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Lucky Lakshman

Lucky Lakshman Movie Review

by rameshe

Critic’s Rating : 2.5 / 5

Lucky Lakshman Movie Review : Sohel takes centre stage in a tale oscillating between love and ambition

Story: From childhood, Lucky (Sohel) perceives struggle in every aspect of his life, leading to strained relationships with his girlfriend and parents. Shreya (Mokksha), his college mate and girlfriend, showers him with love, but he fails to recognise it, blinded by his ambition. So what lessons does life teach him as he runs after false glory?

Review: The story starts in a coffee shop, with Lucky narrating his past to the owner, who starts listening reluctantly. The film establishes Lucky’s childhood, school days and friendship with Kiran and Charan in Gadwal in 2008. After showing his childhood and frustration with his parents and his financial status. Lucky is now a youngster studying in an engineering college. He meets Shreya, and she falls in love with him, looking at his innocence and focus. While childhood is narrated decently, the events in college look trivial, with a few exceptions. The college phase of Lucky’s life could have been handled better. Be it ragging or classroom scenes. Shreya’s character needs establishment rather than a commentary about her family background. Compared to the first half, the second half goes on a different tangent and has more drama and emotion in favour of the film.

Sohel has been a household name and has already proved himself as an actor on TV and in the roles he portrayed in his earlier movies. Playing Lucky Lakshman, he once again established his acting prowess. The character of Lucky takes a little while to get used to, but it grows on you as the film progresses, making it a successful outing for Sohel. Mokksha, as Shreya, did well portraying the quintessential lover who puts values before material possessions. Other actors, Deviprasad, Raja Ravindra, Sameer Hasan, Kadambari Kiran, Shani Salmon Anurag, Ameen and Sridevi Kumar, played their parts well.

Music by Anup Rubens sounded decent while watching but didn’t have a retention quotient after watching the movie. The film had cinematography by I. Andrew, editing by Prawin Pudi, lyrics by Bhaskarabhatla, choreography by Vishal and story-screenplay-dialogues-directed by AR Abhi.

Lucky Lakshman has a regular plot oscillating between love and ambition with a few engaging moments. Watch it without high expectations.

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