Love Sex Aur Dhoka - External Reviews

wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?) - Only for people who can stomach non-standard
quick review:

Each of the three stories has a newspaper story item quality about it and thus is as enchanting as that can get. But the novel way in which it is recorded and narrated is engrossing. But, be warned it is not your movie if you are the kind who takes offense easily or can't handle non-escapist cinema.



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40 reviewers have given Love Sex Aur Dhoka an average rating of 4.6/5.0 (?)

35 yays
1 nays
4 so-so

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Thumbs up by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ...orces you to think about whether there still exists any private life in this fast progressing technical world ... full review

Thumbs up by Roshni Mulchandani, Bolly Spice ...The best part about the film is the fact that none of the actors are well-known or known at all. ... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...LOVE SEX AUR DHOKHA is not an easy film to comprehend either.... full review

Thumbs up by The Narcissist, Cinemaa Online ...The strength of the movie lies in its understatedness. ... full review

Thumbs up by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...It’s a screenplay (by Dibakar and Kanu Behl) of sheer brilliance... full review

Thumbs up by Deepa Garimella, ...For the curious, sleaze is not part of LSD's visuals ... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, ...What is very smart is the way Banerjee weaves the lives of all three couples to make it one smart movie. ... full review

Thumbs up by Divya Solgama, ...Music is good, particularly the title track. Background music goes very well with the film.... full review

Thumbs up by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...It’s effectively a dogma film: my personal favourite genre. It owes its origins to a counter-cultural movement that started in Europe in the mid ’90s, largely in extreme response to the vanity, artificial scale, and popcorn fakeness of Hollywood blockbuster entertainment. ... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...In the end, Love, Sex aur Dhokha is consistently gripping, although the third story strikes me as a tad contrived.... full review

Thumbs up by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ... It's structured well, almost like an anatomy of voyeurism in India.... full review

Thumbs up by Mihir Fadnavis, ...There's something oddly humorous (if not inherently sad) when the desi youngsters are able to score more points filming attractive females than the grown-ups themselves.... full review

Thumbs up by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ... despite all these global references, Love Sex aur Dhokha is absolutely original in its content and can’t be remotely inspired by any of these recently released titles.... full review

Thumbs up by Kshitij Mehta, J.A.M ...The cinematography by Nikos Andritsakis is interesting. While there are portions that get a little jarring, the digital format makes an interesting watch.... full review

Thumbs up by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...Banerjee has shot the film in the digital format—no other format could have created its look. ... full review

Thumbs up by Sarita Tanwar, MiD DAY ...The screenplay is the cleverest in recent years where the film ends, it could well begin again. ... full review

Thumbs up by Sid, More Than Films ...The dialogues and interactions between the characters are painfully real.... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...It provokes, yes, but more than that, it unveils the hypocrisy of Indian middle class morality and rips it apart, as it takes us through every possible sex scandal that has assailed Indian society in the last few years.... full review

Thumbs up by Darshit, Movies Music and Me ...not a thriller but there are scenes which shakes you. And the sleek editing complements the brilliant screenplay. ... full review

Thumbs up by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...This isn’t an easy film to watch. Since we’re supposedly watching second-hand footage, it’s deliberately clumsy, unfinished and un-cinematic... full review

Thumbs up by Jahan Bakshi, Now ...Yet, despite the nature of the subject matter and its huge potential for cheap thrills, the makers never toy around with silly gimmicks to grab attention... full review

Thumbs up by Sujoy, ...A heart-warming tribute to the YashRaj [ Adarniya Adi Chopra Sir!] school of filmmaking deserves nothing less than a big round of applause... full review

Thumbs up by Padmaja Thakore, Passion for Cinema ...This triple-treat of reality cinema is not just a casual framing to tell three random stories, for it deliberately pulls the audience within its frame of reference... full review

Thumbs up by ~UH~, Passion for Cinema ...Aftertaste. That’s where some cinema affects the audience and matures them slowly. One movie at a time. You get out of the theatre, light a smoke and think about the movie. ... full review

Thumbs up by Harmanpreet Kaur, Picture Start ...But is truth stranger than fiction? And how far is the ‘reality’ shown on television really real? That is the underlying message for me in LSD.... full review

Thumbs up by Great Bong, Random Thoughts of a Demented Mind ...LSD is original because it is able to capture small moments of love, horror, indecision, conflict, lust, rage and true evil brilliantly in a manner rarely seen in Hindi movies, with the technique and stylistic flourishes rarely overwhelming the content.... full review

Thumbs up by Sampurn, real bollywoood ...The music video number during the end rolling credits has a catchy tune whereas the much hyped Tu Gandi Achchi Lagti Hai is actually no great shakes.... full review

Thumbs up by Raja Sen, Rediff ...Title cards a la pulp desi literature serve as cheeky, tragicomic titles for each of the three tales, and the film's music is married to the narrative with a casual grace... full review

Thumbs up by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...Banerjee manages to create quirky characters, like that of the watchman in the store and Shruti’s father.... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...All three are nice, complex stories; neatly fleshed out; and commenting on something terribly wrong with our society... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, ...A lot of the film fraternity might privately or otherwise express gratitude to Ekta for daring into this meaningful drama. ... full review

Thumbs up by K K Rai, STARDUST ... The direction of Dibakar Banerjee has spark of brilliance. ... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India might be that one watershed mark in movielore that might enter your diary as `Films to see when I'm bored with blah-blah Bollywood'. ... full review

Thumbs up by filmbear, Upper Stall ...But every experiment has problems, and LSD's got its fair share.... full review

Thumbs up by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...The movie is highly relevant in today’s time as it takes a cue from the acts of love, lust and crime in contemporary society... full review

So-So by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, AOL INDIA ...The film could have very well been ‘sex’ and ‘dhokha’, giving a miss to the first story completely, which was basically about ‘love’. ... full review

So-So by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...This germ of a conceit is a gem, allowing for a crosshatch of seemingly parallel plots linked loosely by the characters and the verité atmospherics. (The newcomers are mostly excellent.) ... full review

So-So by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...t is an audacious experiment, stymied, if at all, but the fact that the characters are slightly caricatured, even though they seem like people we know in Delhi; the speech patterns are perfectly reproduced, the colloquialisms bang on. But the stories themselves are not too interesting. ... full review

So-So by Joginder Tuteja, Now ...Does the film work with disjointed episodes like this? Certainly yes, if one is willing to drop all preconceived notions about how a feature film should look. ... full review

Thumbs down by Anuj, Indian Auteur ...mostly too self-conscious of its own achievement, too smug about the novelty of its format to realise that a brave decision is only a means to an end, and not an end unto itself. ... full review