Bloody Daddy: Shahid Kapoor is kick -ass in a cracker- jack action thriller
What: Bloody Daddy - Shahid Kapoor is the ‘Die Hard’ daddy, a cop who is unstoppable in a pulse rising, heart pounding action thriller by Ali Abbas Zafar streaming on Jio Cinema.
Bloody Daddy synopsis
Sumair Azad (Shahid Kapoor) along with his fellow cop Jagdish Prasad aka Jaggu (Zeishan Qaudri) rob a bag of cocaine early morning in Gurgaon. It’s the 2020’s and lockdown has just been lifted. During the loot and tussle Sumair masks drops and his face is seen. Sumair has robbed the cocaine from the henchman of Sikander Chawdhery (Ronit Bose Roy) a hotelier and the local drug lord.
After sometime Atharv Azad (Sartaz Kakkad) son of Sumair gets kidnapped by Sikander. Sikander asks Sumair to return the robbed cocaine and take his son back. The exchange has to be made at Sikander’s posh seven-star hotel in Gurgaon.
Sumair enters the posh hotel which is buzzing with a grand wedding function with the bag of loot but Sumair is unaware that he is followed by his senior Sameer Singh (Rajeev Khandelwal) and his colleague Aditi (Diana Penty).
Things go wrong and it turns out to be deadly game of cat and mouse.
Bloody Daddy is a relentless mad crazy action pack adventure. Writer Director Ali Abbas Zafar with his team of writers Aditya Basu and Siddharth–Garima Indianized this 2011 French film Nuit Blanche (Sleepless Night). In 2015 it was remade in Tamil as Thoongaa Vanam starring Kamal Hassan.
Bloody Daddy is filled with adrenaline rush right from frame one till the very end. Continuous action sequences that include gun battles, chases, man to man combat, emotion, thrill and excitement. Most of the action takes place inside that posh hotel in Gurgaon.
From the series of action sequences, the one which stayed in my mind is the one in Kitchen. The plot of Bloody Daddy is unusual but interesting. The pace of Bloody Daddy is so quick that you don’t have time to think about anything that just happened. Immediately a terrific action peace takes your attention. A good smart action film has this quality.
There are some fine touches as well as the one when Sumair gets to know on phone that his son has been threatened by Sikander and slapped by Sikander’s brother played by Vivan Bhatena.
Shahid Kapoor as Sumair is awesome. His best action thriller till date.
Rajeev Khandelwal as Shahid’s boss who is after him is fabulous.
Diana Penty leaves her impression.
Ronit Roy is outstanding.
Zeishan Quadri makes his presence felt.
Sanjay Kapoor is fine.
Good support comes from Ankur Bhatia and Vivan Bhathena.
And finally, Sartaaj Kakkar as Shahid’s son in the film, he is marvelous.
Lee Whittaker the Baahubali, X Men, Captain Marvel fame stunt coordinator gives the action buffs a mind-blowing treat. The action of Bloody Daddy is crazy and extraordinary. Cinematography by Marcin Laskawiec captures the scenes of the glittering hotel in all colors, lights and darkness with finesse. Steven H. Bernard’s editing is crisp and yes, the background by Julius Packiam sets the mood and increases the excitement.
Why is this not in theatres.
Bloody Daddy is Shahid Kapoor’s best action film till date. Ali Abbas Zafar has given a crazy action thriller which will promises the fans of Shahid and action lovers a hell of an adrenaline rush. The same can be said for audience in general as well. Bloody Daddy is streaming on Jio Cinema from June 09 2023 onwards.
Please note: the movie has aggressive intense action and there is occasional use of foul language.