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Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!: Story of a flamboyant thief

Source : COLUMNS
Last Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2008 05:50 hrs
Oye Lucky

From the inner city ghetto of West Delhi, Lucky (Abhay Deol), a gawky 15-year-old lower middle class Sikh kid, rises to become one of the most wanted master thieves of India with loot worth millions, a glamorous lifestyle, cars, women, and a fan following.

As a kid, there is little at home for Lucky except an alienated family and a dysfunctional relationship with his violent, bullying father.

Lucky is a keen observer of the world around him -- From his immediate surroundings, his friends, the dropouts, delinquents, petty criminals. And to the world he aspires to — the nouveau riche and private school kids, shining cars with power windows, and pretty girls from posh neighborhoods who seem forever inaccessible.

Over his adventures, we see Lucky form his worldview. And that is — if you don't have it, steal it.

Together with his childhood friend Bangali, he graduates to becoming a full-fledged thief and is introduced to a man who will change the course of his life: Gogi Bhai — a flamboyant musical bandleader who's also a fence for stolen goods. A man who becomes a surrogate father.

Lucky rapidly rises to become Gogi's star operator. Through him Lucky meets a host of characters who will define who he will become including Dolly, Gogi's aggressive, hard bitten star dancer and her college-going, quiet younger sister Sonal with whom he begins a tentative romance.

Lucky's independent nature, insatiable ambition and hunger for the unreachable accelerate his path in crime and matters are brought to a head by a pivotal act of betrayal that scars Lucky for life and sets him off into a new trajectory of life.

Lucky's journey develops him into a flamboyant playboy who now wants more than just the riches. Now he needs the respectability, the social standing of a city gentleman. Without sacrificing that reckless freedom he cherishes - the duality of having the freedom to steal.

But this is, perhaps, half the tale. The other half is about why a wealthy thief who stole millions worth of jewellery, cars, gadgets and other valuables would also steal a greeting card, a teddy bear and a framed photo of a family playing in the snow.

Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! stars Abhay Deol, Paresh Rawal and Neetu Chandra The screenplay is by Dibakar Banerjee & Urmi Juvekar and the film is directed by Dibakar Banerjee

Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! is produced By: Ronnie Screwala of UTV Motion Pictures

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