Luck By Chance
|Producer||Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani|
| Director||Zoya Akhtar|
| Music||Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonsa|
| Writer||Zoya Akhtar|
| Lyrics||Javed Akhtar|
| Release Date||30-Jan-2009|
| Cast||Farhan Akhtar, Rishi Kapoor, Isha Sharvani, Sanjay Kapoor, Konkona Sen Sharma, Dimple Kapadia, Juhi Chawla, Aly Khan, Hrithik Roshan|
This week two Bollywood movies have been released and one of these movies is Luck By Chance. The movie has been directed by debutant director Zoya Akhtar. The movie is based on real aspects of Bollywood. It shows all the 'behind-the-scenes' drama which happens in showbiz. The movie Luck By Chance realy explores the dark side of film making.
Sona [Konkona Sen Sharma] arrives in Mumbai with dreams of becoming a film star. She does whatever it takes, to make it. She is hooked on by a false promise by a producer in the hope of that elusive break. She does bit roles at his insistence hoping that when his film goes on the floor, she will play the lead. Vikram [Farhan Akhtar] has just moved to the city leaving the comforts of his Delhi home. He is used to getting what he wants and is smart enough to know when to demand it and when to manipulate it. Gradually, Sona and Vikram develop a romantic relationship.
Sona soon learns that she has been taken for a ride. By chance, she drops the envelopes containing Vikram's photographs with her 'producer friend'. As luck would have it, the photographs reach the right hands.
Rolly (Rishi Kapoor) is a successful but superstitious producer who only works with the biggest stars. He is making a potential blockbuster launching the nubile Nikki (Isha Sharwani), the 18-year-old daughter of 70's superstar, Neena (Dimple Kapadia). The hero of the film, Zaffar Khan (Hrithik Roshan), is Rolly's favorite superstar. He was launched by Rolly and went on to become a huge draw at the box office.
The wheels of fate indeed continue to spin favorably for Vikram, as elsewhere in the industry, havoc spreads on the sets of producer Rommy Rolly's new film. Vikram is called in for an audition and uses this opportunity to the fullest.
This time Vikram gets his break, not for a side role, but for the lead. He makes his move with the heroine, Nikki (Isha Sharvani). The press gets a whiff of the story and before his release; the 'dirt' has been splashed. Sona gracefully moves away, rejected a second time. Vikram shifts gears into his newfound stardom. Somewhere he realizes that he misses Sona. But she has made up her mind.
Luck By Chance is film that takes out the character straight from the real life. Each and every character in this film has a vital role to play. Every character has his or her own significance in the film.
On the acting front, Farhan again proves his ability. He is developing into a great actor. Konkona Sen Sharma is outstanding in her performance. Dimple Kapadia is wonderful. Isha Shravani has played her role beautifully. Rishi Kapoor is unbelievable. Sanjay Kapoor is astonishing. Aly Khan is Ok. Hritik Rishan is superb as usual.
On the whole, Luck By Chance has a right starcast and good story. The screen play is quite lively in the first half. But it turns to be slightly flimsy in latter part till the last few minutes. Nevertheless, an appealing climax diminishes those flaws. Overall Luck By Chance is an outstanding film in all respects.