Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The success of Luck by Chance lies in its simplicity.

The success of Luck by Chance lies in its simplicity.
The success of the film Luck by Chance lies in its simplicity. Farhan Akhtar had shown the reality that exists in the bollywood film industry. It is not a story relating to success which is dependent on talent and hard work.

Even more than that the film showed that newcomers had to wait for opportunities and then if their luck shined they got the scope of showing their talent in the film. Konkona Sen Sharma, who struggled in her young age for getting a lead role in the contemporary film, got selected after a screen test. But later the producer and director told her that she was not required. When she said that she had acting talent she was told that it was glamour that mattered more than acting capability which was there in the winners of beauty contests and fashion world.

Farhan Akhtar was a friend of her. First Konkona dropped her photo before Rishi Kapoor for reconsideration and later told Farhan about trying his luck in the industry. Hrithik Roshan, the actor in the film asked Rishi Kapoor to skip him and give the role to a newcomer. He wanted a break. Rishi Kapoor accepted his proposition.

It was a coincidence that Farhan Akhtar met Dimple Kapadia, a leading personality in the film industry in one of the premier shows. He told Dimple Kapadia that his parents were very fond of each other and he was indebted to her because the common liking of his parents had brought them together and they got married after that. Dimple Kapadia developed a soft corner for Farhan Akhtar and when Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Sanjay Kapoor and others sat together to select the newcomer for their film, Farhan Akhtar was selected by Dimple Kapadia.

While the shooting for the film was on, Dimple Kapadia’s daughter entered into an affair with Farhan Akhtar. Farhan forgot Konkona Sen Sharma and their story was published in the print media. He even forgot the contribution of Konkona in his life and blamed her for the published. Dimple’s daughter got scolded from her mother for the entire thing.

The success of the Luck by Chance lies in the simplicity with which Farhan Akhtar has unfolded the truth in the film industry. He is the same director who had created larger than life images in the film Don where Shahrukh Khan played the lead role.

He being a director had experience in respect of real life situations in the film industry. The film can be considered a refined commercial venture with brilliant music of Shankar Ehsaan Loy and honest disclosure of reality. The film should do well.

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