The Hindi film industry is estimated to be worth 2 billion USD. Its a huge industry starting from the spot boys, the crew to the stars. Its the dreamland of many strugglers who come to Mumbai with hope in their hearts to become to be the next Amitabh Bachchan. But the industry just the like the movies it produces has every element in it… happiness, love, deception , superstition, religion, friendship, emotion , drama, jealousy and sadness. The movie LUCK BY CHANCE is the portrayal of the inside story of the Hindi film industry.
The film has been written and directed by Zoya Akhtar and what a remarkable directorial debut it is! Here is my review :-
# The story – Vikram (Farhan Akhtar) is a struggler who has come all the way from Delhi to become an actor. He even gets a degree in acting from “Nand Kishore Acting School”. But he is yet to get a break. He meets Sona (Konkona Sen Sharma) who had been promised a lead role in a movie by a producer in return of “her company”. But as luck would have it, she gets rejected and Vikram lands a lead role in another movie because of her. The movie tracks the two strugglers’ lives in Bollywood.
# The performances – Farhan is going to give other actors a run for their money soon. He is the new face in Bollywood with a great body, smartness and good acting skills. He acts the part really well. Konkana is different from her usual expressions which she has been doing since Page 3. Rishi Kapoor as the film producer is awesome!! Dimple Kapadia has acted well too. Many stars have made guest appearances but those have been interwoven in the story nicely unlike Om Shanti Om.
# The music – Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy have yet again given good music. The movie has a mix of different types but good songs.
# The movie – It has good dialogues, great portrayal of characters, witty humor and is visually appealing. Zoya has captured the reality of Hindi film industry pretty well with a good story and script. The movie’s second half lacks little bit of pace. The movie could have been 15 – 20 mins shorter. But overall its an enjoyable movie and definitely worth watching once. Go and watch Luck By Chance.