Abhay Deol, Paresh Rawal, Neetu Chandra, Archana Puran Singh, Manu Rishi, Richa Chadda, Anurag Chadda, Manjot Singh, Rajinder Sethi
Music: Sneha Khanwalkar
Cinematography: Kartik Vijay
Director: Dibakar Banerjee
Producer: Ronnie Screwvala
Banner: UTV Motion Pictures
After Khosla Ka Ghosla, the director Dibakar Banerjee comes out with Oye Lucky Lucky Oye which is based on a real life story but told in a humourous manner.
Lucky (Abhay Deol) is a thief by choice, who wants to live a lavish life. As an adolescent, he is abused and ill-treated by his father (Paresh Rawal). When lucky becomes a popular thief and acquires a girl friend, he gets in touch with Gogi Bhai (Paresh Rawal again) who sells the stolen goods.
Lucky now mingles with the bigwigs whose property he loots with impunity. He meets a veterinary doctor ( Paresh Rawal once more) and his wife (Archana Puran Singh) and starts a restraint.
The rest of the story deals with what ultimately happens to Lucky. Will he be lucky enough to keep all the stolen loot?
Abhay Deol gives a very polished performance as a high profile thief. Paresh Rawal in three different roles is simply irresistible in portraying three different characters. He looks quite natural in all the three roles. Archana Puran Singh carries her role with great elan. All others are adequate in the characters they played.
The story has been told from the protagonist’s point of view and since the treatment carries wit and humour the narration takes a normal course. The screenplay could have been more gripping if necessary with elements of surprise and suspense. The direction is good. Music is above average and no complaints on the cinematography and audiography aspects. The life of Delhi has been captured well with all its nuances and style
This is strictly a multiplex film and a must for the fans of Abhay Deol and Paresh Rawal. It has enough elements to be popular with audience who prefer lighter vein comedies.
2.75 out of 5
Review by Deen Kumar