Lucknow Central – Movie Review

In Bollywood you must have watched multiple films but movies which fall under the head of “prison break” are very few. Ranjit Tiwari’s Lucknow Central is a film which features a strong cast including Farhan Akhtar, Deepak Doriyal, Rajesh Sharma, Diana Penty, Gippy Grewal, Inaamul Haq, Ronit Roy and Ravi Kishan. With such an amazing cast the expectations automatically escalate – Let’s discover what the film is all about and will it be able to amuse its audience or not?

Trailer: Lucknow Central

Kishan is an aspiring singer, who wants to create his band, one day he had a tiff with an IAS officer and the next day he is found dead. On the false report Kishen is sent to jail and there he meets Parminder Singh, Victor, Pandit and Diqqat. They create a musical band as Pawan Singh wants to have an Inter-Jail Musical Competition. Kishan plans a fool proof escape with the help of his band mates but the only hurdle between him and his freedom is the jailer of Lucknow Central, who is very smart and clever. Will these prisoners who are sentenced for life will be able to break the prison and live their lives tension-free or fate has something else for them, to explore this you need to watch Lucknow Central.

Farhan Akhtar is a sincere actor and his previous films prove his dedication to whatever he does. Farhan sinks in to the character of Kishan and impresses his viewers with his pauses, expressions and performance. Deepak Dobriyal is becoming better with every film; he is very confident and impeccable as Victor. Dobriyal is a natural actor and makes his audience connect with him – that’s quite a brilliant thing. Rajesh Sharma has a few dialogues but he proves his caliber with passion.


Gippy Grewal is good and has a very strong personality; he can easily dominate others in a scene by just standing and staring right in to the camera! Inaamul Haq is effective. Ronit Roy is underutilized in this film, but he is good. Diana Penty is okay. Ravi Kishan is brilliant in an extended cameo-like character.

The music of the film is okay, Aj Mera Jee Karda and Teen Kabootar are nice. Script of Lucknow Central is gripping and does not bore the audience. There are a few misses in the film which revolve largely around the “how so convenient” situations. Direction of Ranjit Tiwari is impressive; he knows how to handle a nail-biting prison break which is clap-worthy.


If you like films which have good performances, interesting ideas and decent execution then go for Lucknow Central, you will not be disappointed.

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