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UTV Motion Pictures is all set to release OYE LUCKY! LUCKY OYE! (OLLO) on November 28. The film has been directed by Dibakar Banerjee, who has won many accolades for tickling audiences' funny bones in his earlier film KHOSLA KA GHOSLA. The film stars Abhay Deol, Gorgeous Neetu Chandra, Archana Puran Singh and veteran actor Paresh Rawal in a triple role in all of their kinds.
Unlike KHOSLA KA GHOSLA, the film is a caper, inspired by true events and is a buddy movie as well as a satire. It also has elements of parody of the middle class growing culture of acquisition, reality and crime TV and paparazzi and the obsession with material wealth. The music, scored by Sneha Khanwilkar, has already been rocking the nation with its Punjabi songs and now the film is on its full roll to entertain the masses.
What follows may have been true.
From the inner city ghetto of West Delhi, Lucky, a gawky 15-year-old lower middle class Sikh kid, rises to become one of the most wanted master thieves of India with tens of millions worth loot, a glamorous lifestyle, cars, women, and a fan following.
As a kid, there is little at home for Lucky except an alienated family and a dysfunctional relationship with his violent, bullying father. He is a keen observer of the world around him from his immediate surroundings his friends, dropouts, delinquents, petty criminals to the world he aspires to - the nouveau riche - private school kids, shining cars with power windows, and pretty girls from posh neighbourhoods who seem forever inaccessible - they all add to his store of knowledge.
Over his adventures, we see Lucky form his worldview. And that is - if you don't have it, steal it.
Together with his childhood friend Bangali he graduates to becoming a full-fledged thief and is introduced to a man who will change the course of his life: Gogi Bhai - a flamboyant musical bandleader who's also a fence for stolen goods. A man who becomes a surrogate father.
Lucky rapidly rises to become Gogi's star operator. Through him Lucky meets a host of characters who will define who he will become including Dolly, Gogi's aggressive, hard bitten star dancer and her college going, quiet younger sister Sonal with whom he begins a tentative romance. Lucky's independent nature, insatiable ambition and hunger for the unreachable accelerate his path in crime and matters are brought to a head by a pivotal act of betrayal that scars Lucky for life and sets him off into a new trajectory of life.
Lucky's journey develops him into a flamboyant playboy who now wants more than just the riches. Now he needs the respectability, the social standing of a city gentleman. Without sacrificing that reckless freedom he cherishes - the duality of having the freedom to steal.
But this is, perhaps, half the tale.
The other half is about why a wealthy thief who stole tens of millions worth of jewellery, cars, gadgets and other valuables would also steal a greeting card, a teddy bear and a framed photo of a family playing in the snow.
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