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Luck by Chance (2009)

Luck by Chance (2009)

Luck by Chance

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A Bollywood starlet and a struggling newcomer are brought together by kismet, working their way through the Hindi film industry as romance blossoms and their lives are forever changed. Arriving in Bombay with stars in her eyes and dreams of success, Sona has the luxury of a rented apartment, and passes the time in the company of her loyal friends. Everyone has a dream in this city, and as Sona works hard to make a name for herself on the big screen, Vikram leaves his parents' Delhi home and sets his sights on the city. Vikram's no fool; he has a way of getting what he wants, and when he meets Sona, the sparks start to fly. Meanwhile, superstitious producer Romy Rolly is developing a potential blockbuster designed to launch the career of 18-year-old Nikki, the daughter of '70s-era superstar Neena. Headlining the film is Rolly's biggest star, box-office heavy Zaffar Khan. When things start going south on Rolly's film, Vikram is called in for an audition. One audition is all Vikram needs in order to make a big impression, and before long things are looking decidedly brighter for all involved. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Javed Akhtar, Javed Akhtar, Zoya Akhtar
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 17, 2009
Box Office: $0.3M
Runtime:
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Cast

Farhan Akhtar
as Vikram Jaisingh
Hrithik Roshan
as Zaffar Khan
Konkona Sen Sharma
as Sonam Mishra
Rishi Kapoor
as Romy Rolly
Isha Sharvani
as Nikki Walia
Dimple Kapadia
as Neena Walia
Juhi Chawla
as Minty Rolly
Alyy Khan
as Satish Chowdhury
Saurabh Shukla
as Nand Kishore
Sanjay Kapoor
as Ranjit Rolly
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Critic Reviews for Luck by Chance

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

Luck by Chance is a sharp look at how stardom is both desired and created and the personal and professional toll it can take on those who pursue it.

Full Review… | July 7, 2010
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Expensively polished, with portions shot in the now-notorious Taj Mahal hotel and a bombastic techno-poppy soundtrack currently getting raves in India, the film mostly just makes one nostalgic for Bollywood classics.

Full Review… | February 11, 2009
Village Voice
Top Critic

An enjoyable but ultimately toothless inside-Bollywood dramady.

Full Review… | February 5, 2009
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Bursting with the usual colorful pop music numbers and lighter-than-a-soap-bubble quandaries, the film is a typical Bollywood entry, not likely to win over many new converts.

Full Review… | January 30, 2009
New York Post
Top Critic

Luck by Chance is an appealing tale of two would-be actors looking for movie stardom.

Full Review… | January 30, 2009
New York Times
Top Critic

A valentine as well as a poison pen letter to good-golly-it's-Bollywood.

Full Review… | May 5, 2015
Hindustan Times

Audience Reviews for Luck by Chance

Unimpressive!!!

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½

Mini Review 12: Luck by Chance

Plot:

Aspiring actor Vikram Jaisingh (Farhan Akhtar) dreams of striking gold in Bollywood, by hook or crook, and is waiting for his first break. When nothing seems like coming around, he lands the role of a leading man in one of the most prestigious films. From there on his luck is on a trail run but he falls victim to the usual vicissitudes of stardom, glory, money and paparazzi.

Positives:

--> Presence of multiple stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Hrithik Roshan to quote a few

--> Extremely natural performance by Konkana Sen Sharma which comes pretty naturally to her

--> Great music and background score by Shankar Ehsaan Loy

Negatives:

--> Truly lucky Farhan Akhtar with not an iota of performance written across him.

jackedupreviews
Jack Lakkapragada

Mini Review 12: Luck by Chance

Plot:

Aspiring actor Vikram Jaisingh (Farhan Akhtar) dreams of striking gold in Bollywood, by hook or crook, and is waiting for his first break. When nothing seems like coming around, he lands the role of a leading man in one of the most prestigious films. From there on his luck is on a trail run but he falls victim to the usual vicissitudes of stardom, glory, money and paparazzi.

Positives:

--> Presence of multiple stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Hrithik Roshan to quote a few

--> Extremely natural performance by Konkana Sen Sharma which comes pretty naturally to her

--> Great music and background score by Shankar Ehsaan Loy

Negatives:

--> Truly lucky Farhan Akhtar with not an iota of performance written across him.

Jack L.
Jack Lakkapragada

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