This movie revolves around four characters Deepika, her dupe, Neil and his dupe! All four of them got equal share of screen time a typical multi-starrer. They skate, they dance and they fight all over the screen, but none of them managed to do it well, so verdict is 1/10.
Lafangey Parindey is the first I watched in which Neil Nitin Mukesh present (acted would be wrong use of language). In the past I have attempted to watch one of his previous movies – Aa Dekhen Zara , which looked like a C grade remake of B grade Hollywood movie. Based on that misadventure it’s hard not to get prejudiced and Neil confirmed that I was right.
Deepika looked OK as a model, but as an actress naah! Probably she wasn’t made for this role. It’s not very rare that a character is blind in Bollywood movie; every other actor has tried this and put it in his/her resume. Deepika’s performance here stands bottom of that group.
The movie plot is a mixture of “Rab Ne Banadi Jodi” and an (any) old Van Damme movie. Van damme movies typically revolve around him travelling to deep east, learning Kung Fu blind folded and learning to enhance other strengths. Karate kid was last one to try it; it’s the same cliché all over again. Bells and atta balls to bring India flavour in it.
Neil is a kind of Rambo in here, the best blindfolded kick-boxer in Mumbai, apparently it’s legal in India! He teaches Deepika to see through her other senses just in two weeks and aha! she skate-dances! And wins!!
Juhi Chawla does a brief entry in the movie, as a judge. All she had to do is sit there and judge few performances (apparently only two). But no! she chooses her way to overact the two minutes given, in 80’s style.
Looks like “Slumdog millionaire” has created a new genre in Bollywood, “rags to riches”!. Now these clueless directors are flooding the industry with this genre. There are too many “winning India got talent” “dance competition” etc now a days. I predict they are going to leave us irritated with these now, with a little puking sensation!
Only good thing in this movie is the use of local language, nice touch. Performance wise, a kid and an inspector knew how to act. That’s all!