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Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008)

A burglar reflects on his life and loves; while the media speculates how he managed to pull off so many heists.

Director:

Dibakar Banerjee

Writers:

Dibakar Banerjee (screenplay), Urmi Juvekar (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Abhay Deol ... Lovinder 'Lucky' Singh
Paresh Rawal ... Lucky's father / Gogi Bhai / Dr. Handa
Neetu Chandra ... Sonal
Archana Puran Singh ... Mrs. Handa
Manu Rishi Chadha Manu Rishi Chadha ... Bangali (as Manu Rishi)
Richa Chadha ... Dolly (as Richa Chadda)
Manjot Singh ... Young Lovinder 'Lucky' Singh
Anurag Arora Anurag Arora ... Devender Singh
Amandeep Singh Bakshi Amandeep Singh Bakshi ... Sippa
Chandan Anand ... Young Bangali
Rajendra Sethi Rajendra Sethi ... Criminal Reporter
Rajeev Ailabadi Rajeev Ailabadi ... Babul Awasthi
Nutan Surya Nutan Surya ... Sonal's mother
Gurmeet Singh Gurmeet Singh ... Lucky's older brother
Ramandeep Ramandeep ... Lucky's Bhabi
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Storyline

Inspired by the incredible true story of Lucky Singh, an extremely charismatic and fearless confidence man and thief who socialized with the rich, famous and influential of Delhi society and then proceeded to rob them blind. He was the bête noire of the police and had stolen millions by the time he was caught. A modern day Robin Hood with a twist, he robbed both the rich and the poor without prejudice. Nothing was too big nor was anything too insignificant to escape his attention. The film opens with his trial and charts his rise from the projects of crime ridden suburban Delhi to the very heart of the corridors of power. Along the way he makes lifelong friends, falls in love an manages to outwit the entire law and order machinery. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

28 November 2008 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Везунчик Лаки See more »

Filming Locations:

Delhi, India See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$42,399, 30 November 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$80,037, 7 December 2008
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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All the songs in the movie are either Director 'Dibakar Banarjee''s compositions or their lyrics, are written by him. See more »

Goofs

When Lucky goes inside a restaurant he is in a bike with the sticker of 'Love me baby.' But when he comes out and sat on the bike it is written 'World's Biggest Ullu DA Patha.' See more »

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References Orphan (1981) See more »

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Tu Raja Ki Raj Dulari
Performed by Rajbhir
Lyrics by Mange Ram
Music by Sneha Khanwalkar
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Perhaps the Best Comedy of the Year. Brilliant in all sense.
16 December 2008 | by deepankarkapoorSee all my reviews

First of all, i regret to have OLLO( Oye Lucky Lucky Oye!) downloaded from the internet. I was anticipating for it's release for a long time, and i feel sorry for not watching it at the theater. And Why am i feeling sorry? For the fact that you cannot make me laugh at your jokes like you do in Golmaal Returns, Malamaal Weekly, Phir Hera Pheri or the sick Partner,for which i spent an over 1000 bucks, and miss OLLO at theater which made me LMAO.

As a sensible movie-goer I always keep in mind whether the movie I am gonna watch is worth the money spending. And i bet you, OLLO wont let you down.

I was wondering why do certain intelligent movie-goers have to wait for the year end to have a movie like OLLO. Abhay Deol has again proved himself as a actor with a niche. As critics have put him, he's certainly a Deol with a Difference. And he carries off with the role superbly. Even his last comic role as a detective-to-be in Manorama Under Six Feet was very funny indeed with the dialogs constituting slang's of North India. However,many movie goers would rarely get the jokes in Mumbai, as I already have observed the same situation with the masterpiece Omkara, where people in the cinema hall were scoffing at dialogs.Having my roots around Delhi I enjoyed the characters portraying their roles with such perfection. The slang, the half cut (not censored) abuses, and not to mention the detailing that went into styling the characters given the backdrop of the movie.

Dibakar surely knows the Delhi Underbelly and we already can see with his two products viz KKG(Khosla Ka Ghosla) and OLLO, and he does it with panache which is true to its roots. As a Delhite, you can literally identify with the character as if you know him or you just feel like he's your next door neighbor. Now that is what i call sensible Cinema,and not like other slapstick silly jokes as observed in Golmaal Sequels or any other Malamaal Weekly. I mean if your script is that much sorts of a killer, you don't need to hire Akshay Kumar for deliverance. It comes out naturally.

And OLLO does it with a flair.


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