Kismat Konnection

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Kismat Konnection
Kismatkonnection.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Aziz Mirza
Produced by Ramesh S. Taurani
Kumar S. Taurani
Screenplay by Sanjay Chhel
Vibha Singh
Sai Kabir
Story by Rahila Mirza
Starring Juhi Chawla
Shahid Kapoor
Vidya Balan
Om Puri
Boman Irani
Karanvir Bohra
Narrated by Shahrukh Khan
Music by Pritam
Sajid-Wajid
Cinematography Binod Pradhan
Edited by Amitabh Shukla
Distributed by Tips Music Films
UTV Motion Pictures
Release date(s)
  • 18 July 2008 (2008-07-18)
Country India
Language Hindi

Kismat Konnection (English: Fate Connection) is an Bollywood film directed by Aziz Mirza who previously directed films like Yes Boss (1997), Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (2000) and Chalte Chalte (2003). The film stars Shahid Kapoor and Vidya Balan in the lead roles with Juhi Chawla in a supporting role. Shahrukh Khan is the narrator. Produced by Ramesh S Taurani under the banner of Tips Industries, Kismat Konnection was released on 18 July 2008.[1]

Production[edit]

Kismat Konnection (in other words "Connection of Fate") was previously titled Lucky Charm. Kapoor and Balan began shooting for the film in Toronto, Canada and later continued in Mumbai.[2] Actress Juhi Chawla played the role of a gypsy fortune-teller dressed in typical colorful bright attire.[2]

Kismat Konnection is a remake of the Hollywood film, Just My Luck which stars Lindsay Lohan and Chris Pine.

Synopsis[edit]

This is a story about an architect Raj Malhotra (Shahid Kapoor). While he was a top student in his school and college days, he is not having much luck in finding work, clients or projects. All he does, seems to go wrong. Raj goes to a gypsy named Haseena Bano Jaan (Juhi Chawla). She advises him that his luck is not good and he needs a lucky charm or a person who can change his life. Afterwards, Raj meets Priya (Vidya Balan), who is ready to help the citizens of a community by trying to save a community center. Although they do not get along at first, Raj eventually realizes that Priya is his lucky charm. Priya ends up helping Raj through sticky situations and Raj eventually figures out that she is, in fact, changing his life. Knowing this, Raj lies to Priya by telling her that he will help her save the community center, but instead, he is trying to build a shopping mall there so he can finally be recognized as an architect. He also falls in love with Priya and she too falls for him. However, when Priya finds out the truth about what Raj is trying to do, she becomes very upset and hurt. To make up for his lie, Raj sells everything he has, not caring about his job. He proposes a plan to save the community center and ends up winning Priya's love and admiration. After Priya and Raj finally get together, Raj's life changes and he becomes prosperous.

Cast[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

The film received an average rating of 3 out of 5 from the critics.[3] "A simple romantic Kismat Konnection", "which could have been a good romantic comedy, but lack of good one liners, a bit lengthy second half, typical climax makes it fairly average." However Taran Adarsh gave the movie 3 out of 5 calling it a simple and sweet film. He also said the performances by Shahid and Vidya are done very neatly. Noyon Jyoti Parasara of AOL.in also rated it 3.5 out of 5 and said, "Overall, Kismat Konnection bears the stamp of typical Aziz Mirza film. It's not a great story or an extraordinary film. But it's a nice, cute and emotional movie."[4]

Box office[edit]

The film registered a very good opening at the Box office. The film was released in more than 600 screens worldwide including US, UK, Australia and the Middle East. In the Middle East, the film did a business of INR10120000 (US$170,000).[citation needed] In the US, it collected INR916300 (US$15,000)[citation needed] by the second night of its release.

Soundtrack[edit]

Kismat Konnection
Soundtrack album by Pritam
Released May 2008 (2008-05)
Genre Film soundtrack
Length 45:26
Label Tips Music
Producer Ramesh S Taurani
Pritam chronology
Jannat (film)
(2008)
Kismat Konnection
(2008)
Singh Is Kinng
(2008)

The music was composed by Pritam while lyrics had been written by Sayeed Quadri & Shabbir Ahmed. 'Soniye Ve' was composed by Sajid-Wajid. Remix songs were mixed by DJ Suketu & Aks.

# Song Singer(s) Duration
1 "Move Your Body Now" Shaan, Adeel Chaudhry,[5] Akriti Kakkar & Hard Kaur 04:06
2 "Soniye Ve (Dhak Dhak)" Sonu Nigam & Sunidhi Chauhan 04:06
3 "Kahin Na Lage Mann" Mohit Chauhan & Shreya Ghoshal 05:29
4 "Aye Paapita Aye" Neeraj Shridhar 04:20
5 "Bakhuda Tumhi Ho" Atif Aslam & Alka Yagnik 04:52
6 "Bakhuda Tumhi Ho - Remix" Atif Aslam & Alka Yagnik 05:46
7 "Aye Paapita Aye - Remix" Neeraj Shridhar 03:45
8 "Move Your Body Now - Remix" Shaan, Adeel, Suhail Kaul, Hard Kaur & Akriti Kakkar 03:35
9 "Kahin Na Lage Mann - Remix" Mohit Chauhan & Shreya Ghoshal 05:52
10 "Soniye Ve - Remix" Sonu Nigam & Sunidhi Chauhan 03:58

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