Lahore Confidential is Zee5’s latest release directed by Kunal Kohli. The film has a runtime of just over an hour.
What is the story about?
Lahore Confidential brings us the story of a rather dormant RAW agent Ananya (played by Richa Chaddha) who crosses the border and falls in love with an ISI agent Rauf (Arunoday Singh). The events that surround them are put together in this film, which rolls out like a drama in the spy space.
Kunal Kohli is a fair taskmaster who has put together some good films. But unfortunately, his digital outing in Lahore Confidential does not take off at all. The film is predictable from the word go and follows the clichés of the genres that it adopts and does nothing special to garner more attention. Despite having good production values and a space that could have been explored well, the film fails to take the opportunities and settles for less as it follows the tried and tested path. There are some ideas put forward by the writers including the twist that comes by at the end, but it doesn’t amount to much in the bigger picture. At the end of the road, what we get is just about average.
Richa Chaddha delivers an expectedly neat performance in the lead role and does a fine job in her dialogue delivery and how she goes about carrying her character. Arunoday Singh is a misfit and adds zero value to the film. The film has Karishma Tanna coming up with a better performance than anyone else in the cast, and kudos to her for making a mark amidst the others.
Music & Other Departments
The technicalities of the project are pretty good and have been done at a level that is better than what web series usually come up with.
The runtime of the film is really crisp and makes it worth a watch for such a platform.
The narrative should have definitely been carried out in a manner which would have picked more speed and interest.
Did I enjoy it?
Not much. It was short but not solid.
Do I recommend it?
If you are looking to while away an hour of your time, this is a fine choice. But don’t expect anything big.