The action comedy A Gentleman registered slightly higher Box Office Collections on Day 2, earning a total of 4.36 crores today after the opening day number of 4.04 crores yesterday. The light hearted plot and screen presence of both Siddhart Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez has received much praise from both critics and movie goers, but the flimsy plot has been a bone of contention, and the film itself has ended up getting mixed popular and critical reviews.
The big budget film was released in over 2500 screens throughout the country, but the timing may not have been perfect as Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Babumoshai Bandookbaaz and Qaidi Band also released yesterday, making for a jam-packed roster in theatres across India. The movie is based on a typical thread that has been picked up on by Bollywood – guy(Siddhart) falls for girl(Jacqueline) but he is too nice for her who instead falls for the badass lookalike who steals our hero’s thunder. The movie is mostly a funny case of mistaken identity, and the formulaic making may be both comfortable and boring for the audience.
The film has been directed by Krishna D.K. and Raj Nidimoru, and also features the veteran actor Suniel Shetty (who wows with his Main Hoon Na mode) and Darshan Kumar in negative roles. The music, written by the Sachin-Jigar duo, is catchy and adds to the entertainment factor. The masala movie is a one-time entertainer and may be worth a try given the growing prowess as an actor of Siddhart Malhotra and the oomph factor added by the sultry Jacqueline Fernandez, who shows off her pole dancing sequence in one memorable sequence.