Releasing on 30th January, 2009, are two films covering the essence of the Indians across the world. They are Manmohan Shetty's Victory, highlighting a lot of Indian as well as International cricketers, and the other one is Luck by Chance, produced by the much talented Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani.
Both the movies have debutant directors. Victory is directed by Ajitpal Mangat and Luck by Chance is directed by Zoya Akhtar. Obviously the films are much highlighted and have a great back up by their producers who share a great
On one hand is Victory supported by renowned cricketers like Brett Lee, Harbhajan Singh, Muralitharan etc. with Harman Baweja and Amrita Rao in the lead. Luck By Chance is a multi starrer film which includes Farhan Akhtar, Hrithik Roshan, Juhi Chawla, Rishi Kapoor, Konkona Sen Sharma, Dimple Kapadia, Isha Sharvani etc. The film also features a special song starring many Bollywood actors including Shah Rukh and Aamir, but in different frames, off course.
The music of Victory is composed by Anu Malik. The songs have unfortunately taken an 'average' backseat. Shankar-Eshaan-Loy have composed the music of Luck by Chance which has been quite liked by the people.
Victory centres around cricket and Harman is playing a batsman trying to prove his skills for his country. While Luck by Chance is a story about struggling and slogging it out to survive in the glamour and film Industry. Farhan Akhtar plays the main lead in the film as a struggler.
So, will it be cricket which will 'bat' its way out and hit a sixer across the boundary to the Indian audience or will it be Bollywood"s strugglers who will finally pave their way towards what we all call as 'superstar'? Watch out!