Movie Review: Love, Sex Aur Dhokha (LSD)….It's different!
He’s back….the man who gave us ‘Khosla Ka Ghosla’ and ‘Oye Lucky Lucky Oye’….Dibakar Bannerjee now brings ‘Love, Sex aur Dhokha’. There’s one thing that’s clear – when you watch a Dibakar Bannerjee movie – it has to be truly HATKE…not only in terms of storyline but almost every aspect of filmmaking!
LSD takes India cinema one step ahead, not by telling a bold and a stark story but for the hand-held camera style of filmmaking which was first seen in Blaire Witch project and more recently in the amazing horror flick Paranormal Activity.
The story has 3 subplots. The first has a final year college student Rahul (Anshuman) planning his diploma film which is more of a DDLJ spoof. Through the filming process he falls in love with the heroine of his film (Shruti) with whom he gets married.
The second is of a store manager Adarsh (Raj Kumar Yadav) who tries to woo the store salesgirl Rashmi (Neha Chauhan) and capture his sexual act on the store security camera. The third has a defeated and desperate for work journalist Prabhat (Amit Sial) who rescues a girl called Mrignaina (Arya Devdutta) from her suicide attempt and post that plans a sting operation against the country’s top pop star Loki Local (Herry Tangri).
When you watch the stories, they are good as a standalone but the way these stories have been correlated is beautiful!
Dibakar Bannerjee shows his versatility as a director with different subjects and some real good characterization. I just love the way he adds the ‘Dilli masala’ in his movies 🙂
The cast is entirely new and that acts in favor of the movie. A known face would have made it difficult to relate to the story. Each member seems to be perfect in their roles and performs brilliantly. Great choice of actors! My favorite character – Loki Local!
On the whole, LSD is a low budget experimental film which should click with people looking for ‘good cinema’. It is a brilliantly made and an entertaining film.
Final Word – Love Sex Aur Dhokha has aur bahut kuch on offer….don’t miss it!
My Rating – 4/5
Like the article? Please share on your social network. 🙂