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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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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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30 January 2009 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Liebe, Glück und andere Zufälle  »

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

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$355,492 (USA) (20 February 2009)
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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 »

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Pyaar Ki Daastaan
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonsa and Ehsaan Noorani
Performed by Mahalakshmi Iyer (as Mahalakshmi) and Amit Paul
Courtesy of Big Music
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Beauty as talent
24 September 2010 | by (Saffron Walden, UK) – See all my reviews

A satire about Bollywood, and the struggle that young talent has in a nepotistic world, certainly sounds intriguing. But when the talent is mainly defined by beauty and ambition, it's hard to feel too sympathetic, particularly over the full course of what is a decidedly long film. In fact, satire is too strong a word here: although the inanity of Bollywood plots are gently ridiculed, the movie includes some song and dance sequences of its own (disguised as belonging to films within the film); and the eventual ending celebrates a character who fails to become a star, but nonetheless enjoys success as a leading television actress. Fundamentally, this not a story about real failure at any level, not one character is poor and not one young character is ugly, or indeed, even ordinary looking. A harsher, funnier tale might have been told.


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