Luck By Chance - External Reviews

wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?)
quick review:

Romance and the usual things that ensue. Clever lines amongst preachy ones. Clichéd characters yet deeper too. There's equal scope to let go and enjoy or to observe and ponder.



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35 reviewers have given Luck By Chance an average rating of 4.7/5.0 (?)

31 yays
0 nays
4 so-so

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Thumbs up by noyon jyoti parasara, AOL INDIA ...LBC gives the impression that debutant Zoya Akhtar is testing waters with something she knows about well.... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...The characters in ‘Luck By Chance’ seem plucked straight out of B-Town.... full review

Thumbs up by Roshni Mulchandani, Bolly Spice ...The tight and clean script along with natural performances from the star cast makes this movie a must watch.... full review

Thumbs up by Sanjay Ram, Business of Cinema ...From celebrity linkups, growing distances between friends, love to the insecurity of stars the film shows it all.... full review

Thumbs up by Abhishek Mande, Buzz18 ...aved Akhtar's dialogues are brilliant as usual. His wit and sensitivity comes across in every other scene... full review

Thumbs up by Deep, Deep's Home ...It is surely a paisa vasool movie and worth watching in the theatre.... full review

Thumbs up by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...Luck By Chance is Zoya Akhtar's long awaited entry into Hindi cinema. And she seems to have done almost everything right, be it with the script or roping in the biggest stars... full review

Thumbs up by deepa garimella, ...Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia have major roles, and both are wonderful, while an over-the-top Juhi Chawla, who plays the role of Rolly's wife, shockingly messes up every scene she's in... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...The film then is a deeply layered portrait of an industry quite unlike any other, a sharp observation of the grime behind the glamour, the insecurities behind the smiling faces.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...Leave aside everything and hitch this joyride called 'Luck by Chance'. It would be sacrilege to miss this one!... full review

Thumbs up by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ... Anand Subaya’s editing is crisp and he makes good use of montage mixture at several instances.... full review

Thumbs up Indicine ...Dialogues by Javed Akhtar are brilliant. His sharp wit and sensitivity just adds to the grace of the movie.... full review

Thumbs up Intermission, The Bookeazy Blog ...Surely worth a watch for exceptional screenplay, dialogue and killer performances from any and everyone on screen... full review

Thumbs up by Namita Gupta, MiD DAY ...Applause for Zoya Akhtar for extracting good acting talents from everyone. Worth a watch!... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...Luck By Chance is a coming of age film. It is about growing up, looking at life anew and moving on... full review

Thumbs up by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...Luck by Chance is a perceptive portrait of our dream factory. I recommend that you make time for it.... full review

Thumbs up by Ashok Nayak, Now ... Luck By Chance is a satirical spoof of the Hindi film industry with definitive moments that does all the talking... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, Now ...It is easy to fall in love with every performance in this intimate yet generic insider's look at the workings of the entertainment industry.... full review

Thumbs up by Jahan Bakshi, Now ...Zoya Akhtar makes you smell the celluloid in a magical montage that is as much a tribute to the movies as it is to those people behind them who we mostly overlook, by chance.... full review

Thumbs up by Tanul Thakur, Passion for Cinema ...The movie raises so many questions through its funny but dark lines that it would be a crime to ignore them.... full review

Thumbs up by Medha Dutt, Passion for Cinema ...A film that was expected to be a good one - and lived up to its expectations heart and soul... full review

Thumbs up by Avinash Singh, Passion for Cinema ...Luck by Chance by Zoya is by far the best debut film of the last decade by any filmmaker including Dil Chahta Hai... full review

Thumbs up by Joxily John, Planet Bollywood ...Watching the opening credits, you know that LUCK BY CHANCE is not going to be the run of the mill stuff... full review

Thumbs up by Goher Iqbal Punn, Radio Sargam ...Farhan Akhtar is emerging as a worthy star in Bollywood after delivering magnificent acting performances in both of his movie – ‘Rock On’ and ‘Luck By Chance’.... full review

Thumbs up by Sampurn, real bollywoood ...Zoya for her directorial debut deserves a huge applause for making a brilliant film which manages to strike the fine balance between art house cinema and a commercial entertainer.... full review

Thumbs up by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...Luck By Chance is about all things related to the film industry, it's refreshingly subtle in its obsession... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...LBC does not mercifully focus only on the stars and instead, dives deeper into the workings of the industry... full review

Thumbs up ...Zoya Akhtar has utilized the talent of each and every member of the cast... full review

Thumbs up by Harshita Kohli, StarBoxOffice ...Zoya hasn’t shown anything new but she has executed it with such precision and attention to detail that you almost find yourself as a member of her line up and not just a viewer in a theatre hall.... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...Rather than adopting the tone of an indulgent spoof as in Om Shanti Om, Ms Akhtar gets more realistic, life-like and soft-toned.... full review

So-So by Martin D'Souza, ...This film is a docu-drama on the film industry and though the attempt is sincere, it falls flat in places... full review

So-So by Sulakshana Biswas, Passion for Cinema ...The music is good, the cinematography is good... full review

So-So by Rusted Rick, Passion for Cinema ...A brilliant first half, strewn with inside jokes, songs and a dozen guest appearances leave you elated... full review

So-So by Film Bear, Upper Stall ...All in all, watchable for its treatment and Rishi Kapoor but otherwise an average film that had the potential to be there.... full review