Bollywood has no dearth of musical films. Over the decades, we have seen so many films based on the protagonist are in search for musical inspiration. Be it Rockstar, Rock On!!, Aashiqui 2, Karz or even London Dreams… All these films had a definite story line that impressed us. One such film that is about to release is Lucknow Central that talks about a band created by inmates of Lucknow Central jail. How this band changes their life is the crux of the film. Of course, the music of the film is expected to be thrilling. But, here are reasons why we think this film will kick some ass at the box office!
1. Deepak Dobriyal who impressed us with his comic timing in Tanu Weds Manu Returns, and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, will be seen once again in this film. Considering his credibility to make characters his own and adding some quirk to them, we just can’t wait for his fantastic portrayal.
2. After a slew of films that didn’t work at the box office, Farhan Akhtar has come back after a long time with a super interesting film that has most definitely piqued our interest. His look too in the film is noteworthy.
3. Diana Penty who has performed brilliantly in Cocktail and Happy Bhaag Jayegi, is also back with this film, playing the role of a NGO worker. She plays the character of a strong headed woman who lives in a man’s world. Her acting prowess is for everyone to see, and this film might just be the diamond in her closet. Isn’t that something to look forward to?
4. Did you know that the theme of the film is inspired from a real life incident? There is an actual band called Healing Hearts, formed by a couple of prison inmates in Lucknow. To perform at parties, weddings and private functions, the band gets to come out of the jail. They always return back after their performances. Reportedly, the band consists of 1929 inmates who have been awarded life sentences who were selected to perform at a Republic Day function by their jailer. However their popularity grew by leaps and bounds and the rest, as they say, is history.
Some of the band members with the cast of Lucknow Central.
5. And more than anything else, Gippy Grewal will be making his second innings in Bollywood with this film. The music sensation already has a huge fan following and with this impactful role, he is sure to garner the much needed respect.
Check out the trailer of the film and catch it in theatres on 15th September, 2017.
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