Luck by Chance
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A Bollywood starlet and a struggling newcomer are brought together by kismet, working their way through the Hindi film industry as romance blossoms and their lives are forever changed. Arriving in Bombay with stars in her eyes and dreams of success, Sona has the luxury of a rented apartment, and passes the time in the company of her loyal friends. Everyone has a dream in this city, and as Sona works hard to make a name for herself on the big screen, Vikram leaves his parents' Delhi home and sets his sights on the city. Vikram's no fool; he has a way of getting what he wants, and when… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An enjoyable but ultimately toothless inside-Bollywood dramady."
‑ David Chute, L.A. Weekly
"Poised somewhere between an outright art movie and a mainstream Indian feature, [this] behind-the-scene look at the hopes and shattered dreams of aspiring Mumbai movie stars could as easily have been called "What Price Bollywood?" or "Run, Vikram, Run.""
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Miss FlickChick
"If anything, a film like this should compel us all to linger a little longer through the credits to acknowledge the no-name extra and the sandpaper-handed carpenters."
‑ Matthew Nestel, Boxoffice Magazine
"Bursting with the usual colorful pop music numbers and lighter-than-a-soap-bubble quandaries, the film is a typical Bollywood entry, not likely to win over many new converts."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"Akhtar makes her points about the film industry and celebrity with impressive, intelligent dramatic restraint and subtlety."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Luck by Chance is an appealing tale of two would-be actors looking for movie stardom."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"The Player meets All About Eve in this seriocomic satire of the Bollywood film industry%u2014by a first-time director whose collaring of over a dozen major Hindi stars for cameos speaks well of its biting accuracy."
‑ Frank Lovece, Film Journal International
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