Daddy Movie Review

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  • Review for the film: "Daddy"
  • Runtime: 2 Hours 14 Minutes
  • Certificate: A
  • Released: 08-09-2017
  • Genre: Drama, Biography
3 / 5.0

Daddy” is the story of Arun Gawli, the gangster turned politician. Ashim Ahluwaliah co-scripted and directed the film. Besides playing the lead role, Arjun Rampal, co-scripted Daddy. Aishwarya Rajesh, the National Award winning actress, made her debut in Bollywood with Daddy. Besides Arjun and Aishwarya, the film also has Nishikant Kamat, Anand Ingale, Rajesh Sringarpure, Anupriya Goenka, Mir Sarwar, Shruti Bapna, Girish Pal and Vijay Sanap. The music composition is by Sajid Wajid. Jessica Lee Gagné and Pankaj Kumar handled the camera. Arjun Rampal and Rutvij Patel produced the film.


Arun Gawli is the son of a mill worker in Mumbai. He is popular for gambling, extortion and murder. Arun has two friends Babu and Rama. These three started a gang named B-R-A gang representing Babu, Rama and Arun in the later 70s. These gangsters had a tough competition with their contemporary, Dawood Ibrahim. How the son of a mill worker turned a deadly don? Watch the film in theaters.

Star Performance

Arjun Rampal has chosen to do this role without any fear. Performance wise, Arjun has no flaws at all. He has just fit into the skin of the role, Arun Gawli. All the other stars had done the roles perfectly as per the direction. Aishwarya Rajesh, the Tamil actress, beautifully portrayed Zubaida and she excelled in the languages too.


Ashim Ahluwalia has made a good attempt at making the biopic of a gangster turned politician. The script is good and Arjun’s fresh attempt gets appreciation. Arjun Rampal’s make up needs a special mention here. In most of the scenes, we couldn’t find Arjun Rampal, but the gangster turned politician, Arun. Thanks to the makeup artist, who has completely changed Arjun to Arun. Coming to the actress Aishwarya, she is not well versed in Hindi and Bengali. But, she has taken a lot of efforts and worked hard to make her role a touching one. It is also to be noted that the director didn’t complete the biopic but finish off the film with a jail term for Arun Gawli.

What’s There?

  • Performance of the artists is neat and casual
  • Chemistry between Arjun Rampal and Aishwarya Rajesh
  • The background score gels with the story and the visuals are also good
  • Rampal’s physical transformation is amazing

What’s Not There?

  • The narrative is flat and there are no twists and turns


If you are a fan of the gangster movie, then this is for you. The director has changed the color tone of the brutal murder scenes and hence it will not affect the audiences, much. Arun Gawli biopic Daddy is watch worthy!

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