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Kya Dilli Kya Lahore

In theaters : May 02, 2014 Runtime : 1 hour 38 min

Kya Dilli Kya Lahore
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Kya Dilli Kya Lahore
3.5
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3.5/ 50 - 100 Ratings 2

Critic rating:

2.7/5 - 3 Ratings

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Verdict: Kya Dilli Kya Lahore depicts the Partition era with pathos and intensity. Vijay Raaz's directorial debut is a well-executed film and must be seen for Gulzar's poetry.

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Plot: Set in 1948, post-Independence period and deals with the subject of Indo-Pak partition. It's a war film but unlike any other it does not deal with patriotism, power or pride; rather, the dialogues and the well-researched writing of the film takes a fresh approach on the irony of the partition-era and treats it with a flair of innocence and humor, while keeping the sentiments of this tragic period intact. 

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Aneela Zeb Babar
Aneela Zeb Babar Movie Jockey
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Kya Dilli Kya Lahore Review - Kiya Dilli Kiya Lahore? Kiya Matlab. Lahore Lahore Hai.May 2, 2014NewsIn a week when certain voices  in India have asked naysayers (to their political project) to move to Pakistan--leading to even MakeMyTrip start joking about charter flights; it is quite interesting to revisit a certain period in South Asia's history when the grand exodus was no laughing matter. Vijay Raaz made us sit up and take notice when he first munched on those marigolds in Monsoon Wedding; and he has not disappointed us with his first directorial project also. A Delhi boy who now calls Lahore home and is a Pakistani jawaan trades barbs and bullets with a former Lahori now Dilli citizen who is startioned in a border post as an army cook. They are both "victims" of fate showing false bravado when they bear a gun, their eyes haunting otherwise. There is a scene when they first encounter each other, scared rabbits, which shows the futilty and pathos of boys playing at war. Samrath (Manu Rishi) and Rehmat Ali (Vijay Raaz) break off into soliloquies --perhaps the situation they find themselves in, allows them the opportunity to ask themselves the questions they never had a chance to all these months; perhaps the audience (if they have as Samrath teases a colleague have a dilin their damagh) will walk away having certain conversations they may have avoided over time too. The movie is beautifully made, Raaz has a beautiful eye for the use of light; and the film has been marvelously edited too. I will recommend this film for your weekend watch. Especially at this moment in South Asia's history.Aneela Zeb Babar Kya Dilli Kya Lahore Review - Kiya Dilli Kiya Lahore? Kiya Matlab. Lahore Lahore Hai. May 2, 2014
3.5/5

In a week when certain voices  in India have asked naysayers (to their political project) to move to Pakistan--leading to even MakeMyTrip start joking about charter flights; it is quite interesting to revisit a certain period in South Asia's history when the grand exodus was no laughing matter.

Vijay Raaz made us sit up and take notice when he first munched on those marigolds in Monsoon Wedding; and he has not disappointed us with his first directorial project also.

A Delhi boy who now calls Lahore home and is a Pakistani jawaan trades barbs and bullets with a former Lahori now Dilli citizen who is startioned in a border post as an army cook. They are both "victims" of fate showing false bravado when they bear a gun, their eyes haunting otherwise. There is a scene when they first encounter each other, scared rabbits, which shows the futilty and pathos of boys playing at war.

Samrath (Manu Rishi) and Rehmat Ali (Vijay Raaz) break off into soliloquies --perhaps the situation they find themselves in, allows them the opportunity to ask themselves the questions they never had a chance to all these months; perhaps the audience (if they have as Samrath teases a colleague have a dilin their damagh) will walk away having certain conversations they may have avoided over time too.

The movie is beautifully made, Raaz has a beautiful eye for the use of light; and the film has been marvelously edited too.

I will recommend this film for your weekend watch. Especially at this moment in South Asia's history.

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Somesh Sinha
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3.0/5
Bollywood is brimful of jingoistic dramas. But never does in the history of Hindi cinema has released a movie against the backdrop of war that is r... read more
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