Synopsis: During the madness and horrors of 1971 war in Bangladesh, two teenage kids flee to Calcutta as refugees where, by the passage of time, they turn into formidable gangsters. At this point enters a charming girl and a true professional police officer and their lives are changed forever.
Story: Bikram and Bala were 12-years-old orphans when 1971 war erupted in Bangladesh. During the struggle to survive the wrath of warring forces of Bangladesh liberation groups and Pakistan army, they find their way to Calcutta where they are registered as refugees. With no option left, both the friends start their new life as small-time wagon breakers and coal thieves. Gradually they establish their position in the criminal underworld and time comes when they become the most feared gangsters, although there are many who love them. Their friendship is famous as an unbreakable bond. People begin to name this carefree duo as “Gunday”. However when the seductive Nandita steps into their lives, everything is changed. At the same time ACP Satyajeet Sarkar also starts to play his role as a true believer in the power of law. Their lives will never be the same any more.
Review: This movie pays full attention to character building. All the characters are endowed with their peculiar qualities. Bikram is all mind while Bala is the muscle in this criminal duo. Bikram is a charming personality who believes in sacrificing everything for those he loves. He is more mature than Bala who is impulsive, passionate and childish in his nature. Nandita throws her charms to the people from the cabaret floor. Her charismatic beauty takes no time to engulf the hearts of both the friends.
ACP Satyajeet Sarkaar is a notorious police officer who is a living legend in Calcutta. He doesn’t pay heed to laws while pursuing criminals and he never fails in his mission no matter how strong the gangster looks. He loves to remain one step ahead of his opponents.
However the historical facts are distorted to show that Bangladesh came into existence due to India’s war with Pakistan. There is no mention of the Bengali people who fought and gave sacrifices for the liberation of their country. This will surely be resented by the people of Bangladesh.
Stars: Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Irrfan Khan, Sushant Singh
Directed By: Ali Abbas Zafar
Music By: Julius Packiam, Sohail Sen
Written By: Ali Abbas Zafar, Sanjay Masoom
Producer: Aditya Chopra
Genres: Action, Drama, Romance
Releases Date: 14 February 2014
Language: Hindi, Bengali