Lafangey Parindey - External Reviews

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Lafangey Parindey satisfies my urge to see a gripping drama. Deepika Padukone and Neil Nitin Mukesh showcase all the masala, and yet it doesn't become too much for the palate to take. A film jis mein emotion bhi hai d-rrrama bhi hai t-rrragedy bhi hai (a popular dialogue from Sholay which translates to has emotion, drama, tragedy) and comedy and action too - and all in good portions.

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48 reviewers have given Lafangey Parindey an average rating of 2.2/5.0 (?)

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13 so-so

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So-So by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, AOL INDIA ...Pinky on the other hand is slightly more fascinating. She’s doesn’t give us any evidence as to how good a dancer for she’s never done with delivering her share of glib lines. ... full review

Thumbs down by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...if you are intentionally trying to adopt a style that’s not naturally yours, like stepping into a pair of sneakers that don’t fit you right, you are sure to fall with your face to the ground.... full review

So-So by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...And yet, despite the fussiness of his filmmaking, we remain engaged, for a while, by the simple fact that there’s more to this love story than just the mechanics of boy (Nandu) and girl (Pinky, played by Deepika Padukone) getting together... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...LAFANGEY PARINDEY proves to be the weakest film of its entire star-cast and the director, except KK and Piyush Mishra (who ironically have only few scenes in the movie)... full review

Thumbs up by Prathna Tiwari, Bolly Spice ...There is no doubt that thirty minutes into Lafangey Parindey you make up your mind that Sarkar has stepped up with this one and although not flawless it will be a major improvement to the rather disastrous Laga Chunari Mein Daag... full review

So-So by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...Even if he tries very hard to get into the skin of the character, you just can't connect with him since the suave and dashing demeanor makes him look like a Harvard returned, not someone from the streets or wadis of Mumbai definitely. ... full review

Thumbs up Bollywood Mantra ...The USP of the film is that Pradeep Sarkar has told the story in simple way.... full review

So-So by Akshay Rane, BookmyShow ...Pradeep Sarkar is a master at storytelling but the writer has let down the director.... full review

Thumbs down by Bollyfan, Cinemaa Online ...The first wrong step YRF took under the Vipreetabudhdhi influence was signing up Pradeep Sarkar to direct the film. ... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...But, there is hardly any drama, little build-up and no surprises.... full review

Thumbs down by Faiz Ullah, DearCinema ...Pinky on the other hand is slightly more fascinating. She’s doesn’t give us any evidence as to how good a dancer for she’s never done with delivering her share of glib lines. ... full review

Thumbs up by Blessy Chettiar, DNA ... He looks great in every frame and carries off Nandu’s rugged demeanour with panache... full review

Thumbs up by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...The dialogues, by Puthran, are entertaining.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...because the narrative stays firmly rooted in the superficiality of popular cinema of the once entertaining (now just horribly repetitive) Yashraj brand, their trials and troubles too lack the weight of any significance... full review

Thumbs up by Sukanya Venkatraghavan, Filmfare ...Deepika as the spunky Pinky is fabulous. She gives it the right ‘namak’ and you are happy to see a non-simpering normal Hindi film heroine.... full review

So-So by Deepa Garimella, fullhyd.com ...While Deepika does a fine job of convincing us that Pinky's gutsy enough to not let a cruel twist of fate throw water on the fire in her belly, it's tough to imagine what keeps happening on screen.... full review

So-So by http://www.glamsham.com/movies/reviews/20-lafangey, Glamsham.com ...the exciting training sequences between Nandu and Pinky are the film's highlight. The chemistry between the lead pair is excellent here. ... full review

So-So by Aakash Barvalia, Gomolo.in ...Deepika as a blind has given a proper justice to her role... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...With few references pointed to the real, cramped ghettos of Mumbai allow for huge dance floors and gymnasiums... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand , IBN Live ...Of the leads, Neil Nitin Mukesh approaches his part earnestly, and throws himself into the film's bloody fight scenes with as much intensity as he can muster.... full review

Thumbs down by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...I do have a problem with a film that is so self consciously set in a chawl. From Deepika Padukone's rosebud lips spewing the foulest language to Neil Nitin Mukesh's Anglicised Marathi, it grates... full review

Thumbs down by Mihir Fadnavis, india.com ...It's hard to pinpoint the exact moment when it becomes clear that this lurid, steroidal 'masala entertainer' is certifiably insane (or at least a lot funnier than it means to be), but it's pretty early on... full review

Thumbs up by Renuka Vyavahare, indiatimes ...Deepika Padukone is an apt choice for Pinky Palkar.... full review

So-So by Amrita Rangan, Indiequill ...Somewhere in the background is a real movie about petty crime and stunted ambition... full review

Thumbs down by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...Even if he feared retaliation, the audience should’ve been shown his dilemma.... full review

Thumbs down by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...The screenplay has many unnecessary scenes, meant only to convey that the couple are falling in love.... full review

So-So by Sarita Tanwar , MiD DAY ...Although it is about a girl who believes she is the best skater in the world, her acts on the stage are just about good. They needed to be breathtaking... full review

So-So Movie Talkies ... One of the very good things about this film is that the director manages to keep things simple and sticks to his trajectory, without shooting aimlessly.... full review

Thumbs up by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...Not everything that Lafangey Parindey delivers is likely to strike the audience as convincing, but on the whole the impact of this effervescent entertainer is pretty rounded... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K. Jha, Now Running.com ...The above is one of the many finely-written and worded sequences in this film suffused with a delicate charm and infinite wisdom. ... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohamed, Passion for Cinema ...would unsettle even the most patient cobra.... full review

Thumbs down by Magik , Passion for Cinema ...What could spoil a movie that has Neil Nitin Mukesh playing a Tilakwadi ka chhapri? Does he even belong there?... full review

Thumbs up by http://www.planetbollywood.com/displayReview.php?i, Planet Bollywood ...thanks to the Director of Photography N. Naratarajan Subramanium who has done a fantastic job of painting the storyboard to life... full review

Thumbs up real bollywoood ...Pradeep Sarkar should be commended for opting for a completely different genre to the female oriented subjects he has been adept at... full review

Thumbs down by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...Sarkar's departure from kerchief capers Parineeta, Laaga Chunari Mein Daag is a sleekly-packaged potboiler with abundant implausibility that wowed us in the 1980s but commands very little respect today... full review

Thumbs down by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...If last week’s “Peepli (Live)” was the best cast film of 2010, this one is definitely a candidate for worst cast ever... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...The characterisation is a tad wonky. You don’t quite get Nandu’s character who enjoys the fighting, is obviously drawn to the world of crime, and yet agrees to the prospect of dancing all too easily. ... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...Swanand Kirkire's lyrics "Mann lafanga bada/Apne mann ki kare" besides the peppy "Dhatad tatad" number gel well with the story... full review

Thumbs up by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...I expected LP to be a gangster caper but at its heart, it is an endearing tale about love, friendship, and redemption and it is very simple and straight-forward.... full review

Thumbs down by K K Rai, STARDUST ...Even the dialogues seem meaningless and tasteless. ... full review

Thumbs up by vodkasverdict, Sulekha ...Though being very simple in plot, the story encounters numerous drawbacks which go easy on viewers due to it’s short 120 min duration.... full review

Thumbs down by Jenifer Hopfinger, The Bollywood Ticket ...The Yash Raj world is a rosy place—the colors are brighter, life more festive, and the people more charming than they are in reality... full review

So-So by Friday Freak, The Friday Freak ...the movie is a mishmash of several crime and love movies that you might have seen recently.... full review

So-So by Pratim D. Gupta, The Telegraph ...flies high till the interval before India’s Got Talent raises its ugly in-film-advertising head.... full review

So-So by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...There is an overriding sense of deja vu that overcomes you as you watch the cliche-ridden script unfold in a predictable fashion... full review

Thumbs down by TheThirdMan, Upper Stall ...Neil and Deepika are better than what they usually are, but which is also not saying much. The effort in their lingo shows.... full review

Thumbs down by Spicezee Bureau , ZEENEWS.COM ...sheer hype which ends in a whimper... full review