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Lucky (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama | 20 July 2012 (South Africa)
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A 10-year-old South African orphan leaves his Zulu village to make his own life in the city... only to find no one will help him, except a formidable Indian woman.

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Avie Luthra

Writers:

Avie Luthra (story), Avie Luthra (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Sihle Dlamini Sihle Dlamini ... Lucky Ntlantla
Jayashree Basavaraj Jayashree Basavaraj ... Padma (as Jayashree Basavra)
James Ngcobo James Ngcobo ... Jabulani
Vusi Kunene Vusi Kunene ... Dumisani
Brenda Ngxoli Brenda Ngxoli ... Lindiwe
Magdaline le Roux Magdaline le Roux ... Nellie
Mary Twala Mary Twala ... Dudu
Mduduzi Mabaso Mduduzi Mabaso ... Bongile
Jabu Tshabalala Jabu Tshabalala ... Sindile
Kavitha Siverpersad Kavitha Siverpersad ... Waitress
Yule Masiteng Yule Masiteng ... Village elder
Ronnie Nyakale Ronnie Nyakale ... Moli
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A 10-year-old South African orphan leaves his Zulu village to make his own life in the city... only to find no one will help him, except a formidable Indian woman.

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Sometimes luck has to be found.

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Drama

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Country:

South Africa

Language:

Zulu | English | Hindi

Release Date:

20 July 2012 (South Africa) See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Won Best Film at Bengaluru International Film Festival 2012. See more »

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Lucky
30 August 2013 | by ajrg-17-381639See all my reviews

Very good movie. If you like movies about strength in the face of adversity, foreign films, and bigger than life messages, the tension in this lasts all through the movie. It is like the South African film 'Yesterday". I would not recommend it to the sock 'em action film crowd.

The story is about a child from a small village in South Africa that looks like hell, filled with old people in falling down huts. After becoming an orphan he goes to the city; and it is a large city, in order to go to school and be a success.

But when he gets there he finds he has to enlist the help of some worthless or reluctant adults to achieve his goals.


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