Love, Sex aur Dhokha

21 Mar

Ok, So other than the Title (of course) there were two things which attracted my attention toward this movie.

First, this being directed by Dibakar Benerjee (Director of “Oye Lucky Lucky oye” and “Khosla ka ghosla”), I was expecting this movie to be different kind of entertainer.

Second the Producer of the Movie Ekta Kapoor, going against her “K” addiction by choosing such title which doesn’t even have a random spelling for numerology sake.

So, what the movie is all about ?

The movie consists of three vaguely interconnected stories, namely …

mehendi laga ke rakhna (LOVE) :-

A love story, inspired from the 90’s romantic movies. As the name of the story suggests the protagonist’s name is Rahul, a film school student making his graduation movie, who meets Shruti (actress in his movie ) and they fall in love. This whole story is shot with a regular shooting camera, which we usually see in marriages and all. The last scene of this story is pretty strong … it shook me to the core … it looks very much like lifted from cloverfield (the irony part to be precise), but cloverfield failed to leave such a mark.

Badnaam Shoharat (SEX) :-

This is actually the third chapter of the movie, but if we go buy the time line, it ends before the second one and fits well with the second part of the title too. This part is shot with the hidden cameras. The story is about Prabhat, a journalist specialist in sting operation who was failing to meet the demand of his TRP thirsty boss and an aspiring model Naina who’s been exploited by the casting couch. Both meets while trying to commit suicide, and decides to help each other, her by doing a sting operation on acts of Pop singer “lauki local”.

paap ki dukaan (DHOKA) :-

This again has two protagonists, Adarsh an underemployed MBA graduate and Rashmi a regular looking, night shift worker at a 24X7 supermarket. Adarsh starts interacting with Rashmi with the motive of getting a sex tape, so he can sell it off and pay back the money he borrowed from “the committee”. His love for rashmi kept changing his priorities from time to time, but he ends up taking advantage of her when she was very volatile and needed some one to comfort her. This part of the movie is all shot with CCTV cameras, which were maintained by Adarsh and his colleague who originally gave him the idea of making a Sex Scandal Tape.


The movies is less than 2 hours long, with no song disturbance as such. And the best part about the movie is the cinematography by Nikos Andritsakis other then the direction of Mr. Benerjee of course. The acting is very natural, and so are the stories. You can’t help but be part of it. You feel for the characters, you related to them …. and of course you cry for them too. Even after the movie is over you are left with the desperation to find more and more about them.

It’s one movie, I would rate higher than any multistarer, super entertainer big budget movies. Please please please go and watch this one in the cinema hall.

PS:- Don’t go for the movie expecting nudity. You’ll be disappointed.

PS:– The language is pretty strong, which adds to realness of the movie could be offending to some people though.

PS:— No, I am not getting paid by ekta kapoor for this review.

PS:—- pic courtesy: 1, 2, 3, 4.

13 Responses to “Love, Sex aur Dhokha”

  1. Cynosure March 21, 2010 at 11:53 am #

    nice description of the movie…..and don’t worry we believe you that you are not being bribed by the Queen of “K’s”… after this review…lets think whether we should go for it or not…..:P

  2. Bharat March 21, 2010 at 11:57 am #

    Thorough review man with all the pics n all.. Movie to maine kal dekh li, poster aaj dekha.. khatanaak hai! :LSD

  3. smiley March 21, 2010 at 3:47 pm #

    To me the second part was the better of the lot. The other two were only loosely knit around it. And the first one was downright bad, not just for the gory bit though. The gory bit was unnecessary and out of place.

    • Bharat March 21, 2010 at 5:55 pm #

      The gory bit was shocking but not out of place. You might not believe it, but it is still pretty commonplace in small towns across north India.

      For someone who beat up a guy just over a phone call (and there are plenty of ppl like that), only other way was to kill the guy and take the girl away, but then things like her coming forward etc. would’ve been a headache. If they left even the guy alive, then again the issue of him going to police etc. So, it was easier this way 🙂 .

  4. Debojit March 21, 2010 at 5:13 pm #

    Daring but nothing extraordinary.

  5. Pramathesh Borkotoky March 22, 2010 at 5:10 am #

    Sounds Interesting.

  6. Clarice giotti March 22, 2010 at 4:34 pm #

    I just finished reading your blogg and wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed it.

  7. deep March 24, 2010 at 9:23 am #

    looks like a thorough and a just review…
    well after reading..i think i will have to include this in my to be watched movies.. :O

  8. LaafatLife March 25, 2010 at 11:37 am #

    Nice review! Spot on!

  9. Ayesha July 2, 2010 at 4:09 am #

    The movie was different no doubt but made me depress like hell… 😐

  10. rashmiranjan ratha October 24, 2012 at 5:16 am #

    love,sex aur dhoka,so ladkio be take care urself.ajj kal kisi ke uper blv mat karna

  11. Tanveer Sunny July 26, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

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