Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Imran Khan, Shruti Haasan, Mithun Chakraborty, Danny, Ravi Kissen and Chitrashi Rawat
Director: Soham Shah
Music Director: Salim-Suleiman ____________________
This action-thriller sets the stage with statements like – ‘Jeetna inki fitrat hai, hathyaar hai Luck.’
A gripping saga, Luck is a tale of mafia kingpin Moussa (Sanjay Dutt, isn’t that a familiar nick for Dutt?) who has one obsession - to revolutionise the betting industry. For him life is a gamble, and what better way to skew the odds than play with those with luck on their side! He picks different characters from different parts of the world each with lady luck in their favour. No pints for guessing, it includes Imran (Ram), Mithun (Major Jabbar), Ravi Kissen (Raghav), Shruti Hassan (Ayesha) and Chitrashi (Shortcut), yeah the same short girl from Chak! De, and a few foreigners.
With millions at stake, the daredevils get involved with a series of death-defying stunts. As cliched it may sound, like it happens in all Hindi movies, the hero-heroine emerge as winners. Sigh!
‘Luck’ scores on style quotient and well-executed action sequences. The screenplay (Soham Shah and Rensil D’souza) succeeds in keeping the viewer engrossed, but alas, too much of dialoguebaazi doesn’t impress and invokes unintentional peels of laughter.
The film takes its time to build the key plot but is refreshingly different from candy floss romance and slapstick comedies. Though 'Luck' has enough ingredients, including the climax, of a Hindi masala film; we doubt if the script is an original.
As far as the performances go, let us tell you what you have been waiting to hear. Superstar Kamal Hassan’s daughter Shruti, who makes her Bollywood debut, is eye candy but sure needs a lesson or two in dialogue delivery. Nevertheless, she is sure to have a ‘rocking’ innings in the music world with her mesmerizing voice.
Sanjay Dutt doesn’t get a chance to do anything different, Mithun’s part (complete with his patent dialogue ‘Koi shak’) doesn’t disappoint, Imran is good but fails to stand out in the starry male line-up, Danny is consistent and scores extra points for lending his articulate voice for narration. Surprisingly, Chitrashi has a decent part; but an attempt to bring her distinctive dialogue delivery seems futile. And as Ravi Kissen had claimed, “his character is surely different from the rest” but his talent (if at all we can use this term) is best suited for Bhojpuri cinema.