Kismat Konnection

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 Music Films, Kismat Konnection was released on 18 July 2008.[1] The Film was declared a "Semi-Hit" at the box office.

Kismat Konnection
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAziz Mirza
Produced byRamesh S. Taurani
Kumar S. Taurani
Screenplay bySanjay Chhel
Vibha Singh
Sai Kabir
Story byRahila Mirza
StarringShahid Kapoor
Vidya Balan
Vishal Malhotra
Juhi Chawla
Boman Irani
Om Puri
Karanvir Bohra
Satyanand Gaitonde
Narrated byShah Rukh Khan
Music bySongs:
Background Score:
Sanjoy Chowdhury
CinematographyBinod Pradhan
Edited byAmitabh Shukla
Distributed byUTV Motion Pictures
Release date
  • 18 July 2008 (2008-07-18)

Kismat Konnection is a remake of the Hollywood film, Just My Luck which stars Lindsay Lohan and Chris Pine.[2][3]


This is a story about an Architect Raj Malhotra (Shahid Kapoor). While he was a top student in his school and college days, he is not having much luck in finding work, clients or projects. All he does, seems to go wrong. Raj goes to a Romani people named Haseena Bano Jaan (Juhi Chawla). She advises him that his luck is not good and he needs a Good luck charm or a person who can change his life. Afterwards, Raj meets Priya (Vidya Balan), who is ready to help the citizens of a community by trying to save a Community center. Although they do not get along at first, Raj eventually realizes that Priya is his lucky charm. Priya ends up helping Raj through sticky situations and Raj eventually figures out that she is, in fact, changing his life. Knowing this, Raj lies to Priya by telling her that he will help her save the community center, but instead, he is trying to build a Shopping mall there so he can finally be recognized as an architect. He also falls in love with Priya and she too falls for him. However, when Priya finds out the truth about what Raj is trying to do, she becomes sad. To make up for his lie, Raj sells everything he has, not caring about his job. He proposes a plan to save the community center and ends up winning Priya's love and admiration.



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.[4] Actress Juhi Chawla played the role of a gypsy fortune-teller dressed in typical colorful bright attire.[4]

Critical receptionEdit

The film received an average rating of 3 out of 5 from the critics.[5] "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 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."[6]

Box officeEdit

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$140,000).[citation needed] In the US, it collected 916,300 (US$13,000)[citation needed] by the second night of its release.


Kismat Konnection
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedMay 2008 (2008-05)
GenreFilm soundtrack
LabelTips Music
ProducerRamesh S Taurani
Pritam chronology
Kismat Konnection
Singh Is Kinng
Sajid-Wajid chronology
Kismat Konnection

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.[7]

# Song Singer(s) Duration
1 "Move Your Body Now" Shaan, Akriti Kakkar & Hard Kaur 04:06
2 "Soniye Ve" Sonu Nigam & Sunidhi Chauhan 04:06
3 "Is This Love" Shreya Ghoshal & Mohit Chauhan 05:29
4 "Aai Paapi" 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 "Aai Paapi - 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 Laage Mann - Remix" Shreya Ghoshal & Mohit Chauhan 05:52
10 "Soniye Ve - Remix" Sonu Nigam & Sunidhi Chauhan 03:58


  1. ^ "Authentic and Up to date Release Dates of Bollywood Movies". Kismet Konnection releases on 18 July. Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 3 April 2008.
  2. ^ "Review: Kismat Konnection". 18 July 2008. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Plot pivots on luck, proves unlucky -- Kismat Konnection". The Hindu. 1 August 2008. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  4. ^ a b "A gypsy role for Juhi Chalwa". Cast shoot for Kismet Konnection. Retrieved 3 April 2008.
  5. ^ Aggregated reviews from different sources
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  7. ^ "Music Hits 2000–2009 (Figures in Units)". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 24 June 2010.

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