Luck Movie Review by Sputnik

Director: Soham Shah
Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Imran Khan, Mithun Chakraborty, Shruti Haasan, Danny Denzongpa, Ravi Kishan, Chitrashi Rawat

Luck borrows its plot from 13 Tzameti and other B-grade Hollywood movies to churn out a bad 80s movie replete it with filmy dialogues. Moussa (Sanjay Dutt) runs a betting racket where the players have to bump off each other to win the prize money. Ram Mehra (Imran Khan), and the other contestants are in it due to various financial and personal reasons.

The only scenes in the movie that are any good are the one where Chitrashi Rawat talks about her dreams and the one where Mithun and Imran have a talk as to why Imran is there. The screenplay is horrible and what could have been an adrenaline pumping thriller ends up looking like a B-grade movie. A serial killer is let off because the rope breaks and there is a double role when there is no need. The idea of the contests is that the last one standing wins the prize money but in the end all the lead characters are fine.

The first scene with the trains clearly looks to be shot in front of green screens contrary to all the media reports and interviews. The way the contests take place you already know that some secondary foreign extras will be bumped off and nothing will happen to the Hindi speaking actors. Ravi Kishen keeps firing with a machine gun from close distance and nothing happens to Imran. There are unnecessary hospital scenes filled with stupid melodrama and the climax is just ridiculous.

Sanjay Dutt reprises his Bhai role for the umpteenth time and its time he stops doing the same role over and over again. Imran Khan cannot act and has a horrible dialogue delivery. Compounding that are his exaggerated lip movements and twitching eyebrows. Shruti looks good but cannot act and looks like she is reading lines from a teleprompter. Mithun is ok when he is being natural but ridiculous when he is saying those filmy dialogues. Chitrashi Rawat acts well in some scenes but she is getting typecast. Ravi Kishen overacts in trying to look menacing. Danny is ok but then this is a repeat of his old roles.

Soham Shah’s direction is horrible. The movie takes 45 minutes to introduce the characters with their boring back stories. A movie like this has to be fast, just a few lines with montages would have been enough. But the movie seems lengthy and boring (even though it’s close to 2 hours) and one can’t wait for it to end. The action scenes come after a lot of talk and just look like bad stunts from 80s movies. All in all, no luck with this one, it’s just a bad movie.

Rating: 1 / 5 (Worse)


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