His nickname Daddy says a lot about the dilemma around the character. Considered a corrupt and merciless criminal by some, his nickname is Daddy. He is a modern Robinhood for the disadvantaged classes. It is of this controversial figure that Ashim Ahluwalia decided to base his third film.
He is the filmmaker to whom we owe the absolute masterpiece Miss Lovely that released in 2012. He chose to cast Arjun Rampal in the lead role. Aishwarya Rajesh is in the role of Asha Gawli. Rutvij Patel is also in an important role.
From the first images, we find Ashim Ahluwalia with his oppressive photography. His organic image emphasizes the characters in a carnal way. Each mark on the body and each drop of perspiration seems highlighted. The powerful and exciting direction gives the cinema of Ahluwalia all its interest. Arjun Rampal seems excellent in his role. He played the dichotomy of the character to perfection.
As for the story, the epic of a modern gangster does not seem very original. The genre is so popular in India that it seems difficult to bring anything new.
Yet, Daddy looks like a biopic apart. Far from the glamorized gangsters like in Raees or Sarkar, the film begins with a rough and violent style. It seems suitable for the purpose.
Far from masala, Daddy seems to be a rough film. Its viewing experience will spare neither the viewer nor its characters. So it is a success for this movie that manages to attract interest around the project. We are not sure if Daddy can manage to win in the middle of the summer blockbusters. Yet, any self-respecting moviegoer can only get intrigued by a new film by Ashim Ahluwalia.