Haseena Parkar

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Haseena Parkar
Haseena Parkar - Poster.jpg
Official trailer release
Directed byApoorva Lakhia
Produced byNahid Khan
Written bySuresh Nair
Screenplay bySuresh Nair
Story bySuresh Nair
StarringShraddha Kapoor
Siddhanth Kapoor
Ankur Bhatia
Rajesh Tailang
Music bySachin-Jigar
CinematographyFasahat Khan
Edited bySteven H. Bernard
Swiss Entertainment
Distributed byAA Films
Release date
  • 22 September 2017 (2017-09-22) (India)
Running time
124 minutes
Budget 180 million[2]
Box officeest. 90 million[3]

Haseena Parkar is a 2017 Indian biographical crime film directed by Apoorva Lakhia and produced by Nahid Khan. The film was initially named "Haseena: Queen Of Mumbai". The principal signing of the film began in February 2016 and the shooting started on 11 October 2016.[clarification needed][4] The film is based on Dawood Ibrahim's sister Haseena Parkar. The film marks Shraddha Kapoor's first female protagonist venture as she is essaying the title role.[5][6] Kapoor's brother, Siddhanth Kapoor portrays the role of Dawood Ibrahim, and Ankur Bhatia plays the role of Haseena's husband.[7][8][9]


Haseena Parkar (Shraddha Kapoor) lives with her close to dozen siblings in a small house in central Mumbai. She is shown to be particularly close to one of her brothers, Dawood Ibrahim (Siddhanth Kapoor), who as he grows up turns to crime.

Haseena gets married to the kindhearted Ibrahim Parkar (Ankur Bhatia) but finds herself compelled to bear the brunt of her brother's actions. As her brother turns big in the underworld scene, his enemies also increase manifold. One of the enemies eliminates Ibrahim Parkar as revenge. On the other hand, the 1993 serial bomb blasts in Mumbai send shock waves everywhere. Dawood emerges as one of the key conspirators in this ghastly crime. As he escapes to Dubai, once again it is Haseena who falls into trouble.

Haseena realises that she can no longer be a victim. She hits back and emerges as Aapa (older sister) in Mumbai's male-dominated underworld. Haseena faces 88 cases of extortion in which she is named as part of her brother's infamous D-Company. She maintains her innocence and relates the story of how she was merely a nervous new bride who was forced to turn into the Godmother of Nagpada. As the defence lawyer Saabir (Sunil Upadhyay) and Public Prosecutor Roshni Satam (Priyanka Setia) continue to argue the case, the judge emerges as sympathetic towards the life and story of Haseena Parkar.


Production and release[edit]

According to some reports, Siddhanth Kapoor and Ankur Bhatia were signed in to play the characters of Dawood Ibrahim and Ibrahim Parkar respectively. Sonakshi Sinha was first cast to play the aged Haseena Parkar and a debutante was signed in to play the young Haseena but Sonakshi signed out of the project due to her fixed dates for her movie, Ittefaq (2017 film) along with Siddharth Malhotra. So Shraddha Kapoor was signed in October 2016 to play both the young and old Haseena Parkar.

Principal photography began at the end of 2016 and the film went into promotions in August 2017.[11][12] The shooting began with the song "Bantai". The film went into promotions in August 2017 and was released on 22 September 2017.[13] Initially, Apoorva Lakhia was to make a biopic on Dawood Ibrahim which was a topic that was taken already by many directors. Hence, he visited the family of Dawood's sister Haseena and also, Apoorva met Haseena Parkar herself. He was fascinated with her life story and hence, he decided to make a biopic on her. Filming began in October 2016 and ended up within 10 months since start.[14]

Development and Filming[edit]

Shooting for the film commenced with the shoot of the song, Bantai. The Official teaser of the film was launched on 14 June 2017 and the Official trailer of the film was launched on 18 August 2017 The movie was initially planned to be released on 14 July 2017 clashing with Anurag Basu's Jagga Jasoos from which it was then delayed to 18 August 2017 clashing with Bareilly Ki Barfi. On August 9, the producers of the film finalised the initial date of release as 22 September 2017 when it clashed with Sanjay Dutt and Aditi Rao Hydari starrer Omung Kumar's Bhoomi and Rajkumar Rao's movie, Newton.

The first song of the movie, "Tere Bina" was launched on 29 August 2017 and audio and lyrical version of the song were released on 7 September 2017 and 10 September 2017 respectively. The second song of the movie, "Bantai" was launched on 8 September 2017 and its lyrical version was released on 14 September 2017. The third song of the movie, "Piya Aa" was launched on 15 September 2017 and its audio version was released on 19 September 2017.


As of 6 October 2017, the film managed to collect est. 2.65 crore (US$380,000).[15]

Critical reception[edit]

Renuka Vyavahare of The Times of India gave the movie 2 out of 5 stars stating that, "The crime drama fails to offer an insight into Haseena's life".[16] Syed Firdaus Ashraf from Rediff.com gave the movie 2.0/5 stars stating that, "Shraddha Kapoor tries hard to rescue the film. Shraddha Kapoor deglamorizes herself to get into the character and her sincerity as an actress reflects throughout the movie. It has all the ingredients to make it a blockbuster.[17]


Haseena Parkar
Review scores
News18 India3/5 stars[18]
Musicaloud3/5 stars
Koimoi2/5 stars
Bollywood Hungama1.5/5 stars
Haseena Parkar
Soundtrack album by
Released8 September 2017
GenreFeature film Soundtrack
LabelSaregama Music
Sachin-Jigar chronology
Simran (film)
''Haseena Parkar''
Bhoomi (film)

The music of the film is composed by Sachin–Jigar while the lyrics have been penned by Priya Saraiya, Vayu and Kirthi Shetty. Its first song of the film titled as "Tere Bina" sung by Arijit Singh and Priya Saraiya was released on 29 August 2017. The soundtrack was released on 8 September 2017. The first song of the movie, "Tere Bina" was launched on 29 August 2017 and audio and lyrical version of the song were released on 7 September 2017 and 10 September 2017 respectively. The second song of the movie, "Bantai" was launched on 8 September 2017 and its lyrical version was released on 14 September 2017. The third song of the movie, "Piya Aa" was launched on 15 September 2017 and its audio and lyrical version was released on 19 September 2017 and 29 September 2017 respectively. The Soundtrack Album was released under the banner of Saregama Music. Haseena Parkar music got mixed reviews from the critics. News18 India and Musicaloud gave the music 3 out of 5 stars and Koimoi gave the music 2 out of 5 stars. However, Bollywood Hungama gave the music 1.5 out of 5 stars.

All music composed by Sachin-Jigar.

Track listing
1."Tere Bina" (Romantic Version)Priya SaraiyaArijit Singh, Priya Saraiya5:10
2."Bantai"Kirthi ShettyDivine3:33
3."Piya Aa"VayuSunidhi Chauhan3:03
4."Tere Bina" (Sad Version)Priya SaraiyaPriya Saraiya2:14
Total length:14:00


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  17. ^ http://www.rediff.com/movies/review/review-haseena-parkar-suffers-from-lima-syndrome/20170922.htm
  18. ^ http://www.koimoi.com/bollywood-movies/music-reviews/haseena-parkar-music-review-priya-saraiya-shines-in-this-otherwise-dull-album/

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