LUCK, which has released today, would be one of the few rare films where so may reputations and careers have been at stake in one go. It is altogether a different matter that whenever a film releases the element of LUCK decides its fate to a large extent, but in the present times where the input costs in making the film are so huge, the LUCK if it is not favorable can have disastrous consequences.
If it were to be analyzed in a chronology, it is the reputation of the director Soham Shah which is at stake as he has to buck the trend of continuing with the success in the debut film -KAAL- and make LUCK a success as well, as it has rarely happened that a director can follow the success of his debut film.
The second attribute of LUCK required is for the pair of Sanjay Dutt and Imran Khan as it has exciting possibilities, but KIDNAP was not able to fulfill the same, therefore LUCK indeed has to bring LUCK both for Sanjay Dutt and Imran Khan. Besides, for Shruti Haasan LUCK has to be important break through as she is making the debut in a hardcore action film and she has indeed to make her present felt in midst of the plethora of stars that are acting in this film.
Another actor who would be hoping that LUCK becomes a hit so that he can establish his hold as a character actor of eminence would be Mithun Chakraborty, who though had a success in GURU; subsequently he has not been able to find the same success. In the same boat is Danny Dengzongpa who is returning to the mainstream commercial cinema after a long time, and if LUCK were a hit, for the industry it would indeed be manna from the heaven, as a character actor of eminence would be added to the repertoire of the Hindi industry.
Such has been the power of star cast in this film that Ravi Kishan has been forgotten in this melee, though he is making his comeback into a mainstream commercial Hindi cinema after a long time and one does not know whether the outreach that he has, has been capitalized in marketing LUCK.
Therefore the quotient of LUCK is going to be an important determining factoring in making LUCK a jackpot at the box office or otherwise.