Starring: Arjun Rampal, Aishwarya Rajesh, Nishikant Kamat, Rajesh Shringarpure, Usha Naik, Anand Ingle, Shruti Bapna, Natasa Stankovic, Anupriya Goenka
Genre: Indian political crime drama
Director: Ashim Ahluwalia
By Yogesh Mishra
Actor Arjun Rampal’s ‘Daddy’ is the anecdote of one of Mumbai’s most feared Gangster turned politician Arun Gawli, who ruled Mumbai’s underworld for over 30 years and later made his way into politics.
The film's lead actor Arjun Rampal who was last seen in Kahaani 2 takes us through the life of Arun Gawli. His life is beautifully showcased in the film and it seems even Gawli would also be impressed with this effort.
Every actor played their part effectively and the idea of casting most of the characters from Marathi cinema also worked. Some of the supporting actors who really gave noticeable performance are Anand Ingale, Anupriya Goenka, Shruti Bapna and Deepak Damle. Farhan Akhtar, who has played the character of Dawood (although real name is not used in the film) has also made great impact with his role but since the central story belongs to Gawli so the entire focus always remained on Arjun Rampal. On the other hand, Nishikant Kamat as an Inspector Vijaykar Nitin also did a commendable job.
But the man who stood out from the rest is Arjun Rampal. He delivered a career defining performance in Daddy. Arjun Rampal as Arun Gawli was simply awesome. Throughout the film, his character goes from local loafer to a beloved public figure and Arjun's performance certainly takes us through the journey.
It’s a great attempt by director Ashim Ahluwalia to showcase the real life of Gawli. Its a mind-blowing efforts by team Daddy. Arjun Rampal as a producer and as a lead actor Rocks!!!
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