Run time: 145 min
Genres: Action | Drama | Sport
Director: Sanjay Puransingh Chauhan
Writers: Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan, Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan
Stars: Farooq Shaikh, Nafisa Ali, Aanaahad
Dheerendra Singh is a kick-boxer, who after beating Gajanan Dinan, has been selected to represent India in the 14th Annual Kick-boxing tournament in Kuala Lumpur where he will be pitted against Pakistan’s Noor Mohammad. He is engaged to Neela Chaudhary, and lives with his widowed mother, and a cricketer brother, Veerender. The family witness Dheerendra excel himself during his bout against Noor but ends up gravely injured, and subsequently passes away after a kick in the neck area. When the Malaysian Government rules it as an accident, an enraged Dheerendra opts out of cricket, joins the kick-boxing team, and travels to Lahore (a city that was founded by Vishnu Avatar Ramji’s son, Lav) to participate in the Quid-E-Azam Tournament where he hopes to avenge his brother’s untimely death but is not aware of the outcome of his quest as well as the surprises that await him there. Written by rAjOo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Plot Keywords: revenge, martial arts, violence, kickboxing, place name in title|
Release Date: 19 March 2010 (India)
Budget: INR 240,000,000 (estimated)
I watched this movie after hearing a lot about all the international awards that were bagged by the film-makers. But after watching Lahore, I realize how much potential Indian film makers have and Indian movies are not all about singing & dancing around trees. About the movie, I would say, watch it for story line which stay on track, the brilliant performance of Aanaahad and Farooq Shaikh, for the brilliantly shot fight sequences (rarely seen in an Indian movie, mostly they are over the top), good background score and lastly, but not the least, the direction and editing. Sanjay Chauhan has done an awesome job, the movie does not loose pace, the script is tight and the viewer gets engrossed very easily into the lives of the characters. I felt the start was a bit confusing (first 5 min) but once the movie unfolds one finds out what is actually going on. I would recommend this to one and all. If movies like this one keep on being made in India, we can actually hope that we can remove the monopoly of the Yash Raj type director/producers from India who think that an Indian viewer has no sense and will watch anything.
Lets keep the record straight, Lahore is "Joh Jeeta Wohi Sikander" to the "T". If JJWS dealt with two brothers, so does Lahore. If JJWS had the school rivalry as the under-currents, in Lahore we have the political rivalry between India and Pakistan. Call it twist of fate, and the younger brother attempts to redeem himself by taking on the unfinished business. By the way, did I mention "Apne"? Yes because that had uncanny similar plot too. But the original still remains sacrosanct, a masterpiece from Mansoor Khan (who sadly taken a long sabbatical).
☻ Sushant Singh:: As elder brother Dheeru he has put in extra effort to the character. His chemistry with Shraddha Nigam was just about right.
☻ Aanaahad:: Very strong debut. A striking personality. Has what is takes and deliver well. The romance bit with Shraddha Das was not fleshed out convincingly.
☻ Mukesh Rishi:: Good choice to play the role of Noor Mohammed who has his own demons to battle against.
☻ Farooq Sheikh:: As usual he is impeccable ensuring you will remember the diction of Mr. Rao. Shares a good chemistry with Saurabh Shukla.
☻ Nafisa Ali:: Quite adequate.
The rest of star-cast were OK (Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Jeeva, Pramod Moutho, Ashish Vidyarthi & Nirmal Pandey).
The director balances the sensibilities of both Indian and Pakistan viewers ensuring nobody cries foul. The DOP deserves a special mention for the lighting he has used ensuring it get the international feel. The fight sequences are executed quite well. The background absorbs the viewer into the storyline. Every character has depth and the director has managed to bring out layers. The ending was quite apt (though I feel the apology part should have been edited out – some things are better left untold).
Way to go Mr. Sanjay Puransingh Chauhan!
if you want TO MAKE REMAKE A FILM LIKE "BEST OF THE BEST" THEN YOU SHOULD PREPARE YOUR SELF FOR WHAT YOU ARE DOING with movie the story is same but character detailing and action sequences are not even 50 percent of original movie.
i think movie is just hit because of its made diplomatic controversy between India and Pakistan. in this i think they shouldn't involve cricket.technically is not acceptable that one cricketer change his line to get revenge of his brother
but i still give it five star because if you don't seen the original one then i am sure you will like it and enjoy it.
Lahore, the directorial venture by Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan is clichéd, highly predictable at times, having lot of flaws, etc etc.. But despite of all these shortcomings, it manages to moisten the viewers' eyes towards the ending. 'An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind', the quote of Mahatma Gandhi, is well depicted in the movie, and that alone is a reasonable factor to watch the movie.
Lahore is about two brothers, and two countries, too. The story has nothing so new, it goes as expected by the viewers, the director has managed to execute it in a not-so boring manner, that he saves it from being called as a Documentary.
The performances are fine, the main protagonist Aanaahad is a look-alike of Randeep Hooda, he does his part well, Sushant Singh was good, Farooque Sheikh, Nafisa Ali, Mukesh Rishi, Shraddha Nigam all were good, and special mention to Shraddha Das, she looked like the mock-female roles Shreyas Talpade and Reitesh Deshmukh had played in their previous films.
The music by MM Kreem is average, and the cinematography is fine.
On the whole, Lahore is a good movie with an awesome, fantastic ending. Watch it, you will know!!