A Gentleman Movie Review: Mundane plot garnished with style
Helmed by director duo of Raj & DK whose earlier works like Go Goa Gone and Shor In The City have done quite a decent job at Box Office, A Gentleman is an action rom com with screenplay by Raj & DK and produced by Fox Star Studios.
A Gentleman Box Office Collection:
A Gentleman: Susheel Sundar Risky has not shown an impressive start minting mere Rs 8.40 cr at the Box Office so far. The action rom com helmed by the director duo of Raj Nidimoru & Krishna DK earned Rs 4.04 crore on opening day. In a minute improvement, the movie successfully minted Rs 4.36 cr on the second day.
#AGentleman Fri ₹ 4.04 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 26, 2017
#AGentleman shows limited growth on Day 2... Fri 4.04 cr, Sat 4.36 cr. Total: ₹ 8.40 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 27, 2017
The 132-minute long movie revolves around the two characters played by Sidharth Malhotra who are identical in looks but not in mannerisms. Gaurav who is sundar and susheel is a strait-laced guy who has all materialistic things which men of his age would long for- a bungalow and a swanky car. He dreams of having a wife, kids, a dog and executes his plans keeping in mind his future goals. On the other hand, there is a risky and suave Rishi who in fact is an undercover agent but lives in a huge delusion of working for the nation. Fed up with his unethical profession Rishi wants to quit and settle down just like other civilians. How do their paths cross and what unfolds further forms the story.
Mubarakan, A Gentleman, Judwaa 2, it seems double-role genre has again started gaining popularity among Indian filmmakers. Unlike typical double role flicks that we have earlier seen in Bollywood, A Gentleman doesn't survive on confusion erupted from lookalikes. Raj Nidimoru & Krishna DK whose last film Happy Ending didn't exactly had a happy ending at Box Office have done a stylish attempt to pack action and humor in this movie. The story keeps progressing and shifting from scenic locations of Miami, Bangkok, Goa and Mumbai. Each location has the story woven around it. Action sequences have been choreographed well but couple of them are too prolonged to be tolerated like the bike chase scene in the beginning. The action sequence in which Sidharth and his accomplices are being followed by cops has been stretched unnecessarily.
Humour is left to the witty conversations between Gaurav and his colleague Dikshit played by Hussain Dalal. There is also an entry of Kavya's parents (Rajit Kapur and Supriya Pilgaonkar) to add a bit of crackling humour. The scene in which Dikshit tries to hide a body while Kavya's parents visit Gaurav at his house is amusing. However, in another scene in which defence secretary, a gay is being 'honey-trapped' by Sidharth has been left undeveloped by actors. It could have been hilarious but uncovincing performance doesn't let that happen. Plot is thin and the film becomes mere cat-and-mouse game post interval.
A Gentleman rates poor on the acting scale. Sidharth Malhotra delivers an average performance, it is only his good looks that makes the film fancier. He looks gripping while performing stunts as Rishi but fails miserably as Gaurav. As the story moves back and forth, Sidharth's transitions between thug Rishi and decent guy Gaurav isn't that distinctive, the only difference is made by stubble. Jacqueline doesn't has much to do in the film. Her character is no way different from what we have earlier seen her doing on screen- chirpy beautiful girl whom the male lead is very fond of. There is hardly any scope for her to perform as it is Sidharth who is present almost in every scene. As far as love angle is concerned, there less romance as the film doesn't delve deep into the blooming love story of Gaurav and Kavya. Gaurav tries to woo his colleague Kavya played by Jacqueline Fernandez but Kavya finds him too-good for herself and friendzones him.
Keeping that aside, there is no second opinion to the fact that Sidharth and Jacqueline make a glamorous pair and they look captivating on-screen. Suniel Shetty is back from hibernation with this flick but sadly we don't get to see much of him as he is reduced to merely order giving commander of the gang. Known by the moniker colonel, Suniel plays the role of head of Unit X, set up by National Security Council and looks striking in bearded look. More than him, it is his henchman Yakub played by Mary Kom-fame Darshan Kumar who gets maximum space and has some hand-to-hand combat scenes with the male protagonist.
Humdrum storyline rescued by attractive lead pair and locations- that's A Gentleman
Why to watch?
Fresh and glamorous pairing of Sidharth and Jacqueline
Couple of action scenes are well choreographed
Watch the trailer here
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