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Daddy (2017)

Not Rated | | Action, Biography, Crime | 8 September 2017 (USA)
From the rough streets and back alleys of Central Mumbai comes the sensational true story of Arun Gawli, a man who scripted his own destiny, eventually going on to become one of India's most feared gangsters. Today he remains an enigmatic figure; at once a volatile, power-hungry criminal for some and the respected "Daddy" or a modern day Robin Hood for the working-class neighborhood he belongs to... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Arjun Rampal ... Arun Gawli
Aishwarya Rajesh ... Asha Gawli
Nishikant Kamat ... Inspector Vijaykar Nitin
Rajesh Shringarpore Rajesh Shringarpore ... Rama Naik
Purnanand Wandekar Purnanand Wandekar ... Vijay
Anupriya Goenka ... Hilda
Shruti Bapna ... Rani
Usha Naik ... Arun's Mother
Shrikant Yadav ... Sada
Deepak Damle Deepak Damle ... Phamplet Bandya
Raj Arjun ... Rafique
Vijay Sanap Vijay Sanap ... Salim Gurda
Abhimanue Arun Abhimanue Arun ... Newman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Abdul Abdul ... Maqsood Goon 1
Sujit Acharya Sujit Acharya ... Judge 3


Daddy is an upcoming Indian political crime drama film co-written and directed by Ashim Ahluwalia. The film stars Arjun Rampal, who also co-wrote the film, portraying gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli. The official teaser of the film was released on December 1, 2016.

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8 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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Geeta Gawli daughter of Arun Gawli had requested to push the films release date from July 21 2017 to September 08 2017,As she wanted her father to attend the films Premiere as he was about to get parole for Ganpati celebrations.His parole was denied the main reason cited was the official were questioned many a times when Sanjay Dutt got multiple parole during his jail term. See more »


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Daddy (2017) is based on the life of gangster- turned-politician Arun Gawli.
8 September 2017 | by pranaysingh-52897See all my reviews

Daddy is based on a true story and is definitely the best crime drama film since Ram Gopal Verma's Company (2002). When I first watched Raees this year, I was a little disappointed by its treatment. The screenplay, art direction and performances looked artificial and larger than life. Since that film was fictional it worked and turned out to be another Bollywood mainstream film. Daddy on the other hand is a classic, indie film. The screenplay is non- linear and perfectly executed. Arjun Rampal and Ashim Ahluwalia's screenplay avoided using glorifying dialogues and unnecessary songs to titillate the senses of Indian audience. The story HAS content unlike many Bollywood mainstreams. I think art direction, that felt realistic and detailed, allowed the performances to translate on the screen well. Arjun Rampal as Arun Gawli was intense and very grounded. The supporting cast members are the real deal though. There was gravitas in their performance, especially Nishikant Kamath who played the cop. Kudos to Jessica Lee Gagne and Pankaj Kumar's cinematography. Arjun Rampal's subject matter and Ashim Ahluwalia's direction has presented us with a gritty crime drama that is thrilling till the very end. Definitely worth watching.

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