Lakeer Ka Fakeer is a small budget, hard-hitting film directed by Zubair Khan. Our Bollywood film reviewer, Faisal Saif provides the low-down on the story, performances, direction and music. Find out if it is one to watch or give a miss.
Lakeer Ka Fakeer is another film which is made on a small budget with no star value at all. But it still tries its best and is in fact successful at impressing you in every aspect.
The film is said to be based on real life incidents. Fakeer’s character is loosely based on Irfan Chindi, a resident of Nagpada, Mumbai, who reportedly became a police informer. He was stabbed to death on April 3rd 2009.
Fakeer (played by Ajaz Khan) dreams of becoming a taxi driver in Dubai. Chotu Mobile (played by Javed Hyder) wants to set up his own mobile shop and Sulaiman (played by Vicky Ahuja) aspires to become a politician. However, their destiny is determined by their controversial residential address instead of their desires. It is said that sometimes where you live speaks louder than you.
|LAKEER KA FAKEER|
|The story of the film is hard-hitting and decent.|
|The film has good performances by Ajaz Khan, Javed Hyder and Aksshey Varma.|
|Zubair Khan delivers a film which has a good screenplay and is an honest effort.|
|The camera work and editing is good, but production values are poor.|
|The music of the film is not up to the mark, but the background score is good.|
|Lakeer Ka Fakeer is hard-hitting and an honest film that impresses. Review Scores by Faisal Saif|
Performance wise, Ajaz Khan steals the show with his effective and powerful performance. Javed Hyder and Vicky Ahuja as friends are tremendous.
Maarisha has very minimal scope in the film but she does really well. Aksshey Varma who plays the cop is again mind-blowing in the film. The film might look half-baked at the beginning, but it grows and matures gradually once things fall into place perfectly until the end.
Zubair Khan has written and directed the film. He chose a script (as a debutant) which has been tried and tested several times by so many film makers.
What makes Lakeer Ka Fakeer different is the director’s effort to tell a story in a perfect way with a limited budget in his hands. Here’s where you ‘Salute’ the Director.
The camera work is another plus point of the film. I cannot say on which format the film was shot, but it was shot with the blend of perfect ambiance.
The production values are just okay and not up to the mark. The editing is fast and crispy. Music does not have much of a scope here, but the background score is of first rate.
According to me, a strong word of mouth is required for such kind of films. Such films also do not require a huge star cast. Rather, all these films need are performers. Lakeer Ka Fakeer is hard-hitting and an honest film to look for.
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