'Daady' Movie Review: Despite Arjun Rampal's Realistic Acting, Biopic Fails To Impress Viewers

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| September 8 , 2017 , 14:07 IST

Bollywood has always been fascinated with the lives of criminals. Many movies revolving around the popular Dons have been made and appreciated. 'Daddy' is a period drama based on the life story of a gangster, Arun Gawli played by Arjun Rampal.

Ashim Ahluwalia has tried to do justice with the background of the 1970s, from flared costumes to the shady bars and murky shootouts, the film has it all. Arjun Rampal's portrayal of Gawli is compelling.

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The journey of the lead from being the son of a jobless mill worker to becoming a feared gangster is a roller coaster ride, attending many blockers in the way. Arjun's 'Robin-hood' facade as established in the beginning of the film soon fades away in the background followed by the power-packed entry of Nishikant Kamat.

Other than Arjun, Nishikant is one of the few actors in the film who have justified their roles. The daredevil cop whose life's mission is to put Gawli behind the bars tries his best to reach the gangster without fearing the system. 

The originally male-oriented film softens a bit with the entry of Aishwarya Rajesh who plays Arjun's neighbour turned love interest. Cinematographers Jessica Lee Gagne and Pankaj Kumar have nailed in capturing the 70s era to the bits.

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The establishment of B.R.A. gang based on Babu Reshim (Anand Ingale), Rama Naik (Rajesh Shringarpure) and Arun Gawli (Arjun Gawli) has been shot with precision, though many minor details which the audience would be interested in are missing. 

The film climaxes with Gawli being convicted of murder and serving life imprisonment. The crime thriller which studying the making of Arun Gawli demands a great amount of patience from the viewers due to the slow moving storyline.

In the nutshell, Arjun Rampal's acting is worth a watch but slow plot might force the audience to leave their seats before the story reaches its end.