Movie Review: Lafangey Parindey (2010)
Cast : Neil Nitin Mukesh,Deepika Padukone, K.K Menon,Piyush Mishra,Namita Das, and others.
Director- Pradeep Sarkar
Producer: Aditya Chopra, Yash Chopra
Music: R .Anandh.
‘Lafangey Parindey’ (Lafange Parinde) from Yash Raj’s Banner a film in Mumbaiya Coloquial Bhasha. A love story, which shapes up slowly and gradually. Neil Nitin Mukesh [One Shot Nandu,] a fighter who punches his opponent in the ring blindfolded. Deepika Padukone [ Pinky Palkar,] a dancer who turns blind. Now, how she turns sightless is the million dollar question? Nonetheless, she is ambitious to make it big on the dancing floors. Pinky’s love for Nandu is true. However Nandu is a kind hearted guy but unable to declare his love for Pinky . Finally Pinky and Nandu make it big on the “Got Talent Hunt” dancing reality show. Nandu is keen to take over the job of K.K.Menon, K.K Menon is working for a gangster. He is the dada of the Tilakwadi. Nandu who is always the winner in the boxing ring had to lose the last round, as he chooses Pinky over the boxing ring.. A good amalgamation of the reality show.
Direction by Pradeep Sarkar is a refreshing change for Yash Raj Films. The accident of Pinky after which she turns blind, the case is shut down abruptly. Finally, the Police Inspector in-charge of the case tries to solve it on personal level. The case looses importance. Love story turning too hot and the other angle losing importance loosen the intricacies of the story and hence director’s cut suffers a lot. Before the intermission hopes from the “Parneeta” director Pradeep Sarkar is quite high. But with closing down of the parallel story line” the accident of Pinky.” Looks, like the director too looses the strings of the tale.
Neil is the saviour for YRF. He seems to be the perfect solo hero, for the YRF.Neil’s exuberant performances certainly deserve a pat on his back. Hopefully, he could be the perfect replacement of Shahrukh Khan. Deepika Padukone has done a wonderful job. The rest of the cast and credits too performed well.
Dialogues match the Chawl dwellers, very appropriate to the situation. No prizes for guessing that the Censor Board has become liberal with the big production houses as all the cursing words used by the characters have gone uncut.
The peppy and foot tapping number “pakad pakad … will be on the tip of the tongue of the audiences after they come out of the theatres. Music is soothing to the ears.
The fast paced editing and brilliant cinematography both go hand in hand. A good camera work indeed.
‘Lafangey Parindey’ could prove a breather for YRF after giving flops in a row, in the recent past.
With Neil and Deepika the cine-goers will surely watch the film. This film could change the fate of YRF. at the box office.