Arun Gulab Gawli (Arjun Rampal) is the son of a mill worker located in Dagdi Chawl in Mumbai has raised himself as a gangster. He chose to get the gangsterdom and later he also became the politician to enjoy larger than life persona. Even he is the Dawood Ibrahim's chief advisory. This story says all about Gawli's rise in the Mumbai Underworld. Arun along with Baba (Anand) and Rama (Rajesh) formed a new BRA Gang and ruled the terror activists in Central Mumbai in the years of 1970's - 1980's. Dawood Ibrahim (Farhan) has been Maqsood here.
Daddy Cast includes Arjun Rampal, Rajesh Shringarpure, Nishikant Kamat, Aishwarya Rajesh, Anand Ingale, Farhan Akhtar in the main lead roles.
Daddy is directed by Ashim Ahluwalia, music composed by Sajid-Wajid Duo, Cinematography by Jessica Lee Gagne & Pankaj Kumar and produced by Arjun Rampal & Rutvij Patel.
Daddy is the documentary based film which shifts you from the years starting 2011 to 1976, then to 2012 and to 1987 and again to 2012. The director travels you to the whole story of Gawli by going backward and forward by showing the documentary in parts.
The first half of the movie shows the gangster and cruel don angle of Arun Gawli and him strict to show Gawli as a family man and politician in the second half. Arun marries to a Muslim girl Zubeida (Aishwarya Rajesh) and later he converts her into Asha but still, he respects both the communities and religions. Daddy has only the minimum dramatization and emotional touches as it is mostly covered up with the Documentary.
Arjun Rampal who is known as the best physical converter to look alike as original has done the fabulous job. You can see the hard work of him to change totally as the underworld gangster Arun Gulab Gawli. Vijaykar Nitin was impressive with his performance as a cop who chased Gawli. And the other actors have done up to their mark.
Ashim Ahluwalia the director of Daddy has taken the main part as a Documentary of Arun Gawli and he failed to maximize the Dramatization as a film. Technically camera work is very efficient and it opted to the soul of Daddy.
Daddy is a Crime Drama of the Gangster Arun Gawli.