Cast: Richa Chadha, Karishma Tanna, Arunoday Singh
Director: Kunal Kohli
Even at the run time of a bit of over one hour, ZEE5’s newest movie Lahore Confidential shouldn’t be intriguing. It tries to mission itself as an espionage drama, based mostly on Indo-Pakistan relationship and mistrust, however makes use of no context in any way to relaxation its storyline on. The mere indisputable fact that the 2 neighbouring nations have been on not-so-friendly phrases doesn’t appear sufficient to hold the movie ahead. Moreover, this one has no juice or perhaps a respectable plot to be taken significantly. On high of every part, the solid additionally seems misfit.
Ananya (Richa Chadha) is shipped to Pakistan on a diplomatic task. There she meets Yukti (Karishma Tanna), who’s a RAW agent. The two ladies have completely different outlooks in life. While Yukti is fun-loving and will get pleasure out of risk-taking, Ananya is subdued and introspective in nature. Their camaraderie is appropriate to a degree within the movie however the give and take solely works to a sure stage because it doesn’t assist the story progress ahead.
Enter Rauf (Arunoday Singh) who charms his manner into Ananya’s life. But within the issues of the guts, she is sure to lose as he performs from the enemy’s aspect. Their romance takes the story forward however the chemistry between the 2 is totally off-track. In reality, a few intimate scenes between Arunoday and Richa solely indices extra distraction. Ananya is seduced by the enemy, who she believes to be a vigilante. Will she betray her nation for love?
It is perhaps based mostly on some floor realities, however Lahore Confidential does little or no to push the envelope. We are simply led from one scene into one other with out delving deep into something. It’s nothing higher than a half-hearted try.