Starring: Neil Nitin
Mukesh, Deepika Padukone, K K Menon, Piyush Mishra,
Manish Chaudhary, Viraj Adhav, Namit Das, Vinay Sharma
Director: Pradeep Sarkar
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.
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.
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
Namit Das - Chaddi
Amey Pandya – Bablu Mane
In special appearance - Juhi Chawla, Jaaved Jaaferi,
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 –
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!
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
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.
Credits & Crew:
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
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