A Gentleman releases tomorrow in India but Dubai has already watched it and we have the first review with us. After reading that, we couldn’t help but wonder what would have happened to the film if Sidharth Malhotra was not as good looking as he is. Yes, the review just couldn’t get over the fact that the lead actor is ridiculously handsome and it seems to be the only thing that interested them in the film.
The film begins with Gaurav’s and Rishi’s stories running parallel, beautifully differentiated with a slight change of expression – Mr. Constipated Smile, upside down who turns into intensity personified Mr. Frown. Constipated Smile is a safe guy. The writers have given him such quirks like driving under speed limits, cooking and respecting everyone. He even has an OCD; he keeps arranging things in their place at his work station. Gosh, such depth, worthy of my soup bowl.
Gulf News has come out with their review and gave it 2 out of 5 stars. It reads, “While Malhotra and his supreme attractiveness carry the glossy movie forward with some heft, Fernandez is given a glorified ditsy brunette role. She’s a young, entitled woman who over-speeds in Miami and then threatens to sue the cops for racism. It’s supposed to be cute and eccentric, but comes across as brattish behaviour.
However, the songs that are inserted in between explosive action sequences serve no particular purpose. While it’s charming to watch Jacqueline Fernandez flexibility on a pole, the attempt to mix action and romance isn’t always successful here. Villains, played by actor Darshan Kumar and Shetty, are unwittingly cartoonish and are weighed down by corny dialogues. The film relies heavily on Malhotra’s brooding good-looks to do the heavy lifting.
— KRK (@kamaalrkhan) August 24, 2017