Lucky: No Time for Love

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Lucky: No Time for Love
Directed byRadhika Rao
Vinay Sapru
Written byRadhika Rao
Milap Zaveri
Produced bySohail Khan
Bhushan Kumar
Krishan Kumar Dua
StarringMithun Chakraborty
Salman Khan
Sneha Ullal
CinematographySudeep Chatterjee
Edited bySanjay Sankla
Music bySongs:
Adnan Sami
Background Score:
Monty Sharma
Distributed bySohail Khan Productions
T-Series Films
Release date
  • 8 April 2005 (2005-04-08)
Running time
132 minutes
Budget14 crore[1]
Box office27.81 crore[1]

Lucky: No Time For Love, shortly known as Lucky is a 2005 Indian Hindi-language romance film depicting the story of two lovers in war-torn Russia written and directed by Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru.[2] The film stars Salman Khan and Sneha Ullal.


Lucky Negi is the daughter of Mr. Negi who works for Mr. Sekhri, the Indian Ambassador to Russia who has a son named Aditya. Lucky is a quiet, yet studious girl and lives with her parents as well as younger sister.

One day, while going to school, Lucky's bicycle tire goes flat and she ends up being the victim of an attempted rape by a young Russian. She manages to escape and hides in a parked car while the rapist is chased away by the car's owner, Aditya. Unaware of his "cargo", Aditya drives the car to meet his father until he is stopped at a check-post. That's when he discovers Lucky sitting in the back seat. During the checking, a terrorist attack occurs and utter chaos ensues. Aditya and Lucky manage to escape and hide in an isolated graveyard. Meanwhile, Sekhri and Negi recruit a private investigator, retired Colonel Pindi Das Kapoor, to locate their children. Just as Colonel Kapoor finds the graveyard, Aditya is forced to leave with Lucky when she accidentally drinks water poisoned by the terrorists. Aditya then manages to persuade a local doctor to take him and Lucky in, where she receives treatment. When the two eventually leave the doctor under pressing circumstances, a series of events ensues as they struggle to return to their families. Aditya and Lucky soon fall in love and are finally found by the Colonel, upon which they reunite with their families and get ready to fly back to India. Upon reaching the airport, the Colonel promises to return Aditya's car to him by ship, while Aditya and Lucky bid farewell to Russia and the Colonel.



Lucky: No Time for Love
Soundtrack album by
Released4 February 2005
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Adnan Sami chronology
Lucky: No Time for Love

The original songs are composed by Adnan Sami and lyrics for the songs are written by Sameer.[5] According to the Indian trade website Box Office India, with around 18,00,000 units sold, this film's soundtrack album was one of the top 5 highest selling Bollywood soundtrack of the year. It's soundtrack is one of the highest sellers of 2005 in India. [6]

List of songs and singers:

Track listing
1."Jaan Meri Ja Rahi Sanam"Anuradha Paudwal & Udit Narayan05:44
2."Sun Zara"Sonu Nigam06:06
3."Lucky Lips"Asha Bhosle05:12
4."Chori Chori"Alka Yagnik & Sonu Nigam05:24
5."Shayad Yahi To Pyar Hai"Lata Mangeshkar & Adnan Sami06:27
6."Lucky Lips (Bolshoi Mix)"Asha Bhosle03:15
7."Hum Deewane"Anuradha Paudwal & Sonu Nigam05:04
8."Sun Zara (The Lubov Mix)"Adnan Sami03:42
9."Chori Chori (Remix)"Sonu Nigam & Alka Yagnik05:15
Total length:47:46

Release and reception[edit]

The film was released on 8 April 2005. The film grossed 27.81 crore against a 14 crore production budget.[1] called the box office performance of the film "Above average", writing, "Salman Khan's Lucky: No Time For Love saw one of the best openings this year -- almost 100 percent collections in the initial days. The film is well on its way to becoming a sizeble hit despite the cricket season, which seems to have become a nightmare for the Bollywood box-office."[7]

Anupama Chopra of India Today wrote "There are languorously lovely shots of the snowy wasteland, St Petersburg and Russian religious iconography. Adnan Sami's compositions are refreshingly melodious. The leads work nicely - Salman Khan's irreverent charm helps camouflage his cradle-snatching. Unfortunately, none of this can salvage the second half, in which the passion and plot seem to peter out. The lovers spend most of their time battling bullets, nasty rebels and the unrelenting winter."[8] Manish Gajjar of wrote, "Music by Adnan Sami forms the highlight of the movie. Songs like Jaan Meri Ja Rahi Sanam, Sun Zara, Lucky Lips, Shayad Yehi To Pyaar Hai and Chori Chori are all well worth listening to. Praise also goes to Sudeep Chatterjee for his award winning cinematography of Russia. So for the above positive reasons, Lucky is a film well worth seeing."[9] Raja Sen of wrote "The second half of the film is, for the most part, a letdown, as our tragically trapped couple plod through all the predictable Hindi film pitfalls, with the script suddenly dragging, scarred by great dollops of melodrama."[10]


  1. ^ a b c "Lucky: No Time for Love – Movie". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 20 September 2022. Retrieved 18 September 2022.
  2. ^ Dubey, Rachana (9 March 2022). "Vinay Sapru: It's disturbing to think that Radhika and I depicted something in our movie which came true several years later - Times of India". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 30 July 2022. Retrieved 30 July 2022.
  3. ^ N, Patcy (7 April 2005). "Meet Salman's lucky heroine!". Archived from the original on 24 April 2023. Retrieved 24 April 2023.
  4. ^ Lalwani, Vickey (21 October 2020). "#HowIMadeIt: "I was supposed to do Sneha Ullal's role in 'Lucky: No Time For Love' and gave 9 auditions for 'Secret Superstar'," says Meher Vij". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 21 October 2020. Retrieved 24 April 2020. I was supposed to do Sneha Ullal's role but later I was told that they had cast somebody else instead
  5. ^ "Lucky - No Time For Love | T-Series". T-Series. 8 April 2005. Archived from the original on 24 April 2023. Retrieved 24 April 2023.
  6. ^ "Music Hits 2000–2009 (Figures in Units)". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 15 February 2008.
  7. ^ "Bollywood box-office report". 12 April 2005. Archived from the original on 24 April 2023. Retrieved 24 April 2023.
  8. ^ Chopra, Anupama (25 April 2005). "Film review of 'Lucky: No Time For Love' starring Salman Khan, Sneha Ullal". India Today. New Delhi: Living Media India. Archived from the original on 9 February 2023.
  9. ^ Gajjar, Manish (8 April 2005). "BBC - Shropshire - Bollywood - Lucky -No time For Love". Archived from the original on 24 April 2023. Retrieved 24 April 2023.
  10. ^ Sen, Raja (8 April 2005). "Ash Lite's better than the real thing!". Archived from the original on 30 July 2022. Retrieved 30 July 2022.

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