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Do Lafzon Ki Kahani (film)

Do Lafzon Ki Kahani (English: A Story of Two Words) is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language romantic drama film written by Girish Dhamija and directed by Deepak Tijori. Produced by Avinaash v rai ,Dhaval Jayantilal Gada under his banner Pen India Limited, it features Randeep Hooda and Kajal Aggarwal in the lead roles. It is a remake of the 2011 Korean movie Always,[2] which was previously adapted in 2015 in Kannada as Boxer.[3] The filming locations included Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and India.[4] The film released worldwide on 10 June 2016.

Do Lafzon Ki Kahani
Do Lafzon Ki Kahani Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Deepak Tijori
Produced by Jayantilal Gada
(Presenter)
Dhiraj Shetty
Avinaash V. Rai
Deepak Tijori
Dhaval Jayantilal Gada
Written by Girish Dhamija
Starring Randeep Hooda
Kajal Aggarwal
Music by Arjuna Harjai
Ankit Tiwari
Amaal Mallik
Babli Haque
Cinematography Mohana Krishna
Edited by Ballu Saluja
Production
company
Pen India Limited
Alumbra Entertainment
Dhiraj Motion Pictures
Focus Motion Pictures
Deepak Tijori Films
Distributed by Pen India Limited
Release date
  • 10 June 2016 (2016-06-10)
Running time
128 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget 110 million[1]
Box office 40 million[1]

Contents

PlotEdit

Suraj (Randeep Hooda) is an ex-boxer who does multiple jobs to earn as much money as possible, but lives a lonely life in Malaysia. During his new job as a parking attendant, he ends up meeting Jenny (Kajal Aggarwal) a blind yet a cheerful girl who is surviving in the city all alone. They soon become friends and a chemistry sparks between the two. Suraj's old coach Om (Mamik Singh) calls him back to the club but Suraj tells him that he has stopped fighting. He reveals that three years ago, during a boxing match his opponent's wife begged him to lose as she needed the prize money for her daughter's treatment. In order to help, Suraj loses the fight intentionally but later discovers that it was all a plot set by the opponent boxer. After trashing him in a night club, Suraj loses his boxing license and also stops trusting or caring for anyone. He later, started working as recovery agent but during one such recovery case, a man jumps out of his apartment window down on the road, leading to a car crash. Suraj has to serve 2 years of jail and since then taking care of the treatment of that man.

Back in the present time, Suraj now falls in love with Jenny and wants to express his love to her, but on reaching her house finds Jenny's boss harassing her. Suraj beats him up, at which Jenny gets mad as she feared losing her job. Suraj promises to take care of her and takes her home. He proposes to Jenny and asks about her parents. Suraj is then shocked to discover that Jenny's blindness and her parents death are due to the same car crash 3 years ago. Weighed down with guilt, Suraj decides to get Jenny operated but needed 3 lakhs of rupees within a month. Suraj, who has already returned to part-time boxing asks for help from his coach.

Suraj's old rival Sikandar offers him to join an illegal fight club, where the owner Gavin (Yuri Suri) pays him 3 lakhs to lose a fight. Om tries to stop Suraj as this kind of fights may lead to fighter's death or permanent handicap. During the fight Sikandar provokes him and Suraj beats him up. Angered Gavin gives Suraj a last chance to pay back by delivering a bag of drugs. While Jenny is being operated in hospital, Suraj delivers the package only to be run over by Sikandar's car, leading to severe spinal injury. After getting her eyes back Jenny is disappointed not to see Suraj and mistook that he abandoned her. 6 months later, Jenny is now working at the same hospital as physiotherapist, where Suraj is getting treated but unable to recognize him. Suraj too didn't reveal his identity to Jenny, because of his paralytic condition. On getting able to walk with clutches, Suraj decides to finally meet Jenny but seeing her with another man, he thinks that Jenny has now moved on. Hence, Suraj walks away with a heavy heart and visits the place were they both used to spend quality time. While searching for Suraj, Jenny reaches the same spot and they reunite.

CastEdit

ReleaseEdit

Critical receptionEdit

Renuka Vyavahare of The Times of India gave it 2 stars out of 5, describing the story crawling to its conclusion sluggishly.[5] Ananya Bhattacharya of India Today wrote that movie can be watched once only for Randeep Hooda.[6] Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express gave it 1 star out of 5 describing movie as a string of drippy sequences.[7] Hindi daily Hindustan's critic Vishal Thakur gave the film 3 stars out of 5. He called the high-note background music "disturbing" and Tijori's direction "weak". However, he lauded Hooda's performance.[8]

Namrata Joshi of The Hindu described it as a boring love story.[9] Udita Jhunjhunwala of Firstpost wrote that the story is full of holes and the narrative leans too often on ballads and ‘sad songs’ to establish mood.[10] Rediff.com's Namrata Thakker called the film "predictable and boring". In her review, she wrote that "[Hooda] ha[d] given everything to the role" but the film "doesn’t do justice to his acting abilities". She found the script with loopholes and editing "sloppy".[11] Saibal Chatterjee from NDTV gave it 1.5 stars out of 5, saying that Walk into this storm only if you have the disposition to withstand the ugly gusts.[12]

Box officeEdit

According to Box Office India, the film collected approximately 40 million on a budget of 110 million in its lifetime.[1]

SoundtrackEdit

Do Lafzon Ki Kahani
Soundtrack album by Arjuna Harjai, Ankit Tiwari, Amaal Mallik, Babli Haque, Dr. Zeus and Meet Bros
Released 5 May 2016 (2016-05-05)
Genre Feature Film Soundtrack
Length 31:22
Label T Series

The soundtrack album is composed by Amaal Mallik, Babli Haque, Arjuna Harjai and Ankit Tiwari. The song "Tu Mila" was sung by pop singer Shrey Singhal was used in movie but it was not released but later on Shrey Singhal officially upload in his YouTube channel[13]

No. Title Lyrics Music Singer(s) Length
1. "Kuch Toh Hai" Manoj Muntashir Amaal Mallik Armaan Malik 4:08
2. "Jeena Marna" Sandeep Nath Babli Haque Altamash Faridi 4:45
3. "Ankhiyan" Kumaar Arjuna Harjai Kanika Kapoor 4:13
4. "Jeena Marna (Female)" Sandeep Nath Babli Haque Palak Muchhal 4:45
5. "Sehra" Sandeep Nath Ankit Tiwari Ankit Tiwari 4:27
6. "Chal Utth Bandeya" Raj Ranjodh Dr.Zeus Sukhwinder Singh 4:19
7. "Tu Mila" Kumaar Meet Bros Shrey Singhal 4:45
Total length: 31:22

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Do Lafzon Ki Kahani - Movie". Box Office India. 2016-06-10. Retrieved 2017-07-12. 
  2. ^ "Kajal Aggarwal:Randeep Hooda and I fought before shooting romantic scenes". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-07-12. 
  3. ^ "Movie Review: Boxer". Bangalore Mirror. Retrieved 2017-07-12. 
  4. ^ "Randeep Hooda in Kuala Lumpur for 'Do Lafzon Ki Kahani' shoot". The Indian Express. Mumbai: Indian Express Limited. Press Trust of India. 15 June 2015. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Do Lafzon Ki Kahani, Story, Trailers". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2017-07-12. 
  6. ^ "Do Lafzon Ki Kahani Movie Review". Indiatoday.intoday.in. 2016-06-10. Retrieved 2017-07-12. 
  7. ^ "Do Lafzon Ki Kahani movie review: The plot of this Randeep Hooda, Kajal Aggarwal starrer is a string of drippy sequences". The Indian Express. Retrieved 2017-07-12. 
  8. ^ Thakur, Vishal (10 June 2016). "दो लफ्जों की कहानी" [Do Lafzon Ki Kahani]. Hindustan (in Hindi). Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  9. ^ "Do Lafzon Ki Kahani: A boring love story". The Hindu. Retrieved 2017-07-12. 
  10. ^ "'Do Lafzon Ki Kahani' review: Randeep Hooda impresses in this cliché-heavy story". Firstpost.com. Retrieved 2017-07-12. 
  11. ^ Thakker, Namrata (10 June 2016). "Review: Do Lafzon Ki Kahani is predictable and boring!". Rediff.com. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  12. ^ "Do Lafzon Ki Kahani Movie Review - NDTV Movies". Movies.ndtv.com. 2016-06-10. Retrieved 2017-07-12. 
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 October 2016. Retrieved 29 October 2016. 

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