Kismat Konnection (Fate Connection) is an Indian Hindi romantic drama film directed by Aziz Mirza who previously directed films including Yes Boss (1997), Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (2000) and Chalte Chalte (2003). The film stars Shahid Kapoor and Vidya Balan in the lead roles with Juhi Chawla in a guest appearance. Shah Rukh Khan is the narrator. Produced by Ramesh S Taurani under the banner of Tips Industries, Kismat Konnection was released on 18 July 2008. The Film was declared a "Semi-Hit" at the box office.
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Aziz Mirza|
|Produced by||Ramesh S. Taurani|
Kumar S. Taurani
|Screenplay by||Sanjay Chhel|
|Story by||Rahila Mirza|
|Narrated by||Shah Rukh Khan|
|Edited by||Amitabh Shukla|
|Distributed by||Tips Music Films|
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In college Raj Malhotra (Shahid Kapoor) was numero uno. In academics, sports, dramatics and touted as the next cover of Time magazine. But four years after winning the best-student-of-the-year trophy from his architectural college, he's wondering why a brilliant architect like him, with designs to set the Canadian landscape on fire, is still struggling to find that One Big Chance to showcase his mettle. It's almost as though some negative kismat is following him around because whenever something good is about to happen, it seems doomed to fail. Why else would his alarm refuse to ring, his shower stop midway, his car refuses to start, just when he's in a tearing hurry to reach a crucial meeting on time? The end result is the same? The deal is dead or the client is dead! Desperate to fight this cussed kismat that's hell-bent on playing such mean tricks on him, Raj meets a quirky oracle, Hasina Bano Jaan (Juhi Chawla). She tells him that soon his stars will change his stars and make everything work in his favor; but for all this to happen, Raj has first to find his lucky charm and never let go of it. But she tells him no more, leaving Raj mystified, trying to figure out what this charm could be. Suddenly his life seems to be on the right track. He's managed to impress top builder Sanjeev Gill (Om Puri), into giving him a prestigious project? Priya is a tough-talking, tough-decision taking girl with a heart of gold. She is an idealist who is intent on making the world a better, more humane place and is quite willing to fight a lone battle for it. She is a doer who believes in action. Life for her is clearly colored in blacks and whites. Shades of grey have no role for her. She will give her all to her causes, her people and her love and expect nothing less in return. Raj even succeeds in persuading pretty Priya (Vidya Balan) that he's the Messiah who can save her beloved Community Center from destruction. And also opened her eyes to her philandering fiancé (Amit Verma). Raj even manages to thwart the evil designs of old-college-foe-turned-deadly-professional- enemy Dave Kataria (Karanvir Bohra). Does this mean that Raj has unwittingly discovered his lucky charm? Has lady luck finally decided to smile on him? Where will his new found kismet ultimately lead Raj? To the height of love or pinnacle of success? Only Kismat Konnection can tell?
- Shahid Kapoor as Raj Malhotra
- Vidya Balan as Priya
- Juhi Chawla as Haseena Bano Jaan (Guest Appearance)
- Om Puri as Sanjeev Gill
- Boman Irani as Priya's waving friend/Rajiv Batra
- Karanvir Bohra as Dev Kataria
- Vishal Malhotra as Hiten Patel
- Himani Shivpuri as Mrs. Manpreet Gill
- Hyder Ali
- Shehnaz Anand as Aditi
- Amit Varma as Karan
- Satyanand Gaitonde (Amarjeet) as Kabir
- Dimple Sharma as Rita
- Shah Rukh Khan as Narrator
Kismat Konnection (in other words "Connection of Fate") was previously titled Lucky Charm. Kapoor and Balan began shooting for the film in Toronto, Canada and later continued in Mumbai. Actress Juhi Chawla played the role of a gypsy fortune-teller dressed in typical colorful bright attire.
The film received an average rating of 3 out of 5 from the critics. "A simple romantic Kismat Konnection", "which could have been a good romantic comedy, but lack of good one liners, a bit lengthy second half, typical climax makes it fairly average." However Taran Adarsh gave the movie 3 out of 5 calling it a simple and sweet film. He also said the performances by Shahid and Vidya are done very neatly. Noyon Jyoti Parasara of AOL.in also rated it 3.5 out of 5 and said, "Overall, Kismat Konnection bears the stamp of typical Aziz Mirza film. It's not a great story or an extraordinary film. But it's a nice, cute and emotional movie."
The film registered a very good opening at the box office. The film was released in more than 600 screens worldwide including US, UK, Australia and the Middle East. In the Middle East, the film did a business of ₹10,120,000 (US$150,000). In the US, it collected ₹916,300 (US$13,000) by the second night of its release.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Producer||Ramesh S Taurani|
The music was composed by Pritam while lyrics had been written by Sayeed Quadri & Shabbir Ahmed. 'Soniye Ve' was composed by Sajid-Wajid. Remix songs were mixed by DJ Suketu & Aks. According to the Indian trade website Box Office India, with around 10,00,000 units sold, this film's soundtrack album was the year's fifteenth highest-selling.
|1||"Move Your Body Now"||Shaan, Akriti Kakkar & Hard Kaur||04:06|
|2||"Soniye Ve (Dhak Dhak)"||Sonu Nigam & Sunidhi Chauhan||04:06|
|3||"Is This Love"||Mohit Chauhan & Shreya Ghoshal||05:29|
|4||"Aye Paapi Aye"||Neeraj Shridhar||04:20|
|5||"Bakhuda Tumhi Ho"||Atif Aslam & Alka Yagnik||04:52|
|6||"Bakhuda Tumhi Ho - Remix"||Atif Aslam & Alka Yagnik||05:46|
|7||"Aye Paapita Aye - Remix"||Neeraj Shridhar||03:45|
|8||"Move Your Body Now - Remix"||Shaan, Adeel Chaudhry, Suhail Kaul, Hard Kaur & Akriti Kakkar||03:35|
|9||"Kahin Na Lage Mann - Remix"||Mohit Chauhan & Shreya Ghoshal||05:52|
|10||"Soniye Ve - Remix"||Sonu Nigam & Sunidhi Chauhan||03:58|
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