10 Years of Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!: A Sympathetic Portrait of a Dysfunctional Superchor

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10 Years of Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!: A Sympathetic Portrait of a Dysfunctional Superchor

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

 

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n the opening scene of Dibakar Banerjee’s Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, an elaborate press conference – well, by Delhi Police standards – is underway. At the conference, we see “superchor” Lucky’s exploits through the years: A stream of stolen riches that include TV sets, music systems, family portraits, dust-laden figurines, alarm clocks, and even a dog. In a spot of unintended, but completely believable real-life comedy, a couple of women fight over a jewellery set and the hapless cops turn to Lucky to clear the air.

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