This Article is From Sep 15, 2017

Today's Big Release: Lucknow Central And Simran

Lucknow Central is set against the backdrop of a jail and features Farhan Akhtar as a prisoner while in Simran, Kangana Ranaut features as a happy-go-lucky woman

Today's Big Release: Lucknow Central And Simran

Farhan Akhtar (L) in Lucknow Central and Kangana Ranaut (R) in Simran.


  • Lucknow Central features Farhan Akhtar and Diana Penty
  • Kangana Ranaut features as a Gujarati chokri in Simran
  • Simran is a comedy film while Lucknow Central is a jail escape drama
New Delhi: Bollywood is all set to offer two genres - a jail drama and a comedy this Friday. First up is Kangana Ranaut's Simran. Though, Kangana promoted the film in high spirits, as some have noted, it still got side-lined because of Kangana's explosive interviews, in the past few days. In Simran, Kangana Ranaut will be seen portraying the role of Praful Patel, a Gujarati chokri, who lives in New York and is a divorcee. Kangana is seen as a confident and happy-go-lucky woman in the film, who is also a shoplifter and is addicted to gambling. Watch the trailer of Simran here:

The film has been directed by Hansal Mehta and co-produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar and Shailesh R Singh.

The song of the film titled Single Rehne De, received a great response, which has a Gujarati rap in it.

If you haven't watched the song yet, here it is:

The other big release on Friday is Lucknow Central, directed by Ranjit Tiwari and starring Farhan Akhtar in the lead role. The movie is Farhan's much-awaited film, which is set against the backdrop of a jail and features him as a prisoner, who forms a music band along with some other inmates. The film is inspired by the story of convicts sentenced to life imprisonment. Of Lucknow Central, Farhan Akhtar earlier told IANS: "When I heard the story, I was amazed by it. The fact that these guys go out and perform, have a proper booking counter now, blew me away. They leave the jail, go out and perform and come back. It is amazing."

Lucknow Central - produced by Nikkhil Advani, also features Diana Penty, as a confident NGO worker in the film.

Watch Lucknow Central's trailer here:

The film also stars Gippy Grewal and Deepak Dobriyal in pivotal roles. Bollywood stars, who were present at a special screening of Lucknow Central, have loved and appreciated the film on Twitter. Take a look at what celebrities think about Farhan's Lucknow Central:

After these tweets and the exciting story of Lucknow Central, we can't wait to watch the film. Are you ready?

So which film are you going to watch today - Farhan Akhtar's jail escape or Kangana Ranaut's comedy drama?