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Lucknow Central Movie Review

Lucknow Central Movie Review 

Average Ratings: 2.36/5
Score: 30% Positive
Reviews Counted:12
Positive:3
Neutral:2
Negative:7






Ratings:2/5 Review By:Taran Adarsh Site:Twitter
OneWordReview... #LucknowCentral: Uninteresting. LucknowCentral has wonderful performances... However, the screenwriting appeals only in bits and spurts... Music doesn't work either.
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Ratings:2/5 Review By:Rajeev Masand Site:News18
In Lucknow Central, a bunch of desperate prison inmates turn to music in the hope of securing their freedom. Surface-level similarities to Qaidi Band notwithstanding, this is a premise with some potential, and first-time director Ranjit Tiwari delivers an inoffensive film with some moving scenes. But the inert script never powers the film with enough fuel to fly. A better title for Lucknow Central might have been Boredom Central. At nearly 2 hours and 30 minutes, it’s far too long and far too dull to inspire any other response. I’m going with a generous two out of five.
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Ratings:2/5 Review By:Anupama Chopra Site:Filmcompanion
But director Ranjit Tiwari isn’t content to just tell this story. He bungs in a prison break, a love angle and a villain who is so formulaic that he ceases to be effective – I honestly wonder who gets scared when they see Ronit Roy glaring, chewing paan and knocking back whiskey. The rest of Lucknow Central doesn’t have any surprises either. The predictably schmaltzy story takes forever to unfold. Lucknow Central is too laboured to be loved.
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Ratings:-- Review By:Komal Nahta Site:Zee ETC Bollywood Business
Ranjit Tiwari and Aseem Arora’s story is off the beaten track but it bears a lot of resemblance to the recently released (but failed) Qaidi Band.On the whole, Lucknow Central is good in parts only but quite boring otherwise. It will, therefore, not be able to do much at the turnstiles. Flop.
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Ratings:2/5 Review By:Shubhra Site:Indian Express
But more than anything else, it is the mawkish sentimentality which overcomes the story-telling. When it is not that, then we find our fine conspirators being much too dramatic.When will Bollywood learn the value of letting silence create drama? You don’t need to drown everything with background music: that is certainly not jailhouse rock.
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Ratings:2/5 Review By:Raja Sen Site:Ndtv
Lucknow Central is frequently stupid. The prisoners wanting to break out, to give you just one example, stash fake police uniforms in their drum set - even though their band doesn't ever play or practice with drums. The climax is so long and unending that it feels like it's taking place in slow motion, and because these scenes are set to a musical performance in the backdrop, the scenes put us in a fresh hell where the Selfie Le Le song never bloody ends. Damn this jailhouse schlock.
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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:Sukanya Verma Site:Rediff
The film doesn't make any significant statements on the legal system or rehabilitation beyond tedious displays of violence or stray moments, like when the out-on-parole convicts realise they are unwelcome, unfit for the world that has moved on without them.Of course the harmless temper and measured fervour of Lucknow Central's key players insists they are not all bad.And for a while, you believe it too!
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Ratings:2/5 Review By:Hungama Site:Bollywood Hungama
LUCKNOW CENTRAL just doesn’t work and the glaring similarities with QAIDI BAND are not to blame. The beginning portions are still fine. But the film defies logic soon enough and that continues right till end. On the whole, LUCKNOW CENTRAL is a poor show all the way. The weak script, lack of entertainment value and long run time of the film will work against it. As a result, it’s bound to struggle at the box office.  
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Ratings:3/5 Review By:Satish Site:Koimoi
For all those who have not seen Qaidi Band, we are sure that you will take an instant liking for Lucknow Central for its innovative script and screenplay. The movie will work, but, only if the word of mouth publicity is extremely strong. Still, the film is recommended by us purely for its innovative script and stellar performances by the lead actors.  
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By:Renuka Site:Times Of India
Based on true life events, Lucknow Central is a feel-good, human, prison-break drama that succeeds to manipulate you emotionally, despite being predictable and filmy in portions. While the peg is somewhat similar (barring the undertrial element) to the recent Qaidi Band, Lucknow Central has a distinct execution and is way more evolved.What essentially works for LC is its classic 'winning against all odds' theme. The inmates finding a reason to live and a sense of belonging within the four walls of the Lucknow Central jail instead of their homes is what tugs at your heartstrings.  
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Ratings:3/5 Review By:Sonil Dedhia Site:Mid Day
Lucknow Central will make you laugh and cry, and will leave you with memories that last long after the film concludes. However, the film has its share of follies when the second half kicks off. The music could have been played a vital role in the film, but fails. A sloppy climax ends this sweet experience on a bitter note, turning out to be that unpalatable dessert that ruins a delectable experience. Yet, the plusses in Lucknow Central outnumber the weaknesses. It surely deserves a dekho.  
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Ratings:2/5 Review By:Khalid Mohammed Site:SpotBoye
Visually, Lucknow Central is sufficiently polished. The Film Cityish jail set is at best serviceable though. Predictably, shots of Lucknow vistas are intespersed for that smidgen of authenticity. As for the music score, it’s neither hummable nor recallable. The No. 1 flaw out here is the clumsily structured script replete with heavy duty dialogue on the lines of, “A frog who remains within four walls of a well can’t taste the air of freedom” and the zapper, “Even dreams are subject to taxation nowadays.”Unsolicited suggestion: Unless you want to feel like a Jail Bin Musical Machhli, avoid wading into these troubled waters.  
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Lucknow Central Story:  

Kishen Mohan Girhotra (Farhan Akhtar) is a young man who belongs to Moradabad, a city in Uttar Pradesh. One fateful day, Kishen gets accused of murder which lands him in Lucknow Central Jail where he’s awaiting his High Court trial for a death penalty. Meanwhile, a diligent NGO worker Gayatri Kashyap (Diana Penty), is compelled to form a Band of Prisoners for the band competition which is to be held in the dreaded jail of ‘Lucknow Central’ that year and this is how Kishen’s and her paths cross. Kishen befriends four other inmates, namely Dikkat Ansari, Victor Chattopahdyay, Purushottam Pandit, Parminder Trehan and convinces them to join the band. The dramatic narrative of Lucknow Central portrays how Kishen’s life progresses in jail and how music becomes an intricate part of not only his journey, but the rest of the band’s as well.

Lucknow Central Release Date:

Sep 15, 2017 ( India)

 Director: Ranjit Tiwari
Producer: Monisha Advani, Madhu G. Bhojwani, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Cast:
Farhan Akhtar
Diana Penty
Gippy Grewal
Deepak Dobriyal
Ronit Roy
Inaamulhaq
Rajesh Sharma

Run Time:  2 hours and 27 Minutes


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  1. लखनऊ सेन्ट्रल:
    फर्ज़ी जेल, फ़िल्मी बैंड! [2/5]

    फ़रहान अख्तर फिल्म में हों, और आपको मज़ा दो-चार दृश्यों में ही दिखने वाले रवि किशन से मिलता हो, तो आप खुद अंदाजा लगा सकते हैं कि रंजीत तिवारी की 'लखनऊ सेंट्रल' कितनी अच्छी या बुरी हो सकती है? यशराज फ़िल्म्स की हालिया रिलीज़ हुई फिल्म 'कैदी बैंड' से हद मिलती-जुलती कहानी पर बनी 'लखनऊ सेंट्रल' अपने मुख्य कलाकार की कमज़ोर अदाकारी और परदे पर नाकामयाब किरदार को कुछ काबिल सह-कलाकारों के बेहतरीन अभिनय से ढकने, छुपाने की कोशिश तो भरपूर करती है, पर कितनी देर?

    उत्तर प्रदेश के गंवई गायक किशन गिरहोत्रा की भूमिका में फ़रहान की स्टाइलिंग इतनी बनावटी और चिकनी-चुपड़ी है, जैसे तेल में चुपड़े उनके बाल, जैसे उनके गले में पूरे तमीज से तह किया हुआ मफलर. निश्चित तौर पर उनकी कास्टिंग फिल्म का सबसे कमज़ोर पक्ष है, हालाँकि फर्जीवाड़ा यहीं तक नहीं रुका है. मुंबई फिल्मसिटी में बने लखनऊ के सेंट्रल जेल का सेट पहाड़ों से घिरा है, और न तो कैमरा इसे परदे पर दिखाने से कोई परहेज़ करता है, न ही निर्देशक रंजीत तिवारी को इस मामूली सी गलती से फिल्म की साख पर लगने वाली बड़ी चोट का अंदाज़ा होता है. गनीमत है, फिल्म में राजेश शर्मा, इनामुलहक, मानव विज और दीपक डोबरियाल जैसे कुछ छोटे ही सही, पर मज़बूत कंधे तो हैं.

    किशन (फ़रहान अख्तर) का सपना है मशहूर गायक बनने का, पर एक दिन एक झड़प के बाद उसे आईएएस अफसर की हत्या के झूठे इलज़ाम में उम्रकैद सुना दी जाती है. उसके मुरझाते सपने को थोड़ी हवा तब लगती है, जब युवा मुख्यमंत्री (रवि किशन) के आदेश पर जेल में 15 अगस्त जलसे के लिए कैदियों का बैंड बनाने की मुहिम शुरू होती है. खुद का बैंड जहां एक तरफ उसके सपनों को उड़ान दे सकता है, उसे नाम, मुकाम और पहचान दे सकता है, दूसरी तरफ बैंड की आड़ में जेल से भाग कर आज़ादी का स्वाद चखने का मौका भरपूर है. हालाँकि जेलर (रोनित रॉय) के रहते ऐसा सोचना भी खतरे की घंटी है.

    'कैदी बैंड' जहां इसी कहानी को बेहतर, पर चमकदार प्रोडक्शन डिज़ाईन के जरिये परदे पर बयाँ करती है, 'लखनऊ सेंट्रल' अपने लुक में थोड़ा तो खुरदुरापन, कालिख़ और मटमैलापन लाकर विश्वसनीयता के पैमाने पर ज्यादा अंक बटोर जाती है. हालाँकि रंजीत तिवारी की इस तरह की हॉलीवुड फिल्मों में दिलचस्पी साफ़ दिख जाती है, जब भी वो जेल में इस्तेमाल होने वाले तरीकों, चालाकियों और रणनीति की बात करते हैं. जहां फ़रहान और डायना पेंटी अपनी पूरी कोशिशों के बावजूद अभिनय के सुर लगाने में कमज़ोर दिखते हैं, वहीँ उनके साथी कलाकारों की भूमिकाओं में राजेश शर्मा, इनामुलहक, मानव विज और दीपक डोबरियाल बेहतरीन हैं. रवि किशन बेहद सटीक हैं. इंस्पेक्टर जनरल ऑफ़ पुलिस और ट्रैफिक पुलिस की वर्दी का रंग एक होने पर उनका कटाक्ष फिल्म में कई बार दोहराया जाता है, पर हर बार उतना ही मजेदार लगता है.

    आखिर में, 'लखनऊ सेंट्रल' अपने कुछ गिनती के हिस्सों के रोमांच और कुछ सह-कलाकारों के अभिनय के आगे या पीछे और कुछ नहीं है. बचकानी 'कैदी बैंड' से हाथ लगी निराशा ने इस फिल्म से उम्मीदें काफी बढ़ा दी थीं, पर अफ़सोस! फिल्म के खाते में 'उतनी भी बुरी नहीं है' से ज्यादा तारीफ़ नसीब नहीं होती. असली जेलों के असली बैंडों की तुलना में ये फ़िल्मी बैंड 'बैन'ड' कर दिये जाएँ तो ही अच्छा!! [2/5]

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  2. A Movie Buff Experience - Lucknow Central

    Last Month I saw a Movie Quadi Band by Yash Raj ,A Good Story turned into A boring And Tasteless Experience.Lucknow Central follows the same premises and does it in a Better way.The Main Reason for watching the Movie is for its Cast Farhab , Deepak Dobriyal , Ronit Roy and Rajesh Sharma are in Good Form and make the Movie watchable in Certain Portions , if screenplay had been more tighter movie length short by 20 minutes it would have been a Slick paced entertainer but what we have is not fully baked recipe which is neither tasteless nor tasty.Can we watched bcoz of the Cast.
    My Rating - 2.5 Stars , Average

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