CAST: Sidharth Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez, Hussain Dalal, Darshan Kumar, Suniel Shetty
DIRECTION: Raj & DK
GENRE: Action Comedy
DURATION:1 hour 12 minutes
IMBd ratings – 7.2
STORY: Gaurav is a strait-laced techie in Miami who has picket-fence dreams of a wife, two kids and a dog; Rishi is a contract killer operating in seedy lanes of south-east Asian cities. How will their paths cross?
REVIEW: A Gentleman is a lazy title for this action-comedy, which is an improvement on the leave-your-brains-at-home genre that we have been (just as) lazily lapping up. Gaurav (Sidharth) is a good boy; he owns a mini-van, has bought a house and is passively wooing his potential life-partner, Kavya (Jacqueline). Rishi works for the National Security Council’s Unit X, headed by Colonel (Suniel Shetty) and is a goon with a golden heart.
Their connection — a smoothly executed sequence halfway through the movie — is the highlight. The first half has intrigue, thrill and that trademark Raj & DK humour (ironic with a touch of wit). Thereon, it’s a steady decline into the usual action genre with close-quarter combats and heists in big glass buildings. For the most part, the directors keep you engaged. But it’s the elaborate action sequences that will have you fidgeting and checking your phones. Sidharth’s improvement is getting noticeable with each film and Jacqueline’s sincerity makes her a good addition, even if her role is bordering on unnecessary.