Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! Movie Review

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Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! Movie Poster
Martin D'Souza By Martin D'Souza | 18 Mar 2017 15:36:42.5730000 IST


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Dibakar Banerjee's KHOSLA KA GHOSLA proved to be one great trend-setting landmark that opened big gates for parallel cinema makers and further made experimental cinema, a passion among multiplex viewers. OYE LUCKY! LUCKY OYE! his second major offering maintains the decorum of hilarious fun-filled entertainer with the backdrop of real life events and characters. Like KHOSLA KA GHOSLA, this laugh riot too comes out with musical scores with uncharacteristic shades from a struggling music director. Sneha Khanwalkar, the lonesome female musical composer of our generation who made unproductive start with RGV's GO makes noteworthy reappearance as a promising musical prodigy. The album has fun-filled Punjabi lingo soundtracks that may well be working great as background scores and comes out with a bunch of new talents and unpredictable innovation. Can the musical score of OYE LUCKY! LUCKY OYE! be as inspiring as its predecessor KHOSLA KA GHOSLA was in 2006? Will Sneha Khanwalkar be able to fight her way from the ruins of her disastrous start? Let's check this out!

The album makes naughty, mischievous and sporadic start with quick-witted and humorous 'Truckwalaan ka Geet' (song of truck-drivers) in chirpy sounding title track 'Oye Lucky'. Like immensely acceptable massy track 'Chak De Phatte' (KHOSLA KA GHOSLA), it has intrinsically rustic Punjabi affixation in its tangy lyrical, bombastic music and impish vocals. Mika Singh makes another 'Mauja Hi Mauja' in his wayward 'Punjabi' lingo that sprightly showcases the multifaceted persona of lead character 'Lucky'. Sneha Khanwalkar makes impressive make-over of folksy 'bhangra' moods with strong instrumental inputs of loud 'dhol' beats that collages aggressively with energized percussive elements. Dibakar Banerjee along with Manu Rishi and Kanu Behl makes it a lively cinematically profound affair as it mixes and matches all relevant characters and events in the form of hilarious comical punches in the animatedly freaky back-up vocals.

It's 'remix' version comes out special for parties and disco-freaks as it has thrilling disco beat fillers that makes aggressive collisions with loud pitched vocals and thriving arrangements. The aggressively punched 'remix' version will be proving to be big boon in flick's promotion and will be making major presence in forthcoming marriage season.

Labh Januja's peculiar articulated baritones are a big rage and the similar sounding bucolic Punjabi feel gets another discovery in the form of Des Raj Lakhani in traditionally amusing 'Jugni'. The age-old Punjabi folklore of 'Jugni' is emancipated with ethnical verses that are penned affluently by Manu Rishi and Kanu Behl with strong blends of engrossing verbose punches. Sneha Khanwalkar makes it a special 'Punjabi' album treat as she strikes another probable hit with this enthralling 'bhangra' beat number. It has that special 'UK Bhangra' rollicking feel where booming western arrangements makes hullabaloo with 'bhangra' beats (similar to Malkit Singh, Bally Sagoo's tracks) to create an everlasting commotion on floors.

This 'bhangra' bombshell by Des Raj Lakhani and party gets aggressive 'disco' make-over in its 'remix' version and the outcome is even flashier and pompous. The tantalizing electronic beat patterns and echoing impacts with resounding DJ claps and scratches makes it an everlasting discotheque track that will be making its way big in flashy dancing lights.



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It's left to another conman (Paresh Rawal who plays a triple role) to fleece him. In fact, Paresh's role is quite confusing in the beginning; He plays his father, boss and one Dr Handa who he befriends on a flight. Three different actors playing the roles would have been more apt. After all, he is not the hero and the three have nothing in common. This, according to me, is the major flaw. Also, one cannot understand how Lucky enters houses without being caught. But that is something you can overlook because the execution of the plot is appealing.

Manu Rishi, who plays his friend, is an evolved sidekick. He is not someone you see in movies who is an add-on. Rishi as Bengali makes his presence felt with his witty one-liners. Neetu Chandra moves into focus even though this is an out-and-out Abhay Deol film.

A film with a feel of the eighties, OLLO will identify well with the viewers from the North. But yes, if you want a quiet, funny outing to lighten your mood, watchining OLLO is not a bad option.

Ratings : 2.5/5






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Abhay Deol is improving with every outing. And he is not sticking to formula films. He is experimenting with various roles and genres and is always coming out on top. In OYE LUCKY, LUCKY OYE, too he comes up trumps, despite playing a thief. His charm, wit and endearing demeanor he has put on for this role is to be applauded. He slips on the robe of a thief with elan, and you do not fault him for his choice of profession thanks to his effortless performance.

Bought up in a typical Delhi family he is one of three siblings and is always one up on the other; be it his father, father's 'woman friend' who tries to seduce him, his friends or even the girl he tries to woo. In fact, the scenes when they show a young Lucky growing up are the best. Manjot Singh who plays the young Lucky is a talent. The girl who plays his love interest performs her part to the 'T'. Catch the blushes and coyness when Manjot makes his advances. The scene where he takes her out to a restaurant for a treat is so becoming of a youngster who wants to impress his girlfriend. But then Manjot has to grow, and like in old Hindi films where they show the hero growing when he is running or bouncing a ball, here he grows to Abhay Deol through pictures in an album.

Though Abhay's character, Lucky, robs without a second thought, he almost makes it a profession you would want to take to. He enters bungalows and picks up whatever he can lay his hands onto; be it cutlery, photo frames, money, music systems, television sets... The cops are hot on his trail but somewhere they too have a soft corner for him.



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It's left to another conman (Paresh Rawal who plays a triple role) to fleece him. In fact, Paresh's role is quite confusing in the beginning; He plays his father, boss and one Dr Handa who he befriends on a flight. Three different actors playing the roles would have been more apt. After all, he is not the hero and the three have nothing in common. This, according to me, is the major flaw. Also, one cannot understand how Lucky enters houses without being caught. But that is something you can overlook because the execution of the plot is appealing.

Manu Rishi, who plays his friend, is an evolved sidekick. He is not someone you see in movies who is an add-on. Rishi as Bengali makes his presence felt with his witty one-liners. Neetu Chandra moves into focus even though this is an out-and-out Abhay Deol film.

A film with a feel of the eighties, OLLO will identify well with the viewers from the North. But yes, if you want a quiet, funny outing to lighten your mood, watchining OLLO is not a bad option.

Ratings : 2.5/5





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Movie Cast & Crew
  • Actor: Abhay Deol, Paresh Rawal, Neetu Chandra and Archana Puran Singh
  • Lyrics: Dibakar Banerjee, Manu Rishi, Kanu Behl, Mange Ram and Amitosh Nagpal
  • Director: Dibakar Banerjee
  • Music Director: Sneha Khanwalkar
  • Release Date : 28 Nov 2008