CITYLIGHTS brings back the National Award winning duo Hansal Mehta and Rajkummar Rao, after their earlier venture SHAHID vowed the audiences and the critics alike bagging all major film awards for the year 2013.
Rajkummar Rao is paired opposite actress Patralekha, who will be making her debut with this film.
CITYLIGHTS is based on the life of a trader in Rajasthan who comes to the City of Mumbai with his wife and daughter in hope of a better life. The challenges they face, their encounter with a big city and how they rise to meet those challenges nurtured by the power of their love is what CITYLIGHTS is all about.
The story revolves around Rajkummar's character who dreams of an improved life for his family and moves to a big city in the hope of making a living but soon his dreams come crashing down as he finds city of lights casting a dark shadow threatening to swallow the love of his life-his wife and his child. How far must he go then to protect his family sets the tone of this emotional love story against the backdrop of a thriller.
At heart, CITYLIGHTS is a love story, a story about familial bonding, a thriller that explores the depths of human nature and a drama about sacrifice in the city of dreams. CITYLIGHTS is about our world, our times and the ultimate emotion that drives every relationship - love.
In the words of Mahesh Bhatt, CITYLIGHTS is a moving love story that begins in a village and peaks in a city'
CITYLIGHTS is an official remake of the International award winning film METRO MANILA that has received critical acclaim and won many awards internationally.
Releasing on 30th May, 2014, CITYLIGHTS will give the audiences an altogether new cinematic experience