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Lafangey Parindey – movie review

Born wild. Born to fly


Lafangey Parindey, movie review

A dash of style with loads of attitude and a hunger to reach the stars, Lafangey Parindey is about a group of youngsters living in the backstreets of Mumbai.

From the director who made Parineeta and Laaga Chunari Main Daag, Pradeep Sarkar comes up with a tale of two free-spirited youngsters who believe nothing is impossible. Lafangey Parindey movie review…

It is an unusual love story of Nandu (Neil Nitin Mukesh) and Pinky (Deepika Padukone) whose path to love is paved by friendship, grit and hope. He is wild. He is born to fight. He is One-Shot Nandu. For the raw, champion street fighter, one-shot is literally what it takes. Absolutely wild, fierce, and hungry to win, this fighter takes boxing to a new level by knocking down his opponents – BLINDFOLDED.

Needless to say, One-Shot lives life on his own terms and is a local hero amongst his friends. But all that soon changes, when he meets Pinky Palkar.

She is blind. She is born to fly. She is Pinky Palkar. A unique girl, a powerhouse of talent! On one hand she works at a regular, boring 9-to-5 job at a mall but on the other hand, she is a kickass dancer on skates!

Strong headed, talented and fiercely ambitious – these traits make up Pinky Palkar’s deadly personality. Her life’s ambition is only one – to rise above all the ‘losers’ living in her locality and carve a niche for herself. She will use her talent to show the others that she can win in life. There is only one, tiny, obstacle… She is blind.

Set in the grungy streets of Mumbai, Lafangey Parindey is an unusual, edgy love story about the never say die spirit even when your last chip is down. It is an intriguing journey of a blindfolded street fighter and a blind dancer who, along with four friends, set out to achieve the impossible.

Lafangey Parindey does have some engaging moments like the accident sequence and then how Nandu and Pinky realize that they share a deeper bond.

Things take a turn, and then the truth of the cause of the accident is out. And in the end we have Pinky Palkar fulfilling her dream overcoming all obstacles. Pinky’s and Nandu’s skating sequence is simply stunning and breathtaking.

Neil Nitin Mukesh as the tapori (ofcourse we do have handsome taporis in Mumbai, yet Neil seems miscast) and Deepika Padukone as the simple middle class girl appear too polished for their parts in particular Deepika’s dialogues in Bombaiya style.

It is the sweet looking Deepika Padukone who is improving as an actor too and she puts in a wonderful performance in this average action thriller.

Cast of Lafangey Parindey:
Neil Nitin Mukesh – One Shot Nandu
Deepika Padukone – Pinky Palkar
K K Menon – Anna (Special Appearance)
Piyush Mishra – Usmaan Bhai
Manish Chaudhary – Inspector K. K. Sethna
Viraj Adhav
Namit Das – Chaddi
Vinay Sharma
Amey Pandya – Bablu Mane
In special appearance – Juhi Chawla, Jaaved Jaaferi, Shiamak Davar

Credits & Crew Lafangey Parindey:
Director: Pradeep Sarkar
Producer: Aditya Chopra
Story, Screenplay and Dialogue: Gopi Puthran
Director of Photography: N. Nataraja Subramanian
Music: R. Anandh
Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire
Executive Producers: Aashish Singh & Panchali Sarkar
Editor: Sanjib Datta
Action Director: Sham Kaushal
Director of Choreography: Bosco Ceasar Inc.
Skating Choreography: Sandro Guerra
Sound: Bishwadeep Chatterjee & Nihar Ranjan Samal
Production Design: Eldridge Rodrigues & Madhu Sarkar Kuriakose
Costume Design: Manoshi Nath & Rushi Sharma
Background Score: Zubin Balaporia
Publicity Design: Fayyaz Badruddin (YRF – Design Cell)
Playback Singers: Mohit Chauhan, Shilpa Rao, Anushka Manchanda, Shail Hada, Suraj Jagan, Ronit Sarkar
Lafangey Parindey, movie review