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Luck by Chance (2009)

 -  Drama  -  30 January 2009 (India)
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A struggling actor comes from Delhi to Bombay and enters the Hindi film industry.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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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Release Date:

30 January 2009 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Liebe, Glück und andere Zufälle  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

In his cameo, the actor Aamir Khan makes a spoof about himself. In one of the first scenes of the film, he is shown to be giving this 'perfect shot' for a Rajkumar Hirani film. All so intense and into the character, he returns back to the monitor, only to sound a little unhappy over the way he gave his shot. He and Raju acknowledge though that the subtle touch that he gave to the scene while adjusting his hat was quite thoughtful! All this was meant to be an exaggerated take on things. See more »

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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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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Wow...! Brilliant!
1 May 2009 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

It makes me feel so happy to see a product like Luck By Chance coming out of India. A land full of commercial cinema! I enjoyed Luck By chance to the fullest. Zoya Akthar made a brilliant debut as a director, I could not find any flaws.

Farhan Akthar is one damn good actor, he expresses so good with his face. It might be because he is a brilliant director himself and knows how to deliver performances.

The cast of the whole movie was very convincing, Rishi Kapoor as Rolly was hilarious but very impactful, Konkona delivers a fine performance yet again, she is one of the best actresses in the country. All the cameos made sense and wasn't commercial just like Om Shanti Om for instance.

The music was used very well, no unnecessary playbacking portions, no misplacement of the songs. Sapno se bhare naina was very beautiful, Pyaar ki dastaan is shot very well aswel.

Zoya Akhtar is one director to look out for, she left me speechless. SRK's cameo is very effective, his last dialogue is very effective.

Awesome with a capitcal "A"!

Well done Zoya, Farhan, Konkona!


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