Luck By Chance

Synopsis: Refusing the accept the same fate as her sisters, Tara and Meghna, and get married to a boy from the same Caste, Kanpur-based Sona Mishra alienates herself from her accountant father, and re-locates to Mumbai in order to act in movies. She meets with Satish Chaudhary who offers to assist her in getting a lead role. Years later, all he could manage was bit parts, leaving her frustrated but hopeful. She meets with another struggling actor, Vikram Jaisingh, and both become fairly intimate. When a lead role with Satish does not materialize, and his wife, Pinky, becomes suspicious, she decides to depart. Disappointment and shock also await Vikram when he is candidly told by his friend, Abhimanyu Gupta, that he has no talent and must consider returning back in Delhi to assist his businessman father. It does look like the end of the road for both Sona and Vikram - leaving the question open whether they will continue with their relationship &/or return to their respective homes.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Zoya Akhtar
Production: Adlabs Films
  4 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
156 min

Screen test? What is

this thing screen test?

Camera is a maker's eye,

When you entered in office my mind

clicks that she was the girl what l've

been looking for,

Sona, PerFect name for screen,

You know the character's demand,

You totally fulfill that

demand, You don't believe it,

Destiny brought you here

from in P.K. production from kanpur,

Evemhing is written on here,

Now you just keep

meeting me, because....

it's necessay that artist and

maker should understand each other.

And to understand we

have to spend our time together.

Do you understand,

Kamla devi!


Where is rupa?

Rupa has gone far away,

You forget suppose she was a dream,

Eveyone watch dreams,

but only that dream come true,

what human don't want

to forget aRer many tries,

Rupa is not my dream,

she is my reality,

Tell her,

How it was? It was good,

Half an hour,

Punit! how was my shot?

But in middle l hesitate on one place,

l almost follow rupa,

l am not going to do four scene role,

then raju told me that you

have mo scenes with Amir khan,

then l said fine,

When your chaudhy's movie will start?

Within this year,

l can't eat

standing, come let's sit there,

She has only one dialogue,

Don't know she's fooling

chaudhy or chaudhy's fooling her,

l wish you refused when we met,

but it shouldn't happened,

You showed me beautiful dreams,

and l move on to take these hands

in my hands,

Enough! enough!

What are you doing?

She is your lover, She broke your heart,

How many times l told you feel it,


What you call actor?

Actor is the person who

deep down to his character,

And what is this beautiful dreams,

pronounce it proper,

But Vikram! You do

too much of under play,

We need projection

cinema in commercial cinema,


ln Hollood it's easy to become hero.

But in Hindi movies, it's vey hard,

Hindi movies hero notjust do acting,

but he sings,

he dance,

he does comedy, action...

You need many guts to

become a hero in Hindi movie,

And for heroine,

Honey! you need the same,

then from tomorrow

your training will be start,

Today is your last day,

in Nand Kishore School ofActing,

Look! whatever l can't teach you,

l already gave you,


Acting is a river like as much

you go deep down it

will become more deep,

But you don't forget one thing,

that here along with

talent luck is also a big factor,

l'm vey thankful to Mr. Mac,

that he came here

from his precious time,

that he could distribute

these certificates in our students,

But before he

distribute the certificates,

l would like that you

say something to our students,

Sir! please speak that

sholay movie dialogue once,

Sholay! Sir!

Entire fim thousand,

Have you talk to Mr. Mahesh

according to me or you forgot,

All movies are under production,

Today you please

manage my internet connection,

Why you talk rubbish?

He won't do anything for you,

Mahesh is the

assistant with Mukesh Bhutt.

He used to give breaks to new actors,

But will he will look aRer his

direction chance or look aRer for you

And he already have a problem with you,

From me?

Why? Don't know,

You submit your photo in offices,

and do theatre in free time,

Theatre keeps the inside actor alive,

but it's hard to live for crowd.


What? Where you've been?


Yesterday l watch your TV serial.

You did good your scene with father,

He is Vikram,

He came from dehli to

show something in industy,

You are in que,

Who is she?

Ranjit, you became a director,

You are a director,

Mr. Rolly have his own style,

l can't imagine a movie without lafar,

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Zoya Akhtar

Zoya Akhtar (Born 14 October, 1972) is an Indian film director and screenwriter. After completing a diploma in filmmaking from NYU, she assisted directors such as Mira Nair, Tony Gerber and Dev Benegal, before turning writer-director in her own right. She has directed movies such as Luck by Chance (2009), Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) and Sheila Ki Jawani, a segment of Bombay Talkies (2013). She has co-written Talaash (2012) alongside Reema Kagti. She then went on to direct Dil Dhadakne Do (2015), a film based on a dysfunctional Punjabi family. more…

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