Hero Srikanth gained a decent family hero image with hits like ‘Pelli Sandhadi’, ‘Ahwanam’, ‘Taj Mahal’ etc. It has been a while since he scored a good solo hit and his latest release ‘Lucky’ is yet another attempt in that direction. Hari is the director of this movie.
lakshmi narayana aka lucky (srikanth) works in a travel agency and is a woman hater. she basically thinks that she doesn’t understand men and their feelings and they always look out for their own interests.
In a sudden twist of fate, lucky gains the ability to read women’s minds. this new ability makes him even angrier in the early days, when he starts discovering things he shouldn’t. but with the help of a senior psychologist dr. sathya (geetha), he slowly begins to understand women and develops good feelings towards them.
In a parallel thread to the story, some terrorists are trying to wreak havoc on hyderabad and luck must stop them too. how lucky he succeeds in all this is the story of the movie.
srikanth is used to this type of role and has done a good job. he also sang a song in the movie. the expressions of him as someone who hates women to the core are nice. Meghana Raj is a homebody and she looks good.
veteran actress geetha has a very brief role in this film and she’s worthy. the first half of the movie is decent and there is some entertainment.
roja steals the spotlight as a tough boss who demands impossible things from her employees. The way she picks on Srikanth is entertaining.
the story has many references to mel gibson’s “what women want”. while that part of the story is fine, the concept of luck trying to stop the terrorists is unnatural and deviates from the main story.
emotional scenes, where lucky tries to understand his family members and his wife, should have been handled better for greater effectiveness. brahmanandam’s comedy track doesn’t fit the movie and is distracting
The climax scenes are very silly and should have been better. In the end, Lucky loses the power to read women’s minds and instead gains the power to read birds’ minds. How did the director accept such a concept?
there’s nothing in the second half to keep the interest and entertainment factors alive.
music and background score by sai karthik are assets of the film. srinivas reddy’s cinematography is fine. editing could have been better. dialogues are average.
director hari has handled the mind reading part of the story decently, but he completely misses the plot with the terrorist part of the story. he should have been avoided altogether.
lucky has some nice moments, but overall, it’s not very entertaining. the film has too many distractions and the treatment is also quite old. Srikanth needs to wait a bit longer to achieve a box office success. watch this movie only if you have nothing else to do.
123telugu.com rating: 2.5 / 5
reviewed by ashok reddy m (translated by emmess)
click here for a review in telugu of “luck”
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