Bollywood, gangsters and Mumbai have been the perfect 3-course meal over the years. Once Upon a Time in Mumbai, Company, Maqbool and the list goes on and on before we settle on a number of amazing films Bollywood has produced in the gangster genre. However, despite the expertise, there has been a huge void left as we long to see another convincing Bollywood gangster.
Based on the life of gangster turned politician Arun Gawli, Daddy looks to give you a glimpse of the days when the Bombay underworld was born. The 2 and a half minute trailer puts in names of Dawood and Dongri that are enough to get your attention. Featuring gang wars, retro style dressed actors and a deadly Arjun Rampal at the helm of things.
Despite a tough and transformed Arjun Rampal there are hardly any attention stealers I could find. Despite the fact that its based on a true story, Daddy, not only is about the underworld of those days, but also about the representation of Mumbai in those troubled times.
Well, there is a lot to look forward to and a lot more at stake. From my point of view, Daddy has a lot to impress, but, only if it capitalizes upon its story with an engulfing screenplay and worthy direction.