Luck by Chance Reviews

May 5, 2015
There's enough in the film to keep you going. Now that Zoya's got her first movie out of her system, it'll be fun looking out for her second.
May 5, 2015
In Luck by Chance, Zoya, a first time director but a second generation industry insider, takes us on a beguiling journey into this world.
May 5, 2015
A valentine as well as a poison pen letter to good-golly-it's-Bollywood.
May 5, 2015
The jibes are gentle, the tenor is fond, yet firm. But most importantly, the characters are completely real: feisty and flawed, even as the end is exhilarating.
July 7, 2010
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.
March 1, 2009
Poised somewhere between an outright art movie and a mainstream Indian feature, [this] behind-the-scene look at the hopes and shattered dreams of aspiring Mumbai movie stars could as easily have been called "What Price Bollywood?" or "Run, Vikram, Run."
February 26, 2009
Akhtar makes her points about the film industry and celebrity with impressive, intelligent dramatic restraint and subtlety.
February 11, 2009
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.
February 5, 2009
An enjoyable but ultimately toothless inside-Bollywood dramady.
February 2, 2009
The Player meets All About Eve in this seriocomic satire of the Bollywood film industry%u2014by a first-time director whose collaring of over a dozen major Hindi stars for cameos speaks well of its biting accuracy.
January 30, 2009
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.
January 30, 2009
Luck by Chance is an appealing tale of two would-be actors looking for movie stardom.
January 30, 2009
If anything, a film like this should compel us all to linger a little longer through the credits to acknowledge the no-name extra and the sandpaper-handed carpenters.
January 30, 2009
Luck by Chance heralds the debut of yet another Bolly star-kid. Zoya Akhtar takes the helm at this fresh, brilliantly written story on the inner machinations of the Hindi film industry.