‘Oye Lucky…’ to be screened at New York film event

June 4th, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS  

London, June 4 (IANS) Director Dibakar Banerjee’s “Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!” has been selected for screening at an event in New York that celebrates Indian films.
The event, starting Friday, is called The New India. All the screenings will take place at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

“I’m quite happy that my film is being screened in MoMA which is one of the top four art and culture museums in the world. Also because this is the second time. ‘Khosla Ka Ghosla’ was screened there in 2007 when the event was called Rising India,” Banerjee told IANS over phone from Mumbai.

Starring Abhay Deol, Neetu Chandra and Paresh Rawal, the film was a joyous, bumpy crime caper. It revolves around a lucky thief named Lucky (Abhay) who nonchalantly enters Delhi’s well-to-do homes, picks up television sets and sound systems, and walks out in broad daylight.

Banerjee said that he wasn’t aware that his film was selected.

“I did not even know that the film had been selected, Abhay (Deol) called me and congratulated me and that’s when I got to know. It feels nice that the film is being screened among other good works,” said the director who won’t be in New York to attend the screening.

“Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!” will be screened on June 8 as well as June 13.

Other Bollywood films that will be shown are Zoya Akhtar’s “Luck By Chance”, Neeraj Pandey’s “A Wednesday” and Nandita Das’s “Firaaq”.

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