Movie Review Lucknow Central 2017

lucknow central movie review

lucknow central movie review

Who else was waiting for a Farhan Akhtar thriller? Here is Lucknow Central to settle your hunger. Lucknow Central, as the name seemingly suggests, is a story of prison escape where five prisoners plan jailbreak. It is a real life story of a prisoner enacted by Farhan Akhtar, who going through false charges of murder awaits his death pronouncement in the jail where he forms his music band.

Lucknow Central is the debut directorial project of Ranjit Tiwari. The actors-director combo is all set to amaze the audience with their terrific screenplay.

Cast, Crew and other details
Leads: Farhan Akhtar, Diana Penty
Director: Ranjit Tiwari
Genre: Drama
Release Date: 15 September 2017
Movie Duration: 2 hours 13 minutes
Other Cast: Deepak Dobriyal, Gippy Grewal, Ronit Roy, Rajesh Sharma, Inaamulhaq and Ravi Kishan

Story-line of Lucknow Central
Lucknow Central is a story about Kishan Mohan Girhotra (Farhan Akhtar) whose dreams of becoming a singer are crushed under the feet of a system that falsely accuses him under murder charges of an IAS official in Muradabad city of Uttar Pradesh. He is pronounced guilty for a crime he did not commit and awarded a life term in Lucknow Central Jail. When the minister (Ravi Shastri) for his personal gains persuades an NGO worker (Diana Penty) to organize a musical event, life turns tables for Kishan.While in captivity he comes close to four other prisoners Pammi, Victor, Panditji and Dikkat (Gippy Grewal, Deepak Dobriyal, Rajesh Sharma and Inaamulhaq) who become members of his band. The Five plan a Jailbreak.

Will Farhan and mates succeed in setting themselves free under the eagle eyes of ruthless jailor (Ronit Roy)? Watch Lucknow Central and witness the thrill.

Songs in the Film
Lucknow Central is equally a treat to the ears as it is to the eyes. Some beautiful pieces of composition are awaiting you in theatres. These melodies, especially ‘Rangdaari’ sung by the sensational prodigy Arijit Singh, add depth to the movie.
– Kaavan Kaavan
– Meer-e-Kaarwan
– Teen Kabootar
– Rangdaari
– Baaki Rabb pe chhod de

Critics Ratings
Here’s how the major critics have rated the movie till now.
The Times of India- 3/5
Hindustan times- 2.5/5
Indian Express- 2/5

Our Review
Lucknow Central is a long-talked-about project of Farhan Akhtar. Farhan plays a different role this time as an innocent convict of murder. The movie that is based on real life events is a well executed film. Despite being predictable and somewhat similar to the recently released ‘Qaidi Band’, Lucknow Central is a different experience altogether. You will be able to feel a myriad of emotions that the protagonist goes through.

If anyone is to be awarded the title of Mr. Perfectionist after Amir Khan, it is Farhan Akhtar, and he successfully makes you feel why, with Lucknow Central. Qaidi no. 1821 urges one to fight for their dreams amid all obstacles. His efforts to fail at English and his desi avatar will surely make one smile. Lucknow Central also has a terrific supporting cast. Ronit Roy is unmistakably flawless as a shrewd jailor. Deepak Dobriyal, Rajesh Sharma, Inaamulhaq, Ravi Kishan, Diana Penty and Gippy Grewal have proved their mettle with their praise-worthy performances; each one portraying their roles up to perfection.

As the genre of the film is drama, Lucknow Central offers quite a drama moments. There is absolutely no tad bit of surprise in the prison-break drama. Everything is easily predictable yet the excellent performances by all actors will keep you glued to your seats until the very end. All in all, the first-time director Ranjit Tiwari delivers a praiseworthy film.

Audience has also been appreciating Farhan for his talent displayed in Lucknow Central, terming it the best one after ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’.

We give it a 3.5/5 star rating!

Watch the official trailer at

Lucknow Central is clashing with Kangana Ranaut starrer ‘Simran’ and ‘Patel ki Punjabi Shadi’ on Friday, 15 September 2017.

Those planning for a good movie this weekend, Go for it!

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