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Masand: 'Lafangey Parindey' is pointless, boring
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Director: Pradeep Sarkar

Cast: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Deepika Padukone

Only Yashraj Films -- known for their squeaky-clean characters and their synthetic entertainers -- would cast the freshly scrubbed, rosy-cheeked Neil Nitin Mukesh as a tough-as-nails street-fighter. In 'Lafangey Parindey', directed by Parineeta's Pradeep Sarkar, Neil stars as Nandu, a Mumbai tapori who fights blindfolded in bare-knuckled bouts, vanquishing his opponents with a single blow.

When Pinky Palkar (played by Deepika Padukone), a feisty figure-skater from his basti loses her sight in a hit-and-run accident, Nandu takes her under his wing and helps her become self-reliant. She in turn, convinces him to skate-dance with her so she can enter a talent contest that she's forever had her eyes on (pun unintended).

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The obligatory romance that follows is at the core of this film, that's weighed down by a predictable script packed with lazy stereotypes. So you have the hero's idle friends, who have affectionate nicknames like Chaddi and Diesel. You have a gold-toothed villain and an upright cop. You also have a yuppie star (Neil) spouting Bambaiyya street-lingo in his Anglicized accent. And then there's that designer run-down basti, the sanitized YRF version of a Mumbai chawl.

'Lafangey Parindey' isn't a particularly bad film; it's just not a good film either. It's the kind of film that keeps you waiting for something to happen, but nothing ever does. There's no element of surprise or unpredictability in its screenplay; and as a result even though it's only two hours long, you find yourself exhausted by the time the lights come back on.

On the upside, the film has a refreshing soundtrack by R Anandh, and some of the supporting cast makes an impression, particularly Wake Up Sid's Namit Das who plays Nandu's friend Chaddi.

Of the leads, Neil Nitin Mukesh approaches his part earnestly, and throws himself into the film's bloody fight scenes with as much intensity as he can muster. The problem, unfortunately, is that he appears and sounds too clean-cut to come off as a convincing sadak chaap. Deepika Padukone, meanwhile, succeeds in cobbling together a performance using mostly her eyes and her body language, and she pulls off the street-speak without too many hiccups either.

'Lafangey Parindey' is the kind of film that doesn't stay in your head much after you've left the cinema. And you should be happy for that!

I'm going with two out of five for director Pradeep Sarkar's 'Lafangey Parindey'. It's a pointless, boring film. Watch it if you have 200 bucks to waste!

Rating: 2 / 5

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TIMES OF INDIA

Critic's Rating: 3.0
Cast: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Deepika Padukone, Piyush Mishra
Direction: Pradeep Sarkar
Genre: Romance
Duration: 2 hours 14 minutes
Readers Rating: 3.0
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Story: Pinky Palkar (Deepika Padukone) is the archetypal Mumbai chawl girl who dreams big, despite her lowly surroundings. She may be working as a shop assistant yet she is hell bent on climbing the social ladder with her skating skills which she proposes to showcase in a television talent show, hoping to win the Rs 50 lakh award in the competition. But her best laid plans go awry when boxer-gangster, One-Shot Nandu (Neil Nitin Mukesh) hits her headlong with his car and causes her to go blind. The rest is repentance, remorse and romance, where Nandu tries to teach his victim to see with her heart, while Pinky hopes to draw the tapori away from his violent world.

Movie Review: It's a familiar world of bhais, boxers and bustee wallahs which Mumbai cinema has created and re-created, time and again that stares at you in Lafangey Parindey. And it's this familiarity of character and script that actually works against Pradeep Sarkar's third love story which comes after Parineeta and Laaga Chunari Mein Daag. There is an overriding sense of deja vu that overcomes you as you watch the cliche-ridden script unfold in a predictable fashion, where the rough-edged gangster is involuntarily drawn towards his sweet yet strong victim. And yet, it isn't easy to write off the film completely.

So what works in its favour? Mostly, it's the performances that lift the film from the mediocrity of its script. Neil Nitin Mukesh has already proved his forte at playing edgy characters in films like Johnny Gaddaar and New York. Once again, he interprets One-Shot Nandu, the blindfold boxer who fells his opponent with a single shot and works for gangster Usman Ali (Piyush Mishra), with characteristic elan. Never hysterical and suitably restrained, Neil's Nandu is the dormant volcano kinda tapori who may be an invincible fighter but desperately fights shy of all emotions. Deepika Padukone's Pinky too manages to touch your heart with her starry ambitions and her raw courage, although Deepika does pitch the emotional quotient somewhat low in an attempt to create a realistic Maharashtrian mulgi, unlike Priyanka Chopra's Sweety, the siren in Kaminey. Together, the duo manage to create a sweet love story with some unusual encounters like watching a movie together, learning to skate-dance together, getting moony on a train top.

Equally arresting is the eminently watchable Piyush Mishra who always manages to add a maniacal zeal to his portrayals. Sadly, his character remains some what undeveloped in the film and the viewer ends up wishing he had more to do.

Add to this, a lyrical music score by R Anandh, with lilting numbers like Man Lafanga and Nain Parindey and some dazzling choreography on rollerskates by Bosco-Caesar, and you have a film that makes up for pleasant viewing. A little more verve however would have gone a long way in energising the show.

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Lafangey Parindey - The Review
Friday, August 20, 2010
Subhash K. Jha

Hindi Film Review
By Subhash K Jha
Lafangey Parindey
Starring Deepika Padukone, Neil Nitin Mukesh
Rating: ***


"So this is a love story!" says the wry cop at the end of the film while closing the case that exonerates our hero 'One-Shot Nandu' of accidently blinding Pinky Palkar in a car accident.

Indeed Lafangey Parindey(LP) is a love story. And how grotesquely indecorous has been the marketing of this tender and shimmering look at an improbable love in the slums between a free-wheeling boxer and wannabe roller- skating spitfire gone blind.

Deepika Padukone gives to the timless yet time-bound yale the kind of fluent grace and eloquent spin that the audience associates with the female legends of celluloid ,namely Meena Kumari and Nutan. Deepika brings the poignant lyricism of the former and the spirited delicacy of the latter into what's unarguably one of the best-written female characters in recent times.

When Pinky goes blind all of a sudden, she doesn't flutter her eyelashes and trip over furniture like any self-respecting blind diva in our cinema would. She quickly picks up the pieces of her shattered life, and yes, also the rollerskates and leaves home to a sniggering brother's taunt and a concerned mother's encouragement to renew her dreams.

The above is one of the many finely-written and worded sequences in this film suffused with a delicate charm and infinite wisdom.

Neil Nitin Mukesh has a tough thankless role. Not only is he that archetype known as the 'Supportive Lover' in the script he must also move back in every other sequence to let Deepika walk away with the best expressions and dialogues. Neil never over-steps his boundaries. As the shy fighter who needs the blinded sports-girl's clairvoyant spirit to take him on the road to love more than she needs him to cross that traffic-laden road which she can't see, Neil gets the lower notes in the scale of the love- symphony right.

While the two protagonists' journey into love via a dance contest(Rab Ne Banadi Jodi revisited) takes centrestage in Pradeep Sarkar's deftly-cut material , the peripheral characters also get enough space to have their say aggressively without getting hysterical.

A film set in the ghetto is bound to remind the audience of Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire and Vishal Bhardwaj's Kaminey . Sarkar dodges both and goes for the most unexpected reference points,namely Douglas Sirk's The Magnificent Obssession and its desi spinoff Gulzar's Kinara. As in Kinara, the hero is on a redemptive route taking the blinded girl through the corridors to her dream.

It's a journey undertaken with great warmth tenderness and loving care.

The dialogues convey a streetside sauciness without getting abusive. Street wisdom need not be eeks-rated.

But hang on . LP is not soft at the edges. Pradeep Sarkar brings to the storyboard a gritty edge-of-the-street desperation that miraculously accommodates a very supple love story.

In a moment that can only be defined as tragic-comic, one of the hero's friends walks away with one of the most expressive lines in this film . After Pinky goes blind the friend says, "Ek minute mein Hema Malini se Thenga Malini ban gayi."

The reference to Hema Malini is not lost in a film that takes Gulzar's Kinara to another shore.

The scenes are written by Gopi Puthran with utmost concern for a pitch that conveys high passion without toppling over. Deepika looking into the sky with a lovelorn look in her unseeing eyes asking Neil to describe the moon is a moment that is priceless and poignant in its poignancy.

Deepika has been shot by cinematographer C. Natarajan Subramanian with the loving care of a lensman shooting a place on the map where great events are expected to happen just as soon as the clouds disperse.

LP is an inspirational tale told with as little fuss and as much feeling as cinematically possible. Not to be missed.

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Lafangey Parindey - The Review
Friday, August 20, 2010
Subhash K. Jha

Hindi Film Review
By Subhash K Jha
Lafangey Parindey
Starring Deepika Padukone, Neil Nitin Mukesh
Rating: ***



Deepika Padukone gives to the timless yet time-bound yale the kind of fluent grace and eloquent spin that the audience associates with the female legends of celluloid ,namely Meena Kumari and Nutan. Deepika brings the poignant lyricism of the former and the spirited delicacy of the latter into what's unarguably one of the best-written female characters in recent times.



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Director: Pradeep Sarkar
Cast: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Deepika Padukone
Release Date: 2010-08-20 08:00:00
Quick Take: A touching love story

So every now and then comes along a film that not just takes you by surprise but also doggedly tugs at your heartstrings. Lafangey Parindey is one such film. The title is hugely misleading-in fact you are not even sure what the hell Lafangey Parindey means and you sure hope that smelly pigeons wont be flying around the frames in the same annoying manner in which they fly around your balcony and thankfully your fears are laid to rest. The pigeon metaphor is subtle and yes the film soars on a number of counts.

 

 

You have One Shot Nandu (Neil Nitin Mukesh) a boxer who works for Usman (Piyush Mishra) a don and you have Pinky Palhar (Deepika Padukone) a skater dancer. One accident later Pinky is blind and her hopes of becoming a huge dancing star are almost shot to smithereens when Nandu decides to help her see. Why he wants to help her is also a crucial part of the story. And Pinky learns to see with her ears and also ultimately with her heart. And Nandu grapples with love and betrayal and guilt and the choice of doing what's right or going with what's easy. But it all ends well and by then you sure are rooting for these two absolutely adorable people.

  The romance in Lafangey… is refreshing. It's not your average 'look into each other's eyes and sing a song on a mountain top' kind of romance. Yet its filmy at heart and it makes you smile every time Pinky tries to 'maaro line' on the extremely shy and uncomfortable Nandu. Pinky is a delight. Blind or otherwise she is tough as nails, tomboyish, won't suffer fools gladly, will chase her dreams at any cost and her undercoating of vulnerability is remarkably etched out. Nandu has nerves of steel in the boxing ring but is a puddle of emotions when it comes to Pinky. He falls in love with her but his innate taporiness makes it difficult for him to express it.

Deepika as the spunky Pinky is fabulous. She gives it the right 'namak' and you are happy to see a non-simpering normal Hindi film heroine. Neil is earnest and endearing. He scores in the emotional bits specially where all he is doing is looking and not speaking. The chemistry between the lead actors is interesting and warm.

 The narrative by Gopi Puthran is fairly taut and engrossing. Production design by Eldridge Rodrigues and Madhu Sarkar Kuriakose is stupendous and great production and art design has always been director Pradeep Sarkar's forte. The music by R Anandh is like silken rain drops on a wet window specially Nain parindey and Man lafanga bada… Cinematography by Natarajan Subramanium lends the film a great atmosphere and texture. After a limp Laaga Chunari Mein Daag Pradeep Sarkar returns with a bang.

 Lafangey is ultimately a sweet love story. Of course there are flaws, like for instance Pinky who has just been in a life threatening accident which leaves her blind is almost immediately up on her feet and wants to get back to skating and dancing. What about dealing with day-to-day things first, as someone who is suddenly blind? But then nothing is perfect least of all love. And Lafangey Parindey is ultimately a film about love and trust. And we can never have enough of those.

 

Sukanya Venkatraghavan


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