Release date18 July 2008 (2008-07-18) WriterSanjay Chhel, Sai Kabir (screenplay), Ashish Kariya (dialogue), Rahila Mirza (story), Vibha Singh (screenplay) SongsAai Paapi (Tu Hai Meri Soniye) Similar moviesShahid Kapoor appears in Kismat Konnection and Chance Pe Dance
Kismat Konnection (English: 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.
This is a story about an architect Raj Malhotra (Shahid Kapoor) who lives in Toronto, Canada. 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 gypsy named Haseena Bano Jaan (Juhi Chawla). She advises him that his luck is not good and he needs a lucky 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 very upset and hurt. 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. After Priya and Raj finally get together, Raj's life changes and he becomes prosperous.
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
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.
Kismat Konnection is a remake of the Hollywood film, Just My Luck which stars Lindsay Lohan and Chris Pine.
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$160,000). In the US, it collected ₹916,300 (US$14,000) by the second night of its release.
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.