Sunday, February 1, 2009

Movie Review: Luck By Chance

Luck By Chance, Zoya Akhtar’s debut directorial venture, seems to be the talk of the town. The film has been given given good rating by leading newspapers in India and they have commented that Zoya Akhtar is a director to watch for.

They have also praised Farhan Akhtar’s and Konkona Sen’s performances. “The highpoint of the film are its performances. Both Farhan and Konkona are complete naturals before the camera, just as Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia prove that vintage never does lose its flavour, does it! 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,” writes Nikhat Kazmi of Times Of India.

Film critic Taran Adarsh writes, “LUCK BY CHANCE taps almost every important facet of Bollywood and presents assorted characters you’ve encountered some time in life: An over-ambitious aspirant who knows to make the right moves; an actress trying hard to get that big break, even if she has to compromise; an icon of the 1970s who desperately wants her daughter to be a star; a producer who looks at riding on big names, script be damned; a failed actor now looking at direction to redeem his career… LUCK BY CHANCE is an outstanding film in all respects. A magnificent outing from the producers of ROCK ON!!, LUCK BY CHANCE is sure to prove an extremely lucky and rewarding experience at the box-office. Strongly recommended!”

I couldn’t get the tickets, its running packed houses. Have you watched the film? Do you think its good or you think its bad. Do let us know…

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