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Gunday (गुंडे) 2014

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BannerYash Raj Films
DirectorAli Abbas Zafar
WriterAli Abbas Zafar
ProducerAditya Chopra
Music DirectorSohail Sen
CinematographyAseem Mishra
Film EditingRameshwar S. Bhagat
Art Director
Camera Operator
Assistant Cameramen
Playback SingersAltamush Faridi, Shadab Faridi, Bappi Lahiri, Neha Bhasin, KK, Neeti Mohan, Vishal Dadlani, Sohail Sen, Kinga Rhymes, Arijit Singh, Javed Ali, Monali Thakur, Shahid Mallya
Character Actor/Actress
Bikram BoseRanveer Singh
young Bikram BoseDarshan Gurjar
Bala BhattacharyaArjun Kapoor
young Bala BhattacharyaJayesh Vijay Kardak
Nandita SenguptaPriyanka Chopra
A.C.P. Satyajeet SarkarIrrfan Khan
DuttaKaran Aanand
Kaali KakaSaurabh Shukla
LateefPankaj Tripathi
DCP of CalcuttaVictor Banerjee
HimanshuAnant Vidhaat
The film opens with the historic independence of Bangladesh and after the third Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. Starving, two kids named Bikram and Bala are taken in by a man named Lateef (Pankaj Tripathi), who offers them to work for him, and illegally smuggle guns to other men. He cares for them until one day an army officer that they give guns to, tells Lateef to leave one of the two boys behind to work as his child sex slave or otherwise he'll take Lateef's daughter. Bikram hears this and tells Lateef that he'll stay behind in order to save Bala, his friend. Bala then comes back to save Bikram and kills the army officer. The two boys then run away, as Lateef is killed by the police. They arrive at Kolkata by train and start their livelihood by working at a small restaurant. Bala gets into a fight with the owner who slaps him, scolds him and calls him a refugee. They start looting coal from trains and selling it in the market for a lower price. Then Bala slaps the owner of restaurant and warns him not to ill-treat children. As they grow up, Bikram (Ranveer Singh) and Bala (Arjun Kapoor) have started looting whole coal trains. In this process, they kill famous coal trader Divakar (Deepraj Rana), who calls them "refugees" and does illegal coal trades. But their hearts always yearn for their own good life and identity in India, with the boys believing they are Indians. On their journey from gun couriers to coal bandits and new businessmen, they convert all their illegal trades to legal business with the help of Kali Kaka (Saurabh Shukla), they become town heroes, building schools and hospitals. They also provide work and help to the poor, thus becoming white collared and good hearted persons but is targeted by a law as 'Gunday'. A.C.P. Satyajeet Sarkar (Irrfan Khan) who is now summoned to Kolkata to catch Bikram and Bala, however, with the brothers successful in covering their tracks, Sarkar warns them that he will arrest them the day he finds a single piece of evidence against them. Then Nandita (Priyanka Chopra), a cabaret dancer, enters the boys' lives and both Bikram and Bala fall in love with her. They decide that whomever she loves will marry her. After some persistent wooing, Nandita calls them to a theater where Bala gets into a quarrel with a person over a comment on her and subsequently kills the man. Bikram asks Bala to run away for now so that he can be safe and promises not to meet Nandita until he returns. Then Satyajit Sarkar advices Bikram to tell Bala not to return to Calcutta or he (Bala) will be killed. Nandita tells Bikram she is in love with him and if he does not come to Durga Puja, she will never see him again. Bikram agrees to the meet, however, Bala finds out about this through one of his henchmen, Himanshu, (Anant Sharma) and returns to Kolkata during Durga Puja. On spotting Bikram and Nandita together, Bala shoots at Bikram in rage after blaming him of breaking his promise, but misses and the bullet hits Nandita. She is rushed to hospital and survives, but Bikram and Bala's friendship is damaged in the process. Bala then finds out that all their business is in Bikram's name, hence he angrily calls Bikram and asks for equal partition of the business. He agrees and transfers half the business to Bala. Bala then talks about dividing Nandita between them, with the "winner" getting to marry her. Bikram gets angry and they both start fighting. Bikram wins but spares Bala, as Bala once saved Bikram when they were kids. Bikram warns Bala not to bother Nandita or he will kill him. Bikram and Nandita decide to get married but she gets kidnapped by Bala. Bikram then joins hands with Sarkar and goes against Bala. Nandita feels bad for Bala as he wants to marry her and threatens her that if she won't dump Bikram, he'll kill her. She then explains to him that she still loves Bikram, explaining the characteristics that Bikram has that Bala doesn't. Bala lets Nandita leave, as he realises his mistake. Nandita is then revealed to be an under cover police officer working for Sarkar, and is helping him to get Bikram and Bala separated. Meanwhile, Bikram gets to know about the true identity of the man who Bala "killed" is also alive, with the man also a police officer. Nandita tried to convince Bikram otherwise, but Bikram believes that the police system were responsible for destroying his and Bala's innocence and childhood. Nandita tells her identity to Bikram, but shockingly he goes mad and blames her that she is also responsible for their getting into trouble. When she requests him to surrender but he refuses and goes to reunite himself with Bala. Bala gets trapped by his own henchmen Himanshu who is the late coal bandit's brother, who was killed by Bikram and Bala. Himanshu finally tells Nandita's identity and attempts to kill him but surprisingly Bikram rescues Bala and they kill Himanshu, Bala then spares Himanshu dead after saying a word "If you are born next time as bengali, then make sure you like football". Both get reunited and Bala gets forgiven but find themselves surrounded by police, spearheaded with Sarkar and Nandita. After a long chase no cops are able to catch him but they both get cornered by Sarkar and Nandita. Nandita tries to convince Bikram that she is truly in love with him and he should surrender, whilst Sarkar also tries to convince Bala to surrender. But to their surprise, Bikram and Bala spot a train passing by and start running to catch it. Sarkar and Nandita then start firing bullets at them. The film ends with the death of Bikram and Bala and their powerful words narrating the end of this film.
Release Date14-February-2014
Budget₹ 1.20 billion (US$18 million)

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