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‘Bloody Daddy’ On JioCinema Movie Review: Ali Abbas Zafar Strings This Wafer-Thin Plot With Shahid Kapoor’s Kick-Ass Daredevilry

Ali Abbas Zafar’s directorial ‘Bloody Daddy’ has finally been released on JioCinema. Is this Shahid Kapoor starrer worth your time? Or can you simply skip it? Read the full movie review to find out.

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Shahid Kapoor In A Still From 'Bloody Daddy'
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‘Bloody Daddy’: Cast & Crew

Director: Ali Abbas Zafar

Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor, Diana Penty, Ronit Roy, Rajeev Khandelwal, Ankur Bhatia, Vivan Bhathena, Zeishan Quadri, Mukesh Bhatt, Vikram Mehra, Sartaaj Kakkar, Amy Aela

Available On: JioCinema

Duration: 2 Hours 1 Minute

‘Bloody Daddy’: Story

An NCB officer (Shahid Kapoor) and his team in Gurugram crackdown on a drug deal, leading the drug lord (Ronit Roy) to kidnap the NCB officer’s son in exchange for retrieving a bag of cocaine. With no other option left, the NCB officer agrees to retrieve the bag from the NCB headquarters and bring it to his club for exchange. Upon entering the club, he soon uncovers some of the moles in the NCB and earns the suspicions of his colleagues. Will the officer be able to nab the drug lord? Will he be able to expose the moles in the police department? Will he be able to save his son? Will he be able to absolve himself of trying to be in conspiracy cahoots with the drug lord himself? Will his wife ever forgive him for getting their son into this mess? Will he even survive the onslaught of guns and goons? Well, for all that, you’ll have to watch ‘Bloody Daddy’.

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‘Bloody Daddy’: Performances

Shahid Kapoor is in top form. He has done action in the past, but ‘Bloody Daddy’ takes action to a whole new level and it is refreshing to see Shahid Kapoor do action so well. Shahid Kapoor’s role doesn’t have a great character arc but he has brought a certain swag to the character, which makes you want to see more and more of him onscreen. The slick action, the chiselled bearded look, and the swag with which he carries himself throughout make Shahid Kapoor a treat to watch.

Rajeev Khandelwal is good as well. It’s not often that we get to see the chocolate boy hero in a negative character. Without much hassles, he pulls off the character with utter ease.

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What an utter waste of Diana Penty! The leggy lass has done well previously in numerous characters, but in ‘Bloody Daddy’ she was barely there. The character could have been played by any random junior artist as it was so less and rather meaningless to the flow of the story. What hurts more is that in a male-dominated script, the only female officer should have had quite a persona of her own. Sadly, she is the suppressed one even here.

Ronit Roy is a scene stealer, and he proves that once again. Here, he is devilish, he is villainous, he is evil and yet there is certain likeability that you would want to see him onscreen. Every time he comes onscreen, you have this lingering feeling that he is going to do something unexpected, and that keeps you hooked on the scene.

The rest of the supporting cast doesn’t have enough screen time to warrant a mention. Their roles are too small and there’s nothing stands out.

‘Bloody Daddy’: Script, Direction & Technical Aspects

Ali Abbas Zafar is a master of action. He proves that yet again. His direction is so slick that even people who are not fans of the action genre might start liking it. While in ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ he used the guns and gore kind of action, in ‘Bloody Daddy’ he kept more onto hand-to-hand combat and close-range shootings. It gives the viewers a much more heightened feeling of action and Ali Abbas Zafar just manages to alleviate the experience to another level altogether.

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However, it’s Ali Abbas Zafar, Aditya Basu and Siddharth–Garima’s writing that’s the weakest point of the film. There is no real storyline in it. They’ve tried to make it a bit about a drug bust by the narcotics department, but honestly, the story is wafer-thin. Despite having any story, Ali Abbas Zafar’s direction makes sure that the numerous action sequences are strung together with a carefully wired thread.

Marcin Laskawiec’s cinematography is the next best thing about the movie after Ali Abbas Zafar’s direction. The way he has captured the action sequences is what hooks you into the film. The smooth transition between the different action sequences makes you feel as if everything is happening right in front of your eyes.

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Steven H. Bernard’s editing is decent. He has managed to keep the film crisp and short. Had the length not been measured the film would have felt boring in the middle. However, Steven H. Bernard’s mastery of the edit table makes sure that the film is thoroughly enjoyable.

The music by Badshah and Anuj Garg is forgetful. However, Julius Packiam’s background score definitely stands out. He makes sure that as a viewer you feel every bit of the thrill and have that adrenaline rushing throughout.

‘Bloody Daddy’: Can Kids Watch It?

Yes

Outlook’s Verdict

‘Bloody Daddy’ is your typical action film which you love seeing in Hollywood. No story, barely a wafer-thin plot but the sleek action is going to make you want to stick on till the very end. To add to that Shahid Kapoor looks kickass and is literally kicking ass. If you’re an action junky, then ‘Bloody Daddy’ is definitely your pick of the week. It’s a decent One Time Watch. I am going with 3 stars.

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