Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Movie Review: "Oye Lucky - Lucky Oye"

Movie Review: “OYE LUCKY – LUCKY OYE”

Banner: UTV Motion Pictures

Genre: Comedy

Producer: Ronnie Screwvala

Director: Dibakar Banerjee

Cast: Abhay Deol, Paresh Rawal, Neetu Chandra, Archana Puran Singh, Manu Rishi, Manjot Singh, and others

Music Director: Sneha Khanwalkar

Background Music: Dhruv Dhalla

Editor: Shyamal Karmakar

Story / Writer: Urmi Juvekar, Dibakar Banerjee

Like majority of people me and my friend was also not very keen to buy a ticket and go for “Oye Lucky” although promos shows some promise. This is just because of lesser amount of curiosity created by the project. For the most movies in the Bollywood biggest selling point is the star cast. And that’s where this movie lags behind. As Abhay Deol by no means a big star nor his past movies are blockbusters nor he is ever presented as female heartthrob or something. Personally I enjoyed his work in “Socha na Tha” and “Ek Chalis ki last local” but was that enough to fetch people to theatres. There was Paresh Rawal who once was big asset for any film but last year or so he does not have anything to rave about. In fact the USP of the film was that the movie is directed by the same man who directed “Khosala ka Ghosla” who wasn’t a blockbuster hit but good brilliant entertaining film. And that’s one of the reason we decide to go for this movie and other is there was not any other option that week.

“Oye Lucky” is a story of thief who robs just about everything from car, TV, music system, crockery, money, furniture. He also steals a Pomeranian dog. And while watching movie you don’t feel this is any sort of exaggeration. Movie is centered in heart of Delhi. Lucky is born and brought up in by lanes of Delhi. Movie shows journey of Lucky from his teenager days. It shows how he slowly and gradually took the world of robbery. It is story of lucky’s journey from middle class boy to popular thief who’s mode of operation is to rob the people with his sharp mind and wit.

It surely reminds you of BUNTY or BABALI. But it has its own unique pleasant points. Most refreshing, surprising part was acting of Manoj singh who was doing the part of younger Lucky. And frankly I won’t have mind if he carried on being older Lucky too. He was brilliant in whatever he did. His scenes with the card gallery girl and his first crush were some of the best scenes I had seen ever. I will eagerly wait for his next movie.

Abhay deol did good job. Paresh rawal was as usual gave powerhouse performance. He had opportunity to play three different characters in one movie and he did all the three roles equally brilliantly. But I think biggest winner in this movie is a director Dibakar Banerjee. He excelled big time after ‘Khosala ka Ghosala’. We should thank UTV that they are funding new subjects which are not by any means Bollywood masala movie. It is really appreciable that they do not fall for the traps of big star casts.

Music Director Sneha Khanwalkar did commendable job, her first film I think it was called “Run” was big disappointment but not this one. Cinematography and background score was at par with the best. And editing was simply brilliant.

There is so much more to talk about this movie but I will suggest you better watch the movie. That is more enjoyable experience. Eventually if I have to rate the movie I will get 8 out of 10.


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