Bollywood Hindi Movie Gunday ‘s Kolkata Connection: Movie Peview


After the December release Dhoom 3, starring Aamir Khan and Abhishek Bachchan, Prestigious Bollywood Production House Yashraj Film’s newest action flick has been titled as ‘Gunday’.  To add to the delights for the Kolkata audience, New Bollywood Hindi Movie Gunday will also be dubbed in Bengali.

In August 2012, Director Ali Abbas Zafar revealed that the film is titled Gunday and set in 1970’s where Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor play gangsters by the name of Bikram and Bala. Both Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor debuted with the banner of Yash Raj Films in Band Baja Baraat and Ishqzaade respectively.

Gunday is about two protagonists, who appear in action during the most turbulent times in the history of Calcutta, from 1971 to1988. Both the central characters Bikram and Bala rose from being small time wagon breakers and coal thieves to becoming the biggest and most powerful black marketing underworld dons. A rare combination of boldness and wit, the two were inseparable & the city of Calcutta swore by their friendship. As their notoriety became the stuff of legends, the People of this sprawling city started calling these two carefree rebels.‘ Gunday’.

Director Ali Zafar also commented that both the lead actors will be seen as Bengali’s in the film. They have been undergoing the stiffest of physical trainings to authenticate their respective characters as underworld dons. Cerebral Actor Irrfan Khan has been selected for the role of an Intelligence agent in the film and will play a ‘larger than life’ character in the film and another strong character actor Sushant Singh, has played a cameo in New Bollywood Hindi Movie Gunday. The film was primarily shot in Mumbai in the YRF studio & followed by long schedule in the city of joy, our own beloved Kolkata.  During shooting in Kolkata, some old native professionals were hired to create the set for a Durga Puja song sequence under Howrah Bridge to give it a realistic look of 1980’s. The film unit has been shooting at Khottadih Colliery area, Durgapur subdivision of Eastern Cold fields Limited.

Four persons, including three crew members, on their way to the shoot were injured when the Toyota Innova they were traveling in collided head-on with a truck on NH-2 near Bansra in Raniganj police station area. The truck driver escaped but both the vehicles had been seized. The production team turned back to Mumbai for the shoot after finishing schedule in Kolkata. Priyanka Chopra will be seen doing a Cabaret number in the movie keeping a vintage image. For the knowledge of our readers, Bappi Lahiri has worked for Yash Raj Films for the very first time in his illustrious career as the Music Composer of mainstream Bollywood movies.  Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra will be seen as the leading lady of Gunday and she has also performed a special cabaret dance for the film.

Ranveer Singh’s last two releases Lootera and Ram-Leela have received immense critical applauds from all sectors of  the Indian film industry whereas Arjun Kapoor’s last film ‘Aurangzeb’ did not perform that well at the box office but he has been chosen to play the lead in the Mr. India sequel alongside uncle Anil Kapoor and step mom Sridevi. Nevertheless Gunday is going to be a very crucial film for both the heroes and of course for the gorgeous Priyanka Chopra as well.

Gunday Trailer – Ranveer Singh | Arjun Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra | Irrfan Khan (You Tube)



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