Oye Lucky Lucky Oye is not the usual run of the mill movie that you watch, but it is also not the parallel cinema that we are used to either. Oye Lucky! Is actually your very own new wave cinema that has engulfed the whole of Indian Film Industry. Indian Film Industry is infact going thru a similar phase that Hollywood went thru in early 70s and late 60s, a phase of parallel cinema, dominated by some of the path breaking movies of that time. Probably we are going to see more of such things in Indian film industry.
Abhay Deol seems to be toast of the tinsel town now-a-days, with so many off track movies that hits off well with class. But Oye Lucky! is different from his other movies, he not only woos the class but this time round manages to elicit appreciation from the front benchers also.
This is a story of a suave thief, who believes in stealing not coz he needs something but just to steal it, ala Sean Connery in ENTRAPMENT. But as always Abhay Deol convinces you as a person who might be one of us, a very real life one. Paresh Rawal, for the first time in Indian Film Industry plays three different characters in the same movie.
Dibakar Banerjee, post Khosla ka Ghosla had a repute to save and with this movies he does more good to his repute. A crisp script, smooth editing and brilliant screenplay makes this movie a treat to watch. Add to that some fine dialogue writing by Manu Rishi and you have a near perfect movie. Manu Rishi (Bangali) doubles up with a character backed role, doing complete justice with his performance. The ensemble of the cast is also good, Neetu Chandra, Archana Puran Singh and other casts are brilliant.
The movie starts in dingy lanes of Delhi, capturing the childhood days of Lucky. Manjot Singh (Lucky,young sardar) comes up with an award winning performance and shows us what we should be expecting from the movie in first few reels itself.
The movie is fast paced, and with some exemplary performances the movie holds on to your interest. Abhay and Paresh carry the movie on their able shoulders and deliver just what the doctor ordered.
So if you want to have a laugh-riot and at the same time see a sensible movie do see this movie...