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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.

Director:

Zoya Akhtar

Writers:

Zoya Akhtar (story & screenplay), Javed Akhtar (dialogue)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Farhan Akhtar ... Vikram Jaisingh
Konkona Sen Sharma ... Sona Mishra
Rishi Kapoor ... Romy Rolly
Dimple Kapadia ... Neena Walia
Isha Sharvani ... Nikki Walia
Sanjay Kapoor ... Ranjit Rolly
Juhi Chawla ... Minty Romy Rolly
Hrithik Roshan ... Zaffar Khan
Alyy Khan ... Satish Chaudhary
Sheeba Chaddha
Arjun Mathur ... Abhimanyu Gupta
Sid Makkar
Pankaj Kalra Pankaj Kalra ... Raju - Sona's agent
Megha Narkar Megha Narkar ... Laxmi - Dance Instructor
Ashish Sawhny 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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

30 January 2009 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Liebe, Glück und andere Zufälle See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

In one of the first scenes of the film, Aamir Khan is shown to be giving a shot for an imaginary Rajkumar Hirani film. This is a nod to the fact that the next venture of both Aamir and Rajkumar Hirani after Luck by Chance is together for the movie 3 Idiots (2009) See more »

Quotes

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 »

Connections

References Chains (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

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 rajandeySee 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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