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½ June 27, 2016
Watched this on 27/6/15
A highly tense, gripping action film quite similar to Madras Cafe, but not as realistic. D-Day is fast paced, efficiently directed and on the whole full of performances. It has much more intelligence than what you could expect from a Bollywood film and its rather refreshing to see Irrfan Khan and Arjun Rampal do action. The film is no so engaging in its first half, but once it reaches the midway, its nothing short of high tension. The film may tend to droop at times, but Nikhil Advani erects it back with effective use of technical and directorial skills. There are some scenes of terrific beauty in this film, such as a professional killer seeing the death of his girlfriend as he walks through her blood-laden apartment.
July 11, 2015
Quite a well made spy thriller movie. Entertaining throughout and keeps you intrigues. Good performances and direction. Well worth a watch. Hindi movies of this genre are getting better every day
January 26, 2015
Well made action thriller from India. Rishi Kapoor puts in a surprisingly impressive role as the baddie. Irrfan is consistently impressive and Arjun is intense. A good watch.
June 16, 2014
D-Day is quite a good attempt in the Intelligence action genre but too much melodrama and unnecessary songs lower the whole impact.
½ March 28, 2014
A bold story and well treated. Karachi backdrop is quite novel for Bollywood and is beautifully utilized. The story drags somewhat needlessly in the second half but good acting by the leads carry the movie.
January 17, 2014
Great story. Nikhil Advani really proves his capability to make diverse movies, as this is as far away from Kal Ho Na Ho as you can possibly get. Irfan Khan is definitely one of the best actors in the industry and he is complemented well by Arjun Rampal. Rishi Kapoor, though, wasn't menacing enough to be classified as a true villain.
December 20, 2013
I love the fact, someone had the courage to make this film, Oscar for the bravery. Sad in real life he's still alive.

Sex scenes completely unnecessary, India is killing own culture and custom just for money.
½ November 3, 2013
After Kahaani which was a top notch Indian thriller, D-Day is an unlikely creation by Nikhil Advani. Featuring a decent star cast the movie slackens little in its pace till the very end. Rishi Kapoor's act towers above all others. The only flaw probably is the clichéd climax which though interesting is still not believable. But still, it is comparable to any decent Hollywood thriller.
November 3, 2013
Day: Monday
Date: 7 Oct 2013
Time: 10.00 pm
With: Maa, Azeem
October 26, 2013
average.. would'nt necessarily recommend it. .
½ October 9, 2013
Quite good, but could've been better
September 25, 2013
Talented actors wasting time.
September 19, 2013
This movie simply spells Drama in style. It takes class and courage to shoot an entire movie about capturing one of the world's most wanted men in Pakistan. The movie tackles it so wonderfully that it does not hurt sentiments of either nation. Hatsoff to Nikhil Advani for making a movie is simply about bringing the DON back where he belongs to be punished so intriguing and engaging to watch.

Watch it also for superior performances by everyone involved. It is simply amazing that how Rishi Kapoor looks so convincing as the DON.
September 12, 2013
Nikhil Advani's political thriller D-Day launches itself without wasting any time. The film opens at a wedding reception, where the son of a notorious gangster is getting married. This fast-paced sequence, backed up with a qawwali song in the background, establishes the main premise of D-Day: Four RAW agents are on a mission to take down this gangster - cheekily named Goldman (Rishi Kapoor) - at his son's wedding and dispatch him alive back to India.

Rishi Kapoor's Goldman strikingly resembles crime lord Dawood Ibrahim. He is responsible for numerous terrorist attacks all around India and his vast spreading organized crime empire has made him India's Most Wanted. Goldman refutes all of the negative accusations and likes to be called a businessman instead of a terrorist. He has a charming aura that hides the monster inside. Rishi Kapoor, with the forte of his recent films, gives yet another chameleon-like performance. Here, he is well composed and gets the film's best one-liners.

On the other side we meet Wali Khan (Irrfan Khan) and his team that includes an ex-military man, Rudra (Arjun Rampal), an explosives expert, Zoya (Huma Qureshi) and a reformed criminal, Aslam (Aakash Dahiya). The first half of the movie provides us ample back-story on these individuals that does enough to invest our empathy towards them. Wali is a family man whose wife and son know nothing about his real job. Throughout the movie Wali has the dilemma of his own: whether to protect his family or his country. Irrfan Khan has an intense part to play and he plays as per the character's demand.

The action is of international standards and although few songs get in the way of the film's narrative, D-Day never deviates from its storyline and flows in a steady pace. The movie keeps up with the thriller genre convention and at the same time manages to deliver a stinging social message.
September 9, 2013
has anyone even seen karachi ever, 90% of the fact here about karachi are wrong, at least show your discontent of a country with some facts please.
September 4, 2013
Excellent cinematography, real & gritty action scenes & crisp editing makes it technically much better than other Indian action flicks. Excellent performances by Rishi Kapoor, Irrfan, Arjun Rampal, Aakash Dahiya, K K Raina & Nasser.
Intriguing plot which keeps the tension brimming in every frame with wonderful pace makes it a must watch. Finally Nikhil Advani redeems himself after 10 years(Kal Ho Na Ho) & 3 big budget flops. Must Watch.
Super Reviewer
September 2, 2013
Inspired by "Zero Dark Thirty", it's a make-believe story of RAW [India's intelligence (!!!) agency] spies on a mission to bring India's most wanted criminal alive from Pakistan, where he unofficially resides. But it doesn't borrow any more from ZDT except for the manhunt theme, and is shaped dramatically enough to suit the Indian cinema. The movie succeeds to maintain the tension throughout with a twist (for few than more) in the end. While some scenes in the manhunt are mishandled, the romantic element is aptly added to boost the tempo. Although unnecessary (for ME), I've often found it disgustingly added to the movie. There are too many characters, but it's not bothersome. The performances are top-notch, especially that of Rishi Kapoor and Irrfan Khan. Lacking a superstar may have been one of the reasons why the movie didn't fare efficiently at the box office. Besides, the movie also fares badly in terms of dialogues. Wish the makers had dared to go against the norms and end it showing India's [in]competency when dealing with such matters. I liked it well enough relatively, but won't say it's a must watch.
August 22, 2013
Some Killer Dialogues. Great direction and lovely acting by Irrfan khan and Arjun Rampal and Rishi Kapoor. A very solidly put together movie on an extremely sensitive issue !!
August 16, 2013
Edge of the seat thriller!!!
½ August 10, 2013
Too long and preachy
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