98 Min | Drama – History – War | May 2014
IMDB Rating: 9.1
Director: Vijay Raaz, Karan Arora
Starring: Vijay Raaz, Manu Rishi Chadha, Rajendranath Zutshi
Kya Dilli Kya Lahore Review: Sometimes in the decade someone attempt to make a sensible film and this film is exactly that. Kya Dilli Kya Lahore is an eye opener for those who sees 1947 Indo-Pak separation story as a guilt & unlawfulness. The movie talks about injustice happened with both the countries due to power hungry politicians and diplomats. The story begins with a hilarious conversations and altercations between Manu Rishi & Vijay Raaz. After the interval the story loses its grip due to prolonged scenes that were deliberately included to execute the end. Though a direction & punjabi music hold attention of viewer till the end.
In 2014, Kya Dilli Kya Lahore is one of the finest movie that comprises of a unique combination of humour and seriousness. Vijay Raaz performed an exquisite role of Pakistani soldier who came across the border to steal a secretive files. He shows his well synchronized timing in sarcastic dialogues. The dialogues are well-written by Manu Rishi who also played a role of Indian military cook. There are so many funny punjabi words in the conversations between Manu Rishi and Vijay Raaz that create hilarious atmosphere. But, the movie goes at slow pace in second half. Somehow, the movie is not able to create an impact on audience due to lousy and abrupt end. Songs by Sukhwinder singh adds more value to generate authentic lahori-punjabi reverberations in the ears of audience.
Kya Dilli Kya Lahore is a movie that assures a dose of entertainment. Vijay Raaz has directed the movie in his own way. But, it is commendable to see it on the screen. Dialogues by Manu Rishi is averagely good. The dialogues are well suited on both the characters of the movie. Kya Dilli Kya Lahore is revolving around Manu Rishi and Vijay Raaz. Raj Zutshi tried hard to justify the character of Murphy, who is one of the cadet soldier. But, fell on his jaws. The film begins with well written lines from Gulzar.