Movie Review: Citylights (2014)
CITYLIGHTS narrates the story of a family comprising of Deepak [Rajkummar Rao], his wife Rakhi [Patralekhaa] and their daughter Mahi, residing in a village in Rajasthan. All’s well for the family till the debtors come knocking and take charge of Deepak’s shop due to his inability to pay off the loan. Armed with a mobile number of a friend, the crestfallen family leaves for Mumbai, the city of dreams, hoping to make a living there.
Once in Mumbai, they not only fail to trace their friend, but also get conned by a property agent. While in police station to file a complaint, Rakhi meets a bar dancer, who subsequently helps them find a roof over their head, besides getting a job for Rakhi in the bar. Meanwhile, Deepak too gets a job in a security bureau, an agency that undertakes the transportation of cash and expensive commodities in specialized armored cases.
During one such delivery, Deepak’s collaborator [Manav Kaul] divulges a master plan that could make them rich overnight. Does Deepak succumb to the temptation?