Movie Review: Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana (2012)

Users Rating: [ratings] ★★★☆☆
Box Office: Flop

One plate Chicken Khurana coming up. Everyone’s welcome to dig in. Pure vegetarians, hard-core non-veggies and others. Because, this dish is more a slice of life, than a chicken drumstick, really. So bite into it (with a pinch of salt, of course). A decade after fleeing to the Punjus’ very own phoren land, UK, Omi Khurana (Kunal Kapoor) returns home to Lalton village, Punjab, only for selfish reasons.

A UK gangster wants his ‘pound’ of flesh (Omi owes him big moolah) and the only way to ‘chicken’ out of this mess is to run home to the rest of the Khuranas (he ‘makes no bones’ about being a good-for-nothing, loser). His homecoming is met with mixed reactions, while some are overwhelmed, like cousin Jeet (Rahul Bagga) and maa-like-chachi, the rest like the curious chachu and bhooka Titu Mama (Rajesh Sharma) don’t break into a bhangra routine immediately.The head-of-the-house, Daarji (Vinod Nagpal), has lost his memory, and with it the family has lost its biggest secret – his trademark Chicken Khurana recipe, which was the hottest item on their dhaba menu. Everyone remembers the taste, but no one has cracked the secret ingredient. Hungry for more, read on.

Omi’s plan to swindle money off his family goes kaput, and in the meanwhile luv-shuv steams with doctorani Harman (Huma Qureshi), and with zero culinary skills he’s on a new mission to rediscover the lost recipe, reopen the family dhaba, and reawaken his other senses (of love and life). A lot of interesting characters blend into this mix: a half-crack Mama (Rajesh Sharma) who lives to eat ‘Chicken Khurana’ once again, Jeet who’s spineless and confused, Daarji who believes that a kala kaua is his long-gone dead wife, and the as-holy-as-hep, buaji (Dolly Ahluwalia)who preaches and ‘pots’ with as much gusto.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
3.5 “LUV SHUV TEY CHICKEN KHURANA is a joyride from start to end.”
3.5 “So go and chakh loh, your taste buds will slurp it up. Swear on the wishbone!”
Times Of India
3.5 “Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana is a lovely story, with plenty of Punjab ka tadka.”
3.5 “Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana is just the kind of cinematic repast that those might have lost their appetite for Bollywood comedies could do with.”
NDTV Movies
3.5 “It’s a delicious mix of love, humour and romance— all folded in a unique story. Go grab a bite!”
3.5 “This is a movie on a typically dysfunctional family, a genre of its own, which has produced some of the sweetest funny films worldwide.”
Daily BHaskar
3.0 “Watch Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana for some real Punjabi fun, laughs and touching moments.”
3.0 “Go; get a taste of this dish. It is worth savoring!”
3.0 “Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana is worth a watch for sure.”
3.0 “Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana is a delectable feast if you ignore the minor flaws. It has a lot of humour and massive contagious Punjabiyat! “
3.0 “Lt’s a light-hearted drama that leaves you with a smile, but in the week of Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro and Skyfall, LSTCK is at best a good third choice.”
DNA India
Average Reviews
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Watch it for the super talented cast as they manage to give a spicy tadka to an otherwise bland film.”
Zee News


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