Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Aziz Mirza|
|Produced by||Ramesh S. Taurani
Kumar S. Taurani
|Screenplay by||Sanjay Chhel
|Story by||Rahila Mirza|
|Narrated by||Shah Rukh Khan|
|Edited by||Amitabh Shukla|
|Distributed by||Tips Music Films
UTV Motion Pictures
Kismat Konnection (English: Fate Connection) is an Indian film directed by Aziz Mirza who previously directed films including 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. Shah Rukh Khan is the narrator. Produced by Ramesh S Taurani under the banner of Tips Industries, Kismat Konnection was released on 18 July 2008.
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. Actress Juhi Chawla played the role of a gypsy fortune-teller dressed in typical colorful bright attire.
This is a story about an architect Raj Malhotra (Shahid Kapoor) who lives in Toronto, Canada. 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.
- Shahid Kapoor as Raj Malhotra
- Vidya Balan as Priya
- Juhi Chawla as Haseena Bano Jaan
- Om Puri as Sanjeev Gill
- Boman Irani as Priya's waving friend/Rajiv Batra
- Karanvir Bohra as Dev Kataria
- Vishal Malhotra as Hiten Patel
- Himani Shivpuri as Mrs. Manpreet Gill
- Hyder Ali
- Shehnaz Anand as Aditi
- Amit Varma as Karan
- Satyanand Gaitonde (Amarjeet) as Kabir
- Dimple Sharma as Rita
- Shah Rukh Khan as Narrator
The film received an average rating of 3 out of 5 from the critics. "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."
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 ₹10,120,000 (US$150,000). In the US, it collected ₹916,300 (US$14,000) by the second night of its release.
|Soundtrack album by Pritam|
|Producer||Ramesh S Taurani|
|1||"Move Your Body Now"||Shaan, Akriti Kakkar & Hard Kaur||04:06|
|2||"Soniye Ve (Dhak Dhak)"||Sonu Nigam & Sunidhi Chauhan||04:06|
|3||"Is This Love"||Mohit Chauhan & Shreya Ghoshal||05:29|
|4||"Aye Paapi 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 Chaudhry, 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|
- "Authentic and Up to date Release Dates of Bollywood Movies". Kismet Konnection releases on 18 July. Retrieved 2008-04-03.
- "A gypsy role for Juhi Chalwa". Cast shoot for Kismet Konnection. Retrieved 2008-04-03.
- Aggregated reviews from different sources