Cast: Rishi Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Arjun Rampal, Huma Qureshi, Shruti Hassan, Nassar
Director: Nikhil Advani
Producer: DAR motion pictures; Emmay Entertainment
Plot: Whenever Nikhil Advani comes up with a movie, expectations possessing the same kinetic energy move forward. Sure, he has fulfilled such expectations with much ease but D-Day wouldn’t be something Advani would want to remember forever.
The movie is about the extreme extradition of most-wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim. The movie is a fiction so they had to change the name and they named it Iqbal Seth or Bhai or simply Goldman. It’s starts with Wali Khan (Irrfan Khan) who is sent by RAW director Ashwini Rao (Nasser) in Karachi, Pakistan to know all the minute details and movements of Iqbal Seth (Rishi Kapoor). Rudra Pratap Singh (Arjun Rampal) is an army man and is also on the same mission of Operation Goldman which is to bring Iqbal Seth to India, alive.
The movie is a blend of an insight of the ISI and RAW working and the soft sides of RAW agents and their shattered lives. A love story between an Army man and a prostitute plus Wali Khan’s page of wife and kid slows down the movie to a great extent. The movie starts brilliantly but the second half, though I know it’s fiction, I’d say it lost a great amount of tempo and plot.
Technical-aspect: Nikhil Advani has done his job pretty good with his amazing directorial abilities that we’re all aware of. Screenplay is also pretty good except the second half which kind of slept away. Music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy is good with a couple of nice catchy songs. Dialogues could’ve been a bit more crispier and the movie surely would’ve reached a new level.
Performances: Irrfan Khan is simply a class apart and as many times you’d expect an exceptional performance from this man, he delivers. Arjun Rampal seems to have picked up his acting skills and does a great job with a mean streak. Huma Qureshi gives a very strong performance and she looks on her way to stardom. Rishi Kapoor steals the show though, with his perfectly timed dialogues and impeccable acting.