Gunday (2014)

 ●  Bengali ● 2 hrs 33 mins

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When they ran to save their lives for the first time, they were mere 12-year-old boys, and the world called them ‘refugees’. The war of 1971 gave birth to a new country – Bangladesh. It also gave birth to two young orphans – Bikram and Bala. They witnessed the war and its aftermath, where the world tried to trample over them. Fighting for survival, they clung to each other and escaped to Calcutta. Before they knew the world, they knew each other. Such was their bond, such was their friendship. Each time they sought new beginnings, each time they would rise, the world would crush them down. So, they fought again… and again. Together they were unbeatable. They were unstoppable. They were inseparable. In the years that passed, Bikram and Bala, became Calcutta’s most loved, most celebrated, most reckless, most fearless and most powerful GUNDAY!
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Did you know? Actor Ranveer Singh injured himself while shooting after falling from a dangerous height, and had to be rushed to the nearest hospital. Read More
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as Bala
as Nandita
as Bikram
as A.C.P. Satyajeet Sarkar
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Music Label: YRF Music
Music Director: Sohail Sen
Music Director: Sohail Sen
Playback Singer: Krishna Beura
Music Director: Sohail Sen
Playback Singer: Arnab Chakraborthy
Music Director: Sohail Sen
Playback Singer: Bappi Lahiri, Neha Bhasin
Music Director: Sohail Sen
Playback Singer: Supriya Lingayat
Music Director: Sohail Sen
Playback Singer: Javed Ali, Supriya Lingayat
The to lead actors Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh play characters with dynamically opposite personalities. Ranveer's character Bikram is cool and calculating, while Arjun plays Bala who is spontaneous and full of energy. This is in fact a role reversal to their original personality traits because Arjun is usually the quiet one, while Ranveer is flamboyant.

The script of the movie demanded that the male lead characters look scruffy, unkempt and tanned. Therefore, the actor sad to report on set well ahead of time to put on the bronzer required for their characters' looks. Astonishingly, it took nearly 3 hours at times to get the look right and the same time to take it all off!

While shooting the dangerous scenes in the coal mines, what proved invaluable for the director were his discussions with the late Yash Chopra, who had shared all his experiences of shooting coalmine sequences for the movie 'Kala Patthar'. This later became the guideline for the coal mine construction and filming for this movie, making it a unique cinematic ode to Yash Ji.

Since this movie has an extremely strong Bengali connection, with its characters deeply seeped into the Bengali culture of that time, Yash Raj Films (YRF) has decided that it will be their first ever movie to be released in Bengali.

The script of this movie was the last one that Yash Chopra himself heard and loved. Set in the times that he himself started making films, the movie is humbly dedicated to him.

Special permission had to be taken to shoot the train scene in this movie. The location of this scene was in the Vathar, where the temperature was 50°. The entire cast who shot therefore 8 days had to wear rubber boots to prevent their feet from getting burned.

Priyanka Chopra plays a cabaret dancer whose look and performance was influenced by the English cabaret which was popular in Calcutta in the 1970s.

Priyanka Chopra is of the opinion that her style of "gunda giri" is more effective as she can just smile and get her work done.

The two lead actors in the movie have been friends long before either of them became actors. While shooting for the movie there "bromance" blossom further making them the talk of the town.

Priyanka thinks that both Arjun and Ranveer are true "Gundays"; while Arjun is the silent gunda, Ranveer is the Dhoomdhaka gunda.

Veteran music director, Bappi Lahiri (famously known as Bappi Da) has worked with Yash Raj Films for the first time in this movie.

Priyanka Chopra has performed in a sensual Cabaret number in the movie, that is in keeping with its 70s timeline.

During filming at Kolkata, some old native professionals were hired to create the set for a Durga Puja song sequence under the Howrah Bridge, to gave it the realistic look of 1970s and 80s.

Actor Ranveer Singh injured himself while shooting after falling from a dangerous height, and had to be rushed to the nearest hospital.

Both the lead actors Arjun and Ranveer, put in a great deal of hard work, and underwent a lot of physical training to look lean and mean as per the edicts of the role for the movie.

Both Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor, the lead actors in this movie, debuted under the YRF banner in 'Band Baaja Baaraat' and 'Ishaqzaade' respectively.

According to the script of the movie, both the lead actors are depicted as Bengalis.

The movie was primarily shot in Kolkata and some parts at Durgapur, apart from the indoor shooting in Yash Raj Studios at Mumbai.
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Dubbed from: Gunday (Hindi)