Claps for: A different take on the issue.
Slaps for: Slow pace
Popcorn Refill: Some
The Story: Two people from opposing armies meet at an outpost near the newly formed India Pakistan Border. Rehmat Ali(Vijay Raaz) is originally from Delhi but now a Pakistani and Samarth Pratap(Manu Sharma) originally from Lahore is now an Indian Jawaan. The story revolves around the emotions the two go through highlighting the angst each of them have about the partition.
Performance: Vijay Raaz and Manu Sharma excel at their parts. They both bring out the intended emotions powerfully. Rajendranath Zutshi as Barfi Singh, and Vishwajeet Pradhan as captain with the Pakistani army are excellent too.
On a Musical Note: The background score by Sandesh Shandilya is dramatic and in sync with the narrative. The use of natural sounds is aptly interesting. The lyrics by veteran Gulzar add to the impact.
Combo on Offer: Although the topic of partition has been portrayed on screen multiple times earlier Vijay Raaz's take on it is gripping. Throughout the film you just see four faces which can seem a tad bit taxing to take in. There are instances where you might feel the story is dragging and slow. The excellent performances makeup for the slack. Overall, Kya Dilli Kya Lahore is a good film with great performances and a beautiful sentiment.
Our Verdict: We give Kya Dilli Kya Lahore Claps for being strikingly intense.