Luv Shuv Te Chicken Khurana: Review India 2012

Let this review be short and sweet. This is a film that has been made often enough. A small independent quirky entertainer.Like Do Dooni Chaar, Tum Milo To Sahi (2010) and the more recent English Vinglish etc. I wouldn’t put it up there with Udaan, Mumbai Express, Hazaaron Khwahishe, Oye Lucky, Khosla Ka Ghosla, Ishquiya, or even Ek Chaalis Ki Last Local, Manorama Six Feet Under. Not even Band Baaja and Baaraat really.  The humor in the movie is really base. A writer just told me the other day that you are really at a dead end as a writer if you have to resort to ‘tatti’ jokes. And this movie is filled with ‘kaccha’ and fart jokes.

A refreshing experience if the last film you watched was Rowdy Rathore perhaps. But just in case you watched ‘Offret’ by Tarkovsky, or Khandhar by Mrinal Sen then this would fall into the category of a really absurd and pointless movie.

We should always remember the genres, for sure, and definitely the context. And in its particular genre this movie is quite okay, is quirky, takes out some standard movie staples of bollywood cinema, and gives us a more real picture. And speaking about the context, yes, after Rowdy Rathore it can even be called courageous. But that is saying what, really.

The movie is produced by Ronnie Screwala, Siddharth Roy Kapur and Anurag Kashyap. This doesn’t really show. Some of their earlier independent-esque movies have had much better production values with meager amounts of money. Some of the actors are very good, and that is always a joy to watch irrespective of the films.

That’s it. Really.

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