Movie: Lucknow Central
Direction: Ranjit Tiwari
Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Diana Penty, Gippy Grewal, Deepak Dobriyal, Ronit Roy, Inaamulhaq, Rajesh Sharma
Music: Arjunna Harjaie, Rochak Kohli, Tanishk Bagchi
Cinematographer: Tushar Kanti Ray
Editor: Charu Shree Roy
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Music
What is it about: It’s a Hindi Drama film, which is loosely based on true event of a Band which was formed in a Prison in India. The film is directed by Ranjit Tiwari.
Why it’s disappointing: There’s nothing much disappointing about this film.
What to watch out for: Lucknow Central doesn’t beat around the bushes, it quickly establishes the notion and gets straight to the subject and latches on to it till the end. One may feel it’s quite slow, but it’s paced well to suit the attire. Director Ranjit Tiwari did a god job in infusing good actors to play out the characters. And the story had a bit of all the elements required to make this tick as it was intended to.
Farhan Akhtar is no doubt a great actor, there’s nothing extraordinary in LC, but he still lures you in to an illusion, which makes you believe he’s done something outstanding.
Diana Penty, had a small stint but plays it out gracefully. Gippy Grewal as Parminder, Inaamulhaq as Dikkat, Rajesh Sharma as Pandit and Deepak Dobriyal as Victor were great ensemble who made the band a foot tapping one.
Then it was Ronit Roy as the jailor, who did a good one and can’t forget this character Ravi Kissen as Pawan Sing Chaturvedi, he was witty and hilarious.
The music became a high point in the film, as it runs on that notion. The credit goes to Arjunna, Rochak & Tanishk who did a commendable job. The cinematography by Tushar Kanti Ray, was a great one and it was well edited by Charu Shree Roy.
Verdict: Ranjit Tiwari, did a great job in balancing a thriller and a musical, and delivered a neat product which doesn’t disappoint you. It has a witty touch to its comedy, with good drama and thrilling moments. Definitely worth a watch, don’t miss it.