REVIEW: ‘Lahore Confidential’ revolves round an emotional Indian lady Ananya (Richa Chadda), who has a easy desk job in Analysis and Evaluation Wing (R&AW). Nevertheless, her routine life takes a U-turn when she finds herself on a secret intelligence obligation in Pakistan. There she meets a well-connected man in Lahore, Rauf Ahmed Kazmi (Arunoday Singh) who organises mushairas (Urdu poetry social gatherings) and cultural occasions. Their love for Urdu literature brings them collectively and the 2, unaware of one another’s id, fall for one another. However what occurs when Ananya and Rauf uncover the reality about each other?
Directed by Kunal Kohli, this spy thriller is grounded in up to date realities of rising strains throughout the India-Pakistan border together with the romantic tangent between R&AW and ISI agent. It begins off effectively with a promise of chaos between the brokers throughout borders. Nevertheless, quickly sufficient the story shifts from them catching the mastermind funding these terrorists’ teams to the romantic angle of Ananya and Rauf: which is disappointing.
Throughout all the curse of the film (that’s 1hr 8mins), the plotline juggles between the 2 genres—romantic and espionage—that doesn’t contribute sufficient to the event of the story as not one of the angles have been explored fully. Creator S. Hussain Zaidi’s idea had the potential however seems like the author Vibha Singh presents a hurried narrative that wanted some in-depth dealing with and taut storytelling.
Each Richa Chadda and her portrayal as wannabe writer-cum-agent Ananya is sort of complicated. Furthermore, her expressions are comparable all through, which even ruins her on-screen chemistry with Arunoday Singh. Nevertheless, Singh is spectacular as Rauf Ahmed Kazmi who has a knack for wordplay. Most of his conversations, particularly with Ananya are in Urdu and have a poetic ring to them which seems to be actually attention-grabbing. Karishma Tanna as R&AW agent Yukti is savvy and appears fabulous on display screen. Khalid Siddiqui as RD lends good help as the pinnacle of the company.
‘Lahore Confidential’ finally ends up being a median spy espionage with love and romance at its coronary heart. Nevertheless, this second installment of ZEE5’s Confidential franchise is actually a greater watch than its predecessor—London Confidential.