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

Sep 082017

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He made a promising debut in 2001 with “Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat” and went on to star in a number of films for a decade, but Arjun Rampal says he has now decided to go slow.

In the beginning of his career, the model-turned-actor featured in an array of romantic movies such as “Deewanapan”, “Dil Hai Tumhaara”, “Dil Ka Rishta” and “Vaada”.

The films could not do wonders at the box office and Arjun says it was “frustrating” for him to do projects which did not contribute to his growth as an actor.

“When I are started I was told, ‘You need to keep working’. I had managers telling me to do ‘certain kind of stuff’. But then I realised I was not growing.

“It was frustrating for me to get caught in that kind of vicious circle. I was in front of the camera, but I was not growing,” Arjun tells PTI.

The actor took a break from love stories and shifted to character roles with movies such as “Don”, “Om Shanti Om”, “Raajneeti”, “Ra.One” and “Rock On”.

“I was not happy, so I decided to stop. I looked back and found out that I want to act more and do justice to my work. I decided to go slow because I wanted to do films which were different… Roles which were tough,” he adds.

Arjun will next be seen playing gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli in biopic “Daddy”. The 44-year-old actor says the movie is the “biggest risk” he has taken in his

“I decided to take the plunge because of my passion. Once I make up my mind, I just go ahead with it. When I embarked on this story (‘Daddy’), it was suppose to happen with somebody else. Those people let us down, but I didn’t want to abandon Arun Gawli’s story.”

Arjun, who turned producer in 2006 with “I See You”, says “Daddy” is his “first proper film as a producer” as it gave him a better understanding of filmmaking.

“‘I See You’ was very small and doable. ‘Daddy’ was far more challenging. It was a period film. We have to get the rights and permissions. There were a lot of legalities. It was stressful. It was a production heavy film and it taught me a lot in terms of filmmaking.”

Directed by Ashim Ahuluwalia and also featuring Tamil actor Aishwarya Rajesh, “Daddy” will hit the screens tomorrow.

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