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Lucknow Central (2017)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Music | 15 September 2017 (USA)
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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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A Good Effort...
30 January 2018 | by namashi_1See all my reviews

Inspired from true life events, 'Lucknow Central' is at times a sad, and at times, an uplifting story about living your passion even in the worst stage of life. Directed with honesty by Ranjit Tiwari & winningly acted by its cast, this 2017 flop is actually a good effort that went unnoitced.

'Lucknow Central' Synopsis: Kishan (Farhan Akhtar) is wrongfully imprisoned for a murder he didn't commit & is sent to the Lucknow Central, a dreaded jail. While in prison, he forms a musical band with 4 other inmates, that changes his life forever.

'Lucknow Central', though flawed thanks to its erratic pace, is still an effort that isn't easy to snub. The characters appear real, as does their pain & eventual unity. There is a sense of genuine feeling here. That being said, the pacing plays a spoilsport. The film lacks consistency & the wobbly pace is to be blamed.

Ranjit Tiwari & Aseem Arora's Screenplay is decent, but its impact would've been a lot more had it more crisper & well-paced. Ranjit Tiwari's Direction is satisfactory. Cinematography is good. Editing isn't tight enough. Art & Costume Design are appropriate. The Music offers a few good tunes.

Performance-Wise: Farhan Akhtar does a sincere job. But its Deepak Dobriyal who scores. He's brilliant. Gippy Grewal, Inaamulhaq & Rajesh Sharma lend able support. Ronit Roy is repeating himself. Diana Penty is nice. Ravi Kissen is very entertaining as the slimy minister.

On the whole, 'Lucknow Central' is far from perfect, but its not without its pluses nonetheless.

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