Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!

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What follows may have been true.

From the inner city ghetto of West Delhi, Lucky, a gawky 15-year-old lower middle class Sikh kid, rises to become one of the most wanted master thieves of India with tens of millions worth loot, 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. He is a keen observer of the world around him from his immediate surroundings his friends, dropouts, delinquents, petty criminals to the world he aspires to – the nouveau riche - private school kids, shining cars with power windows, and pretty girls from posh neighbourhoods who seem forever inaccessible – they all add to his store of knowledge.

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 tens of 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.

Director: Dibakar Banerjee
Studio: UTV Motion Pictures
Producer(s): Ronnie Screwvala
Cast: Abhay Deol, Paresh Rawal, Neetu Chandra
Writer(s): Dibakar Banerjee, Urmi Juvekar
Official Site: http://www.oyelucky.com

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