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Haseena Parkar
Haseena Parkar - Poster.jpg
Official trailer release
Directed by Apoorva Lakhia
Produced by Nahid Khan
Written by Suresh Nair
Screenplay by Suresh Nair
Story by Suresh Nair
Starring Shraddha Kapoor
Siddhanth Kapoor
Ankur Bhatia
Rajesh Tailang
Music by Sachin-Jigar
Cinematography Fasahat Khan
Edited by Steven H. Bernard
Production
company
Swiss Entertainment
Distributed by AA Films
Release date
  • 22 September 2017 (2017-09-22) (India)
[1]
Running time
124 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Box office est. 12.65 crore[2]

Haseena Parkar is an Indian biographical crime film directed by Apoorva Lakhia and produced by Nahid Khan. The film was initially named "Haseena: Queen Of Mumbai". The principal signing of the film began in February 2016 and the shooting started on 11 October 2016.[clarification needed][3] The film is based on Dawood Ibrahim's sister Haseena Parkar. The film marks Shraddha Kapoor's first female protagonist venture as she is essaying the title role.[4][5] Kapoor's brother, Siddhanth Kapoor portrays the role of Dawood Ibrahim, and Ankur Bhatia plays the role of Haseena's husband.[6][7][8]

Contents

  • 1 Cast
  • 2 Plot
  • 3 Production and release
  • 4 Development and Filming
  • 5 Critical reception
  • 6 Box office
  • 7 Soundtrack
  • 8 References
  • 9 External links

Cast[edit]

  • Shraddha Kapoor as Haseena Parkar
  • Siddhanth Kapoor as Dawood Ibrahim
  • Ankur Bhatia as Ibrahim Parkar
  • Rajesh Tailang[9] as Shyam Keswani
  • Daya Shankar Pandey as Police Officer

Plot[edit]

Haseena Parkar (Shraddha Kapoor) lives with her close to dozen siblings in a small house in central Mumbai. She is very close to one of her brothers Dawood Ibrahim (Siddhanth Kapoor) who however turns to crime. Haseena gets married to the kind-hearted Ibrahim Parkar (Ankur Bhatia) and yet, she is compelled to face the brunt of her brother’s actions. As her brother turns big in the underworld scene, his enemies also increase manifold. One of the enemies eliminates Ibrahim Parkar in a fit of revenge. On the other hand, the 1993 serial bomb blasts in Mumbai send shockwaves everywhere. Haseena’s brother emerges as one of the key conspirator in this ghastly crime. But he has escaped to Dubai and again, it’s Haseena who falls into trouble. This is when she realizes that she can no longer be a victim – she hits back and emerges as the only ‘aapa’ in Mumbai underworld. What happens next forms the rest of the story. Haseena Parkar (Shraddha Kapoor) visits the court after 88 cases registers on herself in relevance to continuation of extortion in the D-Company following her brother, Dawood Ibrahim (Siddhanth Kapoor). However, Haseena claims that she is not included in the process of extortion and discusses about her whole life that how a nervous bride turned into the Godmother of Nagpada. The story runs in the flashback when Haseena explains all about her relations with her brother, Dawood Ibrahim, her parents and her husband, Ibrahim Parker (Ankur Bhatia). However, the arguments of the judges Sabir (Sunil Upadhyay) and Priyanka (Priyanka Setia) continues leading to the judge being sympathized by the life story of Haseena Parkar.

Production and release[edit]

According to some reports, Siddhanth Kapoor and Ankur Bhatia were signed in to play the characters of Dawood Ibrahim and Ibrahim Parkar respectively. Sonakshi Sinha was first casted to play the aged Haseena Parkar and a debutante was signed in to play the young Haseena but Sonakshi signed out of the project due to her fixed dates for her movie, Ittefaq (2017 film) along with Siddharth Malhotra. Later, in the film, Shraddha Kapoor was signed in, in October 2016 to play both the young and old Haseena Parkar. Principal photography began in the end of 2016 and the film went into promotions in August 2017.[10] [11] The film went into production in October 2016 when Shraddha Kapoor was signed for the film. The shooting for the film commenced with the shoot of the song, Bantai. The Official teaser of the film was launched on 14 June 2017 and the Official Treailer of the film was launched on 18 August 2017. The first song of the movie, "Tere Bina" was launched on 29 August 2017. The movie was initially planned to be released on 14 July 2017 clashing with Anurag Basu's Jagga Jasoos from which it was then delayed to 18 August 2017 clashing with Bareilly Ki Barfi. On August 9, the producers of the film finalized the initial date of release to be 22 September 2017 when it clashed with Sanjay Dutt and Aditi Rao Hydari starrer Omung Kumar's Bhoomi and Rajkumar Rao's movie, Newton. The first song of the movie, "Tere Bina" was launched on 29 August 2017 and audio and lyrical version of the song were released on 07 September 2017 and 10 September 2017 respectively. The second song of the movie, "Bantai" was launched on 08 September 2017 and its lyrical version was released on 14 September 2017. The third song of the movie, "Piya Aa" was launched on 15 September 2017 and its audio version was released on 19 September 2017.

Development and Filming[edit]

Principal Photography began in October 2016 when Shraddha Kapoor was signed in the film. The shooting began with the song "Bantai". The film went into promotions in August 2017 and was released on 22 September 2017.[12] Initially, Apoorva Lakhia was to make a biopic on Dawood Ibrahim which was a topic that was taken already by many directors. Hence, he visited the family of Dawood's sister Haseena and also, Apoorva met Haseena Parkar herself. He was fascinated with her life story and hence, he decided to make a biopic on her. Filming began in October 2016 and ended up within 10 months since start. [13]

Critical reception[edit]

Renuka Vyavahare of The Times of India gave the movie 2 out of 5 stars stating that, "The crime drama fails to offer an insight to Haseena's life".[14] Syed Firdaus Ashraf from Rediff.com gave the movie 2.0/5 stars stating that, "Shraddha Kapoor tries hard to rescue the film. Shraddha Kapoor deglamorizes herself to get into the character and her sincerity as an actress reflections throughout the movie. It has all the ingredients ... to make it a blockbuster.[15]

Box office[edit]

The film was initially released on 22 September 2017. The film managed to collect 1.87 Crore on Day 1 followed by 1.88 on the second day. The film vowed a whooping amount on Sunday with collection of 2.36 on Sunday taking the first weekend total to 6.10 Crore. The film managed to collect mere 65 Lakhs on Day 4 and covered 8 Crore within First Week of its release and noted the Domestic Collection as 9 Crore. The film showed an excellent performance in the overseas collecting 2 Crore within the first week of its release and thus taking the worlwide total to 12.65 Crore. [16] [17]

Soundtrack[edit]

Haseena Parkar
Review scores
Source Rating
News18 India 3/5 stars[18]
Musicaloud 3/5 stars
Koimoi 2/5 stars
Bollywood Hungama 1.5/5 stars
Haseena Parkar
Soundtrack album by Sachin–Jigar
Released 8 September 2017
Genre Feature film Soundtrack
Length 14:00
Language Hindi
Label Saregama Music
Sachin-Jigar chronology
Simran (film)
(2017)Simran (film)2017
Haseena Parkar
(2017)
Bhoomi (film)
(2017)Bhoomi (film)2017

The music of the film is composed by Sachin–Jigar while the lyrics have been penned by Priya Saraiya, Vayu and Kirthi Shetty. Its first song of the film titled as "Tere Bina" sung by Arijit Singh and Priya Saraiya was released on 29 August 2017. The full soundtrack album of the film which includes 4 songs was released on 18 September 2017. The first song of the movie, "Tere Bina" was launched on 29 August 2017 and audio and lyrical version of the song were released on 07 September 2017 and 10 September 2017 respectively. The second song of the movie, "Bantai" was launched on 08 September 2017 and its lyrical version was released on 14 September 2017. The third song of the movie, "Piya Aa" was launched on 15 September 2017 and its audio and lyrical version was released on 19 September 2017 and 29 September 2017 respectively. The Soundtrack Album was released under the banner of Saregama Music. Haseena Parkar music got mixed reviews from the critics. News18 India and Musicaloud gave the music 3 out of 5 stars and Koimoi gave the music 2 out of 5 stars. However, Bollywood Hungama gave the music 1.5 out of 5 stars.

Track listing
No. Title Lyrics Music Singer(s) Length
1. "Tere Bina" (Romantic Version) Priya Saraiya Sachin-Jigar Arijit Singh, Priya Saraiya 5:10
2. "Bantai" Kirthi Shetty Sachin-Jigar Divine (rapper) 3:33
3. "Piya Aa" Vayu Sachin-Jigar Sunidhi Chauhan 3:03
4. "Tere Bina" (Sad Version) Priya Saraiya Sachin-Jigar Priya Saraiya 2:14
Total length: 14:00