Sunday, February 08, 2009
Luck by Chance
I watched 'Luck by Chance' today, not by chance tho'. Had been hearing good reviews about the movie, so checked it out myself. It's an amazing movie. Realistic, non-typical Hindi movie fare, yet neither dull nor too preachy. The film doesn't have any dull moments, which some non commercial movies have at times. It's purely about Indian Cinema, the people in front of and behind the big screen, their aspirations, their hard work and how finally luck does the trick!
It talks about opportunists in the Film Industry, who do not look back as they move towards fame and glamour and sucess. Success spells 'new friends, newer relations....', all aimed at earning more success in the Industry. It talks about how it is easier for star kids to be launched even with lack of talent, while the more talented keep waiting unless of course, you've luck by your side. It also shows the diplomacy, the manipulations, the glamour, the grime and the two-faces of most people in the Film Industry .
Farhan Akhtar is an amazing actor and has played the opportunist actor who starts from scratch well. He acts effortlessly and ends up charming all. Konkona SenSharma, is definately a good actress and plays her role of a hard-working and hopeful struggler well . The movie moves around these two characters and has nearly half the Industry making an appearance.
The film is excellent and worth a watch. Still haven't watched 'Slumdog Millionaire' (SM). Many people have stated that it's better than SM, tho' I yet to watch the other.