Posted on August 28, 2017 at 2:34 pm

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Daddy: Arun Gawli’s BRA Gang, The Gangsters That Rocked The ’80s And ’90s

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If gangster films is your cup of tea and you get a thrill out of reading trivia about mobs and mafia then this information will give you the chills. Arjun Rampal‘s Daddy which is based on the life of notorious gangster- politician Arun Gawli throws light on the various aspects of the Underworld from the late 80s and 90s. Apart from showcasing various real life incidents of Gawli’s life the film also introduces you to facts and trivia previously unknown to anyone.

For instance, Daddy talks about the trinity that was the BRA gang which comprised of Babu Reshim, Rama Naik and Arun Gawli. These three ruled Mumbai and were collectively called the BRA gang. The police and the media also addressed the trio with this name. If you ever ventured into Dagdi Chawl which is a strong hold of Arun Gawli and asked about the BRA gang, there would be eyebrows raised over you.


It was also a strange coincidence that Arun, Babu and Rama were all good friends. And it was an inside joke that the group was named BRA, however unintentional it might be. It was also the first time that a Maharashtrian underworld Don ruled Mumbai.

The gang comprised of Marathi speaking people which had a direct impact on the locals. The then right-wing party, Shiv Sena’s leader Bal Thackeray who was fond of these three, fondly called them “Aamchi Muley” (our kids).

Despite their popularity the BRA gang didn’t have a long run. Rumour has it that Dawood’s gang killed Gawli’s friend Rama who was part of the BRA gang. This led to Dawood becoming Arun Gawli’s arch enemy, a significant turning point in his life.

Staying true to the gritty life and moments of Arun Gawli, Daddy has roused enormous interest in the public with its trailer and getting unanimous love and appreciation.

Daddy is set to release on 8th September.

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