Saturday, August 21, 2010

Lafangey Parindey

Rating : 5/10
Release Date : 20th August, 2010
Time : 127 minutes
Director : Pradeep Sarkar; Writer : Gopi Puthran; Music : R Anandh
Starring : Neil Nitin Mukesh, Deepika Padukone, Piyush Mishra, Manish Chaudhary, Viraj Adhav, Namit Das, Vinay Sharma, Palomi, Amey Pandya

Welcome to a Yash Raj film without any foreign location, no lip synch songs, no Punjabi khet. But it is a love story. And very predictable, right from frame one you know how its going to turn out. A very good performance from Neil Nitin, though, and some good light hearted tapori moments make sure its not totally boring.

Deepika loves dance-skating and considers it her passport out of the small nukkad she inhabits. Nitin, a co-inhabitant and street fighter, is responsible for making her blind. But keeps it a secret. He along with his friends now work towards trying to make her dream come true. After several paid promo’s of India’s Got Talent, will they find true love ? Will Deepika realise her dream ?

I found the Mumbaiyya bhasha disconcerting at first but jokes like “aajkal respect ki koi valuech hi nahin hai” or ‘Bhai, aapka parcel’ (referring to Deepika) settled me in. The locales are well depicted, the grit and grime and the claustrophobic closeness coming through nicely. Neil was a revelation, despite a role not involving too many words, he managed to convey emotions well. The training sequences of Deepika and Neil Nitin are fun, songs are good (keep the mood light and have a nice rhythm to them), Deepika does a good job, the friends are credible.

But the overall plot isn’t. Everything is a bit too pat. The fight scenes get repetitive. Its implausible (the recovery from the accident, the whole talent show, esp at the end) and there are also some unnecessary sub-plots (Anna’s) or characters (Deepika’s brother).

Its light and fluffy, mildly entertaining but there is nothing here that’s going to stay with you. Apart from some nice tunes (special mention of Man Lafanga here), perhaps…


Unknown said...

Thank u ...u save r trips especially on Sundays...:)

Unknown said...

Thank You...u save r trips to the Halls ..especially on Sundays..:)