Friday, January 30, 2009


Here comes another movie this week on India’s another favourite passion i.e, BOLLYWOOD, in competition with VICTORY based on other Passion CRICKET.

LUCK BY CHANCE is directed by Debutante JOYA AKHTAR, daughter of legendry Javed Akhtar and sister of ROCK ON star Farhan Akhtar. The film showcases the ins & outs of our Indian Film Industry (Bollywood), how it works, it pluses, it’s minuses, strugglers, backstage scenes and intricacies, manipulations, exploitations etc. etc.

LUCK BY CHANCE is all about the story of Vikram (Farhan Akhtar), who hails from Delhi and shifts to Mumbai with dream of making it big in Bollywood. On way to his path of struggle, he comes across Sona (Konkona Sen Sharma), who also lands in Mumbai to become a star in film industry. Gradually they both fall in love.

Now enters is Rolly (Rishi Kapoor), a superstitious producer, who gets in trouble when Super Star Zaffer Khan (Hrithik Roshan) drives him mad by opting out of his dream film, in which he is launching Niki (Isha Sharwani), daughter of yesteryear superstar Neena (Dimple Kapadia).
As luck would be, Rolly decides to cast a newcomer and the role falls in the lap of Vikram. During his shooting stint, both Vikram and Niki gets attracted towards each other, thus drawing him away from Sona. Finally what Vikram gets – Sona, Niki or Stardom, for this you better go and watch the film on Big Screen.

Now coming on to the performances, Konkona Sen Sharma, as usual is brilliant and natural. Farhan as really evolved after ROCK ON and here also, he carries on his good work ahead with a superb performance. Hrithik Roshan as Superstar is unbelievable. Rishi Kapoor once again shows sparks of his talent, followed by Dimple Kapadia. Shah Rukh Khan in a small role leaves an impact.

Zoya Akhtar has done a wonderful job as a Director and as well as writer with some interesting sequences, though the script is bit predictable, but she still manages to show her talent and has fully utilized his filmy background to the fullest. Dialogues by Javed Akhtar are worth mentioning. Though music by Shankar Ehsaan Loy trio is not up to the mark, he delivers another mediocre piece after Chandni Chowk To China.
Overall, LUCK BY CHANCE is a good film, high above average, but I doubt it will make big on Box Office, it’s a film for film lovers, with some good performances.
Banner : Big Pictures, Excel Entertainment
Released On : January 30, 2009
Language : Hindi
Genre : Drama
Producer : Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani, Zoya Akhtar
Director : Zoya Akhtar
Star Cast :
Rishi Kapoor - Rommy Rolly
Farhan Akhtar - Vikram Jaisingh
Konkona Sen Sharma - Sona Mishra
Dimple Kapadia - Neena Walia
Juhi Chawla - Minty Rolly
Isha Sharwani - Nikki Walia
Sanjay Kapoor - Ranjit Rolly
Hrithik Roshan - Zaffar Khan
Aly Khan - Chaudhary
Saurabh Shukla - Asst. director
GUEST APPEARANCES BY - Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, John Abraham, Abhishek Bachchan, Karan Johar, Vivek Oberoi
Music on : Big Music
Singers : Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonca, Sunidhi Chauhan, Ila Arun, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Mumay Khan, Babu Khan, Manzoor Khan, Rajab Khan, & Amit Paul
Lyrics & Dialogues : Javed Akhtar
Music By : Shankar Ehsaan Loy
Cinematography : Carlos Catalan
Choreography : Vaibhavi Merchant, Megha Narkar & Rajiv Surti

Story / Writer : Zoya Akhtar

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