D-Day with Irrfan Khan, Arjun Rampal, Rishi Kapoor, Ronit Roy, Huma Qureshi, Ronit Roy, Sandeep Kulkarni, Shruti K. Hassan a raunchy prostitute from Karachi directed by Nikhil Advani is a Indian action packed ingenious espionage spy thriller produced by DAR motion pictures and Emmay Entertainment.
Released in India on 19 July 2013, the film Nikhil Advani, co-produced by Dar Motions Picture Emmay and Entertainment, recently became available on DVD and Blu-ray. Despite reviews generally favorable, D-Day has not filled the cinema theatres and was a flop at the Indian box office as well as internationally. This is very unfair.
The director does not hesitate to take risks in almost all his accomplishments starts this time in an action thriller and panting espionage and perfectly controlled. Perhaps a sign of maturity? He is also the co-writer of this work involved from start to finish.
The story, with the exception of the exposure stage takes place over a relatively short period around the exfiltration operation from Pakistan as the most wanted man in India, a Mafia boss and terrorist, largely inspired by the figure alas real Dawood Ibrahim. The character, named by Iqbal Seth Goldman Aka, is played by Rishi Kapoor that was delighted to find in a real big part to his measure, after his brief appearance in generous stepfather and the glass still in the hand in Jab Tak Hai Jaan or its unconvincing delivery a bit stupid father of Ranbir in Besharam.
For nine years, Wali Khan (Irrfan Khan) senior officer of Indian intelligence, RAW, is based in Karachi, where he ostensibly leads the peaceful life of a neighborhood barbershop with his wife and young son. Announced the marriage of the son of Goldman, in a large hotel in the city, in the presence of ISI agents, the Pakistani intelligence agency, of a general and the terrorist himself, will cause triggering the Goldman operation with the secret approval of Indian Prime Minister and the Chief of RAW, Ashwini Rao (Nassar).
Wali Khan was soon joined by Rudra Pratap Singh (Arjun Rampal), a former officer of the Indian army sacked, true mercenary, and Zoya Rehman (Huma Qureshi), an explosives expert in RAW, and by Aslam, former petty criminal Bombay infiltrated also like Goldman driver. Before the outbreak of the operation and for shelter, Wali drove his wife and son at the airport so that they take the plane to England where he must reach a few days later. But on the other side of the world, fate will take the form of unexpected and unrelated to the case. This is the famous beating of butterfly wings that will change its course, if well planned, and dramatically change the fate of the four secret agents.
The film begins on the day scheduled for removal Goldman. The construction is based on a series of flashbacks, and skillfully pushes all chronology to better maintain the suspense and twists. If one accepts the premise a bit simplistic start - the wanted man, Goldman-Dawood, is responsible for all attacks in India - the plot evokes far that of Zero Dark Thirty on the hunt for Osama Bin Laden by US special services. No plagiarism, however. The reference to the US operation is explicit and put into the mouth of an Indian politician before giving the green light to Ashwini Rao.
The action is fast and skillfully filmed on a steady tempo. The twists are linked without leaving time to breathe until the very end, surprising the film. The scenes of violence are never free nor complacent. There sometimes unacceptable deaths, unbearable, but the filmmaker is usually through the viewer. Torture Aslam, for example, is briefly mentioned by the swollen face of the young man.
However, when he shows Wali persisting in kicks a man that he has to land before being restrained by Zoya, or when Rudra literally killing the nephew of Goldman, this corresponds to an intense tense moment of the protagonists. They act within the scope of strong emotions, which somehow exempt and do not raise empathy of the viewer. Their flaws make them closer and rid the film of any Manichaeism. There certainly wicked, very wicked, Pakistanis and clan Goldman, but on the other hand, the heroes are complex and prey to the most human feelings and contradictory available.
Meanwhile, related love stories that punctuate the narrative have their entire place, which is rare in this kind of movie, and do not appear plated. They are those of the main hero, with his wife Nafisa Wali (the debutante Shriswara) and Rudra with Suraiya (Shruti Haasan), the prostitute with a heart scar which disfigured by her cheek bar. The elegance of the director was to do not overdo it and to evoke more lightly, with simple telephone messages left unanswered, personal life marred Zoya.
The personalities of the protagonists are well exposed. The female roles are real strengths and roles that are not simple utilities. That of Zoya which we have just mentioned is perhaps the weakest, the least excavated. The character of Suraiya that hosts in the red light district of Karachi, Rudra income that knows where, and humanizes progressively more developed and deep; well that of Nafisa in secondary employment totally ignorant of the actual activities wife Wali. The director makes them exist, as he managed to run in parallel until the end of the male duo-duel, Wali-Rudra, without one takes precedence over the other.
Of course this is possible because D-Day is served by an exemplary cast. Rishi Kapoor, mentioned above, masterfully portrays a Don in decline but still menacing. It appears that he was inspired by images known real mafia Dawood. Arjun Rampal and Irrfan Khan are excellent. If this has become a habit which is obviously not tired to Irrfan, Arjun we had not accustomed to such a great mastery of the game.
It is serious, tense, and preserves the mystery of his character to the end. The three actresses who embody Zoya, Suraiya and Nafisa respectively Huma Qureshi, Shruti Haasan and Shriswara are no exception. Shruti is clearly distinguishable, helped by the complexity of his character marked woman in every sense of the term, it has a remarkable presence. This is probably his best role to date.
Finally, contrapuntal music of the action, soft, captivating, melancholy, comes at the right time every time to reduce the tension, or moderate. Very unusual in the way in which it fits the film, yet it is in his Bollywood enough gasoline in that it typically accompanies intimate upheavals of the characters. The songs are beautiful and the album, naturally released before the film was very well received. It is probably not retain Duma Dum Mast Kalandar , but it will give a special mention to singing qawwali Murshid Khele Holi and very poignant final piece Dhuaan.
Finally, D-Day was a rhythmic film played well and elegant in its staging, with some small inconsistencies scriptwriting we gladly forgive, as we moved out and fulfilled. Patriotism that pervades the work is reminiscent of the one that was long seen and is still seen in the films of the same kind in Hollywood, there is much more bearable.