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Director: Soham Shah
Producer: Dhillin Mehta
Starring: Sanjay Dutt, Imran Khan,Shruti Haasan, Mithun Chakraborty, Danny Denzongpa, Ravi Kishan, Neha Oberoi, Rati Agnihotri, Chitrashi Rawat

“Perfect Mismatch” and “Luck” were released on same Friday, both with different genres trying their luck on box office, lets see who’s charm work.

“Luck” just doesn’t focus on hero and his heroism but also move around several characters. Soham Shah the director, right he has directed “Kaal” too, he has cast an upcoming star Shruti, the daughter of Kamal Hasan opposite to Imran Khan in this movie.

With Shruti and Imran Khan, there is Sanjay Dutt, Mithun Chakravorty and Danny. Though script was final long ago but because of finance it couldn’t come on screen. Director and cameraman Santosh Dhandiyal did the shooting in South Africa and Bangkok.

Movie get completed in 70 days, Soham Shah claims that actors have played their roles very well, infact Shruti has played her role very boldly and after learning the art in Bangkok she did risky stunts very well.

“Luck” begins with Mafia king Kareem Musa played by Sanjay Dutt challenging an eclectic group to perform stunts for his betting trade. His game involves humans as betting objects who are made to fight their own luck to survive! Every year his trusted aide Tamang played by Danny collects 20 participants for him.

Ram Mehra played by Imran Khan is a white collar youth who is determined to make good Rs 200 million that his father lost in the stock market. Ayesha played by Shruti Hasan has her own agenda.

Mithun Chakravarthy playing Retired Major Jawar Pratap Singh needs money for his sick wife. Here, the script takes a turn. As the luck or rather the bad luck would have it. Shortcut played by Chitrashi Rawat is a Pakistani camel racer girl who dreams of buying a Lexus with the prize money while Raghav played by Ravi Kissen is a serial murderer.

The participants are put into extremely dangerous life risking games of luck. The one who manages to win the big jackpot forms the rest of movie. Incidentally, junior artists get knocked-off first and later Imran Khan, the hero, too. As told above, only the lucky one survives. Here, the lucky survivor is none other than villain Ravi playing Raghav.

The movie begins on an exciting sequence when a blindfolded Sanjay Dutt crosses the multiple railway lines with trains running at a high speed. The credit for playing the action scene goes to Dutt and for technical excellence to director Shah. This shows that the movie is a good mix of both a thriller as well as an entertainer.

Then, the director introduces the vital element of a Bollywood movie — romance. Yes, between the hero Imran and the beautiful newcomer Shruti Hassan. While critically analyzing the movie, we come across several flaws. First, Sanjay Dutt is seen gun trotting, not once but frequently and that too in a royal desi dress sherwani (long coat usually worn at the wedding or by princes in their official assignments).

No matter, the director rightly names him Musa who is always surrounded by black-suited bodyguards! Two, the script isn’t as tight as required. The director seems to have written in a great hurry, leaving a lot of scope o tie the loose ends. Third, the first half is assigned only to the introduction of the characters and that too in vain but in vain. They are established only in the latter-half. Lastly, the emotional connect with the viewer is missing. This is another matter that Allan Amin has brilliantly choreographed both the initial as well as the concluding sequences. However, he too fails in making the initial scenes enacting stunts look real.



However Imran Khan needs to improve his expressions, Shruti Hasan has tried her best as newcomer but need time to improve her skills, she is stunning charming but lacks in dialogue delivery. Mithun, Ravi Kishen, Chitrashi Rawat and Snita Mahey played very well too. Sanjay Dutt looked as charming as before but director couldn’t do justice to his character.

On the whole, Soham Shah looks like trusting his luck in this movie rather than devoting himself to his job, if he had devoted, movie would have hit box office on its own. Stills it’s a paisa vasool movie.

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  • Luck « I write a lot! said:

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