A Gentleman is a Hindi movie starring Siddharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez. Directors of the film Raj and DK have said that A Gentleman is basically 99 on steroids and that the indie spirit is not gone yet. A Gentleman is actually 99 on steroids, which in-turn is on more steroids. Raj and DK films though few number but were a sight to see, with their debut film 99 they brought freshness to Hindi cinema and dead pan humor which was untouchable. Their very next film Shor in the City was a masterpiece, which they followed with Go Goa Gone. It was the first time anyone in 21st century Hindi cinema made a zombie movie, which was actually really cool. Their career is important to discuss because with all the key people attached to this film theirs is the only career which can be discussed.
Happy Ending was a no-good-show on box office and critically, so why did they chose this film. Plot of the film is filled with cliches where there are 2 diametrically opposite personalities and one face, which gets people around them confused. One personality is the most safe and simple guy in the world while the other is the love child of Jason Bourne and James Bond gone rogue. Everyone understands that this film industry is driven with stardom but balance in life is also necessary. For any given project of any budget one should not cast two non-actor celebrities. There should at least be one actor to save the day for the audience. Jacqueline Fernandez has made a career out of skin show and Sajid Nadiadwala, oddly enough both the things are working right now. Jacqueline does not even try to do, incase you call it what?, ACTING. It seems as though her hair and make up are right next to the frame ready to jump in at any given moment. Siddharth Malhotra has improvement but one does not get to practice in major motion pictures. Siddharth’s body language is a little loose and upto the mark now but his facial expressions are still so restricted. He looks like a new lady in a high profile kitty party, who is trying to be really posh but wants to burst her thoughts out (Kapoor and Sons is an exception not example).
Raj and DK were the most promising new-comer directors of the last 10 years but their degradation into the soil is pretty quick. Burdened by studio demands or not, one month from now no one would even mention A Gentleman and if they have a good career after that then no would want to mention A Gentleman. Their film is stylistically sound and supporting characters are upto the mark but let this be a minor bump in a long and healthy filmography. If one is not familiar with Raj and DK’s previous films then Siddharth Malhotra is a surprise when watching this film.