Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Oye Lucky Lucky Oye reviewed

Resignations flying here and there….not that it matters. In my opinion, taking responsibility is not about quitting. The easiest thing to do is to quit. Taking responsibility is about doing damage control and making sure that it does not or rather CAN NOT be repeated.

Anyhow, in an attempt to bring back some semblance of normalcy in life, this weekend we decided to go catch the new film “Oye Lucky Lucky Oye”! What I love about the film most is its name. You can not help but sing out the name every time you hear it (yes, hum it in your head now)! Imagine the Husband’s embarrassment when he went up to the counter and said “Two tickets for Oye Lucky Lucky Oye” :) !!!

If you haven’t heard about the film, its ok, don’t chide yourself. They barely did any promotions and there are no big names to attract you. Abhay Deol (the only Deol of this generation in my opinion who can act) plays the main lead. He plays a Delhi boy from a deranged (trust me on this) family who grows up to be one of the smartest petty thieves of the country. Abhay played out his character brilliantly and you can’t help but love him. The guy who plays his role in flashback also did a great job. Paresh Rawal and Archana Puran Singh are predictable but funny.

The story line may remind you of Bunty aur Bubbly but don’t be fooled. The problem is not the lack of familiar faces. The problem is with the story line. Or the lack of it. The film is a series of witty lines and funny scenes strung together sprinkled with some very hilarious but strange music. Even with my decent understanding of Punjabi, I couldn’t make head or tail of most of the songs in the film.

Lucky, the protagonist, starts out playing an ambitious petty thief which is where I guess the problem lies. The fact that he ends up a petty thief even in the end. Even though he has the country’s police behind him, his kind of theft involves walking into a house and picking up just about anything he can see….as small as a photo frame!!!

Anyhow, the movie is a laugh riot. You will thoroughly enjoy it while you are in the hall…and just as soon forget it as soon as you step out. Good pure entertainment.

Rating: 3 on 5


Unknown said...

Can't wait to c it. Iv been waiting to see this one for a while now-since its from the makers of Khosla ka Ghosla which was hilariously true! will go get the dvd this weekend itself!

Mama - Mia said...

me loved the movie!

i guess, the director tried but didnt really succeed at showing darker undertones. he wanted to talk about aspirations of lower class / small town people.

but it got lost in all the funny lines i guess!

and i LOVE Abhay Deol. he is SUCH a subtle actor! its brilliant!



Harnoor Channi-Tiwary said...

I knoww!!!! He's adorable isnt he???

Sorry Bhai should be the next one...will let you know once I see it...

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