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A Gentleman Review

by Rajat Srivastav

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A Gentleman and Suniel Shetty ! 

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Is that what you mean , Makers ???

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Should have called it 'Gentlemen' atleast for Shetty Sir's sake !!

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But jokes apart , if i were to create the reference point for 'A Gentleman' you know what would that be ?

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Styling , Looks and Production Value - on a scale of Bang Bang - 5 out of 10 - well is not quite there though honest effort !! Hrithik replaced by two Siddarths and Katrina by Jacqueline !!

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Absurdity Scale on a scale of Action Jackson - 4 out of 10 - so tried hard but not that bad too !!

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So half as good as Bang Bang ( and even that cannot be a compelling reason to watch ! )

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And almost half as bad as Action Jackson but not that bad either and that's the saving grace of the movie !!

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Now let's look at the storyline with a hint of spoilers 

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So out of the two Siddarths, Rishi is a Bond lookalike but nurses a dream of a happy family and Gaurav who's life is without adventure . Even the car he drives is labeled as tempo by his friends. So their life's is bound to cross paths as it's bollywood and that's where some adventure begins !

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Sadly the fun element is out in the interval and beyond that the story takes a predictable route. Till interval the movie doesn't give you a lot to think and plays on the timezone element. After interval there is not much meat left to the plot as you know the necessary evils of second half in order to set up a climax where the hero wins!

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Screenplay keeps you awake wide eyed in the first half at best . There are some noteworthy action sequences and one or two fun moments in the second half and that's all !

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Basically there's not much to look forward to despite some really good songs as well ! Alas they don't work too ! Bandook meri laila which comes intermittently within the narrative is a catchy number but objectifies either fun or woman. While it's fun listening to it , one of the two will definitely mind !

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It's a treat to watch Jacqueline doing the pole - I mean there's so much element in Jacqueline yet she plays it safe by doing inconsequential roles in actioners ! She's doting on adventure throughout but when she gets some real adventure she goes blank and confused - This could have been her scene but she doesn't make much out of it. 

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Siddarth definitely makes the first half worth watching but then you also get tired after a while. There is a lot of charm in this guy but the directors and the writers could not extract flesh out of the two characters. Both look so similar that you have to make an effort. Should have been seamless like RR Rao's two characters last week ! 

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Suniel Shetty returns to the big screen after so long. Was definitely looking forward to see him but he doesn't go beyond the ordinary and remains stone-faced till the end ! 

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Darshan kumar another good actor is given bad dialogues and couldn't rake up the menace quotient ! 

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I don't want to say that But what's more wooden than one Siddarth ? Two Siddarths maybe ! 

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And the A Gentleman he is he says life sucks and repeats that so that we take it as a hint before entering !!

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And hey what's that about Sundar Susheel Risky - I first thought that's the name of those two characters but gosh even Siddarth should have taken offence of being called sundar at least !! 

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Director Raj and DK are known to create characters - Shor in the City and 99 were fun-crime thrillers. They lost steam in Happy Ending and further goofed up Go Goa Gone ( though some critics loved both too ). In this offering , they have played to the gallery and not to their strengths of creating a fun crime thriller !

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Will go with 2 stars - its definitely not outright crass it has some elements.

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Only if nothing much to do in the weekend you can buy a ticket or two !

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Pst pst - The lesson learnt is that Girls can never be satisfied - when he was sundar she wanted risky and when she got risky she wanted Sundar back !! That's what the title stands for I guess. 

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A Gentleman review from other sources

BollywoodHungama 2.5/5

On the whole, A GENTLEMAN surprises audience with the developments in the first half but the film goes downhill in the second half completely. At the box office, it will collect the most out of all other releases but it won’t last in theatres for long.

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TimesOfIndia.com 3/5

The film’s lead pair helps in keeping your eyes on the screen. Sidharth plays the two parts with distinctive skills and puts his charm to good use. Jacqueline’s sincerity is palpable and she makes for a breezy addition here, but her role is unnecessary. Hussain Dalal provides comic relief and Darshan Kumar’s one-note villainous act is satisfactory. The film would have been a perfect entertainer had it held its cards closer to its chest. However, it still has plenty bang for your buck.

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filmibeat.com 2.5/5

A Gentleman is high on style but isn't generous enough when it comes to substance. It has nothing new to offer even in terms of action. Sign up for this risk only if you are a Sidharth Malhotra fan or don't mind 'same sh*t, different day'!

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NDTV 2/5

The rubble that bust-ups result in resemble the film as a whole. It is pretty while it lasts, but strangely bland overall. A Gentleman is a pileup of little ideas gone haywire. They could have done with more breathing room. Style over substance: that's the story of A Gentleman. Strictly for Sid Malhotra fans.

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Glamsham.com 2/5

A GENTLEMAN is a stylishly packed action drama which is attractive but not enough to make you fall in love. If you love Sidharth Malhotra more than anything else in this world then the movie is for you otherwise be wise.

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  • Krishna Dk
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  • Sachin-Jigar
  • Roman Jakobi
  • Arindam S Ghatak
    Aarif Sheikh
  • Neeraj Vora
    Vaibhav Shah
  • Krishna DK
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    Hussain Dalal
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    Hussain Dalal
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  • Fox Star Studios
  • Aug 25, 2017
  • Hindi