Movie Review: Love Sex Aur Dhokha (2010)

Users Rating: [ratings] ★★★½☆
Box Office: Avg.

love-sexBe forewarned…

* LOVE SEX AUR DHOKHA is not the archetypal/mundane/formulaic stuff that one has grown watching.

* LOVE SEX AUR DHOKHA is not for the faint-hearted.

* LOVE SEX AUR DHOKHA is not for the orthodox/conformists/moral watchdogs of society.

First things first! It’s not another version of Steven Soderbergh’s SEX, LIES, & VIDEOTAPE [1989], as widely rumoured. Now let me hit the nail on the head. Don’t expect the expected from Dibakar Banerjee. LOVE SEX AUR DHOKHA, helmed by the director of KHOSLA KA GHOSLA and OYE LUCKY! LUCKY OYE!, is a complete departure from what we have witnessed so far. It talks of voyeurism [it has been divided into three stories, each focussing on different plots pertaining to voyeurism]. It is brave. It is scandalous. Most importantly, it is path-breaking. You will either love it or loathe it.


Story I: In a film institute in North India, a student gears up for his diploma film. With an amateur small-town cast, Rahul starts filming a love story and eventually falls in love with his heroine Shruti. They elope, get married and dream of a blissful future.

Story II: Adarsh installs security cameras in a small, upcoming 24-hour department store. In desperate need of cash to clear off his debts, Adarsh hits upon the idea of making a porn clip through the security cameras in the shop. The victim? Rashmi, who works in the store.

Story III: Prabhat – a sting journalist – attempts a series of failed suicides. He meets Naina, who is also trying to commit suicide. She had been promised a music video by Loki Local, a Hip Hop pop star. She slept with him for the same, but the video finally went to a Russian blonde. Prabhat and Naina decide to do a sting operation.


Good Reviews  |  
Positive Reviews
4.5 “triumphantly fierce, funny, moving and innovative…it is the most fascinating and provocative product that Bollywood has doled out in years”
4.5 “LSD has many more such gems that call for reviewing for better appreciation.”
4.0 “It real and it’s scary.Very scary.LSD is not for the faint-hearted”
4.0 “original, innovative and ground-breaking cinema, which will shock and provoke you”
3.5 “beyond run-of-the-mill “
Times Of India
3.5 “Savor these stories told in a distinct edgy, kitschy style”
3.0 “not for the faint hearted as it will shock you with its candid confessions on loose morals in our prudish society”
Zee News
3.0 “An audacious attempt”
Real Bollywood
3.0 “The film is unpretentious and very real”
IBN Live


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