Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008)
  • Rate: 7.8/10 total 3,149 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Crime | Drama
  • Release Date: 28 November 2008 (India)
  • Filming Location: Delhi, India
  • Gross: $80,037(USA)(7 December 2008)
  • Director: Dibakar Banerjee
  • Stars: Abhay Deol, Paresh Rawal and Neetu Chandra
  • Original Music By: Dhruv Dhalla (background score) Sneha Khanwalkar (music) (as Sneh Khanwalkar) 
  • Soundtrack: Tu Raja Ki Raj Dulari
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Media | Love | Friend | Escape | Betrayal

Writing Credits By:

  • Dibakar Banerjee (screenplay) &
  • Urmi Juvekar (screenplay)
  • Manu Rishi (dialogues)

Known Trivia

  • The film’s protagonist Lucky’s character is based on a real Delhi thief who was caught by police with 200 Sarees which he had stolen. The local media the presented him as ‘Superchor’ (Super Thief) and being inspired from that the film has a song ‘Superchor’.
  • All the songs in the movie are either Director ‘Dibakar Banarjee”s compositions or their lyrics, are written by him.
  • Almost all the songs have the word ‘Jugni’ in them. ‘Jugni’ is Punjabi for ‘My darling’.
  • Once in the film, Dolly boasts of her Canadian husband in front of Sonam. After a few weeks of the movie’s music release, a popular radio station ‘Radio Mantra’ broadcasted a commercial in which two woman are chatting and one of them is boasting about the Canadian home accessories brought by her husband. The song which plays in the commercial’s background is The film’s title track “Oye Lucky Lucky Oye”.
  • The name of the featured school is the same as the school which the director Dibakar Banherjee studied at as a teenager.

Plot: A burglar reflects on his life and loves; while the media speculates how he managed to pull off so many heists. Full summary » |  »

Story: Inspired by the incredible true story of Lucky Singh, an extremely charismatic and fearless confident man and thief who socialized with the rich, famous and influential of Delhi society and then proceeded to rob them blind. He was the bête noire of the police and had stolen millions by the time he was caught. A modern day Robin Hood with a twist, he robbed both the rich and the poor without prejudice. Nothing was too big nor was anything too insignificant to escape his attention. The film opens with his trial and charts his rise from the projects of crime ridden suburban Delhi to the very heart of the corridors of power. Along the way he makes lifelong friends, falls in love an manages to outwit the entire law and order machinery.Written by Anonymous  

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Produced By:

  • Siddharth Roy Kapur known as co-producer
  • Wasim Khan known as line producer: Freshwater Films
  • Deven Khote known as co-producer
  • Zarina Mehta known as co-producer
  • Ram Mirchandani known as associate producer
  • Neerja Narayanan known as supervising producer
  • Ronnie Screwvala known as producer
  • Priya Sreedharan known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Abhay Deol known as Lovinder 'Lucky' Singh
  • Paresh Rawal known as Lucky's father / Gogi Bhai / Dr. Handa
  • Neetu Chandra known as Sonal
  • Archana Puran Singh known as Mrs. Handa
  • Manu Rishi known as Bangali
  • Richa Chadda known as Dolly
  • Manjot Singh known as Young Lovinder 'Lucky' Singh
  • Anurag Arora known as Devender Singh
  • Amandeep Singh Bakshi known as Sippa
  • Chandan Anand known as Young Bangali
  • Rajendra Sethi known as Criminal Reporter
  • Rajeev Ailabadi known as Babul Awasthi
  • Nutan Surya known as Sonal's mother
  • Gurmeet Singh known as Lucky's older brother
  • Ramandeep known as Lucky's Bhabi
  • Nanki Singh known as Reema
  • Karmaditya known as Kanwal Nain
  • Mubbashir Khan known as Kuki
  • Surendra Bawara known as SHO at Confession
  • N. Behl known as Luthra aunty
  • Siddharath known as Rastogi
  • Rajiv Gaur known as Waiter at New Amar
  • Naresh Kumar known as Journalist informer
  • Pradeep Kuckreja known as Deepak Vij (as Pradeep Kukreja)
  • Ramneek Ghuman known as Kukreja
  • Rouble Raghuvanshi known as Pooja Luthra
  • Prerna Gulathi known as Sippa's wife
  • Charan Manpreet known as Dolly's NRI husband
  • Naresh Gosain known as Man with transistor
  • Bhanu Arora known as Robal
  • Pravin Kumar known as Sharma Cop
  • Gajendra Rathi known as Cop
  • Joginder Singh known as Cop
  • Ramesh Shrivastav known as Cop
  • Kalpana Kumar known as Lucky's mother
  • Pankaj known as Garage hand
  • Rakesh Gupta known as Cop at lockup
  • Sehebjot Singh known as Nanga Sardar at 19
  • Mohd. Gufran known as Nanga Sardar at 4
  • Amanjot Singh known as Lucky's older brother at 16
  • Okesh Tigrania known as Gogi Bhai's PA
  • Pal Chauhan known as Gogi Bhai's associate
  • Kumar Vijay known as Gogi Bhai's associate
  • Swati Bhudhwar known as Woman in the club
  • Ankit known as Hockey boy
  • Anu Sharma known as Maid servant with dog
  • Namrata Siviya known as Jogging girl
  • Tilak Joshi known as Guard at Chaddas
  • Kamlesh G. known as Chaiji
  • Bhawana Sharma known as Society lady
  • Manoj Bakshi known as Dr. Handa associate
  • Miss Jain known as Girl in the teddy bear
  • Rajeev Arora known as ACP
  • Ramesh Khanna known as Cop
  • Ashok Sharma known as Politician
  • Rajesh Kumar known as Typist at police station
  • Samarth Malhotra known as Informer outside archies
  • Faraz Haider known as Paanwala
  • Ashwini Kumar known as Boys on bike
  • Vikrant Kumar known as Boys on bike
  • Shashi Sharma known as Police commissioner
  • Muskan known as Female hotel executive
  • Sandhya known as Mrs. Deepak Vij
  • Kshitji Narang known as School kids outside Archies
  • Pallavi known as School kids outside Archies
  • Nishtha known as School kids outside Archies
  • Kabir Chaudhary known as School kids outside Archies
  • Karan Chabbra known as School kids outside Archies
  • Anu Kalra known as Families in the stash room
  • Shruti Shukla known as Families in the stash room
  • Harish Tamba known as Families in the stash room
  • Rajendra Bajaj known as Families in the stash room
  • Nitu Jhanjhi known as Families in the stash room
  • Vimal Uniyal known as Families in the stash room
  • Qazi Suhail Hassan known as Sippa's friends
  • Sahilv Sethi known as Sippa's friends
  • Ajay Kataria known as Sippa's friends
  • Shubham Dhingra known as Sippa's friends
  • Arnima Joshi known as Journalists
  • Aakshita Singh known as Journalists
  • Rajat Bhalla known as Journalists
  • Sanjeev Kumar known as Journalists
  • Rajvendar Tiwari known as Journalists
  • Sachin Kotoria known as Journalists
  • Sana known as Girls at the cafe
  • Karam Jeet known as Senior cop
  • S.M. Kesari known as Senior cop
  • Baldev Dojra known as Cops guarding Lucky
  • Amrish Kumar known as Cops guarding Lucky
  • Ashok Kumar known as Cop running after dog
  • Swapnil Joshi known as Parking attendant
  • Vijay Kumar Singh known as Balaiyan men at wedding
  • Mani Pratap known as Balaiyan men at wedding
  • Chetan Sharma known as Balaiyan men at wedding
  • Dushant Kumar known as Vallet
  • Rajiv Kanojia known as Colony guard
  • Rajinder Mehra known as Courier man
  • Ashish Sharma known as Man with Maruti
  • Sushil Tyagi known as Toyota owner
  • Neeraj Kumar known as Bouncer at disco
  • Narendra known as Shop attendant
  • Mohit Rastogi known as Boys fighting at parking
  • Manoj Kumar known as Man who sells to

..{tab=Supporting Department}Art Department:

  • Thukral Shiuli known as set dresser


Production Companies:

  • UTV Motion Pictures

Other Companies:

  • Indiatimes  print partner
  • Nine winds  media partners
  • Pioneer Advertising  outdoor partner
  • Pixion  post production
  • Spice  public relations
  • T-Series  music on


  • UTV Motion Pictures (2008) (worldwide) (theatrical)
  • NDTV Imagine (2010) (India) (TV)

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Special Effects:

  • Pixion

Visual Effects by:

  • Himanshu Gohil known as film scanning
  • Sohel Rodrigues known as online artist
  • Gaurvendra Singh known as digital compositor
  • Suchita Suryamurty known as production coordinator
  • Shamsher Walia known as digital intermediate line producer

Release Date:

  • India 28 November 2008
  • USA 28 November 2008 (limited)


Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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