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LuckWe are not too fond of shouting “we told you so” from the rooftop again n again but then, we really don’t have a choice. When we read the script of Luck and posted our thoughts on it (click here & here ), many raised their eyebrows as high as Eiffel Tower. As if we were faking it! And if the early reviews are any indication, all you guys with raised eyebrows can suck your towers!

The film stars Imran Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Shruti Hassan, Danny Denzongpa, and Mithun Chakraborty. Its directed by Soham Shah.

Raja Sen ( Rediff ) – What the luck is this ? –  1/5 

Gaurav Malani (Indiatimes) – Director Soham Shah rubs too hard on luck but at the same time stresses on the adage that ‘the only thing certain about luck is it’s going to change’. On that thought here’s wishing him better luck next time – 2 /5

Rajeev Masand ( CNN IBN ) – Luck, neither smart nor spectacular – 2/5

Khalid Mohamed ( Aslibaat) – Luck kiya jaaye ? No way – 1/5

Taran Adarsh (Indiafm) – On the whole, LUCK rides on star power, adrenaline-pumping thrills and a concept that’s novel for the Indian screens. Despite some loose ends, these three factors primarily would ensure a Lucky journey at the box-office – 3 /5

Minty Tejpal ( Mumbai Mirror) – Yuck! – 1/5

Anand Vaishnav (Buzz18) – Despite a solid start, by the time it ends you might say…Is Luck Se Mujhe Bachao – 1.5 / 5

Anupama Chopra (NDTV) – It might be unintentionally funny entertainment on a slow night when you have nothing else going on. So I’m going with two out of five stars and recommending that you wait for the DVD – 2/5

And surprisingly, some of the reviewers seems to share the exact thoughts as we put in our previous posts. Raja Sen felt it was like boring Khatroon Ke Khiladi episodes and Anupama Chopra mentions 13 Tzameti and Intacto sequences in her review.

Dear Imran, here is our next red alert for you!

LuckOne was “tremendous” and the other “stupendous”.

Test screenings are not common in bollywood. We are all about hiding, too scared, if its bad, then ? Things are slowly changing, better safe than sorry.

But can someone tell the makers of both the films, Luck & Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hain, that test screenings are done to gauge audiences reaction and not for press release or create buzz or any kind of publicity. Its to make the film better and not the film’s publicity better. Also, we wonder what can one/two screenings reveal when the target audience is huge and so diverse.

Luck is produced by Ashtavinayak Films, directed by Soham Shah and stars Imran Khan, Shruti Hassan, Mithun Chakraborty and Danny Dangzongpa. According to this report, the test screening report was “tremendous”. Click here to read our post on the script of Luck. May be we are not the correct target audience for Luck!

Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai is proudced by Nikhil Advani/Mukesh Talreja/Warner Brothers and its the directorial debut of writer Milap Jhaveri (Hey Baby, Naksha, Pyare Mohan, Home Delivery, Lucky, Musafir, Masti, Kaante) and stars Ritesh Deshmukh,  Jacqueline Fernandes & Ruslaan Mumtaz. According to Milap, the reponse was “fantastic” and “stupendous”.

With “tremendous” and “stupendous” reports, hope we will get to see two good films soon. You can read the Indiafm and Mumbai Mirror news reports here & here. Btw, if Nikhil Advani is really giving out his script of Patiala House to readers to get feedback as mentioned in this report, someone please do mail it to us moifightclub@gmail.com . We will make sure that he gets the most honest feedback!

Sanjay Dutt LuckBut filmmakers ko mangta hai toh mangta hai! Sanju Baba or Sanjay Dutt. The old haggard actor, the beefy body which has turned into a booby body now is still here. The style n tantrum quotient is still high. Or he likes to believe so. But we dont see that turning into ticket sales. Not sure why the producers and directors still queue up for him. So what was his last hit film ? Hmmm…ahhh…nooooo….leave it!

Coming back to the topic. Check out the three promotional videos featuring Sanjay Dutt. From Soham Shah’s Luck (aazma song), EMI and C KKompany. Tells us whats common in all three videos.

Got it ? Its Sanjay Dutt’s dance steps. The great footwork of Sanjay Dutt is the same in all three videos. 

He doesn’t move. Its the chair or the king size sofa! Imagine this. The choregrapher has to choreograph a song with Sanjay Dutt. The poor soul must be trying to figure out how to move the chair/sofa, in which direction to move it, to make Dutt look cool. Since Baba can’t dance, he sits on the chair/sofa, stares into the camera & just poses. The chair/sofa is put on a moving stage and is moved with the overweight Baba on it. And he charges a bomb for this. Plus the tantrums. Sitting and posing on a chair was never so expensive.

To make sure that it doesnt look boring, throw in some foreign extras in skimpy clothes and its done. Enjoy the videos.

 

LuckIts DOOMED.

The weather was cloudy. But still no signs of rain. We went to Juhu beach to have some chana zor garam. Ripley’s Believe It or Not ! As we unwrapped the pack, we discovered that its the first page from Luck’s script. Imran Khan’s new film directed by Soham Shah. It also stars Sanjay Dutt, Mithun Chakraborty, Danny Denzongpa and Ravi Kishan.

We ran back to the chana-wala and asked him for some more chana. And as chewed more chana, the complete script came out, page by page.

We first wrote about it here and now we got the proof.

The script seems to be one of the earlier drafts. But in terms of story/plot/synopsis, there is lot of similarity (read plagiarism) between Luck and the two films 13 Tzameti and Intacto. Yes, Soham can take credit for killing 13 Tzameti.  The screenplay is credited to Rensil D’ Silva and felt like reading five episodes of reality tv show Khatroon Ke Khiladi back to back. And a boring one.

If  the hero and heroine are participants in a game where you can survive only by winning, you don’t need brains to figure out who will win the game in the end. Its hindi phillum.

Last time when we wrote about the script of Guzaarish and put up this post ( read here & here) , it made headlines and lot of readers questioned us. So this time, here is a scene of Luck from the script. Need we say more! We don’t lie.

The scene summarises the film. We are guessing Ram is Imran Khan and Khan is Sanjay Dutt.

Ram

You know about…

Khan

I told you. Khan knows everything. (He takes some notes and shoves them into Ram’s hand.)Luck is a crazy thing Ram. Not many people have it. It’s more valuable than all that money you’re holding in your hands. Because, luck is what makes money for people. For you. For me.

Ram

Who are you?

Khan

You could say I’m an invester.

Ram

Invester… like in the stock market?

Khan

No.

Ram

Property…real estate?

Khan

Not really. You see I invest in something far better (leaning close to Ram now). I invest in luck. People’s luck.

Dear Imran,

After all those big talks, you signed this film ( read this shit)!  Aapka to bad Luck hi kharab hai unless it turns out to be one more surprise hit like Race or Ghajini. You can never figure out the audiences IQ. So hope for the best that the dumbs turn out in hordes.

As we read the script while chewing chana garam which seemed more interesting than the script, we could hear only one dialogue. Remember Kidnap. Imran & Sanjay Dutt.

Sanjay Dutt – Go to hell.

Imran Khan – Hell is right here Raina!

(This one is no different. And yey like Minisha Lamba in bikini, this one got Shruti Hassan in swimming pool.)

We surely arent buying the tickets. Give us 13 Tzameti anyday anywhere!

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The theatrical trailer of Imran Khan’s new film Luck is out. The film is directed by Soham Shah. It also stars Sanjay Dutt, Shruti Hassan ( debut film), Mithun Chakraborty, Danny Denzongpa and Ravi Kissen. Take a look.

And what we think about Luck, click here to know. Why we are shouting “plagiarism” again! We got all the details of the films from which Luck is copied

BTW, we are suffering from mixed emotions these days. Happy and sad. Why ? Because a popular movie blog is not only copy-pasting our content but even copying our style!

13 Tzameti

               +                 Intacto                   

 

=    Luck              

Thats what the buzz is! And trust us, its all true. If you dissect Luck scene by scene, its called plagiarism! Only difference is its bollywoodised (or say bastardised ) version of the two. In Sanjay Gupta style, Luck will be all dhoom dhaam zhoop zhaap! Its directed by Soham Shah ( Kaal ) and stars Sanjay Dutt, Imran Khan, Shruti Hasan (debut film), Mithun Chakraborty and Danny Denzongpa.

Some sequences are straight lift from 13 Tzameti and Intacto. Remember the famous spine chilling bulb sequence of 13 Tzameti. The concept has been completely plagiarised, without the bulb.

13 Tzameti is an absolute favourite of ours and its was directed by Gela Babluani when he was only 26 years old! If you havent seen the film yet, you need to watch it now! Don’t miss it. BTW, here is the scene that we are talking about.