Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana - External Reviews

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
quick review:

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.



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41 reviewers have given Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana an average rating of 3.5/5.0 (?)

20 yays
3 nays
18 so-so

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Thumbs up by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...Huma Qureshi does well as the tough-to-please vet who still harbours a soft spot for our hero but won’t show it.... full review

Thumbs up by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...It’s hard not to leave Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana wondering whether the director, Sameer Sharma, saw Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge as a child, and, unimpressed, vowed that he would one day show the Bollywood establishment how a Punjab-based romance should really be made. And in the process, he’s made the quintessential anti-Bollywood movie, hitting the same notes as a family-friendly crowd-pleaser but underplaying each one.... full review

So-So by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ...Seema Kaushal & Anangsha Biswas are great in their emotional acts... full review

So-So by Pooja Rao, Bolly Spice ...Debutant director Sameer Sharma and his writer Sumit Batheja create their own intense world of sweet sour family drama but take excessive time in reaching the central point of the film. ... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...LUV SHUV TEY CHICKEN KHURANA shines purely on the basis of its writing, execution of the written material and performances.... full review

Thumbs up by Keyrun Rao, Bollywood Life ...a scrumptious ride through rural Punjab, with a look at some real people, a taste of Punjabi hospitality and an aftertaste of love, belonging and genuine Punjabi humour!... full review

So-So by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...This kind of one-idea situation needed a lot more spice in the writing, a snappier pace and much better supporting cast.... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohamed, Deccan Chronicle ...this enterprise ... could have had more Luv than Shuv.... full review

So-So by Smita, Desi Martini ...Part of the problem could be the lead actor- Kunal Kapoor. As Omi he is very understated and passive, letting things happen to him, even the romance.... full review

So-So by Ameetbhuvan, Desi Martini ...Kunal Kapoor is too unstarry to carry off a lead role of this kind... full review

Thumbs up by Manu Agrawal, Desi Martini ...And the Gulab Jamun in this Thaali is definitely Huma Qureshi, who blows your mind away with her ‘jabraat’ act as Doctorani Harman, who is being paired with the SUbji but yearns for the chicken.... full review

So-So by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...LSTCK's best moments revolve around actors Vinod Nagpal (playing the patriarch, Daarji), Rahul Bagga (who plays Omi's cousin, Jeet) and Rajesh Sharma (who plays Titu Mama).... full review

So-So by Raghuvendra Singh, Filmfare .... Kunal Kapoor gives a compact and honest performance... full review

Thumbs up by Trisha Gupta, FirstPost ... it is also a film which revels in the fortuitous, the accidental, the almost miraculous.... full review

So-So by Nupur Barua, ...But all of it, as a whole, is a mess, and can become quite confusing... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, ...Sameer is never in a hurry in telling his story. The same trait is passed on to every character in the plot that move at a languid pace befitting the characters they portray. ... full review

So-So by Divya Solgama, ...Kunal Kapoor is a decent actor and out here tries his level best to carryl the film on his shoulders, succeeding fairly with his charm and presence, but at times was a bit thanda too.... full review

Thumbs up by Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times ...These oddballs are so much fun that they make the lead pair, played by Kunal Kapoor and Huma Qureshi, seem a little bland.... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Repeated flashbacks contribute little to the film's central premise, and there are too many indulgent distractions, particularly in the first half, that challenge your patience. ... full review

Thumbs up by Swati Deogire, ...serves up more than just a piping hot meal. A must try, even for vegetarians!... full review

So-So by Fatema H Kagalwala, India Entertainment ...For Punjabis and non-natives, the authentic charm of the setting is delectable and so are several heart-warming moments.... full review

So-So by Vinayak Chakravorty, india today ...A story that could have been wrapped up in 90 minutes is stretched to two and half hours.... full review

So-So by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...Everyone else, including the bit parts, are all fine.... full review

So-So Indicine ...Director Sameer Sharma, writer Sumit Batheja and producer Anurag Kashyap have very effectively showcased a nice romantic film with fine nuances of semi-noir characters.... full review

Thumbs up by Roshni Devi, koimoi ... KunalKapooris good as the lovable rascal.... full review

Thumbs up by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...Rajesh Sharma makes the pitiable and laughable Titu mama memorable.... full review

Thumbs down by Janhavi Samant, MiD DAY ...Kunal Kapoor looks quite an unwilling protagonist.... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...If comedies with a Punjabi flavor (like Khosla Ka Ghosla and Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!) are your thing, Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana is worth a watch for sure…... full review

So-So by Aakash Barvalia, MoviezADDA ...Some of the scenes provide humor, whereas others tempt you to move into boredom state... full review

So-So by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ...Call it a certain oomph, call it the X factor. Call it the knockout uppercut. LSTCK is a screenwriting guru’s dream script. Establishment, conflict, three acts, character’s choices, resolutions are all lined up in a manner that you see them coming from a mile away. ... full review

Thumbs up by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...marvellously apt musical score by Amit Trivedi.... full review

Thumbs up by Mansha Rastogi, Now ...Even the dialogues written by Sumit Bhateja deserve a special mention. They are raw and rustic and when mouthed by the ace actors, they end up leaving the audience in splits.... full review

Thumbs up by Namrata Joshi, Outlook India ...omposer Amit Trivedi adds a zingy new-age touch to traditional folk sound with Keekali Kalerdi.... full review

Thumbs up by Rohit Khilnani, Rediff ...Amit Trivedi's music is good but the songs are not a perfect match for the film.... full review

So-So by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...Kunal Kapoor just doesn’t have the acting chops needed to carry off a lead role... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Star Blockbuster ...With its authentic Punjabi flavour and the right tadka, this film is definitely worth savoring. ... full review

Thumbs up by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST ...New or lesser know actors like Vipin Sharma as Kehar Singh, Rajesh Sharma as Titu, Vinod Nagpal as Daarji, Dolly Ahluwalia as Buaji, Rahul Bagga as Jeet among others end up giving brilliant performances and turn out to be the mainstay in the film... full review

So-So by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu ...But once you have met them, it is a rather long wait for us till the hero learns a lesson that Kung Fu Panda learnt about the “secret ingredient”.... full review

Thumbs up by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India ...The story makes our tummies growl too long before a whiff of the real thing. Yes, the cook-time seems a bit much for hungry filmi foodies.... full review

So-So by Rahul Desai, Upper Stall ...The editing is a bit jumpy and awkward, especially during the supposedly crucial cooking sequences. ... full review

Thumbs down by Shomini Sen, ZEENEWS.COM ...superb music by Amit Trivedi... full review