This is by far the most masaledaar and entertaining work of Sidharth Malhotra
After immense anticipation, A Gentleman has released. Starring Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez in the lead, the movie promises to be stylish, sexy and action-packed.
A Gentleman narrates the story of the simple Gaurav (Sidharth Malhotra), who is on a mission to settle down. He is in the process of trying to charm Kavya (Jacqueline Fernandez) to marry him.
However, Kavya dreads the thought of taking the plunge and settling down. Her only wish is that her “sundar susheel” gentleman lives life to the brim, with a little more risk and excitement.
Things soon take an interesting twist when an assignment takes Gaurav to Mumbai.
We don’t know about ‘risky,’ but the premise of the movie certainly is ‘sundar’ and ‘susheel.’ So, how good is this action-comedy? DESIblitz reviews.
Bollywood has seen a wave of Bollywood action films. A Gentleman has a fresh approach to the action and comedy. The film is packaged in a way that has not been seen before.
Directors Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. are no strangers to creating a quirky and dynamic comedy – remember Shor In The City and Go Goa Gone? A Gentleman also retains the idiosyncratic elements – which enhance the entertainment factors in the film.
In many Bollywood action films, the direction is poor or weak. However, Raj and DK ensure that the movie is stylish, intelligent and enjoyable.
The way the plot is narrated is clever – credits go to the editing here. Initially, one expects a stereotypical story, but the film turns into something quite unexpected.
It’s not just the direction that is done well, but Sumit Bhateja’s writing is also witty. Especially the play-on-names like ‘Dixit,’ there are many dialogues which will make you laugh-out-loud and you’ll even remember these after the credits roll.
Of course, the movie would be incomplete without the visually appealing stunts and action scenes.
After seeing previous works of producers Fox Star Studios – like Bang Bang! – the action notches higher in this film. These scenes are executed so crisply and succinctly, one can’t remove their eyes from the screen.
Moreover, the action is well-weaved into the narrative of the film and has a consistent rhythm throughout.
Roman Jakobi’s ace choreography compliments the jaw-dropping action sequences. The slow-motion scenes during the action are executed nicely, creating a Matrix or Mission Impossible feel.
All together, the direction, dialogues, stunts and cinematography are packaged well.
Let’s talk about the performances.
Sidharth Malhotra is terrific in A Gentleman. Staying true to his character, Sidharth is smart, sexy and stylish. But he is not solely eye-candy.
He acts with gusto – whether it comes to unleashing his action persona or his comical side, Sidharth transitions it with such ease.
In relation to Malhotra’s comedy, he is very subtle and natural. He is effortless. In comparison to some of his previous wooden characters or works, this is by far the most masaledaar and entertaining work of Sidharth Malhotra.
Perhaps we have found our very own Desi James Bond through A Gentleman?
Jacqueline Fernandez performs her character, Kavya, with utmost energy. From her look to charisma, Fernandez is on fire. It can be said that Jacqueline is charming, hilarious and kaatilana during the action scenes.
As for the baddies, Darshan Kumar is seen as Yakub. We last saw Kumar in a negative role with NH10 and once again, he shines as an antagonist. His innocent look yet ruthless demeanour is definitely a lethal combination.
After hiatus we get to see Suniel Shetty on celluloid as the ring-leader colonel. Whilst we have missed seeing Anna on-screen, his performance is adequate in the film. Unfortunately, Shetty is hardly seen in the film.
In addition to the main cast, there is also some fantastic performances from the supporting cast and guest appearances.
Especially Supriya Pilgaonkar and Rajit Kapur – as Kavya’s parents. They are first-rate in their respective parts, albeit for a short period.
Any Raj and DK film is incomplete without Sachin-Jigar’s music. Yet again, they have composed a chartbuster with the soundtrack of A Gentleman.
Not only do songs like ‘Disco Disco,’ and ‘Chandralekha’ make you want to shake-a-leg on the dance floor, but tracks such as ‘Baat Ban Jaaye’ and ‘Bandook Meri Laila’ make you want to grab a chilled beer on a hot summer’s day.
Undoubtedly, the music of A Gentleman is one of the best works of Sachin-Jigar in recent times. It’s a shame some critics have slammed the soundtrack.
Whilst the movie is enriched with many positive aspects, the first-half lacks the fizz, although there is plenty of laughs and action to keep you engaged.
Final word? A Gentleman is a well-balanced film, which spells ENTERTAINMENT.
The satisfaction we get from this film is like drinking a cold fizzy drink. The film is refreshing and has a positive impact on the audience.
From the direction to soundtrack, every aspect of the film is handled well. Thankfully, they don’t go overboard with any of the action or comedy quotients. Furthermore, Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez are just excellent in this action comedy.
Now, our question is, when is the sequel releasing?!