Lafangey Parindey

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Lafangey Parindey
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Pradeep Sarkar
Produced by Aditya Chopra
Screenplay by Gopi Puthran
Story by Gopi Puthran
Starring Neil Nitin Mukesh
Deepika Padukone
Music by R. Anandh
Cinematography Natarajan Subramaniam
Edited by Sanjib Datta
Distributed by Yash Raj Films
Release dates
  • 20 August 2010 (2010-08-20)
Running time
155 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Box office 227 million (US$3.4 million)[1]

Lafangey Parindey (English: Cheeky Bird) is a 2010 Hindi romantic drama directed by Pradeep Sarkar, produced by Aditya Chopra and starring Neil Nitin Mukesh and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles. The film was released on 20 August 2010 under the Yash Raj Films banner.[2][3][4][5] The story of the film is partially inspired from the 1978 American film, Ice Castles and the 1999 Tamil film, Thulladha Manamum Thullum.[6]


Pinky Palkar (Deepika Padukone) is an aspiring skater who dreams of making it big through a television show. She is the archetypical Mumbai chawl girl who dreams big, despite her lowly surroundings.[7] Her dreams goes away when One-Shot-Nandu (Neil Nitin Mukesh), a fighter who pummels his opponents in the ring blindfolded, knocks her down in a freak car accident, making her blind.[8] Despite her handicap, Pinky is determined to participate in the show. Full of remorse, Nandu trains her to "see" through her blindness, using her other senses. In return, she teaches him to skate and Nandu becomes her partner in the competition. They gradually fall in love.



During the shooting of the film, Neil Nitin Mukesh admitted that the physical violence of the film is real. "I'm covered with welters, wounds and bruises", he explained.[9]

Critical reception[edit]

Sukanya Verma of Rediff rated it 2.5/5 and said, "Ultimately Lafangey Parindey, like its attention-grabbing title, is unapologetically superficial with a brief attention span".[10] Rajeev Masand of IBN rated it 2/5 "It's the kind of film that keeps you waiting for something to happen, but nothing ever does. You find yourself exhausted by the time the lights come back on".[11] Mayank Shekhar of Hindustan Times rated it 1.5/5 "Scatter-brained, mish-mash of a movie".[12] Noyon Jyoti Parasara of AOL rated the film 3 out of 5 saying, "Expect fun and you won't be disappointed, expect goosebumps and you may be!".[13] Subhash K. Jha from IANS rated the film 3.5 out of 5 saying, "Movie is an inspirational tale told with as little fuss and as much feeling as cinematically possible. Not to be missed.".[14]


Lafangey Parindey
Soundtrack album by R. Anandh
Released 20 July 2010 (2010-07-20)
Genre Film soundtrack
Length 29.19
Label YRF Music
Producer Aditya Chopra and Yash Chopra

Track list[edit]

The album has six original tunes composed by R. Anandh, a famous ad jingle composer formerly part of the band Agosh who also did music for Sangeeth Sivan's films Zor and Nirnayam (Malayalam). Lyrics have been done by Swanand Kirkire.[15][16]

No. Title Artist(s) Length
1. "Lafangey Parindey"   Ronit Sarkar 4:55
2. "Mann Lafanga"   Mohit Chauhan 5:37
3. "Dhatad Tatad"   Shail Hada, Anushka Manchanda 3:44
4. "Nain Parindey"   Shilpa Rao 4:26
5. "Rang Daalein"   Suraj Jagan 5:07
6. "Born To Fly"   Instrumental 3:06
7. "Mann Lafanga" (Club Mix) Joshilay 3:45


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