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Half Hearted Attempt at Espionage Drama

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Lahore Confidential

Solid: Richa Chadha, Karishma Tanna, Arunoday Singh

Director: Kunal Kohli

Even on the run time of just a little over one hour, ZEE5’s newest movie Lahore Confidential shouldn’t be intriguing. It tries to mission itself as an espionage drama, primarily based on Indo-Pakistan relationship and mistrust, however makes use of no context in any respect to relaxation its storyline on. The mere proven fact that the 2 neighbouring international locations have been on not-so-friendly phrases doesn’t appear sufficient to hold the movie ahead. Furthermore, this one has no juice or perhaps a respectable plot to be taken critically. On prime of every part, the forged additionally seems misfit.

Ananya (Richa Chadha) is distributed to Pakistan on a diplomatic task. There she meets Yukti (Karishma Tanna), who’s a RAW agent. The 2 girls have totally different outlooks in life. Whereas Yukti is fun-loving and will get pleasure out of risk-taking, Ananya is subdued and introspective in nature. Their camaraderie is suitable to some extent within the movie however the give and take solely works to a sure stage because it doesn’t assist the story progress ahead.

Enter Rauf (Arunoday Singh) who charms his approach into Ananya’s life. However within the issues of the guts, she is sure to lose as he performs from the enemy’s facet. Their romance takes the story forward however the chemistry between the 2 is totally off-track. Actually, a few intimate scenes between Arunoday and Richa solely indices extra distraction. Ananya is seduced by the enemy, who she believes to be a vigilante. Will she betray her nation for love?

It may be primarily based on some floor realities, however Lahore Confidential does little or no to push the envelope. We’re simply led from one scene into one other with out delving deep into something. It’s nothing higher than a half-hearted try.

Ranking: 1/5

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