Luck by Chance
Luck by Chance (2009)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 30, 2009
DVD Release Date: March 17, 2009
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

Luck by Chance is a sharp look at how stardom is both desired and created and the personal and professional toll it can take on those who pursue it.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

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.

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Maitland McDonagh
Miss FlickChick

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."

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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

Expensively polished, with portions shot in the now-notorious Taj Mahal hotel and a bombastic techno-poppy soundtrack currently getting raves in India, the film mostly just makes one nostalgic for Bollywood classics.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

Luck by Chance is an appealing tale of two would-be actors looking for movie stardom.

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Michael Dequina

Akhtar makes her points about the film industry and celebrity with impressive, intelligent dramatic restraint and subtlety.

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David Chute
L.A. Weekly

An enjoyable but ultimately toothless inside-Bollywood dramady.

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Khalid Mohamed
Hindustan Times

A valentine as well as a poison pen letter to good-golly-it's-Bollywood.

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Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

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.

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