31 October, 2020

D Day

A fairly smart and entertaining thriller—gripping pulp—but the simplistic finale and the jingoism detract

D Day

Starring: Irrfan, Rishi Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Huma Qureshi, Shruti Hassan, Aakash Dahiya, Shriswara
Directed by Nikhil Advani

For most of its duration, D Day is a fairly smart and entertaining thriller that moves swiftly enough for us to not pause and question its flights of fantasy, ass­u­med loopholes and confusing twists and turns. It springs from the real and goes into an imagined, fictitious zone. The focus is on RAW’s stealthy Operation Goldman, set in mot­ion to nab the drea­ded D company don, aka Daw­ood, in Karachi. The secret agents, their alternate realities that take them away from their real lives, the cat and mouse chases, the near misses and big blunders—all keep you at the edge of...



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