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March 2009
Movie Review

Luck By Chance

Starring: Farhan Akhtar, Konkona Sen Sharma, Hrithik Roshan, Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia

Director: Zoya Akhtar

Music Directors: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy

Zoya Akhtar makes a smashing debut as a director with a movie which brilliantly portrays the murky realities behind the rose-tinted façade of Bollywood. Unlike Om Shanti Om which adopted the tone of an indulgent spoof, Zoya gets more realistic even as the jibes are gentle. Undoubtedly, the riveting script, consummate direction and superb performances from the entire cast make the film a winner all the way.

Luck? has an assortment of characters, the pivotal ones being Vikram Jaisingh (Farhan Akhtar), a struggler from Delhi, and Sona (Konkona Sen Sharma), a runaway from Kanpur. The two meet in Mumbai, the city of dreams, and become romantically involved. Among the other very lifelike characters are the film producer Romy Rolly (Rishi Kapoor), his endearing wife (Juhi Chawla), the domineering mother and superstar of the 70s (Dimple Kapadia), her actress daughter (Isha Sharvani) and the reigning superstar (Hrithik Roshan).

After Rock On, Farhan leaves an impact yet again. He is unpretentious and likeable in a completely natural way. Konkona as usual is marvellous. Rishi Kapoor as the superstitious mainstream producer and Dimple Kapadia as the mean mamma prove that vintage never does lose its flavor. The cinematography is excellent and the music, though not first rate, is pleasing enough. Sapnon Se Bhare sung by Shankar himself, stands out.

The film holds a mirror, not only to Bollywood, but to life itself. So here’s your chance to get lucky. Go and watch Luck By Chance!

Current Top 10 Songs

1. Jai Ho (Slumdog Millionaire)

2. Hai Guzarish (Ghajini)

3. Masakkali (Delhi 6)

4. Sapnon Se Bhare(Luck By Chance)

5. Jaane Kyun (Dostana)

6. Haule Haule (Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi)

7. Marjaani (Billu Barber)

8. Tu Ne Re (Victory)

9. From Chandni Chowk (Chandni Chowk To China)

10. Bandaa Re (Raaz – The Mystery Continues)

Current Top 10 Movies

1. Slumdog Millonaire

2. Ghajini

3. Raaz – The Mystery Continues

4. Luck By Chance

5. Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

6. Dostana

7. Dev.D

8. Victory

9. Chandni Chowk To China

10. Mere Khwabon Mein Jo Aaye


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