Daddy Hindi Movie Review – Daddy Not So Cool

The early 80s were a turbulent time in the history of Bombay, as the old guard of gentler underworld dons like Haji Mastan, Karim Lala and Varadarajan Mudaliar slowly began to make way for the young turks like Dawood Ibrahim, Chhota Rajan, Chhota Shakeel etc in the backdrop of another seminal event in the city’s history, The Great Bombay Mill Strike. This has been a mother lode of stories for Bollywood and other film industries as well, and while all the names mentioned above have had stories told about them, Dawood more than the others, one name surprisingly hasn’t popped up much. The name was of Arun Gulabrao Ahir, AKA, Arun Gawli, the only other formidable challenger to Dawood’s reign after Chhota Rajan. So, does the story of Gawli’s life have enough meat to keep the audience hooked?
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Nayagan : Mani Ratnam’s Tour De Force

With ‘Mouna Raagam’ the film industry took notice of ace director Mani Ratnam, however  the one film that firmly entrenched his name in the memory of movie industry, critics and audiences alike was ‘Nayagan’. The film starring Kamal Hassan as Sakthivelu Naiker was loosely based on the life of famed gangster ‘Varadrajan Mudaliar.’

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