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Friday, January 30, 2009

Luck by Chance

Well..i really like the opening of the film as it opens by featuring all the behind-the-stage people who work day and night so that bollywood remains bollywood. You have the gatekeeper at filmistan studios to the omnipresent chai-wallahs, the set makers, the sound guys et al. The story is about Vikram a "nobody" who becomes a "somebody" in bollywood and along the way breaks a heart, cuts quite a few throats etc etc. Its quite a decent attempt but the storyline is too predictable and the characters a tad too familiar. It does explore themes like do u really need talent in the industry or  is luck/looks enough / But I wish it was more incisive with a sharper bite. It is just one more addition to the list of bollywood films on bollywood and ends there. Farhan's acting is not too bad and konkona reminds me of her page 3 role quite a few times. I would rate it as an average flick which is worth a dekho if you have nothing else to do this weekend. 

Rating: 5.5/10


Virinder Urf Funda-Mentor said...

yeah,,,, n its a bit scary for me right now.... if u know what I mean!!!

Shikha said...

yes i do..i was so thinking..certain pple shudnt watch this film AT ALL..

Pavan said...

Actually, its quite a decent attempt from a first timer. And i don't think u cud predict wat is gonna happen in the end. Its not a mushy-mushy happy ending normally seen in movies. Since u cud predict the story then u really are a Nostradamus.

U can say that Zoya had the benefit of being brought up in the film industry so she cud do so much detailing in the movie. But the way she has taken out performances from Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Konkona, (plastic faced) Isha Sharwani & many more....U gotta give her a better rating. Definitely deserves a 7.5/10.

SJ said...

Another Bollywood take on Bollywood...
a good attempt for a debutante director n great acting by all people... even Isha Shervani suited her part of the 'dumb star daughter'. Though i wudnt want to c in aother mov if she continues saying dojjeee n dapuchi
anywez... i think the movie cud have been shorter, crisper and faster

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