A Gentleman

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A Gentleman: Sundar, Susheel, Risky
A Gentleman.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRaj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K.
Produced byFox Star Studios
Written bySumit Bhateja (Dialogues)
Screenplay byRaj & D.K.
Story byRaj & D.K.
Sita Menon
StarringSidharth Malhotra
Jacqueline Fernandez
Darshan Kumaar
Suniel Shetty
Music bySachin-Jigar
CinematographyRoman Jakobi
Edited byAarif Sheikh
Production
company
Distributed byFox Star Studios
Release date
  • 25 August 2017 (2017-08-25)
Running time
132 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget67 cr[1]
Box office32.3 cr[2]

A Gentleman: Sundar, Susheel, Risky is a 2017 Indian action comedy film, written and directed by Raj & D. K.[3] It was released on 25 August 2017 and stars Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez.[4]

Plot[edit]

Gaurav Kapoor (Sidharth Malhotra), based in suburban Miami, plans to get married to his colleague Kavya (Jacqueline Fernandez), who happens to be the woman of his dreams, but she prefers a man who is more adventurous and risk-loving. Parallel to the same runs the story of clandestine spy Rishi Purohit (Sidharth Malhotra), who is seen to have been trying to extract some crucial substance from the Chinese Embassy in Bangkok. However, when a co-spy, Yakub (Darshan Kumaar), shoots down an innocent civilian, the dishonest move enrages Rishi. Nonetheless, he returns to Mumbai, where it is revealed that he works for Unit X, a spy organisation headed by Colonel Vijay Saxena (Suniel Shetty). Rishi explains to Col. Vijay that he can't continue with such routines, and that he wants to start life afresh. Col. Vijay asks him to perform one last job for him, and this involves spying on a minister who Col. Vijay claims to be corrupt and wants to blackmail, and copying data from his cellphone into a hard drive which is wanted by Col. Vijay. Rishi does save contents into the hard drive, but Col. Vijay, having decided that Rishi is useless, instructs Yakub through a text message to kill him. Rishi senses the suspicion, and fights off Yakub and the other spies. Yakub manages to shoot Rishi, destroying the hard drive, but Rishi escapes.

Gaurav, in the meantime, tries to hang out with Kavya on a date, and also meets her parents, who consider getting him married to Kavya. Meanwhile, he is ordered by his boss to visit Mumbai to close a business deal. Rewinding to Rishi's life, he is shown meeting a man named Gaurav Kapoor, who works in a cyber firm in Mumbai, and has important data about the minister's connections. When Gaurav is murdered by Yakub on account of being a liability, Rishi decides to adopt Gaurav's identity to successfully escape from Yakub after his last mission. This leads to his present-day life as Gaurav in a Miami software company.

After being unintentionally recorded in a viral video and recognised by the members of Unit X, Gaurav is soon attacked by Koko, an associate of Unit X's local contact Jignesh. He is forced to abduct and hide Koko in his car, which is noticed by his friend Dixit (Hussain Dalal), who tries to help him and unintentionally kills Koko in the struggle. Yakub and other Unit X agents track Gaurav down, and confront him, where he finally confesses, as Rishi, that he needed a life. He is knocked down unconscious, and soon finds himself handcuffed with Kavya who had stopped by his house. Gaurav uses his skills to escape with Kavya from the trouble, and ends up confessing to her that he is a retired covert operations specialist. Kavya berates him, but takes pity on him when she notices his bloody stab wound. The two make love. Later that night, the two find themselves under fire after Unit X agents, headed by Yakub, raid the motel they are hiding in. Rishi hatches a quick scheme to retrieve the data, since the hard drive is damaged, and convinces Yakub to work with him on their final mission.

Rishi executes the heist with success, but security guards take notice and begin chasing Rishi. Yakub aborts the operation and abandons him. They meet at Rishi's house, where Rishi kills most of Yakub's henchmen with the help of Kavya. However, Rishi spares Yakub and two of his thugs and orders him to leave his house. Driving away in Rishi's car, Yakub realises that the hard drive Rishi gave is blank, and the car's trunk contains Koko's corpse. Dixit, working with Rishi, crashes into their car in a side collision, and police arriving on the scene discover the body. Yakub and his thugs are killed by the cops as they open fire. Col. Vijay visits Rishi's house to confront him, but is killed in an explosion planned by Rishi. This neutralises Unit X, and Rishi and Kavya soon leave the city with new identities of Hemant and Pooja Khanna.

A mid-credits scene shows Dixit buying machine guns from a local gun store in Miami before putting on a hoodie and walking away.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

Siddharth Anand has stated that the movie was originally envisioned as a sequel to the 2014 film Bang Bang! However, it was later clarified in an interview that the movie would be a standalone.[5][6][7]

Filming[edit]

Filming began in mid-2016 under the working title Reloaded.[3][8] In September 2016, it was reported that the international shooting schedule of A Gentleman: Sundar, Susheel, Risky had been canceled.[9] Later it was revealed by a close source that "...there will be another long schedule in December but the location is yet to be finalised. It could be in Europe."[10] [11]

Soundtrack[edit]

A Gentleman: Sundar, Susheel, Risky
Soundtrack album by
Released17 August 2017
Recorded2016–2017
GenreFeature film Soundtrack
Length16:15
LanguageHindi
LabelT-Series
Sachin–Jigar chronology
Bhoomi
(2017)
A Gentleman: Sundar, Susheel, Risky
(2017)
Hindi Medium
(2017)
Singles from A Gentleman
  1. "Disco Disco"
    Released: 20 July 2017
  2. "Baat Ban Jaye"
    Released: 27 July 2017
  3. "Chandalekha"
    Released: 4 August 2017
  4. "Bandook Meri Laila"
    Released: 16 August 2017

The music of the film is composed by Sachin–Jigar while the lyrics have been penned by Vayu and Priya Saraiya. Its first song titled as "Disco Disco" sung by Benny Dayal and Shirley Setia was released on 17 July 2017. The second song to be released was "Bandook Meri Laila" which is sung by Ash King and Jigar Saraiya and rapped by Raftaar and Sidharth Malhotra was released on 24 July 2017. This is Sidharth Malhotra's debut song. It was the hittest song of the album. The third song "Baat Ban Jaye" sung by Siddharth Basrur and Priya Saraiya was released on 5 August 2017. The fourth song was a romantic one "Laagi Na Choote which was also a chartbuster after Bandook Meri Laila. It was released on 13 August 2017.The last but not the least song titled as "Chandralekha" which is sung by Vishal Dadlani and Jonita Gandhi was released on 24 August 2017.The soundtrack which includes 5 songs was released on 24 August 2017 by T-Series.

All music composed by Sachin–Jigar.

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Disco Disco"VayuBenny Dayal, Shirley Setia2:47
2."Baat Ban Jaye"Priya SaraiyaSiddharth Basrur, Priya Saraiya3:12
3."Chandralekha"VayuVishal Dadlani, Jonita Gandhi3:12
4."Laagi Na Choote"Priya SaraiyaArijit Singh, Shreya Ghoshal3:30
5."Bandook Meri Laila"VayuAsh King, Jigar Saraiya Rap: Raftaar, Sidharth Malhotra3:34
Total length:16:15

Critical Reception[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Times of India rated the film 3.5 stars out of 5 and concluded, "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."[12]

Hindustan Times gave the film 3 out of 5, saying: A Gentleman is not a flawless film but Raj and DK have managed to narrate the story in their own quirky style and their dialogues and the screenplay make it fun to watch.[13]

UAE[edit]

The movie released on 24 August in Dubai, UAE. Dollz in Dubai gave it 3.5 out of 5 stars calling it a masala entertainer and wrote "It’s a big step for Siddharth Malhotra who manages to carry the film and commands the screen with his presence. Yes, he’s good looking but he pulls off the action sequences really well."[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Gentleman - Sundar Susheel Risky - Movie - Box Office India". boxofficeindia.com. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  2. ^ Aug 26, 2017 - 11:12 am IST (26 August 2017). "Box Office: Worldwide Collections and Day wise breakup of A Gentleman". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Sidharth Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez start shooting for their action film". The Indian Express. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Save The Date! Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez starrer 'Reload' to release on August 25, 2017 on Ganesh Chaturthi weekend! | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". Dnaindia.com. 14 December 2016. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Bang Bang sequel on?". Deccan Chronicle. 12 October 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  6. ^ "'Bang Bang': A sequel in the pipeline?". Zeenews.india.com. 8 October 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif's 'Bang Bang' to have a Sequel Soon?". Ibtimes.co.in. 7 October 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  8. ^ "Sidharth Malhotra gets injured on Reload sets". The Indian Express. 15 December 2016. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  9. ^ "International shooting schedule of 'Bang Bang Reloaded' scrapped | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". Dnaindia.com. 14 September 2016. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez’s Reloaded to be shot in Thailand now". Filmfare.com. 9 September 2016. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  11. ^ "A Gentleman's first look out now". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 5 June 2017. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  12. ^ "A Gentleman Movie Review". Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  13. ^ "A Gentleman movie review: Sidharth Malhotra takes you on a risky ride, but it's worth it". Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  14. ^ +Ekta (24 August 2017). "Movie Review: A Gentleman – Sundar, Susheel, Risky". Dollz in Dubai. Retrieved 24 August 2017.

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