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Lafangey Parindey  (2010 - Hindi)

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Lafangey Parindey cumulative rating: 2.9 out of 52.9/5 (63 users)

Lafangey Parindey critics rating: 2.6 out of 5 2.6/5 (12 critics)

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  • Madhyam Uddan…

    Lafangey Parindey rating: 5 out of 10(Divya Solgama wrote on 20 Aug 2010)

    Pradeep Sarkar started his career in his early 50’s with a superb film Parineeta. He proved that when passion of film making comes, age does not matter. But then something happened and he shifted his base from Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s camp to Yash Raj camp and made Laaga Chunri Mein Daag. Well this daag did stain Pradeep’s Filmography, but thanks to his first film he got another chance in the banner to make a youth based love story “Lafangey Parindey”. But can a director whose school of film making is total different than today’s film makers make a love story for today’s youth? Well if a person feels young from his heart he can, or else tai tai phiss. Let’s find out where does this flight of the love birds end?

    “Lafangey Parindey” is a story based in cramp streets of Mumbai. One Shot ‘Nandu’ {Neil Nitin Mukesh} is a street fighter who makes his living by fighting with blindfold and attacks his opponent on his hearing capability. He along with his bunch of friends keeps loitering in their area. One day the local goon leader Usmaan bhai {Piyush Mishra} assigns a job to Nandu, where he goofs up and ends up with an accident. {Spoilers Alert} later he comes to know that he accidently had hit Pinky {Deepika}, who also stays in his area and her aim is to win a talent show based on her Skating Dance. Pinky loses her eye sight and Nandu feels guilty thus he decides to help her. He and his friends train Pinky to get her confidence and sound judgment. In this process Nandu starts developing soft corner for Pinky, but the guilt is always chasing him. What happens next is the entire movie about.

    We have seen loads of movies based in such concept, Dev Anand’s Bambai Ka Babu or Gulzar’s Kinara comes first in mind when you start watching the film. What’s different out here is the whole treatment and the Skating Dance has been added to camouflage the old wine. Pradeep did the same in his last film which was also highly inspired by Rajesh Khanna-Mumtaz’s Aaina, but revamped it in Yash Raj Style. This time he took it to those streets of Mumbai, which are hardly to be found in Mumbai of 2010. The whole tapori angle, with all this language looked quite tacky keeping in mind the way Mumbai has evolved to the mall culture. Screenplay is nothing great, the movie picks up only after the accident takes place and the whole training process starts. The training process is the best part of the film, it entertains you as well as the fresh pair looks nice in those scenes. But then the moment it’s out of the training,etc the movies slows down and struggles to drag to its next scene. Climax show was bit letdown. Editing needed to be sharper in this two hour long film. Camera work is good and the whole Street Fights, Skating Dance, Competitions, etc have been captured very well.

    Music by R. Anandh is nice but does not live to Yash Raj’s style, btw I guess none of its last few films did match to it in recent times. Anyway Nain Parindey, Pakad Pakad and Mann Lafanga go very well with the flow of the film and manage to keep your interest on in the film.

    Pradeep Sarkar tries his level best to make the film youthful, he would had succeeded if the film would had been made few years back. But now making a film with a concept which has been used in so many Hindi films makes it look too tacky. He is a talented director and there is no second opinion about it, but he should select films as per his style, and not change himself to match up with today’s style. Even in a two hours film, there are parts where film drags and that are a big negative point. But on positive side as said earlier the falling in love part, training, concert etc are done in good manner and thus the film has something more to offer than just the banner name.

    Neil Nitin Mukesh tries very hard to do a decent job and the efforts does show on screen, but his whole fair looks and foreigner style goes totally contrast over his tapori character in the film. He looked lost in some scenes, but was superb in action scenes and the training part. Deepika was perfect for her character, he accent added more charm to the mumbaiya girl. She will keep you gasped with her dance and skating. Piyush Mishra, Namit Das, Manish and others are good support but nothing new to offer. Kay Kay Menon cameo was wasted.

    So bol meri “Filmi Khopdi” is film mein kitna hai dum?

    Dum hain, theek thaak dum hai lekin kutch khaas nahi. The film overall is not a bad watch, but not a great watch either. You can catch it on your idiot box in sometime and might be a good watch out there, as it has the talent show and all those stuffs to offer. In short this flight of the fresh parindey manages to glide a madhyam udaan, which is slight better than a crash landing.

    Ratings : 2.25/5

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