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Luck by Chance (2009)

 |  Drama  |  30 January 2009 (India)
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When Vikram gets tapped to play the male lead in a Bollywood film, he can't believe his luck. But it may ruin his relationship with his girlfriend.

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Konkona Sen Sharma ...
Sona Mishra
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Romy Rolly
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Neena Walia
Isha Sharvani ...
Nikki Walia
Sanjay Kapoor ...
Ranjit Rolly
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Minty Romy Rolly
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Alyy Khan ...
Satish Chaudhary
Sheeba Chaddha
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Abhimanyu Gupta
Sid Makkar
Pankaj Kalra ...
Raju - Sona's agent
Megha Narkar ...
Laxmi - Dance Instructor
Ashish Sawhney ...
Tanvir
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Storyline

Refusing the accept the same fate as her sisters, Tara and Meghna, and get married to a boy from the same Caste, Kanpur-based Sona Mishra alienates herself from her accountant father, and re-locates to Mumbai in order to act in movies. She meets with Satish Chaudhary who offers to assist her in getting a lead role. Years later, all he could manage was bit parts, leaving her frustrated but hopeful. She meets with another struggling actor, Vikram Jaisingh, and both become fairly intimate. When a lead role with Satish does not materialize, and his wife, Pinky, becomes suspicious, she decides to depart. Disappointment and shock also await Vikram when he is candidly told by his friend, Abhimanyu Gupta, that he has no talent and must consider returning back in Delhi to assist his businessman father. It does look like the end of the road for both Sona and Vikram - leaving the question open whether they will continue with their relationship &/or return to their respective homes. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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30 January 2009 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Liebe, Glück und andere Zufälle  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$216,918 (USA) (30 January 2009)

Gross:

$355,492 (USA) (20 February 2009)
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Trivia

In the movie after the character of Farhan Akhtar becomes successful, and a party is thrown to welcome the new star in the industry, Karan Johar delivers a very succinct dialogue that's symptomatic of the state of affairs of the industry. He points out to Hrithik Roshan, by giving the examples of living legendary actors like Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan, that it is in the situations, where the established stars refuse to work outside there images, that an opportunity is created for a new face to be launched in the industry. As a matter of fact these moments of disruption, in reality too, have created new stars in the industry that have launched themselves into the dizzying heights of new success. See more »

Quotes

Satish Chaudhary: Nowadays a lot of theatre actors are heading to Bollywood.
Neena Walia: Please, don't use the word Bollywood. I hate that word. We have a Hindi Film Industry.
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Crazy Credits

The actual movie shows Konkona winning a new Godrej Fridge towards the end of the movie through a lucky draw. However in the credits, the name goes as Videocon Fridge Guy. While Videocon is another manufacturer of electrical appliances. See more »

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References Mother India (1957) See more »

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Baawre
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonsa and Ehsaan Noorani
Performed by Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonsa, Ila Arun, Mumay Khan,
Babu Khan, Manzoor Khan and Rajab Khan
Courtesy of Big Music
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A commercial movie without any masala => Great MOVIE !!

This movie is so far i can remember is the only movie which has all the QUALITIES of "masala" movie, i mean treatment etc (which audience call "bollywood" movie) except the SCRIPT. I liked watching this movie because it was fresh. It's dialogues were the best one. the characterization was the best as each & everyone had a negative shade. Some of the scenes like of Karan johar & Shah rukh khan were really moving one. Ending was different no typical climax kind but what were the dialog's of that scene people must think about it. Music could have been better, it was not of that trio standard. The reason why i liked watching this movie is that it was DIFFERENT. But i still believe it could have been little bit more better. & also I'm scared that half of the viewers wouldn't be able to digest the kind of ending it has shown. It's a must watch for those who has, had or will have an association with Indian film industry.


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