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'Lucky' Review: Not So Lucky

Rating: 2.5/5
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Raja Rajeswari Pictures
Cast: Srikanth, Meghana Raj, Roja, Brahmanandam, Sana, Tagubothu Ramesh  and others
Music: Sai Karthik
Cinematographer: Srinivas Reddy
Dialogues: Padala Siva Subramaniam
Story, direction: Hari
Producer: Raja Rajeswari
Release date: 01/11/2012

‘Lucky Star’ Srikanth who has been going through a string of flops has not given up and yet again, he is arriving with a new venture. Whether he got ‘Lucky’ or not let us see

Story
Lakshminarayana alias Lucky (Srikanth) works in a travel agency and he is a woman hater. He believes that all the problems in this world are caused by women and they are always selfish who look out for their own benefits. An unusual incident happens wherein he gets the powers to read the minds of women. In comes a senior psychologist Dr Sathya (Geetha) and Lucky takes her help. With this, his perspective on women changes but how that changes his life forms the rest of the story.

Performances
Srikanth looks young and fit and he has delivered his role as required with his handsome appeal. Performance wise he has always given his best so no issues from his end.

Meghana Raj was having hiccups with the language so she was giving incorrect expressions. The good thing about her is the natural and somewhat wild sex appeal in her face.

Brahmanandam was brought in for the poster value and raising the pull factor for the film but he was not utilized properly at all.

Roja was given the role of a man-hater once again and she always excels in that role with her distinct voice and dialogue delivery. Let us hope this man-hating is just onscreen.

Highlights

  • Concept
  • Some comedy

Drawbacks

  • Screenplay
  • Music
  • Climax

Analysis
Freemakes are more like the birthrights for many Indian filmmakers and there are many who lift stuff from Hollywood and make it here.

In this film, the director has lifted the concept from the Hollywood flick ‘What Women Want’ starring Mel Gibson but in the process of adding nativity he goofed it up. The main strength for the film should have been comedy but due to errors in shot composition and dialogues the film failed to take off.

If the director had lifted the entire film and made it adding some native touches it would have worked very well. Also, there are some logical blunders in the script which were meant to be answered but were not. The etching of the protagonist’s character was rather conflicting which weakened the momentum.

The other blunder happened in determining the genre. It was meant to be a comedy entertainer but the director wanted to make it look like a thriller and added an element of terrorism to it which took the total film elsewhere and made the whole thing go haywire.

Overall, this is a film which had good subject, enough material to entertain and score but thanks to the ‘creativity’ of the director, it became like a ship caught between Sandy and Nilam.

Bottomline: Bumpy Ride

(Venkat can be reached at venkat@greatandhra.com or https://twitter.com/greatandhranews)

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