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  • Summary: A starlet and a struggler meet while trying to navigate through the Hindi Film Industry and end up changing each other’s lives forever. Lucky by Chance is a slice of film industry life, in which self advancement is the sole motivator. Here, notions of superstition, fate and destiny may underline every decision but it’s the gigantic egos, the grand desires and the small opportunities that converge to form strange patterns. Patterns that we call kismet. (Excel Movies) Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    70
    Where "Slumdog," with its signature "It is written" take on fate, implies that things happen because they must, Luck by Chance concludes that we each have a hand in determining our own destiny.
  2. It is Mr. Akhtar whose understated performance holds together this far-ranging, cameo-filled film.
  3. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    50
    Remains a fluffy fantasy as trivial as an episode of Entourage.
  4. 50
    Bursting with the usual colorful pop music numbers and lighter-than-a-soap-bubble quandaries, the film is a typical Bollywood entry, not likely to win over many new converts
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Feb 16, 2014
    9
    Farhan, on the other hands, possess enough earthiness and charisma to pull off the metamorphosis of a needy struggler to a rising star. Eventually, Luck By Chance is as much a Rishi Kapoor film as it is Farhan and Konkona's. The man in a The Royal Tenenbaums inspired wig is simply rollicking while conveying his buoyancy for movie-making as well as gullibility when it comes to numerology, astrology and ilk. And Juhi Chawla [Images] pitches in to provide just the right laugh at the right place as the typical, you've-seen-them-galore, vanity-personified, Hunny-Shunny-spewing producer's wife. It's an extended cameo but Hrithik brings in all the possible dimensions. He plays a slightly enigmatic, edgy superstar. You never really come to know what he's all about. He wants the big films. He wants to be Peter Pan. He can tell brilliant from bogus. He seems to have heart. And yet he seems insecure. The movie features a whole lot of star/industry appearances, which are best left unmentioned and enjoyed for what it's worth. But as the acting guru Nand Kishore (taking off on a popular acting teacher) and creative writer-caught-in-a-commercial caper, Saurav Shukla and Anurag Kashyap deserve special mention. You know what? So does the film. And that's neither by Luck. Or By Chance. Rated UA for intense thematic elements, drinking and language. Expand

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