Daddy (2017 film)

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Daddy Film Poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byAshim Ahluwalia
Produced byArjun Rampal
Rutvij Patel
Written byAshim Ahluwalia
Arjun Rampal
Starring Farhan Akhtar
Music bySajid–Wajid
CinematographyJessica Lee Gagné
Pankaj Kumar
Edited byDeepa Bhatia
Navnita Sen Datta
Distributed byRaksha Entertainment
Release date
  • 8 September 2017 (2017-09-08)
Running time
134 minutes
Budget21 crores
Box officeest. 15.5 crores [1]

Daddy is a 2017 Indian political crime drama film co-written and directed by Ashim Ahluwalia. The film stars Arjun Rampal, who also co-wrote and produced the film, portraying gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli. It also stars South Indian actress Aishwarya Rajesh in the lead role. The official teaser of the film was released on December 1, 2016.Arjun Rampal promoted the film on "The Kapil Sharma Show" on August 20, 2017.[2] Daddy is presented by Kundalini Entertainment and Karta Entertainment.[3] The movie released worldwide on September 8, 2017, to a positive response from the critics and audiences alike,[4] even if, grossing some worldwide 15 odd crores for a budget of 21 crores, it was declared a box-office flop.[5]


In the 1960s and late 1970s, when Mumbai's textile mills were shutting down one after the other, many unemployed youth including Arun Gawli (Arjun Rampal) resort to matka-gambling on the insistence of his friends, Rama Naik (Rajesh Shringarpure) and Babu Reshim (Anand Ingale), to earn some quick buck and form their own gang. However soon, Gawli finds himself getting trapped in a vortex of crime when he is taken under the wings of Maqsood bhai (Farhan Akhtar loosely modelled on Dawood Ibrahim) after committing a murder. Further, their clashes of ideologies and power game turn them against each other. Meanwhile, Gawli marries his sweetheart Zubaida who coaxes him to leave behind his murky profession. He almost makes up his mind to turn clean. But, when Rama gets killed in a brutal police encounter, Gawli takes in charge of their gang based in Dagdi. He suspects that Rama's killing was engineered by Maqsood and thus begins a gruesome gang war between them. Hot on the heels is a cop, Vijaykar Nitin who wants to nab Gawli at any cost and take him to task. The rest of the plot revolves around how one of India's most feared gangsters landed up in politics and his transition to becoming 'Daddy'.



The official teaser of the film was released on December 1, 2016. The trailer of the film was released on June 13, 2017.


1."Qawwali"Shabab Sabri, Tanvir Hussain3:18
2."Aala Re Aala Ganesha"Wajid & Dr. Ganesh Chandanshive5:32
3."Zindagi Meri Dance Dance"Alisha Chinai & Vijay Benedict6:25


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  2. ^ Sharma, Devansh (29 November 2016). "Arjun Rampal unveils his look from Daddy; resemblance to Arun Gawli is uncanny". Firstpost. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  3. ^ "'Daddy' teaser: Arjun Rampal is killing it as Arun Gawli". The Times of India. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Arjun Rampal's "Daddy" movie is a Arun Gawli biopic; releasing on 21st July".
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