Kya Dilli Kya Lahore Movie info:
Kya Dilli Kya Lahore is a 2014 Hindi, war drama film set in 1948, post-Independence period and deals with the subject of Indo-Pak partition.
Initial release: May 2, 2014 (India)
Director: Vijay Raaz
Running time: 1h 40m
Screenplay: Manu Rishi, Gulzar, Aseem Arora, Pratham Jolly, Sandeep Sinha
In 1948, a cross-fire erupts at an isolated stretch of Indo-Pak border, leaving only two soldiers alive. One is an Indian soldier of Pakistani origin while the other happens to be a Pakistani soldier of Indian origin. An ironic story of pride and survival begins when – in an attempt to evade danger, they bump into each other. And amidst continuous exchange of bullets, altercations and murkier situations, it evolves into a journey of human connection with an unforeseeable end.
First Look of the movie was unveiled at Wagah Border (Punjab) with a symbolic colourful flag lowering ceremony. The star cast held a candle light vigil on 14 August 2012.And, giant posters of the movie were set up where hundreds flocked to watch the ceremony. The first look has been very impressive and Gulzar’s shayari from the movie has already touched people’s hearts.
About the movie, Raaz says that “It is a very emotional film” for him and that “It is a very innocent story.The film comes with the message that humanity is bigger than any religion or any country and that’s what we have tried to convey through the film.”
About involvement in the movie, Gulzar sahib says that “This subject (partition) is very close” to his heart and he has been “writing about it a lot.” He further adds, “After seeing the film, I was surprised to know that many youngsters have been associated with the film and yet they have brought the essence of the whole film so well. Karan had brought the script to me and after they completed the film, he brought it to show it to me. The film was bang on. The film talks about peace yet is not preachy and there is no blood shed, it is a human drama and very relevant.