshu ties this film together really nicely. He has a secret that is essential to this plot, and is revealed at the perfect time.
"Gunday" was a lot of fun. It was heavy handed where it needed to be, light hearted where it counts, and this is a big and colorful and beautifully made movie (for 8 and a half million dollars!) - I totally recommend this for m friends who are not very familiar with Bollywood films, but like action dramas.
(Source: kantaben, via bollymusings)