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The challenges faced by a farmer in the big city.


30 May, 2014
2 hrs 07 mins
106 votes
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CityLights is a remake of the BAFTA nominated British film Metro Manila. The film tells the story of Deepak Singh, a poor farmer from Rajasthan. He moves to Mumbai with his wife and young child, in the hopes of a brighter future. However, he soon realizes the challenges of living in a big city.
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Food, shelter and clothing are the basic needs of man which drives him to achieve higher goals. In the 21st century, resources are scarce and commodities are too expensive. Survival in cities is extremely difficult for the common man. It has become harder for him to earn a living and be responsible for the people ... ...Read full review
Poverty is a disease, says a character in Hansal Mehtas latest film Citylights.Poverty is like working in a coal mine, you can clean yourself as much as you want but it embalms itself in your DNA.We have all seen bad times, the degree might vary. We tend to romanticize that part during the good times; it makes us get up and go on because we cannot go back. It is our boogeyman - that thing in the closet waiting for us if we stop moving.Citylights is an official adaptation of British film Metro Manila - a fact reiterated six times during the opening credits. But the manner in which its adapted makes the film a story of India, a story of every small town family that dares to dream and moves bed and board to the city of dreams - Mumbai. ...Read full review
CityLights leaves you in shock, grows on you, and may even haunt you in the days to come.Its an occupational hazard that we have to tolerate films like Heropanti, RRajkumar and Ragini MMS 2, but there are days when we get to watch films that take us by surprise. And CityLights is one such gripping film. ...Read full review
In his latest offering CityLights, Hansal Mehta turns to his favourite protege Rajkummar Rao to narrate a story of love and longing in the city of dreams. Deepak Singh (Rao) comes to Mumbai from Rajasthan with his wife Rakhi (Patralekhaa) and daughter Mahi. With no job and no roof over his head, the city gives him a rude shock when a thug cons him under the pretext of leasing him a room.Despite the odds being against him, Deepak believes his values and morals will give him an opportunity to earn a decent living in the city, however destiny has other plans for him. Rakhi turns to dancing in a bar to support her family as Deepak manages to find a job in a security agency trafficking boxes with black money and belonging of high end clients. What happens next and where the story takes these characters is where CityLights excels. ...Read full review