Gunday: Watch Bala, Bikram's Gundagiri in 'Jashn-e-Ishqa'


The much awaited film ‘Gunday’ has released its first song – ‘Jashn-e-Ishqa’. The song takes us through a colourful tour of 1970’s Kolkata with the two lead actors, Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh. The film is about two inseparable friends, Bikram and Bala and their rise in the Kolkata underworld. The song captures this essence of the movie and portrays the love, brawn and friendship between the friends. The energy and dynamism emanating from the characters are extremely well captured and makes the song an excellent watch.

We see the actors with their heavily built physique dancing on goods train tops, biking through Howrah Bridge, dancing smeared with gulal on Durga Puja, wrestling in muck and in the docks on the river Hooghly.

The expressions are good with Ranveer looking the elder of the two, with his mature charisma and Arjun, the kid who is more brawn. The lyrics of the song have been written by Irshad Kamil and the song composed by Sohail Sen and rendered by Javed Ali and Shadab Faridi.

The song is filled with the bromance between the two friends Bikram and Bala which somehow reaches out to the viewer and he/she feels elated just to see them together. even through the dance scenes, Ranveer cuts out as the adult mature one while Arjun is enjoying life beside the bro! The synchronization in the dance is well done and contributes to the bromance.

The time period has been captured well with the look of the streets, scenery and costume. Even finally, when the two characters are seen addressing a crowd at a dockyard as the ‘Gunday’ of the city’s underworld scene, the power wielded by the two is worth a watch with Ranveer acknowledging the crowd and Arjun, standing sturdy at his side as his henchman.

The film surely has caught everyone’s attention and the song ‘Jashn-e-Ishqa’ makes it even more alluring. While the bromance seems similar to the likes of ‘Sholay’ and ‘Once upon A time In Mumbai -2’, this film seems a combination of the two with an endearing friendship and presumably fallout. The film promises a visual treat with the scenes of erstwhile Kolkata, raw and reckless action, storyline and the saga of two bosom friends. What happens next is to be seen in the film, starring Priyanka Chopra in the lead female role as a cabaret dancer, which releases on 14th February,
2014.


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