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Lashtam Pashtam is scripted and directed by Manav Bhalla. Nitin Keswani co-scripted the movie. The film has the star cast of Om Puri, Tisca Chopra, Dolly Ahluwalia, Priyanshu Chatterjee, Samar Vermani, Vibhav Roy and Saeeda Imtiaz. Ashwin Prabhakar cranked the camera and Chandrashekhar Prajapati is the editor. George Seran produced the film.
The movie is based on a true story which is about two boys from India and Pakistan, who became friends while they were playing their matches in Dubai. Sid and Fahd live in Dubai. They were friends as well as the Tennis Doubles partners. Fahd father's death makes him move back to Pakistan. After few years Fahd returns to Dubai to fulfill his father's dream to win Sid. Did he win the match? Did their Friendship continue? Watch the film in theatres
Samar Vermani and Vaibhav Roy have given a decent performance. Dolly Ahluwalia and Tisca Chopra have done what is given to them. However, their characters should have been designed better. Ishita Dutta did her part well as a Pakistani mother and Om Puri’s role as a cab driver is quite decent.
Nitin Keswani and Manav Bhalla tried to bring the real story about India and Pakistan, but they didn't make it to the point. There are too many subplots in the film which irk the audiences. The sequences in the second half come with a lot of detailed explanation but it doesn't bring anything impressive.
What’s not there?
As the film is less than 2 hours, we don't find anything dragging in the story, but the screenplay and execution could have been better. Lashtam Pashtam fails to impress the audiences. If you have no films, this weekend, you could watch the film, once.
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