Sep 082017

3 out of 5 stars
Box Office: TBA

Daddy_Film_PosterDaddy is the story of the roller-coaster life of Arun Gawli. The story begins in late 70s when the mills in Bombay (present day Mumbai) get shut, rendering lakhs of people jobless and even homeless. In a locality in central Mumbai, Dagdi Chawl, three youngsters get lured into the underworld. They form the ‘B.R.A. Gang’ which is the acronym of their names – Babu Reshim (Anand Ingle), Rama Naik (Rajesh Shringarpore) and Arun Gawli (Arjun Rampal). Arun Gawli however becomes quite prominent and soon enters politics. How he becomes a boon for the Dagdi Chawl residents and a bane for the police force forms the rest of the story.


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Positive Reviews

“Arjun Rampal gives Arun Gawli new life”
– Sify

“If you like crime drama, Daddy is bound to fuel your imagination. Gawli is a part of India’s crime-history. And this is the closest you will come to ‘encountering’ him.”
– Timesofindia

“If you are a fan of Rampal and/or Mumbai gangland lore, Daddy should make your weekend interesting.”
– Movietalkies

“The biopic of the reluctant gangster Arun Gulab Gawli is brilliantly shot, the film gives us a great insight into the gangs that ruled Bombay during the seventies and eighties. A decent watch. “
– Nowrunning

“Despite its minor flaws, Arjun Rampal’s fantastic performance and Ahluwalia’s detailed visage make this gangster movie worth a watch.”
– Filmfare

“In this age of bloated biopics, Arjun Rampal’s portrayal of Arun Gawli is worth noting because he seems to have surrendered to the vision of director Ashim Ahluwalia”
– Filmcompanion

Average Reviews

” Arjun Rampal plays Arun Gawli as a time bomb waiting to explode”
– Indiatvnews

“Daddy is one of the best films to come out this year with an applause worthy performance by Arjun Rampal, however, it fails to leave an impression on you with its weak narrative and sluggish pace.”
– DNA India

“Despite Arjun’s Hard Hitting Performance, Screenplay Acts As A Letdown”
– Koimoi

“The Arjun Rampal starrer biopic on Arun Gawli is nothing but one of the boring chapters of a history book.”
– Deccanchronicle

“This might not be a perfect high-octane action-infused gangster flick but if biopics interest you, go for it!”
– Zee News India

” Arjun Rampal shines, but film fails to connect”
– Mid-Day

“Arjun Rampal is believable only in fits and starts”
– Indianexpress

Negative Reviews

“DADDY tries to gain sympathy for the allegedly dreaded criminal.Watch DADDY if you love Arjun Rampal more than anything else in this world

– Glamsham

“Watch it if you are a fan of Arjun Rampal or gangster flicks.”
– Bollywoodhungama

“A Poor Screenplay Is The Main Culprit In This Arjun Rampal Starrer!.”
– Filmibeat

“Visuals stand out in this gangster drama.”
– Indiatoday

“Arjun Rampal is romanticised as Gawli in this formula gangster film”
– hindustantimes

“Full of holes, Daddy plays it safe.”
– Rediff

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