#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Refusing the accept the same fate as her sisters, Tara and Meghna, and get married to a boy from the same Caste, Kanpur-based Sona Mishra alienates herself from her accountant father, and re-locates to Mumbai in order to act in movies. She meets with Satish Chaudhary who offers to assist her in getting a lead role. Years later, all he could manage was bit parts, leaving her frustrated but hopeful. She meets with another struggling actor, Vikram Jaisingh, and both become fairly intimate. When a lead role with Satish does not materialize, and his wife, Pinky, becomes suspicious, she decides to depart. Disappointment and shock also await Vikram when he is candidly told by his friend, Abhimanyu Gupta, that he has no talent and must consider returning back in Delhi to assist his businessman father. It does look like the end of the road for both Sona and Vikram – leaving the question open whether they will continue with their relationship &/or return to their respective homes.
Plot: Not wanting the same fate as befell her sisters, Sona Mishra re-locates to Mumbai to try to make a living making movies, but she soon finds that the path she has chosen is not an easy one.
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If it just didn’t go on so long
“Luck By Chance” has most of the hallmarks of a typical Bollywood production: shimmering visuals, eye-popping colors and costumes, and gorgeous young performers all placed in the service of a slick-fiction melodrama, punctuated by elaborately choreographed song-and-dance numbers that play like glittery shampoo commercials on steroids. The difference here is that since it is Bollywood itself that is the subject of the film, writer/director Zoya Akhtar gets to indulge in some mild self-criticism aimed at a few of the weaknesses inherent in the industry. For instance, the movie questions why nepotism seemingly plays so large a role in the hiring of actors and actresses, an inside-joke, one assumes, since Akhtar chose her own brother, Farhan, to play the lead character in this film. It also makes fun of the fact that no self-respecting mainstream Indian film would be caught dead without at least a half a dozen musical sequences, even though they are rarely germane to the plot or integral to the theme. That doesn’t, however, keep the makers of “Luck By Chance” from fulfilling their mandated quota of said sequences. Apparently, iconoclasm will take one only so far when there are box office receipts at stake.
“Luck By Chance” tells of an aspiring young actor named Vikram (Akhtar) who lands the lead role in what is described to us as “a big-budget thriller/musical love story.” His sudden success becomes a cause of dissension between him and his girlfriend, Sona (Konkona Sen Sharma), since she is herself a struggling actress and has been unable to pick up more than mere bit parts in unimpressive films up to this point. She also becomes jealous of Vikram’s co-star, the lovely Nikki Walia (Isha Sarvani), whose over-controlling mother (Dimple Kapadia) was a famous movie actress herself in the 1970s.
In terms of dramaturgy and audience attention-spans, the story could definitely use some tightening, but it does capture some of the frustration, heartbreak and disappointment of trying to make it in the “biz.” It also points out the capricious nature of filmdom success, making the case that it is often nothing more than sheer luck – of being at the right place at the right time or of having that indefinable “something” that sets one apart from all others – that ultimately determines who will make it as a star and who will not.
The romantic scenes are nicely played by Akhtar and Sharma, but there’s no getting around the fact that the movie itself runs on for such an unconscionable length of time (over two-and-a-half-hours) that audiences (Western audiences, at least) are bound to lose interest in the story quite a ways prior to its actual completion. That’s a shame because there’s much that is likable and charming about “Luck By Chance.”
Wonderful Piece of Cinema
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.
Konkona Sen Sharma as sona arrives in Mumbai with dreams of becoming a film star. She does whatever it takes, to make it. 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.
Rolly Played by Rishi Kapoor is a successful though superstitious producer who only works with the biggest stars. He is making a potential blockbuster launching Niki as Isha Sharwani], the daughter of 1970s superstar Neena (Dimple Kapadia). The hero of the film, Zaffar Khan (Hrithik Roshan), is the superstar.
Zaffar decides to opt out of Rolly’s film and that creates havoc in Rolly’s life. Rolly decides to cast newcomers and finally, Vikram is shortlisted for the main role…
One of the prime reasons why LUCK BY CHANCE works is because the writing is simply wonderful. Right from the characters, to the individualistic scenes, to the way Director puts them in a sequence, LUCK BY CHANCE is easily one of the most cohesive scripts this side of the Atlantic Farhan Akhtar is evolving into one of the most dependable actors of his generation. He’s very real, very believable.
On the whole, LUCK BY CHANCE is an outstanding film in all respects.8/10
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 36 min (156 min), 2 hr 36 min (156 min) (USA)
Rated Not Rated
Director Zoya Akhtar
Writer Zoya Akhtar (story & screenplay), Javed Akhtar (dialogue)
Actors Farhan Akhtar, Konkona Sen Sharma, Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia
Awards 6 wins & 7 nominations.
Production Company Excel Entertainment
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm