A Gentleman movie review: Humour and thriller in correct proportion

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ROHIT BHATNAGAR
Published Aug 25, 2017, 5:04 pm IST
Updated Aug 28, 2017, 1:43 pm IST
The film stars Sidharth Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez, Darshan Kumar and Suniel Shetty in the lead roles.
A still from the film.
 A still from the film.
Rating:

Director: Raj & DK

Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez, Darshan Kumar and Suniel Shetty

When a film is directed by Raj & DK, expectations are bound to happen. Be it Shor In The City or India's first zombie film Go Goa Gone, their films have never disappointed anyone and A Gentleman is one such film. Flanked by an engaging story, great action and watchable performances, A Gentleman has everything to entertain you for 132 minutes but the only drawback of the film is that they promoted it to be a multiplex film but it is primarily a single screen film instead.

Gaurav (Sidharth Malhotra) is living a simple life and buys a house in Miami. He secretly loves his colleague Kavya (Jacqueline Fernandez). He is an organised and hard working and dreams to marry Kavya and have a family someday but fate has its own game.

Gaurav's lookalike Rishi (Sidharth Malhotra) is on a secret mission with Yakub (Darshan Kumar) in Bangkok, controlled by an undercover colonel (Suniel Shetty). Things turns upside down when police chase Gaurav instead of Rishi. How Gaurav escapes from a crime he hasn't committed is what A Gentleman is all about.

The best part of the film is its screenplay which is twisted and enthralling. However, the trailer of the film made us believe that Gaurav and Rishi are the same person but the film is full of surprises. Raj & DK yet again proved that they are wacky, wicked and a new age director duo. The film is hilarious to the core, despite being filled with serious situations. Even gay humour in the film is enjoyable and relevant, doesn't look cheap at all.

First half is gripping but the second half is slightly lose, which could have been more crisp. Once the mystery unfolds, there is nothing much left to see till the climax.

The highlight of the film is its high octane action on the streets of Bangkok and Miami, which looks real. The car chasing sequences are shot well. Dialogues are quirky and funny.

Sidharth Malhotra has faced a lot of criticism for his stiffness since his debut film. He was even called a bamboo stick in the past but he has come prepared with this film. He looks great, acts well and does action with much ease. He has surely improved a lot as an actor. Jacqueline Fernandez looks glamourous in her role. She is good with her moves especially while doing a pole dance. Seems she has also worked on her Hindi. Darshan Kumar is watchable and Suniel Shetty looks great as a rugged and strict colonel. He has definitely become hotter after growing old.

Chandralekha, Baat Ban Jaye, Disco Disco and Bandook Meri Laila are hummable numbers. After a long dying phase, it is good to see Fox studios putting money in such entertaining films, Jolly LLB 2 being the last one this year.

Overall, A Gentleman is definitely an entertaining film which has its own set of loopholes but they can be easily overlooked. Watch it this weekend for a fun and edgy film.





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