Please welcome, possibly, the best movie of the year. After Aamir and Jaane Tu Yaa Jaane Na, here is another movie worthy of that nomination. Oye Lucky, Lucky Oye, simply put, kicks ass.
As the title credits roll with the Chahiye Thoda Pyaar number, after a slick introduction to Lucky Singh, you reailize that this movie is special.
I loved Khosla Ka Ghosla. It was a movie very effortlessly made, begging you to love the movie from the first scene. Coming from the same team, Oye Lucky is as engaging and even more. No gimmicks or pop culture references here. A movie that is so simplistic and honest, that it grabs your attention the whole of 130 minutes.
If Abhishek Bachchan played the part of perfect conman in Bluffmaster, Abhay Deol goes even further and plays the perfect thief with a lot of style and attitude. Possibly his best performance after Manorama Six Feet Under, the actor has an awesome screen presence and plays the character of Lucky Singh as if it was written just for him. I cannot think of any other actor who could have pulled this role off, without making it seem bigger than the movie itself. Paresh Rawal, the only other famous actor in the movie, aces two out of his three roles. The role of Lucky’s father was just so-so. And every other actor part of the supporting cast is impressive.
I believe UTV and Ronnie Screwala are the most sensible folks around in the Hindi film industry. Their choice of subjects, directors and movies is impressive and anything that comes from their stable, is a quality product.
There are no great stars or directors involved. There isn’t even a single famous technician who has worked in this movie. But the end product is unbelievably impressive, and except for a brief part in the second half where I thought the movie was slacking, it is spotless. Go watch!
Neetu Chandra is beautiful. Damn cute!
Yes, I was on a movie watching spree in the past 24 hrs. Vaaranam Aayiram, Saroja and Oye Lucky Lucky Oye. Liked, enjoyed and loved. Back to work from tomorrow.