If you have witnessed Big Boss, Who dares Wins and Fear Factor, you don't need to see Luck, the film. It's all this and more. I guess it is the impact of reality television, which is taking its toll on Bollywood. Before long you want to scream Is Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao!
The dialogues are corny, there is no script and people are forced to gamble with their lives. At times, you feel even the actors are not convinced about what they are doing on screen. Ok. The action is top class. But what use are slickly shot action scenes if a tight script and a believable plot do not back it. Soham Shah, your luck stinks.
Sanjay Dutt is Moosa who runs a betting syndicate. Horseracing, cricket and satta are not for him. He wants to revolutionize the betting industry and has millions of dollars riding on humans who are high on luck. Here, the risk is loss of life. And the highest bet is always placed on Imran Khan (Ram Mehra). To cut back to Imran's story, his father did a Harshad Mehta and committed suicide. He is left with a huge Rs 20 crore debt to pay off and his mother is not even aware of it! Talk about Luck!!
As luck would have it, he meets Danny Denzongpa (Tamang Thapa) who is Moosa's right hand man. He is on the lookout for those with luck. Tamang promises him Rs 20 crore for 20 days of Fear Factor type of work in South Africa. As luck would have it, he comes out alive!
There is also Mithun Chakraborty (Retd Colonel Veer Pratap Singh) along with Ravi Kissen (Raghav) and Shruti Haasan (Ayesha) on who bets are placed. Veer Pratap is there because he needs Rs 25 lakhs for his wife's treatment; Raghav's luck saves him from the noose. He is a serial killer set free because according to the law, if a criminal does not die while being hanged, he has to be set free. His rope gives way. Super luck. And Shruti is there to take revenge for her twin sister who commits suicide. She thinks Moosa is the one responsible for her death.
In one round, there are 12 participants and Moosa tells them that only eight parachutes will open. Shruti says, ''That's sick.'' Exactly.
Shruti Haasan has screen presence and is star material, but she has to work on her dialogue delivery. Danny and Mithun are both trying to find their luck while Sanjay Dutt and Imran continue from where they left off in Kidnap!
You could safely bracket this movie in the league of CASH, TASHAN and RGV KI AAG.