Citylights (2014)

Hindi 2 hrs 6 mins Drama
Critics Score
67%
Total Reviews: 24
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Review Summary: An official remake of the British film METRO MANILA CITYLIGHTS is inconsistent. It starts as a drama but eventually becomes more of a thriller...

Average Critic Rating: (3.31)
Cast: Rajkummar Rao , Patralekha , Manav Kaul , Sadia Siddiqui
Director: Hansal Mehta
Release Date: 30 May 2014
Est. Budget: 8.7 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 7.5 CR

Plot: Deepak Singh was an ex army person and owned a small garment shop in a Rajasthani village. When his life struck by a tragedy, he migrates to Mumbai, with his wife and daughter. With the help of a friend of his wife they finds shelter in an under-construction building for Read more

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Citylights - Top Reviews

A Human Tale In Inhumane Times….
Divya Solgama, Movie Zadda
Superlative performances in an underwhelming story
Rachit Gupta, FilmFare
Movie Review Citylight: The songs nearly ruined the film for me, but ‘Citylights’ gives us pause. And an actor who makes us believe, all the way.
Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express
Fine performance from Rajkummar Rao
Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express
Worth a watch!
Mohar Basu, Koi Moi
CITYLIGHTS is one of the most captivating movie experiences of late. An expertly-crafted heartbreaker...
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama
Deepak Singh, the character Rajkummar Rao plays in Hansal Mehta’s Citylights is one you recognize immediately. The small-town poverty-stricken Indian, desperate to make a better life for his family. The hopeful migrant who shows up in the big city, determ
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
Not a bad film by any measure but it does feel repetitive and long
Rajeev Masand, IBN 

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Citylights - All Reviews

Deepti Kanojia, Rate Movies Here
Rajkumar Rao has been one of the most promising new comers in Bollywood. He is now back with the award winning director Hansal Mehta in the form of City Ligths. The film has released today and lets see how it is.
Neha Prashar Gupta, Bollywood 3
IANS, MSN India
An official remake of the British film METRO MANILA CITYLIGHTS is inconsistent. It starts as a drama but eventually becomes more of a thriller...
Unknown, Glam Sham
Story: Impoverished Deepak takes his wife and child to Mumbai to survive - but is the family lost in big, bad city lights? Review: So, Citylights is based on Sean Ellis' acclaimed Metro Manila, but it also unlocks the doors to other movies in your mind.
Srijana Mitra Das, Times of India
There's a scene in CITYLIGHTS in which an inebriated Deepak (Rajkummar Rao) returns home late in the night and demands his wife Rakhi (Patralekha) to dance. This is followed by emotional exchanges and they eventually end up consoling each other. It's easi
Pankaj Sabnani, Glam Sham
More than the performances that the film boasts of, it’s the smart use of the camera that captures emotions to the tee. Kudos to Hansal Mehta and to the entire crew for bringing this awe-inspiring work to the forefront.
Saumya Sharma, BookMyShow
Impoverished Deepak takes his wife and child to Bombay to survive - but is the family lost in big bad city lights?
Srijana Mitra Das, Times of India
Lacking in authenticity, identity and sentimentality the Indian version of Sean Ellis 2013 Sundance sensation and UK Oscar entry 'Metro Manila' by Fox Star Studio and Vishesh Films involving the year's 'Shahid' fame national award hall of fames director Hansal Mehta and actor Rajkumar Rao is an atmospheric disconnect of what was supposed to be said and what is shown.
India Glitz
It is a common sight to see actors struggling to rise above the far fetched and unexplored characters drawn in a screenplay, but it is a delight when deserving actors are handed well etched out characters in a taut script. Everything seems to fall in plac
Abhishek Bhardwaj, Rate Movies Here
In a short span of four years, Rajkummar Rao has gone from being one of the many actors in Love Sex aur Dhokha to a National Award-winning leading man. Watch his performance in Citylights to understand why.
Unknown, Bollywood.Com
This film soaks you in and refuses to leave you much after you have left the theater. Recommended must watch!
Noyon Jyoti Parasara, Now Running
This film soaks you in, and refuses to leave you much after you have left the theater. Recommended must watch!
Noyon Jyoti Parasara, Now Running
The Indian version of Sean Ellis Sundance sensation Metro Manila is named after the great Charles Chaplin's classic 'City Lights' featuring the years national award hall of fames director Hansal Mehta and actor Rajkummar Rao turns out to be just a pat on
Vishal Verma, India Glitz
On the whole, ‘Citylights’ is a beautiful film. It’s a must watch if you’re looking for quality cinema and filmmaking.
Unknown, Bollywood Mixer
Worth a watch!
Suparno, OneIndia