Lucknow Central is an upcoming Bollywood movie starring Farhan Akhtar, Diana Penty, Ronit Roy, Deepak Dobariyal and Gippy Grewal. The movie is set to release on 15th September 2017. It is about a band of prisoners who plot and execute a prison break under the disguise of running a musical band.
Lucknow Central official trailer
The official trailer of Lucknow Central was launched on July 26 on the official Youtube channel of Viacom 18 Motion Pictures.
Lucknow Central cast
The cast of Lucknow Central includes Farhan Akhtar, Diana Penty, Punjabi actor-singer Gippy Grewal, Deepak Dobriyal, Ronit Roy, Rajesh Sharma Inaamulhaq and Uday Tikekar.
Ravi Kishan has made a cameo appearance in the film while Bhojpuri singer Manoj Tiwari has also made a special appearance.
Lucknow Central certainly boasts of a powerful cast. Farhan Akhtar plays the role of the protagonist of the film. Diana Penty, who did not appear in many films after her debut movie Cocktail, is playing the role of a hard working NGO worker who visits the protagonist in the jail. Ronit Roy plays the jailor of the prison.
Famous Punjabi actor and singer Gippy Grewal is also playing a supporting role in the movie as one of the five members of the musical band of the prison.
Deepak Dobriyal, who rose to fame post movies like Tanu Weds Manu series and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, is also seen alongside Farhan as one of the members of the band and a plotter of the escape plan.
Lucknow Central Trailer Review and Breakdown
Lucknow Central is clearly a movie about a prison break. But the makers have obviously made sure that it’s not too straight forward. To make things interesting, there is a musical band involved.
Farhan Akhtar emits this vibe of a rockstar, a person who belongs to the stage and performs in front of thousands. Rock On!, his debut film, saw him in essaying the role of the lead vocalist of a musical band. Then, the sequel. And now Lucknow Central. Farhan is playing an aspiring singer again, but fate has different plans for him.
His character, Kishen Mohan Girhotra, hails from Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh and wants to be a huge singing sensation. But somehow he gets convicted for a murder, is sentenced to death and ends up in prison. There, his paths cross with some other inmates and an NGO worker, i.e. the folks who comprise the primary cast of the movie. Together, the inmates constitute a musical band to participate in a band competition which is to be held in the dreaded jail of ‘Lucknow Central’.
But under the disguise of prepping for their musical performance, the members of the band hatch a plan to escape the prison. The tagline of the movie “Plan kuch aur hai (the plan is something else)” explains it all.
Deepak Dobriyal, the NSD graduate who is known for his amazing performances in Omkara, Delhi 6, Tanu Weds Manu and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo is also a part of the 5-member band.
Gippy Grewal, popular Punjabi actor known for movies like Carry On Jatta, Singh Vs Kaur and Mirza, is a part of the prison break gang too.
Ronit Roy, a successful TV star who made a reputation of being the “bad guy” on the big screen (thanks to films like Udaan and Kaabil), is essaying the role the jailor of the prison where the movie unfolds.