Oye Lucky Lucky Oye - Notepad

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
quick review:

Subtle comment on family's contribution to a personality, another subtle comment on the media hullaboo. With a smart sense of humor. But, a very dull plot with no ups and downs to keep you interested.



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Plot Summary

Lucky (Abhay Deol) enjoys stealing. And so he steals.

What Worked

  • The titles - with floating images from what we usually see behind a truck.
  • The titles - the producer being wiped out by the director. Tongue-in-cheek humor?
  • The camerawork - especially the lighting in the night shots. And wide angle lens was used with restraint unlike Khosla Ka Ghosla where it was distracting.
  • The perfume scene - loved the way the son approaches his dad in a good mood and gets some perfume as a gift.
  • Abhay Deol's acting when he's drunk.

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • The background music changed randomly and was very distracting as many a time it was not in the same tone as the visuals. This created confusion about the mood.
  • Lucky's first love - her dialogue delivery was bad and was too nasal.
  • Why is Lucky's friend shocked with Licky's recklessness. Haven't they been friends for 15 years?!
  • The swimming pool shot - why was it there? Seemed very out of place.
  • The whole Dr. Hooda track - extremely predictable and thus boring.