Lucknow Central (2017)

Hindi 2 hrs 27 mins Musical, Thriller
Critics Score
60%
Total Reviews: 27
User Score
34%
Total Votes: 3

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Review Summary: With a great supporting cast, 'Lucknow Central' is watchable prison break drama.

Average Critic Rating: (2.88)
Cast: Farhan Akhtar , Diana Penty , Gippy Grewal , Deepak Dobriyal , Rajesh Sharma , Inaamulhaq , Ronit Roy , Uday Tikekar , Sukh Kunwar , Vineet Gill , Ravi Kissen , Manoj Tiwari
Director: Ranjit Tiwari
Release Date: 15 Sep 2017
Est. Budget: 30.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 12.0 CR

Plot: Kishen Mohan Girhotra (Farhan Akhtar) is a young man who belongs to Moradabad, a city in Uttar Pradesh. One fateful day, Kishen gets accused of murder which lands him in Lucknow Central Jail where he’s awaiting his High Court trial for a death penalty. Meanwhile, a diligent NGO worker Gayatri Read more

Lucknow Central - Top Reviews

The story of great escape of five prisoners from Lucknow Central jail is a decent watch because of the supporting cast.
Manisha Lakhne, Now Running
A gripping prison break thriller with brilliant performances
Subhash K Jha, Inuth
Considering the film revolves around music, Rangdaari is a beautiful composition that sums up this fascinating tale of dreamers and fighters, who refuse to give up on life or faith.
Renuka Vyavahare, Times of India
Considering the film revolves around music, Rangdaari is a beautiful composition that sums up this fascinating tale of dreamers and fighters, who refuse to give up on life or faith.
Renuka Vyavahare, Times of India
I’m going with a generous two out of five.
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
Low-hanging ambitions and straightforward conflict between negotiators of harm and reform renders Lucknow Central a surprising watchability
Sukanya Verma, Rediff
Outstanding study of imprisonment and freedom
Subhash K Jha, Zee News

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But, when the UP Chief Minister (Ravi Kishen) decides to have a Music competition in Lucknow Central Jail between the Music Bands of different Jails
Pranay Bhagat, Planet Bollywood
Strong Ensemble Cast Fails To Support A Weak Story
Smrity Sharma, India.Com
फरहान की दमदार एक्टिंग, पर इंटरवल के बाद कमजोर है लखनऊ सेंट्रल
R.J Alok, Aaj Tak
Freedom and music in an absorbing prison drama
Nandini Ramnath, Scroll.In
It is a prison break drama to classic “Papillon”, intellectual politics and spiritual ramifications.
Pallavi Parmar, News Folo
Farhan Akhtar’s jail break film lacks the sense of urgency
Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times
FARHAN AKHTAR-DIANA PENTY FILM DELIVERS A GRIPPING, TENSE AND TIGHTLY-ASSEMBLED WATCH
Kunal Guha, Mumbai Mirror
Riveting tale with an interesting premise
Rohit Bhatnagar, Deccan Chronicle
A simply brilliant and gripping tale of dreams and survival, told without major pretensions!
Mohnish Singh, Bollywood MDB
No Encore For Farhan’s Prison Boy Band
Stutee Ghosh, The Quint
Fresh pairing of Farhan Akhtar and Diana Penty to unique concept, Lucknow Central is a must-watch
Tripti Karki, India TV News
Farhan Akhtar’s band-drama fails to hit the right notes
Ankita Chaurasia, Bollywood Life
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Farhan Akhtar’s film is an engaging tale of four convicts trying to make a band in the first half
Ankita Chaurasia, Bollywood Life
Ironically, the proposed on screen tribute to the Healing Hearts Band a band formed by prison inmates in the Adarsh Karagar on the outskirts of Lucknow, LUCKNOW CENTRAL was suppose to give a better justice to their story and musical glory but it's our bad luck.
Vishal Verma, Glam Sham
It surely deserves a dekho
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Lucknow Central begins on a very promising pace. The film takes no time to come to the main crisis where an aspiring musician, Kishen (Farhan Akhtar) from Moradabad is trapped in a case, held guilty and eventually makes his way to Lucknow Central jail.
Lokesh Dharmani, Masala