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Lucknow Central (2017)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Music | 15 September 2017 (USA)
2:38 | Trailer
When an innocent man aspiring to be a musician is framed for committing a murder, he decides to form a music band with his co-prisoners for a competition, but his real intention seems to be different.


Ranjit Tewari (as Ranjit Tiwari)


Aseem Arrora (story) (as Aseem Arora), Ranjit Tewari (story) (as Ranjit Tiwari) | 1 more credit »





Credited cast:
Farhan Akhtar ... Kishan Mohan Girhotra
Diana Penty ... Gayatri Kashyap
Inaamulhaq ... Dikkat Ansari
Ronit Roy ... Jailer
Gippy Grewal ... Parminder Singh Gill
Deepak Dobriyal ... Victor Chattopadhyay
Rajesh Sharma ... Purushottam Madan Pandit
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Naushaad Abbas ... Cop
Sanjay Bhatia Sanjay Bhatia ... Police Officer
Samridhi Dewan ... Veera
Vineet Gill Vineet Gill
Tareeq Ahmed Khan
Ravi Kishan ... Pawan Singh Chaturvedi
Yash Kumar Yash Kumar
Sukh Kunwar Sukh Kunwar ... Pali


The story is set in the backdrop of a jail, with music at its core. Walls might muffle them but cages only reverberate them louder. Situated deep in the heartland of India, within the by-lanes of Lucknow is story of a man who had something to say. Or should we say sing.

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Qaidi Band released some days before this film had a similar concept. See more »

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Kudos, if as many people in jail do not share false personalities!
20 October 2017 | by MuviFan73See all my reviews

Tone, Script & Story: It is shown as the movie ends that the story is inspired from true events. It would have been better if the same was conveyed along with the trailer as biographies have their own audience. The story is how an innocent man is convicted of murder of IAS officer, gets jail term, and plans jail escape by forming music band. The further story is if they escape or not and or what term he gets.

I don't know if life in jail is shown well. A person in grip of crime has life of false person. A NGO coming in showing faith providing path to jail members to redeem themselves and getting not one or two but five of them seems abrupt. Here's where story falls week.

Direction, Screenplay, Cinematography: Ranjit Tiwari shines in his maiden attempt as a director. Screenplay is relaxing, when convicts are made to play music instruments and are left on pay role, everywhere else screenplay goes well with the story (example life in jail). Cinematography was also good.

Music: Music is good. I personally liked the track Rangdaari.

Acting: Acting was good by most of the actors. All actors who do not act in non sense cinema have done well here in this movie as well.

Final Verdict: It is worth a watch [(2/5) (7/10)].

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