Beth Loves Bollywood's favorite movie of 2008: Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!
Stupid time change has me too groggy to write it up at 9:30 on a work night, but I can't go to sleep without saying how much I loved this, every single part of it, the performances, the dialogs, the style, the characters, the music, all of it. Rough first impression: this is what would happen if Wes Anderson (and Mark Mothersbaugh) took a crack at Bunty aur Babli, this sweet, cheerful, fame-loving thief and his friends, foes, and victims treated gently and allowed to think and to smile.
Plus Archana Puran Singh, who makes anything better!
(And okay, yeah, fine, technically I've only seen seven other films that came out in 2008, but it's pretty hard to imagine any of them could top this. Though I'm still looking forward to Dostana, Fashion, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, Welcome to Sajjanpur, and Dasvidanya.)
I'm sorry, I haven't been tracking - I assume you watched this with subtitles? Are the subtitles good?
I ask as a friend who doesn't know Hindi wants to watch this and I wasn't sure how good the subtitles were - our theatre didn't have them.
Me too, looking fwd 2 review cause very few have reviewed this (maybe because of Mumbai tragedy a day b4 its release)
I liked this movie too and recommended it to Memsaab.
This would be a Robin Hood story, if Robin Hood had robbed just so he could have shiny bikes and cars for himself. I might could have cared about "Super-Chor" if Abhay Deol expressed anything but a blank, bemused facial expression throughout the film. If would have also helped to have any songs besides Hindi hip-hop detailing his every (shallow) thought.
There are a lot of 2008 films I haven't seen yet either, but I would say Welcome to Sajjanpur, U Me Aur Hum, and Jaane Tu are all infinitely better than Oye Lucky in my opinion.
Bitterlemons - My DVD (from netflix) had good English subtitles!