Friday, November 28, 2008


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Here comes Dibakar Banerjee’s 2nd film after his successful “KHOSLA KA GHOSLA”.

OYE LUCKY ! LUCKY OYE ! plot reminds you of Abhishek -Rani Mukherjee starrer BUNTY AUR BABLI, released couple of years ago, a film about 2 young thieves.

The film is about a boy grown up in a lower middle class family living in dingy Delhi lanes, with electric wires shown tangling with each other in the sky, a typical Chandni Chowk setting of Old Delhi. Starting his first crime by stealing Greeting Cards, he goes on to become a full-fledged thief, who literally picks up everything which comes in his way such as Dry Fruits, Music systems, cars, scooters, crockery, furniture, even a dog so on and on.

The film picks up tracing the journey of a Sikh boy Lucky Singh (Abhay Deol), his first teenage crush, relationship with his father & friends etc etc. Here some scenes are interesting, but when Lucky goes on to become a thief, the film becomes bit repetitive, showing his crimes one by one. His love interest is played by Sonal (Neetu Chandra) of “Traffic Signal & Garam Masala” fame.

The problem with the film is one track script and it’s Delhi flavour & dialect, which will only be popular in Northern part of India and hence will not be well accepted by rest of India, especially the SOUTHERN part of country.

But still one can’t write down and ignore Dibakar Banerjee, he has something in him, specially his natural and authentic style of filming which was visible in “KHOSLA KA GHOSLA”. Here also, the way in which he has filmed Delhi i.e. the body language, their dialect, the setting of middle class working Delhiites is just superb.

Now coming on to the performance, Paresh Rawal, as usual is excellent and here he plays not one not two a TRIPLE role, which is a feast for his fans. His all the roles are totally different from each other and he excels in all.

Abhay Deol is one actor, who is improving gradually film by film, here also impresses with his performance. His choice of films is varied and interesting unlikely his cousins Bobby and Sunny Deol.
Neetu Chandra has not much to perform and has been outshone by Paresh Rawal & Abhay Deol.
About the music, nothing much to say, it is bit loud but goes well with the film’s setting.
Overall, the film can be seen once, specially for Lucky Singh’s unique style of CHORIS (Thefts) and Paresh Rawal’s histrionics.
I will give 2 out of 5.

Producer : Ronnie Screwvala, UTV Motion Pictures
Director : Dibakar Banerjee
Star Cast :
Paresh Rawal – Lucky’s Father / Gogi Bhai / Dr. Handa
Abhay Deol - Lucky, Neetu Chandra - Sonal, Archana Puran Singh - Mrs. Handa, Manu Rishi - Bangali
Music on : T-Series
Singers : Mika Singh, Himani Kapoor, Rajbir, Des Raj Lakhani, Dilbahar, Brijesh Shandilya
Music Director : Sneha Khanwalkar
Cinematography : Kartik Vijay
Screenplay & Story : Dibakar Banerjee & Urmi Juvekar

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