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All audience reviews of D-Day

  • Half riveting, half boring, overall timepass!

    Inspector VIjay

    Rated 
    2.5
    Desimartini | Updated - July 19, 2013 11:33 AM IST
    3.5DM (1284 ratings)

    Verdict - Started off as a taut thriller & ends up as cliched Bollywood bore!

    D-DayWatch trailerRelease date : July 19, 2013



    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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