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.
Sex scenes completely unnecessary, India is killing own culture and custom just for money.
Date: 7 Oct 2013
Time: 10.00 pm
With: Maa, Azeem
Watch it also for superior performances by everyone involved. It is simply amazing that how Rishi Kapoor looks so convincing as the DON.
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.
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.