Kismat Konnection

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Kismat Konnection
Kismatkonnection.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAziz Mirza
Produced byRamesh S. Taurani
Kumar S. Taurani
Screenplay bySanjay Chhel
Vibha Singh
Sai Kabir
Story byRahila Mirza
StarringShahid Kapoor
Vidya Balan
Juhi Chawla
Om Puri
Boman Irani
Karanvir Bohra
Vishal Malhotra
Satyanand Gaitonde
Narrated byShah Rukh Khan
Music bySongs:
Pritam
Sajid-Wajid
Background Score:
Sanjoy Chowdhury
CinematographyBinod Pradhan
Edited byAmitabh Shukla
Distributed byTips Music Films
UTV Motion Pictures
Release date
  • 18 July 2008 (2008-07-18)
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget27 crore[1]
Box office38 crore[2]

Kismat Konnection (Fate Connection) is an Indian Hindi romantic drama 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 guest appearance. 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.[3] The Film was declared a "flop" at the box office.

Kismat Konnection is a remake of the Hollywood film, Just My Luck which stars Lindsay Lohan and Chris Pine.[4][5]

Synopsis[edit]

In college Raj Malhotra (Shahid Kapoor) was numero uno. In academics, sports, dramatics and touted as the next cover of Time magazine. But four years after winning the best-student-of-the-year trophy from his architectural college, he's wondering why a brilliant architect like him, with designs to set the Canadian landscape on fire, is still struggling to find that One Big Chance to showcase his mettle. It's almost as though some negative kismat is following him around because whenever something good is about to happen, it seems doomed to fail. Why else would his alarm refuse to ring, his shower stop midway, his car refuses to start, just when he's in a tearing hurry to reach a crucial meeting on time? The end result is the same? The deal is dead or the client is dead! Desperate to fight this cussed kismat that's hell-bent on playing such mean tricks on him, Raj meets a quirky oracle, Hasina Bano Jaan (Juhi Chawla). She tells him that soon his stars will change his stars and make everything work in his favor; but for all this to happen, Raj has first to find his lucky charm and never let go of it. But she tells him no more, leaving Raj mystified, trying to figure out what this charm could be. Suddenly his life seems to be on the right track. He's managed to impress top builder Sanjeev Gill (Om Puri), into giving him a prestigious project? Priya is a tough-talking, tough-decision taking girl with a heart of gold. She is an idealist who is intent on making the world a better, more humane place and is quite willing to fight a lone battle for it. She is a doer who believes in action. Life for her is clearly colored in blacks and whites. Shades of grey have no role for her. She will give her all to her causes, her people and her love and expect nothing less in return. Raj even succeeds in persuading pretty Priya (Vidya Balan) that he's the Messiah who can save her beloved Community Center from destruction. And also opened her eyes to her philandering fiancé (Amit Verma). Raj even manages to thwart the evil designs of old-college-foe-turned-deadly-professional- enemy Dave Kataria (Karanvir Bohra). Does this mean that Raj has unwittingly discovered his lucky charm? Has lady luck finally decided to smile on him? Where will his new found kismet ultimately lead Raj? To the height of love or pinnacle of success? Only Kismat Konnection can tell?

Cast[edit]

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.[6] Actress Juhi Chawla played the role of a gypsy fortune-teller dressed in typical colorful bright attire.[6]


Critical reception[edit]

The film received an average rating of 3 out of 5 from the critics.[7] "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."[8]

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 10,120,000 (US$150,000).[citation needed] In the US, it collected 916,300 (US$13,000)[citation needed] by the second night of its release.

Soundtrack[edit]

Kismat Konnection
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedMay 2008 (2008-05)
GenreFilm soundtrack
Length45:26
LabelTips Music
ProducerRamesh S Taurani

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. According to the Indian trade website Box Office India, with around 10,00,000 units sold, this film's soundtrack album was the year's fifteenth highest-selling.[9]

# Song Singer(s) Duration
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://boxofficeindia.com/movie.php?movieid=194
  2. ^ https://boxofficeindia.com/movie.php?movieid=194
  3. ^ "Authentic and Up to date Release Dates of Bollywood Movies". Kismet Konnection releases on 18 July. Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 3 April 2008.
  4. ^ "Review: Kismat Konnection". https://www.hindustantimes.com/. 18 July 2008. Retrieved 25 April 2018. External link in |work= (help)
  5. ^ "Plot pivots on luck, proves unlucky -- Kismat Konnection". The Hindu. 1 August 2008. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  6. ^ a b "A gypsy role for Juhi Chalwa". Cast shoot for Kismet Konnection. Retrieved 3 April 2008.
  7. ^ Aggregated reviews from different sources
  8. ^ http://www.aol.in/bollywood-story/kismat-konnection-movie-review/2008071806529019000001
  9. ^ "Music Hits 2000–2009 (Figures in Units)". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 24 June 2010.

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