D tells the story of Deshu [Randeep Hooda], who rises from the ashes and creates an empire of his own. While finding a foothold in the world of crime, Deshu faces opposition from within the ranks of his company.
The kith and kin of his mentor [Goga Kapoor] are unhappy with Deshu's rise and the rift widens every time Deshu conquers new horizons and scales new heights. Despite the hiccups, Deshu and his comrade Raghav [Chunkey Pandey] perform their duties with utmost honesty.
The two sons of the mentor [Yashpal Sharma, Sushant Singh] realize that the focus has suddenly shifted towards Deshu. The tension builds up with each passing incident and the duo decides to settle the scores. They first target Deshu's comrade and then Deshu and his actress-girlfriend [Rukhsaar].
The battlelines are drawn. It's Deshu on one side and his mentor's two sons on the other. What happens next?
RGV has discovered and rediscovered a number of talents over the years. Actors like Manoj Bajpai and Vivek Oberoi specifically come to your mind for their effective portrayals in RGV's gangster flicks. And now there's Randeep Hooda. Frankly speaking, D wouldn't be what it is without Randeep. The actor looks and performs the part with such ?n that it's indeed difficult to absorb the fact that D is his second film [after Mira Nair's MONSOON WEDDING]. Randeep changes his expressions like a chameleon changes colors and that's where he scores. If Vishram Sawant did repose tremendous faith in Randeep, the actor lives up the expectations completely.
D has more than 35/40 characters, but the ones who stand out are in this order: Goga Kapoor [excellent], Chunkey Pandey [fantastic -- stages a terrific comeback!], Sushant Singh [first-rate], Yashpal Sharma [effective] and Ishrat Ali [good]. The ladies don't get much scope in this male-dominated flick, but both Rukhsaar and Isha Koppikar make their presence felt.
On the whole, D is one film that stays with you even after the show has concluded. Well crafted and told in the most natural fashion, D should prove to be the cynosure of many movie buffs. A brilliant effort, this is a must-watch film that has the potential to grow with a strong word of mouth in days to come. Gangster films fare the best in Mumbai and D should charter the same path!