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Movie review: Lafangey Parindey
Saibal Chatterjee

Friday, August 20, 2010

Cast: Deepika Padukone, Neil Nitin Mukesh
Director: Pradeep Sarkar

She, a wannabe figure skater, cannot see. He, a bare-knuckles street-fighter, doesn't need to. But both Pinky Palkar and Nandan Kamtekar have their sights firmly set on a better life, a life beyond the mean backstreets of Mumbai. The path out of this morass is, needless to say, littered with countless snares.

This is just the kind of narrative raw material that is inherently primed to yield loads of drama, some dirty dancing and a bit of daredevilry. But does it?

As a love story of a somewhat different timbre, Pradeep Sarkar's third directorial vehicle is youthful, nimble and sure-footed, a far cry from his previous outing, the rather stodgy Laaga Chunari Mein Daag.

For the most part, Lafangey Parindey trundles along at a fair clip, although it never turns into anything more than a predictable ride. On the way, there is much bump and grind, and flying fists and bloodied noses too. But behind it all is a wholesome human tale that celebrates the doggedness of those that are down and but not out.

Not everything that Lafangey Parindey delivers is likely to strike the audience as convincing, but on the whole the impact of this effervescent entertainer is pretty rounded, which, given the many recent misfires from the Yash Raj Films (YRF) cannon (Tashan, Pyaar Impossible, Dil Bole Hadippa, Badmaash Company), is saying a lot.

In Lafangey Parindey, the Bollywood tapori makes a clean break from his usual moorings. Well, his lingo still reeks of the street, his wadi buddies answer to names like Chuddi, Gulkand and Diesel and, like all good aamchi Mumbai mulgas, they have a customary go at the dahi handi.

But this is a YRF film, so the gang here isn't of the grubby, crude, foul-mouthed variety. These boys mimic their upper-class counterparts: the Barista crowd of numerous Bollywood flicks.

Even the supposed grit and grime of a Mumbai bustee assumes a soft halogen glow in Lafangey Parindey. The cluttered neighbourhood wears a well-scrubbed look and the rough and tumble of life here – the cops and the underworld are never far away – is lent a romanticised halo.

But the film's edgy, go-getting soundtrack (music: R Anandh, lyrics: Swanand Kirkire) is a marked departure. Aided by the informal ways in which the songs are filmed and edited, the music captures the sprightly spirit of the film to perfection. Kirkire's Gulzaresque Mann lafanga bada/Apne mann ki kare and the grungy rhythms of the peppy Dhatad tatad number are truly striking.

One Shot Nandu (Neil Nitin Mukesh) – the name is derived from his uncanny ability to lay his opponent low with one blow – talks tough, acts rough and is blessed with exceptional wiles. He fights blindfolded every Friday for satta king Usman Ali (Piyush Mishra, as exceptional as ever). He always wins.

Pinky (Deepika Padukone), a shopping mall employee, dreams of winning Rs 50 lakh from India's Got Talent, but an accident throws her off track. She loses her eyesight, job and confidence. Egged on by Nandu, she learns to refocus herself on her goal. She uses all her senses – touch, smell, sound and heart – to offset the absence of sight.

Nandu and Pinky form an unlikely pair, and as fate and life-altering twists throw them into the same ring, they learn to wriggle their way out of the mess.

The story of two underdogs from the wrong side of the urban divide fighting tooth and nail for their place in the sun may not be strikingly original. It might not be particularly rousing either. But Lafangey Parindey has enough energy going to hold the interest of the audience. Particularly stunning are the figure skating sequences. Full marks to the choreographer and the lead pair.

Deepika Padukone has several hits behind her. Neil Nitin Mukesh is still looking for the first real blockbuster of his career although he has figured in films like Johnny Gaddar, New York and Jail. Neither of the two is a finished article yet but they are getting there. Lafangey Parindey offers a canvas that allows them to use just the right colours and moods. The duo does a fine job.

Lafangey Parindey soars just high enough to stand a fair chance of garnering mass applause.

The publicity machinery had, in the days leading up to the release, let on that the film's fight sequences and stunts were performed by the lead actors themselves, without the aid of body doubles. Wow! But why would young, promising actors who have their lives and careers ahead of them risk their limbs for a film like this?

What are a few bruises on the body if a box office hit is the reward? Lafangey Parindey has the makings of one.

(Saibal Chatterjee is a National Award-winning film critic who has covered film festivals around the world, including the ones in Cannes and Toronto. He will be writing reviews exclusively for

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Lafangey Parindey (2010 - Hindi)

Lafangey Parindey movie rating: 3 out of 5 3 votes

Lafangey Parindey rating: 5 out of 10(Divya Solgama -Divs wrote on Aug 20 2010 1:21PM)

Pradeep Sarkar started his career in his early 50's with a superb film Parinita. 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. 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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so these are the reviews so far :)

0.5 / 5

3.5 / 5

4.5/ 5

 3 / 5

3 /5

2.25  / 5

Well i think thats pretty good :)
im so happy deepika is being praised :D

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deepika gettimg appriciated so farParty
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now thats an OUCH moment LOL

if the movie is BAD it will get negative reviews na... koi chamtkar hokar positive tho naheen hojayega..

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omg dont say i just read a spoiler?
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Not so good review of movie but praised neil and deeps:

Lafangey Parindey - Movie Review
Yawn Out Loud
By Naresh Kumar Deoshi
Fri, Aug 20, 2010 11:08:26 GMT

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After making us all weep (for one reason or another) with his tear-jerking Laaga Chunari Mein Daag, which had Rani Mukherjee crying out buckets, director Pradeep Sarkar changes lanes and steps into a territory already trodden by the likes of Vishal Bhardwaj and Anurag Kashyap. Lafangey Parindey is a story set in the maze of Mumbai's chawls and has foul language aplenty. While unlike Vishal, Pradeep abstains from the expletives of the BC and MC standard, there's a lot of street slang like 'phat gayi', 'keeda', 'chaddi', and not to forget that Deepika dialogue that got wolf whistles from the front benchers: "Aisi jagah laat maroongi, puri zindagi pakad ke baitha rahega". Ouch! That almost felt.

The point is - if you are intentionally trying to adopt a style that's not naturally yours, like stepping into a pair of sneakers that don't fit you right, you are sure to fall with your face to the ground. That's what Pradeep Sarkar does - try to tell a story that's not his forte. The result? A movie that works only in fits and starts, but mostly leaves you in a fit of yawns. YOL!

One-shot Nandu (Neil Nitin Mukesh) is a local fighter of Tilak Wadi. He fights his opponents blindfolded, and often takes a lot of beating. But one deadly blow from him smack dab on the jaw of his every opponent makes him the undisputed winner who, at the end of every fight, gets a wad of money from his godfather Usman.

Pinky Palkar (Deepika Padukone), on the other hand, thinks she doesn't belong to the lowly Tilak Wadi. She's a talented dancer and has the dream of winning a talent show with her nifty roller-skating skills, a dream that's cut short after an accident that leaves her blinded for life.

She's blind as a bat, and he's wild and guilty. Will Pinky's dream of becoming famous come true? Will Nandu find redemption and love? Frankly, after the intermission you don't even care to know these answers.

A smacking pat on the back for Neil Nitin Mukesh, who not just looks a heartthrob even when beaten up black and blue, but also acts well. Deepika, though never beaten save for being knocked high in the air by a speeding car in a scene, looks lovely and throws herself headlong into her role. And boy! how she dances! That patli kamar of hers swaying gently (as if swinging an invisible hoola hoop) and her lissom legs weaving intricate swirls as she skates her way to glory - if it was special effects, the VFX team deserves an award. If not, Deepika is the Indian Idol we never had. Any which way, it's the leading stars of Lafangey Parindey that make the movie watchable. Else Pradeep Sarkar had left no kasar in lulling the audiences to sleep.

The director commits hara-kiri with aplomb. For a moment, even if we discount the forgettable songs and the deliberate slang in the dialogues, it's hard to be blindfolded to the flaws in the script. The dance competition sequences are a major bore and there's an absolutely dispensable sub-track involving a police officer who's investigating the case of Pinky's accident. When the cop and his subordinate doggedly solve the case and have the clinching evidence to nab the bad guy Usman, the cop cops out because of the love story between Pinky and Nandu, who was supposed to be his prized catch. "Toh yeh love story hai?" the cop wonders and tells his subordinate, "Chal, rum lagate hain."

Coincidentally, I felt the same after watching Lafangey Parindey.

Rating: 2 stars out of 5

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