Kissen an aspiring singer is a young man who belongs to Moradabad, a city in Uttar Pradesh who has an aspiration to make his own successful band. 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 Kashyap is compelled to form a Band of Prisoners for the band competition which is to be held in the dreaded jail of ‘Lucknow Central’ that year and this is how Kishen’s and her paths cross. Kishen befriends four other inmates, namelyder Trehan and convinces them to join the band.
The dramatic narrative of Lucknow Central portrays how Kishen’s life progresses in jail and how music becomes an intricate part of not only his journey, but the rest of the band’s as well.
What’s Good –
The gripping Script and the awesome performance gives enough by the whole sarcastic, We cannot deny the fact that Farhan Akhtar is a fantastic actor who emotes fantastically with his expressions, you can actually feel the anxiousness of a financially crippled aspiring singer helplessness in his eyes when the court gives him a life sentence even though he is innocent the spark in his eyes when he gets the opportunity to make a band and a plan to escape,
Diana Penty is super confident in her role and her confrontations with the jailor and IG are really well shot,
Ronit Roy as the jailor who opposes the forming of the band exudes his menacing avatar convincingly stealing the show every time, Actor Ravi Kissen the minister who is organizing the competition in his very small role is calm, sarcastic, funny and very remarkable.
What’s Bad –
The first half of the movies narrative is a bit slow and boring, for a band movie the songs and music of the movie is highly forgettable.
My Verdict – Lucknow Central has a fresh innovative script and screenplay with some stellar acting performances.
My Rating – 3.5 of 5 stars