All audience reviews of Gunday

  • Gunday: Movie Review

    Merkwürdige Liebe

    Desimartini | Updated - February 19, 2014 19:12 PM IST
    3.3DM (6188 ratings)
    2.1Critic (9 ratings)

    Verdict - Atrocious.

    GundayWatch trailerRelease date : February 14, 2014

    The prologue of director Ali Abbas Zafar’s Gunday, much like the 70’s Bollywood films it tries to emulate, has a lot of physicality going on where coal and mud become active motifs of the film’s aesthetic expression of its themes. The opening portions are promising, but soon after Priyanka Chopra’s character is introduced, it’s a trainwreck. The term Masala cinema is casually thrown around these days to describe cinema made for the lowest denominator of the audience, but Masala cinema is one genre that in turn must be taken seriously. The humour has to be endearing, the action has to pack a punch, the drama has to compel and the tragedy must feel tragic to the audience (which is why Sholay, after so many years, still feels alive). All the factors are present in Gunday, but the humour is cringeworthy at best, the action is filmed in excruciating slow-motion, and the drama – the conflict at the core where the two friends fall for the same girl – is so flimsy that it’s impossible to buy the film’s proceedings. The writer-director also shoehorns inane political statements into the drama that’s essentially about two individuals, and the message the film preaches is laughably silly at best. The Masala template, if approached imaginatively and taken seriously, can yield great results. Atul Sabharwal’s terrific Aurangzeb managed that feat, it was an assuredly crafted film that didn’t employ the nostalgia factor but instead meticulously sketched a very meaty drama, employing politics to serve the narrative than to preach a message. Amidst all the juvenile tomfoolery, Gunday doesn’t realize that it embodies the very flaws of lazily puked out faux-Masala films – films that are commercial, play to the gallery, aim at entertaining but miss one important ingredient – the spice. Gunday is as tasteless and unwholesome as they come.

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  • Mursalin Kabir

    Mursalin Kabir

    1 Reviews
    Rated 0.5February 21, 2014

    Manipulating Bangladesh's Liberation War HISTORY

    This is one of those worst movies you can hardy digest which are full of historically inappropriate, inaccurate and dumb events!!!All most all the more

  • Merkwürdige Liebe

    Merkwürdige Liebe

    200 Reviews , 65 Followers
    Rated 1.0February 19, 2014

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  • Madan Mohan Marwah

    Madan Mohan Marwah

    331 Reviews , 21 Followers
    Rated 3.0February 18, 2014

    Good entertainment. Lovable rascals display male bonding, attitude and action

    After a long time we have a film on male bonding or bromance as it is called nowadays and it is a bit overstretched with all good intentions what more

  • Yusuf Abidin

    Yusuf Abidin

    34 Reviews
    Rated 3.0February 17, 2014

    "Hum Gunday Hain, Slo-Mo Humari Puri Film Me Hai, Tere So Jane Se Kuch Nahi Hoga"

    GOOD - Undoubtedly Irrfan Khan, though in a special appearance but this man sets the screen on fire each time he comes in action; the huge more

  • Rony D'costa

    Rony D'costa

    408 Reviews , 106 Followers
    Rated 2.0February 16, 2014

    Slo Mo Munday

    Gunday took me back to my childhood. The films I grew up on.  Alas, I have grown out of such films unless a masala commercial film has the more

critic reviews

  • Rajeev Masand

    Rajeev Masand

    Rated 2.0February 16, 2014


    It's certainly a case of potential squandered read more

  • Shubhra Gupta

    Shubhra Gupta

    Rated 1.5February 16, 2014


    It is a mash-up of many popular blockbusters read more

  • Saibal Chatterjee

    Saibal Chatterjee

    Rated 2.0February 16, 2014


    It is certainly not the ideal date film on this Valentine’s Day weekend. read more

  • Raja Sen

    Raja Sen

    Rated 0.5February 16, 2014


    Gunday is utter garbage read more

  • Sukanya Verma

    Sukanya Verma

    Rated 2.0February 16, 2014


    Gunday is a mess! read more