Movie Review | Lock – Gippy Grewal emerges above typicality!
Director : Smeep Kang
Starring : Smeep Kang, Geeta Basra, Gurpreet Ghuggi & Gippy Grewal
Special Appearance : Sippy Gill & Happy Raikoti
Ratings : 4.0/5
Lock, a film directed by Smeep Kang, the man known for his rib-tickling comedy, is majorly the story of four characters – Gill (Smeep) , Bhola (Gippy Grewal), Harpal Singh (Gurpreet Ghuggi) and a girl (Geeta Basra). None of the characters is a lead, therefore the funda of lead star cast has been defied. Smeep, with Lock, has in a way said it out loud that he’s capable of experimenting with genres apart from comedy.
The story starts from Gill and Bhola, ropes in a bike mechanic, two of Gill’s friends and a script writer. Moving forward, a girl steps in. That’s where things start moving. Circumstances become such that the life of all these characters gets intertwined.
Now coming back to the storyline, Bhola (Gippy Grewal) is an auto-rickshaw driver who dreams of going to Dubai and earn a better living for himself. The only way that is going to be possible for him is if Gill (Smeep Kang) who is an NRI based in Dubai chooses to help him. So he keeps trying to please Gill. Whenever Gill comes to Punjab, Bhola and him bond over a few drinks during the nights. Bhola, in an effort to please him more this time, locks him with a girl, Pammi (Geeta Basra), in one of Gill’s abandoned shops. The plan was that he will come after an hour and open the shop after they had their fun. Bhola fails to turn up and Pammi and Gill stay locked inside for two nights and a day. Meanwhile, Harpal (Gurpreet Ghuggi) who is a struggling script writer has forgotten his script in Bhola’s auto. Gill’s family is looking for him. Harpal is looking for his script. Bhola is looking to go to Dubai. Time is the key.
About the performances, Smeep Kang has proved that he’s a great actor besides being a pro at direction. Playing the father of a college going girl, his character could be an eye opener for many such real-life people who get carried away at times.
Gippy Grewal, with every film, has shown tremendous improvement. In Lock, yet again this actor has proved that he can carry off serious roles and yet sound funny ( where needed) with much ease. After Lock, it can totally be understood as to why Gippy jumped into the movie for a role besides being only offered only the Producer’s hat. He has emerged as one of the most gutsy actors around who has the impulse to carry such experimental films on his shoulders. Probably because he has emerged from the typical mentality of box office returns and has matured towards making diverse cinema for his viewers!
Geeta Basra has outdone herself with this film. The look and voice of her character have been precisely taken care of and that too very well, which makes it pretty believable.
Gurpreet Ghuggi as a script writer turned out to be perfect. In fact, he is such a treat for the eyes – as always. His ease of dialogue delivery and not to forget, his tremendous pairing with Gippy is a win-win situation for both the actors.
Karamjit Anmol, Gurpreet Toti and all the supporting actors of the movie have justified their characters pretty well. In fact, none of the actors have been cast without a reason. Each one has his own little story which unfolds with every passing minute.
Lock is a powerful film that deserves to be seen and appreciated so that our regional cinema breaks through the typicality of our own mind set! With movies like this, Pollywood can stand tall with movies like ‘Pink’. From tremendous performances to a great storyline, this piece of art has it all! And thus, it’s a much deserved 4 star.
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