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  • Long journey of Arun Gawli from innocent guy to gangster to people's Robin Hood politician

    Madan Mohan Marwah

    Rated 
    2.5
    Desimartini | Updated - October 15, 2017 14:03 PM IST
    3.2DM (13699 ratings)

    Verdict - An average film lacking intensity of presentation

    DaddyWatch trailerRelease date : September 08, 2017



    The lady judge looks like a school headmistress as she looks at Arjun Rampal ( Arun Gawli) and announces "I should give you death but I am giving you life". I half expected Arjun to say " Thank you your honour". This scene ended my ordeal of sitting through this mish mash of a collection of individually well shot scenes but the end result is a listless narrative boring at many places.
    Director Ashim Ahluwalia seems to be heavily influenced by the shooting style of RGV and the film is reminiscent of Satya and Sarkar series in many places. The biopic leans heavily on the oft repeated formula of the innocent Mumbai chawl boy sucked into a life of crime due to circumstances. We have seen this often.The police are shown ruthless and crafty and hand in glove with local politicians. As he learns the tricks of the trade Arun slowly evolves into a local messiah and Robin Hood of the masses. However the law catches up with him and he gets life imprisonment.
    The director is able to give the audience the feel of the dingy chawls and dark police stations and nasty police inspectors conducting third degree methods of investigation.
    Arjun Rampal tries to project Gawli but the intent of the director to show a docile and low key personality somehow doesn't work.The overall effect is not impressive. In some scenes he is shown totally serene and mumbling. Nishikant Kamat as the Inspector in pursuit of Gawli has done a good job. A classic case of miscasting is in respect of Farhan Akhtar as the Don. The impact is counterproductive and also looks artificial.

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