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Luck by Chance (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama | 30 January 2009 (India)
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Vikram Jaisingh
... Sona Mishra
... Romy Rolly
... Neena Walia
... Nikki Walia
... Ranjit Rolly
... Minty Romy Rolly
... Zaffar Khan
... Satish Chaudhary
... Abhimanyu Gupta
Sid Makkar
Pankaj Kalra ... Raju - Sona's agent
Megha Narkar ... Laxmi - Dance Instructor
Ashish Sawhny ... Tanvir (as Ashish Sawhney)
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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  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$216,918, 1 February 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$355,492, 22 February 2009
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Trivia

John Abraham in his cameo says quite ironically when he mouths the dialogue 'Ab main kuch hatke karna chahta hoon' (I want to do something different) while refusing Rommy Rolly. He had recently done a strange role in the kafkaesque movie No Smoking (2007) and it is known that he chooses the films that he truly believes, he can do justice to. Thus portraying his real self on screen. See more »

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Romy Rolly: Nikki is a crocodile in a chiffon saree.
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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 Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (2007) See more »

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Sapnon Se Bhare Naina
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonsa and Ehsaan Noorani
Performed by Shankar Mahadevan
Courtesy of Big Music
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brilliant movie..
31 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

a lovely movie, coherent script, brilliant creativity and direction. each and every frame (as they call in the movie) makes sense.

the story is optimistic and talks of how taking chances may get you what you desire. having a deep meaning and portraying it in a movie is difficult. however, Zoya does that perfectly. the moral of the story is "fortune favors the brave." something we've seen in lot of motivational, war and heroic movies. but the brilliance of this movie is that it targets the commonness and makes one relate to either of the protagonist characters. be it Farhan or Konkona, both have strong characters and a subtle difference. the supporting cast also shows idealism, hard work, fire and the unsettled mind wanting to achieve something.

In all, a brilliant movie with a strong message. and don't forget some eye candy, too. Isha looks flamboyantly amazing, portraying an important class of character. In all, i am sure every role defined in the movie fits either in one of us and our lives. bravo !! 10/10


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