Maverick filmmaker and screenwriter, Zoya Akhtar, is geared up with her upcoming Gully Boy. The movie depicts the struggle of an aspiring rapper, played by Ranveer Singh, of Mumbai. Though just three films old, the director has carved a niche in Bollywood with her style of story-telling and unconventional offerings.
After being part of the cults like Dil Chahta Hai and Lakshya as an assistant director, Zoya Akhtar made her directorial debut a decade ago with Luck By Chance (2009).
The film was about a journey of an actor to become a movie star. Zoya’s crisply written debut exposed Bollywood with all its manipulations, double-standards, glamour, quirks, cliches, shallowness, superstitions, struggles, clannish mentality and ever-changing priorities acting as a way of life. Although a lot of movies have been made on the dark side of the industry, the refreshing and subtle treatment is something that makes Luck By Chance stand out. Unfortunately, it failed in number games as it just managed a lifetime collection of about 13 crores.
Just like Farhan Akhtar’s Dil Chahta Hai, Zoya’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (ZNMD) could be described as a timeless classic. ZNMD narrates the story of three friends, who set off to Spain for a bachelor trip. Through the course of their journey, the movie unfolds various philosophies of life. With a dash of sensible humour and some terrific poetic monologues by Farhan Akhtar, ZNMD celebrated the friendship like never before. The urban-drama made a decent business of 90 crores at the box office.
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