Directed by: Hansal Mehta
Produced by: Mukesh Bhatt
Starring: Rajkumar Rao, Patralekha
Music by: Jeet Ganguly, Raju Singh
In a world where the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, how difficult is it for a man to earn a decent salary, live a simple life and feed his family? CityLights takes you on a soul stirring journey from the very first moment until the curtain drops.
Here is our CityLights movie review:
Deepak Singh (Rajkumar Rao) and his wife Rakhi (Patralekha) move to Mumbai earn a living. However, life takes a nasty turn when the city refuses to befriend them. They are left without money, job or even shelter. Rakhi gets a job as a dancer at a bar while Deepak works for an illegal agent. How their lives shift from bad to worse and worse to worst is where the crux of the story lies.
Hansal Mehta, known for coming up with serious subjects for his films, has done a fabulous job with CityLights. The story is clean, the setting is decent and the actor are surprisingly astonishing.
Rajkumar Rao is one brilliant actor. His role in the film is quite different and much serious from all the other films he has done. He is an actor with much potential.
Coming to the leading lady Patralekha, well, we have to admit it that she has done exceptionally well for a debut performance. Her simplicity shows all through the film.
CityLights gives you an insight into the brutality that metros have to offer. The film will leave you with a heavy heart and a depressed view on the other side of the coin.