Is Gunday inspired by Amitabh Bachchan’s Kaala Patthar and Deewar?

The plot of the Ranveer Singh-Arjun Kapoor starrer deals with the inseparable life of the two lead characters

Director Ali Abbas Zafar says Gunday was the last script that late Yash Chopra heard and the upcoming film is somewhere inspired by the legendary filmmaker’s two top grossers — Kaala Patthar and Deewar.

The film is based in Kolkata during the unsettled times of the 70s and deals with the inseparable life of Bikram and Bala (Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor), who grow from being small time, inconsequential coal thieves, to becoming the most powerful black marketing mafia men.

Produced by Aditya Chopra, Gunday is slated to release worldwide on February 14. “It is a special film for all four of us. This was the last script great Yash Chopra heard. He loved the script and believed in it. It is somewhere in lot of what inspired by his films Kaala PattharDeewar, it is set in the time when he was making films,” Ali told reporters here last evening. “We hope we can do justice to it. We want to dedicate the film to him. For us, every film is a journey… we had a great time making it,” the director added.

The promos of the film reminds one of Amitabh Bachchan and Shatrughan Sinha in Kaala Patthar.