Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez, Darshan Kumar, Suneil Shetty, Supriya Pilgaonkar, Rajat Kapur.
Director: Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK
Duration: 132 mins
By : Megha Thadani
Just when we thought, the conecpt of twins, doppelgangers or look-alikes had long gone, here comes, A.Raj and DK’s – A Gentleman: Sundar,Susheel,Risky. An enticing tale of idenetical looking persons sharing their life stories. It is a complete platter,offering adventure, romance, comdey and action.
Sidharth Malhotra effortlessly essays a double role. On one hand, he is the soft, sweet, safe and Good boy – Gaurav. Whereas on the other end, he is an audacious venturresome Risky guy -Rishi. Jacqueline (Kavya) is the love interest of Sidharth. Throughout she remins baffled between the similar looking characters. Nonetheless, it is one of her finest performances till date. However, it will not be worng to say that she merely acts as a filler, while the handsome hunk Malhotra carries the film on his shoulder.
Gaurav hails from Miami, while Rishi is based in Mumbai. The movie therefore, keeps jumping between the two destinations. The plot remains plain and simple, but what stands out and keeps one wondering are the fantabulous Twists and Turns. Just when we try to predict the future events, Boom! We’re taken for a toss. As they say, Expect the Unexpected!
Sidharth is explicitly marvellous. He is good as Gaurav but is outstanding as Risky Rishi. He aptly balances the characters to put on a show that keeps us gripping to our seats.
Regardless to mention, his good looks and toned body adds to the gaiety ride.
Suniel Shetty is back onscreen after a long time and graces the film with a special appreance. He acts as a Colonel and makes his presenece felt donning a sexy beard.
A special mention to Hussain Dalal, who play’s Gaurav’s friend Dixit. He provides us with a dose of humour that lightens the mood of the story. Darshan Kumar who made his debut in Mary Kom, attracts u with his evil character. His strong acting skills bring life and justufies his wicked villanious act.
Dialogues and cinematography play a viatal role adding to the pace, taking the plot further.
The director duo, who have blessed us with Shor in the City and Go Goa Gone, create the magic once again with Stellar action and bold stunts. They do not get lost in the visual flair and put forward and action-packed rom-com that holds us until the last minute.
The first half runs smoothly, however post the interval the latter half seems a little stretched. Suggestively, a little chopping would be good to make it all the more appalling. The music is good with no chart-busters, but are decently and logically placed.
The unexpected turn of events unravel the essence of the story and adds the required spice to the ongoing drama. All in all, it is an enthralling delight to the eyes.
Verdict: A Gentleman is a must watch for the movie buffers.