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Old September 14th, 2017, 10:02 AM
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Ashdoc's movie review---Daddy

'Daddy' is the honorific given to Mumbai/Bombay's well known gangster Arun Gawli, who grew up in the now famous dagdi chawl ( stone building ) and made it and it's people his fortress .

But the movie shows him to be a reluctant gangster ; not ready to fire a gun quickly at the person he is supposed to shoot at . The leader of his gang is first Babu Reshim and then his close friend Rama Naik ; he follows their footsteps seemingly with reluctance . And they are for the first half under the shadow of Dawood ( called Maqsood in the film ) , for whom they work.

The first half is full of shootouts and blood spilling in which Arun gets slowly involved , but his voice is always humble and no aura is built around him . But he does dare to fall in love with a woman of different religion called Zubeida and she runs away from her marriage to another man to be with him . He is shown forever loyal to her with no daillances with prostitutes that are common among gangsters . And Zubeida ( played by Aishwarya Rajesh ) is his pillar of strength ; she even follows his police cavalcade when the police are transferring him from one jail to another to ensure that the police do not kill him on the way .

The police sure want to kill him ; or rather one policeman does .He is inspector Vijaykar ( played by Nishikant Kamat ) , who dreams of promotion in the police force by killing Daddy . So much so that even when he has the chance to arrest Daddy he tries to kill him . But Daddy is too smart ; he and his cohorts consistently outwit Vijaykar almost until the climax .

It is after both Babu Reshim and Rama Naik get killed that Daddy gets his place in the sun ; the others have no choice but to anoint him as leader as the two are dead . And Daddy decides to bolster his reputation ( which is not that of a bold person at all ) by incurring the enemity of the ultimate gangster---Dawood who else . Though the shooting fails to kill Dawood , it finally brings Daddy out of the D gang's shadow.

And soon politicians make a beeline for Daddy . Dawood is forced to quit India and run to Dubai , leaving Daddy to boast about remaining in India while others have fled away. But Daddy does not join any political party and instead floats his own . Rejects all offers of political alliances. And triumphs over everyone by winning elections .

But at his moment of triumph he makes his biggest mistake handing victory to the police . He kills the politician who openly rebukes him In legislative assembly for being a gangster and this gives police the chance to send him in prison for life .

Arjun Rampal has put a superbly understated performance as Arun Gawli aka Daddy , and his acting has been complemented by Aishwarya Rajesh who really brings out the strength of their marital relationship . There are only a few songs but background music is commendable. Colours are appropriate for the settings and photography is good .

Verdict---Good .

Three and a half stars out of five.
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Old September 14th, 2017, 10:47 AM
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Re: Ashdoc's movie review---Daddy

Have not seen it,.. just read from someone,...

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Movie based on Mumbai gangster Arun Gawli. It traces the rise of the gangster from being a jobless mill worker's son to a gangster and how he reluctantly gets into the business of supari killing. The small gang, of which he is a member, initially works for the Bhai, Dawood. Gawli then starts asking for a % in D's illegal businesses they help sustain. D's right hand man Masood dislikes the gang and tips off the police about their hideout. In one of the encounters with police a member of the gang gets killed. That's when they swear revenge against the RH man of D. And the rivalry with D gang begins.

In the second half Gawli turns a politician and contests and wins assembly election. But then gets a lifeterm for the assassination of a SS MLA. The movie is, generally speaking, soft on Gawli. It shows why he took up killing, how he helped poor, how he helped and fed Muslim during 1992 Mumbai riots, how he wanted to leave everything and come back to mainstream but circumstances foiled the reform process, what he aimed to do by becoming a MLA, etc...

Acting is just OK. The feel of the times is authentic. However, the script and screenplay let down the movie. It doesnt seem gripping at any point. Rampal as Gawli could have done better while Farhan doesnt act like D one bit. I think Makarand Deshpande looked and acted more like Gawli in Marathi movie "Dagdi Chawl" and Rishi Kapoor did a good job as Dawood in "D-Day".
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Re: Ashdoc's movie review---Daddy

I like gangster movies so in for this one whenever it comes on Netflix or YouTube
Not sure how Arjun Rampal would looks as Gawli.
I saw dagdi chapel* on a flight year back. My 2 lines one of your threads.
As mentioned there, Makarand Deshpande looks more like Arun Gawli than Arpin Gawli himself!

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