Lucknow Central movie review: Multifaceted actor Farhan Akhtar returns to the silver screen with Lucknow Central which indeed starts off on an impressive note. Farhan Akhtar plays the role of Kishan Girhotra who wants to form his own band but ends up in the jail after being charged for the murder of an IAS officer. Yes, the turnaround time of this particular incident is blazing fast. In jail, Farhan convinces a few inmates to join his band but the real motive is concealed behind this move. The members of the band have their respective reasons to break free, but as with some really cliched movies, there is one person who is bent on ensuring they do not succeed. That man is Jailor Shrivastava (Ronit Roy). Considering that the film was touted for its unconventional plot, this strikes a jarring note.
But don’t be disappointed, you can still enjoy Akhtar’s acting skills. He goes through the repertoire with skilled ease and is worth watching. He will manage to floor you during some really riveting moments.
However, even though Director Ranjit Tiwari tries his best to bring forth an unconventional plot he fails. There are loopholes in the script. Both the screenplay and the narrative is too simple to grab the attention of the audience.
There are good parts, of course. The best part about Lucknow Central are the characters who are carved out in a way that it looks believable. Be it Dipak Dobriyal as the Bong engineer or Gippy Grewal as the disappointed lover. The characters make the movie an entertaining watch. The ensemble cast which boasts of Ronit Roy, Dipak Dobrial, Diana Penty, Rajat Sharma have managed to do well enough and do keeps the audience gripped despite the faulty script. Diana Penty too does not get much scope to flaunt her skills. The film could have done a much better job given the dexterous cast.