Kya Dilli Kya Lahore (2014) Hindi Movie Review | 18 Critic Reviews | Vijay Raaz, Manu Rishi Chadha


Vijay Raaz, Manu Rishi Chadha, Raj Zutshi, Vishwajeet Pradhan

Kya Dilli Kya Lahore Posterdirection:

Vijay Raaz


Aseem Arora


Aseem Arora, Pratham Jolly


Manu Rishi Chadha


Raj Chakraborty


Sandesh Shandilya

produced by:

Karan Arora


weird aggregate rating 5.5/10Hindi



release date:

run time:
98 Minutes


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  •  Moviez Adda -Divya Solgama Rating-8
In our Hindi film industry, there have been innumerable films based on India-Pakistan theme. These films have mostly dealt with the partition era, wars, love saga, terrorism or spy stories. Films like 'Gaddar', 'Border', 'Veer Zaara', '1947-Earth', 'Pinjar', 'Garam Hawa' and many more pops up

  •  Times of India -Madhureeta Mukherjee Rating-6
Kya Dilli? Kya Lahore? Kya 'baat'! Yes, battle-banter over cross-border firing and a bombardment of dialogues forms the crux of this film, set at a time (1948) when the border lines between India and Pakistan reeked of fresh blood. In today's context, those very boundaries have dulled,

  •  Indian Express -Shubhra Gupta Rating-4
It is 1948. A little outpost on the newly formed India-Pakistan border is the site of the action in ‘Kya Dilli Kya Lahore. Samarth (Manu Rishi) is a cook attached to an Indian battalion. Rehmat (Vijay Raaz) is a Pakistani jawaan. They tangle and circle around each other tempers and voices

  •  Now Running -Noyon Jyoti Parasara Rating-8
It is not often than you find people walk out of the theater in silence. Happens either when they don't know how to react, or are just bowled over with emotions. As I left the hall after watching Kya Dilli Kya Lahore I was one among majority who walked out, silent.

  •  Bollywood Hungama Rating-5
Bollywood seems to be in an experimentation mode. Diverse themes, which were considered 'risky propositions' till some time back, are slowly finding their way on the big screen. This week's KYA DILLI KYA LAHORE, despite being a war film, is not a film on war; rather it's a film about war!

  •  Rediff -Sukanya Verma Rating-6
Lakeerein hain toh rehne do. Kisine rooth kar gusse mein shayad khench di thi," laments a voice that is distinctly Gulzar revealing the essence of Kya Dilli Kya Lahore, a nostalgic and sentimental take on a painful period of India and Pakistan's history.Quite a few films, be it art-house or mainstream,
  •  DNA -Tushar Joshi Rating-4
Inspired by the 2001 Oscar winning film No Man's Land, Kya Dilli Kya Lahore is a story set in 1948 at the Indo-Pak border. Manu Rishi an Indian cook  and Vijay Raaz a Pakistani armyman are left to guard an outpost. Left to their own the two begin the traditional tu-tu main-main of proving

  •  India Today -Saurabh Dwivedi Rating-7
Well, The partition of India is the crux of the film.The film is based during 1948. A little outpost on the newly formed India-Pakistan border is the site of the action in 'Kya Dilli Kya Lahore. Vijay Raaz, who's a Pakistani soldier tries to come over to the Indian side to steal a file through a tunnel.
  •  Book My Show -Tanaya Ramyani Rating-6
When it comes to India versus Pakistan we tend to get slightly jazbati- be it a cricket match or a movie. Speaking about movies, there are quite few films from Bollywood that centers around patriotism. However, it’s very rare that you get to see a film, which very subtly illustrates the

  •  Sify -Sonia Chopra Rating-6
Sixty-seven years have passed and yet the partition is a delicate subject for many. Perhaps a few generations down this will be a non-issue.Now imagine being transported back to 1948, just a year after partition. Tempers are still simmering. People are still grieving the death of their loved ones;

  •  Mid Day -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-5
Set in 1948, soon after the partition, Kya Dilli Kya Lahore is presumably set somewhere along the Indo-Pak border (but it is shot in Fiji islands, for reasons unknown).Samarth Pratap Shastri (Manu Rishi) is a cook in the Indian battalion and is panicking because none of the soldiers have

  •  Glamsham -Martin D'Souza Rating-2
Have you ever sat in a boring History class and dozed off with the dreary explanation of the teacher about things of the past? If you have, then KYA DILLI KYA LAHORE is one such class where the partition of India, cross-border references and Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Chacha Nehru are

  •  Indiaglitz -Vishal Verma Rating-5
While 'No Man's land' had currency in the Bosniak-Serb hostility, Kya Dilli Kya Lahore sets it's sights on the Indo-Pak war post independence. So right from initiation, the historical trip is mainly nostalgic. And history is never made here, it's re-written with silly incompatible dialogues

  •  IBN Live -Divya Pal Rating-6
The year 1947 holds great importance in the lives of the people on both side of the border. The consequences of India-Pakistan partition - be it in the form of assassinations, communal riots or atrocities against women - which spread across the two countries, and marred the lives of many forms

  •  The Front Row -Anupama Chopra Rating-4
If good intentions were enough to make a good film, then Kya Dilli Kya Lahore would be a winner. Written by Aseem Arora and directed by Vijay Raaz, the film is about Rehmat Ali, a low ranking Pakistani solider and Samarth Pratap, an Indian army cook. It’s 1948. Their paths cross at the border.

  •  Koimoi -Mohar Basu Rating-6
Gulzar’s distinctly moving lines narrates the crux of the film. “Lakeerein hain toh rehne do. Kisine rooth kar gusse mein shayad khench di thi.” The India-Pakistan history is troublesome and has been documented multiple times in history, literature and cinema.

  •  Deccan Chronicle -Suparna Sharma Rating-7
Barring a handful of writers and poets, this county and its neighbour haven’t really grieved the moment and aftermath of Partition. Everybody had to get on, so people picked up what remained of their families, property and willpower, quickly took political positions, stuck to their side of the

  •  Mumbai Mirror -Rahul Desai Rating-6
Years ago, I watched a film called Joyeux Noel (Merry Christmas)-a charming little WW-1 (true) story about a team of soldiers from warring German, French and Scottish battalions who awkwardly fraternise in No Man's Land on Christmas Eve. Long after, the film has stayed with me,

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Ratings Breakdown-
Rating scale - Out of 10
weird aggregate rating(WAR) - 5.5/10 (18 reviews)
Male critics - 5.6 (8)
Female critics - 5.5 (10)
Highest Rating - 8 (2)
Least Rating - 2 (1)
Most Given Rating - 6 (7)

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Kya Dilli Kya Lahore (2014)
5.5 out of 10
based on
18 reviews.