Lucknow Central Movie Review – Taran Adarsh, Rajeev Masand

Lucknow Central Movie Review

Lucknow Central Movie Review – Hello guy’s are you back again to reading a new movie review on my website Bollywood Movie Review. This time I will give a review of Lucknow Central movie. The film is directed by Ranjit Tiwari and produced by Nikhil Advani, Monisha Advani, Madhu G. Bhojwani, and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures.

The Films starring Farhan Akhtar, Diana Penty, Gippy Grewal, Deepak Dobriyal, Ronit Roy, Inaamulhaq, and Rajesh Sharma.

Lucknow Central Story 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 Kashyap (Diana Penty), 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, namely Dikkat Ansari, Victor Chattopadhyay, Purushottam Pandit, Parminder 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.

Now let’s have a look at Lucknow Central film review and rating by top Indian Hindi film critics like Rajeev Masand, Taran Adarsh, Komal Nahata, Raja Sen, Anupama Chopra, Kamal R Khan, IMDB Rating, Times of India, Hindustan Times, and much more at here.

Lucknow Central Movie Review

Lucknow Central Movie Review

1.) Rating: 3.5/5. Review by Renuka Vyavahare on Times of India

Based on true life events, Lucknow Central is a feel-good, human, prison-break drama that succeeds to manipulate you emotionally, despite being predictable and filmy in portions. While the peg is somewhat similar (barring the under trial element) to the recent Qaidi Band, Lucknow Central has a distinct execution and is way more evolved.


2.)  Rating: 3/5. Review by Satish Sundaresan on

For all those who have not seen Qaidi Band, we are sure that you will take an instant liking for Lucknow Central for its innovative script and screenplay. The movie will work, but, only if the word of mouth publicity is extremely strong. Still, the film is recommended by us purely for its innovative script and stellar performances by the lead actors.


3.) Rating: 3/5. Review by Udita on First Post

Tiwari’s handling of the jail scenes is commendable even if the climax is a little contrived. And while this jailhouse rock-on see-saws between musical drama and message movie, its origins in a true story (about a real life prison band called Healing Hearts) and it’s notation on the merits of reformation give it soul.

4.) Rating: 2.5/5. Review by Rohit Vats on Hindustan Times

Lucknow Central fails to utilize its resources, especially Diana Penty and loses out on a chance to become a really engaging film. Like Prison Break, it never reaps the benefits of a promising start.

5.) Review by Business Standard

Lucknow Central” is by far the most engaging thinking man’s thriller of the year. Ballsy and brave, it penetrates the politics of prison life without relinquishing the right to engage us in a solid storytelling spree where a clever cat-and-mouse game is played out between a sadistic jailor(Ronit Roy, in top form) and a non-guilty prisoner(Farhan Akhtar) who is hell-bent on getting his liberty at any cost


6.) Rating: 2.5/5. Review by Sukanya Verma on Rediff

The film doesn’t make any significant statements on the legal system or rehabilitation beyond tedious displays of violence or stray moments, like when the out-on-parole convicts realize they are unwelcome, unfit for the world that has moved on without them. Of course, the harmless temper and measured fervor of Lucknow Central’s key players insist they are not all bad.


7.) Review by Bookmyshow

Lucknow Central is filled with powerful scenes, one involving a revolt against the bullies, and crisp editing. Watch this one for its great ensemble cast, rousing music, and a few thrills.


8.) Rating: 2/5. Review by Bollywood Hungama

On the whole, LUCKNOW CENTRAL is a poor show all the way. The weak script, lack of entertainment value and long run time of the film will work against it. As a result, it’s bound to struggle at the box office.

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Lucknow Central Movie Review – Taran Adarsh, Rajeev Masand
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