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  • ...Ahluwalia ensures nothing comes between him and his story.

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  • If you like crime drama, Daddy is bound to fuel your imagination.

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  • ...the film gives us a great insight into the gangs that ruled Bombay during the seventies and eighties. A decent watch.

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  • See it for the austere unflinching portrayal of violence. For sounds and visuals that do not afford us the luxury of aesthetic gratification. And most of all, for Arjun Rampal's powerful performance that creeps up on us without warning.

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  • The big problem with the film is its middle-of-the-road ambitions. It’s a commercial film that’s trying to be as authentic as a documentary and as sublime as an art film. That’s where it drops the proverbial ball.

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  • It can't exactly be termed as Gawli's biopic, because so much of his life is missing from the film. Nor can one say that it is entertaining as it offers nothing new.

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  • It’s also the thickly-populated circuitous plot, which goes back and forth in time, which comes in the way of a solid crime thriller cum study of the making of a gangster.

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  • If you like slow and dark crime dramas, then Daddy is certainly for you, but if you are seeking a pacy period thriller, then you will be highly disappointed.

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  • ...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.

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  • It feels like an extension of the idea of the Mumbai gangster as family man that Bheeku Mhatre introduced some 20 years ago, just as Daddy seems to build on the legacy of Satya while pushing the Indian gangster film into darker, more ambiguous territory.

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  • Watch this gangster drama for Arjun Rampal's heartfelt performance. He breathes as Arun Gawli in Daddy. But don't go into the theatre expecting to learn anything eye-opening about the Mumbai underworld. You will come back disappointed.

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  • The craft is admirable and the big denouement is thought provoking, but pacing issues cripple the film to the extent that you’re exhausted by the time the lights come back on.

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  • With a sloppy storyline and over-dramatic dialogues, there is nothing fresh to watch in Daddy except for Arjun Rampal’s performance...

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  • ...is a poor show due to its incoherent script and weak direction. Arjun Rampal’s performance is the sole factor that makes the film realistic.

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  • The problem with making yet another gangster film is that somebody has done it before and, in all probability, done a better job.

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  • The sloppy writing that focuses on Gawli as a robin hood like any fictional Bollywood gangster fails to generate the interest as required...

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  • If this film was made to invoke sympathy for a man who might wrongfully be in prison today, it didn't really do much in that direction. Lacking balance, it just might have pushed the audience, that can be bothered to care, even further in the other direction.

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  • ...falls in the shadow; adrift and astray, mislaid between what would have been aimed on paper, in the script, and what eventually plays out on the screen.

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  • A barrelful of gangster clichés makes for a stylish but been-there-done-that biopic.

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  • My biggest issue with this film is that Rampal plays it safe with facts, events and characters while bringing to the screen the life of one of the most colourful dons...

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