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  • A perfect entertainer.

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  • ...an entertaining film. It's old wine in a new bottle and it tastes awesome!

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  • ...has a credible story to tell, is packed with unexpected twists that keep you on the edge and offers entertainment in large doses.

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  • More depth, more fire would've sharpened this film. But Gunday offers glitter coating a grim tale.

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  • It’s formula food for the present day, spiced with flamboyance, a fair sense of rhythm that occasionally slackens during the 153-minute running time, and a clear understanding of the meaning of popular entertainment, Hindi movie style.

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  • ...is entertaining despite being a masala fair. This old wine in a saucy new bottle works!

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  • The film is watchable, yes, but less for the unimpressive story and mainly for the Ranveer-Priyanka-Arjun combo.

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  • I enjoyed Gunday because of Ranveer and Arjun.

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  • ...attempts to bring back that time, that bravado and a whole mish-mash of action sequences from films such as Deewar and the like. Unfortunately, everything rings as false as the mile-long eyelashes of the cabaret dancer Nandita, played by Priyanka Chopra.

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  • Six packs, bulging muscles, seductive dances – all the cinematic material required to make an audience friendly hit. What’s missing is a key eye for detail, a process of refinement, which they say turns coal into diamond.

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  • ...leaving you mildly enraged with the hope of what could have been, especially given the inexhaustible resources at hand.

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  • The eye candy on liberal display in Gunday isn’t buttressed with enough narrative energy. It really is difficult to keep a two-and-a-half-hour film from losing its wheels when its engine room is bereft of the propellant of genuine inspiration.

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  • Occasionally, blemished scripts too are salvaged by solid performances. Gunday is inconsistent on that front as well.

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  • This is not an unwatchable film. It’s simply unremarkable, inconsistent and unoriginal.

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  • A two-hero film is a rarity these days. Watch it only for that reason.

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  • ...there’s little that oiled physiques, buttoned-down shirts and pectoral muscles can achieve without a decent script or good direction. Gunday has neither.

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  • ...isn't unwatchable, but it's certainly a case of potential squandered. The film has an authentic look and feel of 70s Calcutta, some robust cinematography, and a few good tunes. It's also got two live-wire leading men whose on-screen chemistry sadly isn't mined for enough laughs.

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  • There is bromance, romance, revenge, and spicy dialoguebaazi. In short, all the 'sholay' to light up a Bollywood bonfire. What Gunday does not have is soul and enough glue to keep the moviegoer going through the length of the movie.

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  • The experience is immersive, but solely at a surface level – we’re not pulled in. Zafar is so busy making a movie that looks like a 1970s movie that he forgets to make a movie that feels like a 1970s movie.

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  • A movie that is rather too loud but still watchable—mostly for Priyanka Chopra’s sizzler of a turn.

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  • In the name of plot, we get a mash-up of many popular blockbusters, several of them belonging to Yashraj, the producers of this one. In the name of acting, we get pumped up beefcake and one number plumped-lip eye candy.

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  • As predictable as a movie could get, Gunday's "twist" is the most laughable of them all.

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  • If only the director had the guts to channel all the sexual tension into a Brokeback Mountain-esque love story instead of this faux bromance. Unfortunately, the characters are completely in denial of this chemistry and stick to the unwritten rules of the System.

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