Gaining publicity for being Kamal's daughter Shruti's debut more than anything else, Luck is another in the line of Hindi movies(like Dus, Dhoom, etc.) that try to cover up their silly plot with slick filmmaking. Sanjay Dutt plays a man who organizes an annual human betting game where winning means staying alive at the end and one's luck decides if one is a winner. He gets together people proven to be inordinately lucky and this year, its Imran Khan(who needs the money to get an illegal visa to go to the US), Shruti Hassan, Mithun Chakraborthy(an armyman who needs the money for his wife's operation), Ravi Kissen(a serial killer who is now free because the rope broke when he being hanged!), Chitrashi Rawat(a camel racer in Pakistan) and a bunch of anonymous foreigners. After the obligatory character exposition showing what led the protagonists to this game, the movie proceeds to the contests. These are the film's highpoints. There is not much suspense about who will still be living at the end but the combination of quick editing and the high-energy background score make the sequences interesting. But the movie inexplicably abandons this concept of a 'competition based on luck' and pits Imran, Mithun and Shruti against the rest of the gang in the ridiculous climax. With random gunfire, exploding trucks and people outrunning huge fireballs, it is both silly and pointless. The film then tops it off with a 'medical miracle' which probably came out of the same medical dictionary used by Kamal as reference for the cancer-curing bullet in Dasaavathaaram! Imran struggles as action hero and looks a lot less natural compared to his performance in JNYJN. Shruti looks great but has quite a long way to go to match her dad even in his first few movies.
Luck starts off in an interesting fashion but has us cursing our luck by the time it ends.