Kya Dilli Kya Lahore (transl. What Delhi, what Lahore?) is a 2014 Indian Hindi-language war film set in 1948, post India’s independence, and deals with the Partition of India. The film stars Vijay Raaz, Manu Rishi, Raj Zutshi and Vishwajeet Pradhan, with Gulzar credited as the presenter. Produced by Karan Arora, it marks the directorial debut of Raaz. The first look of the film was released at the Wagah border. It was released worldwide on 2 May 2014 to positive response from critics.
In 1948, during post partition settlements, a lone Army outpost in kind of a no man’s land is identified wherein some files are kept both Indian and Pakistani armies send a soldier to lay claim over it not knowing that the other party has done the same. The Indian soldier is originally from Lahore, while the Pakistani soldier is from Delhi, having migrated during partition and having scars of the event deep in their hearts. An ironic story of pride and survival begins when, in an attempt to evade danger, they bump into each other. And amidst continuous exchange of bullets, altercations and murkier situations, it evolves into a journey of human connection with an unforeseeable end.
Vijay Raaz — Rehmat Ali
Manu Rishi — Samarth Pratap Shastri
Raj Zutshi — Barfi Singh
Vishwajeet Pradhan — Pakistani captain