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Lucky (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama | 20 July 2012 (South Africa)
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A 10-year-old South African orphan leaves his Zulu village to make his own life in the city... only to find no one will help him, except a formidable Indian woman.

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Avie Luthra

Writers:

Avie Luthra (story), Avie Luthra (screenplay)
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Sihle Dlamini Sihle Dlamini ... Lucky Ntlantla
Jayashree Basavaraj Jayashree Basavaraj ... Padma (as Jayashree Basavra)
James Ngcobo James Ngcobo ... Jabulani
Vusi Kunene Vusi Kunene ... Dumisani
Brenda Ngxoli Brenda Ngxoli ... Lindiwe
Magdaline le Roux Magdaline le Roux ... Nellie
Mary Twala Mary Twala ... Dudu
Mduduzi Mabaso Mduduzi Mabaso ... Bongile
Jabu Tshabalala Jabu Tshabalala ... Sindile
Kavitha Siverpersad Kavitha Siverpersad ... Waitress
Yule Masiteng Yule Masiteng ... Village elder
Ronnie Nyakale Ronnie Nyakale ... Moli
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A 10-year-old South African orphan leaves his Zulu village to make his own life in the city... only to find no one will help him, except a formidable Indian woman.

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Sometimes luck has to be found.

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Drama

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South Africa

Language:

Zulu | English | Hindi

Release Date:

20 July 2012 (South Africa) See more »

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South Africa

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Jayashree Basavaraj won Best Actress award at Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2011. See more »

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Difficult to Watch
18 June 2016 | by steven98664See all my reviews

This story of a little boy, abandoned, left alone is hard to watch.

The ups and downs of humane actions on his behalf drives the plot. We think he is saved, but he is not. We feel inspired, then not. The flip flop of emotion is constant. So is the persistence of this little boy. He just never gives up!

I feel inspired by the boy. If you get your kids to watch this, they'd probably learn a lot, but with the subtitles and small amount of English language its probably hard for kids to watch.

One thing that is somewhat hard to believe, is the folks driving the boy all over the country at all hours. I find it inspiring, but unbelievable.

The real conditions of the world are shown. The shack, the apartments, and all.

I also found it very interesting how the grandma got custody to take care of the boy gathering a pension of sorts for it. Unbelievable!


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