Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana gives you exactly what is promised in the trailers. A warm Punjabi family, subtle humor, a little romance, a little suspense, and a predictable base plot. Fine performances and some fresh, earthy dialogue keep the momentum and interest in this otherwise plain plot.
The thick Punjabi flavor of Luv Shuv tey Chicken Khurana instantly associates it with films like Khosla ka Ghosla and Vicky Donor. And lo and behold it is brought to us by the people who brought Khosla Ka Ghosla. Other than the name Khurana, the brash yet charming unabashed nature of the characters assures you of some perfectly timed one-liners.
By that association, it feels like a film where you'd spot Abhay Deol or Ayushmann Khurana but it is a pleasant surprise to see Kunal Kapoor here. Hopefully he does justice to the lawyer he plays who is now trying to revive an ancestral restaurant which is dependent on figuring out the recipe of a chicken curry. All this while wooing a doctor who is played by Huma Qureshi, last seen in Gangs of Wasseypur. And there comes the Anurag Kashyap connection again, who is also Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana's producer.
That immediately brings in shudders induced by Aiyyaa which is the last film produced by Anurag Kashyap Films Pvt Ltd. And all I can do is cross my fingers hoping that that is not what this one will turn out to be.
Yet, Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana looks like an enjoyable film. The ambiance created seems to be perfect dialogue, characters, music all fit in perfectly. Here's hoping that it won't be the run-of-the-mill Punjabi loudness we are served with but it has a special touch that will be remembered beyond those two hours in the theater.
Milliblog - "Amit seems oddly out of his comfort zone here!"
Music Aloud - "8/10"
dunkdaft - "Amit Trivedi...The guy, is unstoppable with his innovations. Just imagine how he recently gave Marathi and Southern spice* and now here he is with Punjabi tadka. And another highlight of this album is lyricist Shellee. Its a fultoo fun ride just because of his words. "
Bollywood Hungama - "2/5"
Bollyspice - "2.5/5"
Happy Sing - "Amit Trivedi is here. Not throughout in his regular colors, but the colors he is wearing are almost all nice. Better than some of his recent works."
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