Synopsis: Based in Calcutta during its most unsettled times in the 1970s, the film deals with the inseparable life of Bikram and Bala. The story of 2 boys, boys who became refugees. Refugees who became gun couriers. Gun couriers who became coal bandits, coal bandits who became Calcutta's most loved, most celebrated, most reckless, most fearless, Most Powerful! A story of two happy-go-lucky renegades who came to be known as... GUNDAY!
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Ali Abbas Zafar
Production: Yash Raj Films
  1 win & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
152 min

The end of the third war

between lndia and Pakistan

The months-old Bangladeshi freedom

movement finally won

A new country was born.


As the lndian army left Dhaka...

...two friends stood behind

the barbed wire

Two orphans. Bikram and Bala

What had come to pass?

Was it right or wrong?

Would this new country give

them a new life?

That question echoed in their minds

When Bangladesh was born...

...thousands of people of

lndian origin lived there

With no food or shelter

Faced with conflict many countries

can forget...'s their own people who pay

the highest price

Thousands were lost

in death's darkness

That darkness was soon to

engulf Bikram and Bala

When hunger is overwhelming

There's only one answer

to this question

Want to eat?

Will you work for me?

You'll feed us?

We'll do as you say

That was a time when there were

more guns than people

Lateef bought guns from the army...

...and sold them to ordinary folk

Bikram and Bala were

his new recruits

lnnocent looking children

aren't suspected

Or checked

As time passed, the boys

got smarter

Bikram and Bala were soon

Lateef's best gun couriers


Your gun trade is

well cared for

What about my needs?

How will l satisfy them?

Sir, you know full well.

Only skeletons in the camp

You're right

Tell you what

Leave a boy here


Leave a boy here

They're children

Your daughter isn't a child

Nor a skeleton

But, sir?

Uncle, you take Bala and go.

l'll stay

Smart kid

l said go!

My sins are many

And Your heart All-forgiving

Say something, Uncle

What will he do to Bikram?

Let's go and get Bikram

Stay here

l'll go alone

l go nowhere without him


Sir, let me go

l beg you, sir

He who accepts me as master,

Ali is his master

What you doing here?

- Untie him

- Gun down!

Untie him. Or l'll blow

your head off

Bikram, get dressed

Don't move!

Put that gun down

Bala, run!

Bala, wait

Who fired?

Bikram! Run

Stop them!

Uncle, we killed the moron

- Who?

- The moustache man

- Gone!

- Shot him

He was an army officer.

They won't spare you

A refugee train is leaving

for Calcutta. Take it

Take some money

May God protect you both


At Your door

l bow my head

You are my saviour

Protector and Guardian

Look everywhere!

Maybe they were run over

Pull the chain!

We request all passengers

Not to leave the station without

their lDs checked

lf anyone tries to leave

without verification...

... they'll be severely punished

Your order. Fish and rice

Bala! Who cleans table three?

Do you expect your mother or

father to do it?

Go on!

These dimwits don't get it


The moron

Bala, what's wrong?

l can tell you're boiling with rage

l could kill someone,

that's why

You boil over like hot milk

Learn to use your anger

lt's very useful

Forget it

Look over there!

l made you something

Go on!

What is it?

A dream. lt'll come true one day


A palace. For you and me

You'll see. We'll live in a

palace some day

Like true princes

- Sure?

- Take my thumbprint

The top floor is where...

...l'll live

And l'll stay in your heart

You live there anyway

Damn idlers! Having fun?

You're glaring

l'll pull your eyes out

Get out!

You Bangladeshi refugees

lnfesting our Calcutta. Out!

Let me go!

l'll split his head in two,

burn his shop down

Fighting won't get you anywhere.

Your brains will

l have no brains. But l know... survives by grabbing

We've escaped bullets,

but hunger will get us

The restaurant owner swore

at us, but never fed us

How do l calm my belly?

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Ali Abbas Zafar

Ali Abbas Zafar is an Indian film director and screenwriter. He achieved moderate success for his debut film, the romantic comedy Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011). He then went on direct the action drama Gunday (2014). He received widespread recognition for the sports drama Sultan (2016), which ranks among the highest-grossing Indian films. He then achieved bigger success directing the action thriller Tiger Zinda Hai (2017). more…

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