sweet romantic drama based in Russia revolves around Lucky Negi (Sneha
Ullal), a schoolgirl who has come over from India with her family.
father has just been given a post at the Indian Embassy in Russia
and the family is doing their best to settle down into their new
day, on her way to school, she is attacked by a maniac but is able
to break free.
escape her attacker, Lucky hides in the first available parked car.
car belongs to the ambassador's son Aditi (Salman Khan) who is driving
all the way to St Petersburg from Paris to see his dad.
that Lucky is hiding in the back seat, Aditi gets embroiled in the
riots as he continues towards his destination.
the border check point he suddenly discovers his secret passenger.
Before the confusion can be resolved, another militant attack takes
place, forcing these youngsters to flee for their lives once again.
seek shelter in a ruined cemetery isolated from the political unrests.
It is here that these characters get to learn more about each other
as they wait for help to arrive.
comes in the form of Colonel Pindidas Kapoor (Mithun). His comical
manner and various disguises not only help the young couple to reach
home safely but also provide good entertainment as the story unfolds.
Lucky does have its flaws. It is by no means a perfect movie.
It starts off well but slows down when Salman and Sneha are in the
cemetery. The conversation becomes so dull that the audience loses
interest in the goings on.
having said this, the film picks up once they are on their way again.
Tension then slowly builds up till the very end, keeping you interested
in the plot.
film includes a lot of Russian characters, which is fine as this
adds reality to the story.
when substantial segments of Russian dialogue are used, it would
have been nice to have sub-titles. Unfortunately this was overlooked.
Khan was as usual at ease in his role, but the biggest surprise
comes in the form of 17 year old Sneha. Being a newcomer, she is
full of confidence.
is not only beautiful, but strikingly resembles Aishwarya Rai, the
current Bollywood Queen. She's bound to win some good reviews and
more roles in the future.
Music by Adnan Sami forms the highlight of the movie. Songs like
Jaan Meri Ja Rahi Sanam, Sun Zara, Lucky Lips,
Shayad Yehi To Pyaar Hai and Chori Chori are all well
worth listening to.
also goes to Sudeep Chatterjee for his award winning cinematography
for the above positive reasons, Lucky is a film well worth
by Manish Gajjar
BBC Shropshire Bollywood