• It’s a pointless, boring film. Watch it if you have 200 bucks to waste!

  • Nikhat Kazmi
    Nikhat Kazmi
    Times Of India


    It’s a familiar world of bhais, boxers and bustee wallahs which Mumbai cinema has created and re-created, time and again that stares at you in Lafangey Parindey. And it’s this familiarity of character and script that actually works against Pradeep Sarkar’s third love story which comes after Parineeta and Laaga Chunari Mein Daag. There is an overriding sense of deja vu that overcomes you as you watch the cliche-ridden script unfold in a predictable fashion, where the rough-edged gangster is involuntarily drawn towards his sweet yet strong victim. And yet, it isn’t easy to write off the film completely.

  • Ultimately Lafangey Parindey, like its attention-grabbing title, is unapologetically superficial with a brief attention span. It doesn’t dwell too long on the possible complications or questions that may arise in its protagonist’s lives and conveniently wiggles out of/wraps up any uneasy development.

    Guess the makers can’t blame us for reserving similar indifference towards the movie.

  • Lafangey Parindey soars just high enough to stand a fair chance of garnering mass applause.

  • Lafangey Parindey is more conventional than groundbreaking, but highly watchable nonetheless. In these times of ‘propah’ characters and experimental filmmaking, it reminds you of a time when films were made purely to entertain. Watch it to enjoy the old-world charm of the masala Hindi film.

  • Lafangey Parindey doesn’t connect too well with the viewer. Great music and strong emotions could’ve done the trick. As it is, it will prove to be a loser in spite of a moderate budget.

  • LAFANGEY PARINDEY has some amazing performances but is marred by a feeble script. For the ‘records’ this LP doesn’t seem to be a long playing one.