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Sanjay Chhel (writer)
Vibha Singh (screenplay)
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Release Date:
18 July 2008 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A luckless architect discovers a social activist to be his lucky charm. Unfortunately, she's protecting the community center he's aiming to win a contract to tear down. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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So Does It Konnect? See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Shahid Kapoor ... Raj Malhotra

Vidya Balan ... Priya
Vishal Malhotra ... Hiten Patel

Om Puri ... Sanjeev 'Harry' Gill
Himani Shivpuri ... Manpreet Gill
Haidar Ali ... Mr. Bakshi
Shehnaz Anand ... Aditi

Juhi Chawla ... Haseena Bano Jaan
Karanvir Bohra ... Dev Kataria
Amit Varma ... Karan Behl
Dimple Sharma ... Rita
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hyder Ali ... Senior citizen

Boman Irani ... Rajiv Batra

Shah Rukh Khan ... Narrator (voice)
Liliia Sverginsky ... Secretary
Shahnaz Vahanvaty

Directed by
Aziz Mirza 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sanjay Chhel  writer
Sai Kabir  screenplay & dialogue
Ashish Kariya  dialogue
Rahila Mirza  story
Vibha Singh  screenplay

Produced by
Dilip Advani .... line producer
Ganesh Nankoosingh .... line producer
Ramesh Sadhuram Taurani .... producer (as Ramesh S. Taurani)
 
Original Music by
Sanjoy Chowdhury 
 
Cinematography by
Binod Pradhan 
 
Film Editing by
Amitabh Shukla 
 
Production Management
Varun Lalwani .... assistant production manager
Haresh Navwani .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Navin Chandra Ganesh .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Leslie Fernandes .... sound re-recording mixer
Javed Khan .... sound editor
Parikshit Lalwani .... audiographer
Koteswara Rao S.V. .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Supriya Avate .... visual effects artist
Gaurav Bhira .... roto prep
Prakash Bhoir .... digital compositor
Satyendra Chaturvedi .... paint & roto artist
Vikrant Dalal .... visual effects artist
Haresh Hingorani .... visual effects production director
Manish Khatiwada .... digital compositor
Arjun Mitra .... visual effects supervisor
Snehal Mohpatra .... digital compositor (as Snehal Kumar Mohapatra)
Siddhartha S. Mondal .... compositor
Nishikanta Patra .... matchmove artist
Tuhin Rana .... compositor
Rohit Rane .... roto/paint artist
Sandeepkumar.Gupta. .... lighting artist
Raghvendra Shrivastava .... compositor
Avdesh Shukla .... compositor
Devendra Thakur .... junior compositor: Red Chillies VFX
Parikshit Tyagi .... visual effects artist: Prime focus india
Keitan Yadav .... visual effects supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rafiq Ahmed .... focus puller
Rafique Ahmed .... focus puller
Aseem Bajaj .... additional cinematographer
Asit Biswas .... assistant camera
Adam Cosco .... grip
Uttam Dhakal .... second assistant camera
Nicolas Doldinger .... Steadicam operator
Joshua Jinchereau .... electrician
Sarah Lollar .... first assistant camera
Matt Marek .... Steadicam operator
Ashok Mehta .... additional cinematographer
Biswa Prakash Mishra .... assistant camera
Eric Oh .... Steadicam operator
Mike Pesut .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Vishal Sangwai .... assistant camera
Rajan Sohani .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Rohan Desai .... colorist
Rohan Desai .... digital intermediate supervisor
Kunal Moitra .... chief assistant editor
Sanjay Sharma .... associate editor
 
Music Department
Shabbir Ahmed .... lyricist
Atif Aslam .... playback singer
Dharam Bhatt .... music producer (as Dharmaraj Bhatt)
Mohit Chauhan .... playback singer
Sunidhi Chauhan .... playback singer
Shreya Ghoshal .... playback singer
Akriti Kakkar .... playback singer
Sonu Nigam .... playback singer
Sayeed Qadri .... lyricist
Bunty Rajput .... song programming
Shaan .... playback singer
Sandeep Shirodkar .... song programming arranger
Neeraj Shridhar .... playback singer
Alka Yagnik .... playback singer
 
Other crew
Chase Constantino .... dancer
Prakash Nathan .... marketing: distribution & syndication
Master Rinku .... business manager: shahid kapoor
Master Rinku .... talent manager
Virinderpaul Singh .... production assistant
 

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153 min
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Trivia:
Aziz Mirza had tough time shooting the song "Move Your Body Now." Regardless of how much practice she had, Vidya Balan was constantly messing up her moves. Shahid Kapoor, who was previously a back-up dancer, tremendously helped her out.See more »
Quotes:
Haseena Bano Jaan:But your luck is one in a million, so the thing which will change your destiny, too, will be one in a million. And you will get it. Just keep your eyes open and recognize it.
Raj Malhotra:Yes, but how will I know that thing is lucky for me?
Haseena Bano Jaan:With luck and the power of that energy, your every work will go smoothly, and you will start your journey to reach the stars.
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Features Scream (1996)See more »

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8 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
So Does It Konnect?, 24 July 2008
Author: Chrysanthepop from Fraggle Rock

Aziz Mirza makes a comeback with 'Kismat Konnection'. I've always liked his films, especially those starring Shahrukh Khan and Juhi Chawla, because they have a unique charm and quirkiness and I love the fact that the story of his films usually revolve around the common man and his problems. 'Kismat Konnection' isn't exactly an original idea. The script draws inspiration from Hollywood films like 'Three To Tango' and 'Two Weeks Notice' but it's not a scene by scene ripoff.

This time Mirza introduces a refreshing pair: Shahid Kapur and Vidya Balan. Kapur's Raj Malhotra has Shahrukh Khan written all over it and the actor acts almost exactly like Khan minus the raw energy and natural spontaneity. If Shahid is copying Shahrukh's acting style, he's doing quite a passable job of it but a copy will always be a copy. I almost gave up on Vidya Balan after seeing her ghastly performances in 'Bhool Bulaiyaa', 'Lage Raho Munnabhai' and 'Eklavya'. However, here she's a lovely surprise. She plays Priya quite well. Aside from her wardrobe, she looks good too. The two share a good chemistry.

Of the supporting cast pretty much everyone does a good job. Juhi Chawla clearly stands out. Her scenes provide some of the best LMAO moments. I still can't get that scene out of my head, where she, as the semi-stoned psychic Haseena Bano Jaan, tells Shahid's Raj 'Shake those booties, babe'. I usually find Om Puri terrible in comedy but here he and Himani Shivpuri are fun to watch. Vishal Malhotra gets a decent role this time and does an adequate job (but sometimes he's a little over the top).

As a whole, 'Kismat Konnection' works to an extent but unfortunately, it does not reach the levels of Mirza's earlier films like 'Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman', 'Yes Boss' and even 'Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani' because of the following reasons:

1. It's shot in Canada. What made Mirza's previous works likable was that they were set in India and concerned common problems of the ordinary man but in this film, it is presented like just another NRI story when it could have easily been set in India. Thus, some of the charm is lost.

2. Not to put down their performances but even though Shahid and Vidya share a good on-screen rapport it's no match for the on screen magic between Shahrukh and Juhi. Perhaps the two newer actors will improve with time if they work together more often.

3. Mirza's films were also known for their awesome soundtracks and the lovely visualization of the songs. However, he's picked one of the worst music directors for this film and as a result 'Kismat Konnection' suffers. Not only are most of the songs horrendous, their picturization is unimpressive and they really slow down the pace.

4. Dialogues were another strength in his movies and 'Kismat Konnection' has plenty of those. But, Shahid's monologue in the end gets too political and a little out of touch when he starts talking about global warming and corruption. I understand that the writer's intentions weren't ill but it just looks out of place and a crucial scene like that needed strong but to-the-point lines.

Yet, even with the flaws 'Kismat Konnection' is quite an alright flick. For me, even a bad Aziz Mirza film would be worth watching and this one ain't so bad.

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