Each and every year there are some Fridays, where the cineastes bear testimony to diverse releases at the box office. This happens pervasively due to the absence of a biggie, thus giving vantage forsmall films to obtain distinction. This week too, the moviebuffs get to witness varied releases, out of which debutant Shammi Chhabra's Lucky Kabootar have comparatively petty conversant actors and has a provocative premise attached to it. But there are times which turn out to be a nightmare as the audience gets bewildered over their selection of watching a movie due to the multiple releases. So whether 'Lucky Kabootar' will turn out to be the lucky underdog and manage to win its audiences' hearts or might end up being unnoticed due to its lesser known star cast in comparison with the other releases this week, let's find out.
'Lucky Kabootar' is story of Lucky Singh (Eijaz Khan) who is married to the girl-next-door Laxmi (Kulraj Randhawa) and still desires to get married to the most popular girl in the village Kaamna (Shradha Das). Laxmi loves Lucky, but Lucky is least interested in her. One day, Lucky comes to know that Laxmi is dead in a fire accident and due to which he will be compensated one crore rupees. This news also tries to fulfill Lucky's dream of getting married to Kaamna. But his dream gets hit by a big speed break and what happens next is what the entire film is all about.
Story (Abhay Kanwar and Shyam Goel), on overall basis has a B-grade turned Bollywood sort of screenplay (Shammi Chhabra), with wonderful situational comedy, which manages to hold the viewers' attention in the first instance. But largely due to despondent editing (Kuldip K Mehan) and overdose of double meaning sexual innuendos combined with vulgar expressions, director Shammi Chhabra abrades a novel script by converting it into an adult comedy. Hence, the exhaustive efficacy is dilapidated. The title of the movie too has consummately no pertinence to the film The whole treatment of the movie is frivolous where the females are either bathing in the water or fantasizing about their lovers or trying to seduce someone, to mention a few. Then there is uproarious Punjabi tone, which won't go with the non-Punjabi audience. There are many side tracks which should have been staved off. Genuinely, Sharadha Das singing English song scene is a laughathon, notably. Besides one or two comical scenes, the movie is absolutely an insult to the viewers' susceptibilities. The cinematography by Lenin Zevior has nothing worth mentioning about. The dialogues have been straightly pilfered by B-Grade adult comedies, turning a benign concept into stimulant trash. Music by Santokh Singh and lyrics by Sameer Anjaan are worthless except for the qawwali 'Haal Da Marham' (Singer: Santokh Singh, Kamaal Khan). Rest all the songs, 'Tumba' (Singer: Bhavya Pandit, Mika Singh), 'Kirpa Babe Di' (Singer: Labh Janjua), 'Dj Te Gulabo Nachdi' (Singer: Big Nikk, Santokh Singh, Sunidhi Chauhan) and 'Mein Nahi Rahna Tere Naal' (Singer: Sunidhi Chauhan) are fortuitous, do not go down with the film and are ineptly shot with almost all the characters dancing in lewd manner (Choreographer: Vishnu Deva). Nyandeo Paikro (Art Director) should feel remorseful. The Punjabis should take umbrage for their incongruous delineation. Even the gauche climax scene is utterly disgusting.
Eijaz Khan is the apt choice for his role. He is effectual throughout. Kulraj Randhawa looks photogenic and enacts her part very well. Well, it's shame to see such a talent in awful film like this. Shradha Das, the temptress and Madhavi Sharma ooze oomph. Ravi Kishan falls flat in his role. Sanjay Mishra as Sexydaas baba, has overdone his role with his double-meaning jokes, crap dialogues and vexatious expressions that includes Satya Sai baba's hairdo and yesteryears' villain Jeevan's unprecedented nasal twang and trademark dialogue delivery. Rana Jung Bahadur is wasted.
To sum up, the makers have literally shown a middle finger to the audiences in the film's poster itself. The film must have been cleared with an Adults-only certificate. So if you like 'B-Grade' sorts of films alike Grand Masti or Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum, followed by loud Punjabi backdrop, then you might savour this movie. But for the rest cinematic sensed viewers, this 'Lucky Kabootar' will make you unlucky sitting through the film. It is deplorable that the film comes from the house of Late Raj Kanwar, who once made hulking films for mass audience. Should be avoided at all cost. Films like this should not even get a pertinent release. A ham-fisted attempt!view less