D-Day

D-Day

3.5 1,231 Ratings

Directed by : Nikhil Advani

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  • Critics Rating 3.4/5
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plot

9 years ago Wali Khan (Irrfan Khan) was sent into Karachi, Pakistan, by the Chief of R&AW Ashwini Rao (Nasser) to report the activities of the Most Wanted Man in India. 9 days ago Rudra Pratap Singh (Arjun Rampal) Indian Armed Forces, MARCOS unit, Zoya Rehman (Huma Qureshi) R&AW Explosives expert and Aslam (Akash Dhai...more

Verdict

“D-Day starts off as a gripping thriller backed by great acting, but melodrama and an underdeveloped villain might disappoint.”

D-Day Credit & Casting

Arjun Rampal

D-Day Box Office

  • Gross: INR 24.24 cr.
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D-Day Audience Review

Half riveting, half boring, overall timepass!

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I was hooked on the trailer of D-Day the moment I saw it. Rishi Kapoor as the menacing Dawood, an Argo like team to bring the most wanted man back & some slick looking visuals. But alas, what started off as one the most promising thrillers in recent times, ended up as an average joe Bollywood masala flick.

 

4 Covert operatives in Pakistan are assigned a job of bringing Dawood back. Irrfan has a family in the 10 years he's been there and is emotionaly attached to them, Arjun Rampal is an ex-army man who find love in the arms of a prostitute(Shruti), a driver who works for Dawood who was an ex-criminal converted to an Asset & Huma Qureshi.

 

The film starts off with a bang with their operation to nab him being the opening scene. The first half shows us their preparations & ends on a high note with Dawood somehow getting off. The 2nd half is more of drama-less thriller as the 4 replan their mission & eventually nab him.

 

Their are multiple issues with the film. Firstly, Dawood is not half as menacing as they show him in the promos but just a mere caricature. The way they move around nabbing him in the 2nd half is quite childish as it almost seems like catching a local thug in Mumbai city. The songs are one too many & should have been reserved for the soundtrack CD not the film.

 

The actors all shine, those notable are Irrfan as always, Arjun Rampal in what I would call his best performance to date & the motley crew of supporting actors. Shruti Hassan springs a huge surprise & is superb in the film. Rishi Kapoor has a very poorly written character that doesnt help his cause.

 

Director Nikhil Advani comes on the back off 2 very poor films (Chandani Chowk & Patiala House, not including Delhi Safari) & succeeds halfway. At the interval point, I got out thinking this could very well be a gamechanging thriller but alas, it turned out to be the opposite.

 

The climax is pulled to a point that you will pull your hair out. All in all, this one has great action, good performances, a half-baked star that gets badly hit by the curse of the 2nd half. A good one-time watch if you go in with no expectations.

 

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