Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana

wogma rating: Watch but no rush (?)

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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Director: Sameer Sharma
Running time: 135 minutes
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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.

Music Reviews:
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."

- meeta, a part of the audience

From the earth of Punjab come people who are charmingly simple because they are open-hearted and uninhibited. We know this because of the unrepressed dialogue given to these Punjabis. Punjabis who for a change don't shout and are not dressed in loud silks. Yet, you cannot escape the lack of depth in the basic plot. I guess you can't get it all.

You know the protagonist Omi (Kunal Kapoor) is going to end up looking for a secret ingredient in his grandfather's recipe. After seeing the trailers, the main reasons that bring you to the theater are - to find out not what happens but how it happens and to see that 10% deviation from your prediction of what it is going to be. You can't but resist the hope that at least something will be different because of the name Anurag Kashyap associated with it, right?

Unfortunately, you wait and wait for it to happen, but it doesn't come. That small twist or that extra conflict over what has been exposed in the trailer or that 'ah-ha' moment that the film is nicely and lovingly building up towards - but it just doesn't come. It teases you every once in a while with the protagonist, Omi (Kunal Kapoor) considering to behave according to what his character is made out to be, but ultimately, you are only teased. And as with many, many films, the end is a little contrived and convenient.

Fortunately though, warm performances by every member of the cast, the dialogue they are given, Amit Trivedi's music and the rugged, dusty ambiance created are the four strong pillars that Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana stands on. The chemistry between various combinations of characters is charming and the brewing romance has its own flavor of cute. From the twinkle in grandpa's eyes when he first sees Omi after 10 years to the tune the title music breaks into halfway to the dust on the walls of the houses to a lot of things in between - everything works in adding value to the experience of watching a story.

However, a predictable basic plot is a predictable basic plot and can only provide only so much of a firm foundation however strong the pillars. This once, my belief that if the how you get to the end of a story is done well, the what you find there doesn't matter as much has been proven slightly wrong. For whatever Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana has achieved is because of the "how"s going right. If only, a little of this "how" was also about some meat in the story part of the writing.

Also, ever since the missing ingredient is revealed, I had this nagging feeling of having seen this before or read it somewhere. An internet search hasn't brought much to light except that the concept of a missing ingredient/recipe has been looked for umpteen number of times, which we always knew. But the sense of 'tune that haunts you because you can't think of the words' just won't leave me. Hopefully, it'll come soon.

- meeta, a part of the audience

41 reviewers(?) - 20 yays 18 so-so 3 nays

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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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thumbs down, by Shomini Sen, Zee News : ...superb music by Amit Trivedi... full review

124 tweeters(?) - 91 yays 15 so-so 18 nays

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kapilshivarkar: Chicken Khurana was much more entertaining than Skyfall..sadly the theatre was not even half filled for Luv Shuv te Chicken Khurana

JunioRKANTH: Watched Luv Shuv Te Chicken Khurana today! No wrods for Rajesh Sharma, amazing film! #MyReview #LSTCK #Bollywood

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iamjuths: Heartwarming, fun, lovable weekend movie. Chicken Khurana for the Soul, I say! Read my review:

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freinds1: Ya its fab RT @aamir_khan: I'm hearing a lot about this new film 'Luv shuv tey chicken khurana' Kiran says its fab! Whats the buzz?

eshaoberoi: Saw Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana with @humasqureshi. Amazing direction and super performances. Harman & Titu were my fav!

DIVYASOLGAMA: 'LUV SHUV TEY CHICKEN KHURANA' -(Tasty But Overcooked} Audio Review by 'G9-Divya Solgama' & 'Rj Urmin'on FEVER 104 FM -

dipaah: Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana - A hilarious 2nd half! Love Rajesh Sharma's character & Amit Trivedi's music! Kunal Kapoor's lost touch.

devraghuwanshi_: 'Luv shuv tey chicken khurana' really reminds me the chemistry of 'Khosla ka Ghosla'. A #MustWatch movie.

choprashruti: A Proud Punjabi becomes prouder. The Perks of being one is the awesomeness that is Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana. Perfect. @ankash1009

chiragadatia: Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana - what a movie man ! It is simply too good !!

blahssome: Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana was a fun watch. Nice, light-hearted, feel good movie.

bhaskar3112: Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana.... Punjabi overdose, but good fun.

Bakwas_BandKarr: Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana .....................1000 times better then SOTY, Ek Tha Tiger and Rowdy Rathore !!

avinashtikujgd: luv shuv te chicken khurana ...brilliant timing of dialogues, Worth a watch,kunal kapoor grt come back..anurag kashyap best director ever.

atifaslam12345: Movie Review: Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana is delicious #kunalkapoor #humaqureshi

ashitweety: Luv shuv tey chicken khurana-3.5 starS, well done

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AnkitaS_: Luv shuv tey chicken khurana, sounds like something has gone totally wrong yet delicious. Lol

AnkietChauhan: Watched 'Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana' today. Fantastic movie!! :)

AngryPanjaabi: Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana.. Awesome recipe of an Authentic Humor From Villages of Punjab.. Tadka maar k !!

Anandwell: Luv shuv te chicken khurana over all good experience :)

akshaykanitkar: Didn't laughed so much before! Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana is a riot. Thank You @kapoorkkunal @humasqureshi @ankash1009 for such a delight

adiupadhyay: Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana is a superb movie. Must watch. Kunal Kapoor is the only downer.

abhijeet_roy: Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana: Fun movie- with all the Punjabiyat and Huma Qureshi its worth every penny

Abhicrw: LUV SHUV TEY CHICKEN KHURANA ......Mjjjeeedar movi....Dil to Chicken chicken go gya ray.....

7pallavi: Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana - was an absolute surprise! Hilarious defines it best. Well done Anurag Kashyap!

_niteshgarg: Forget bond, better go for Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana... good music and hilarious one liners

_Gablu: Ooooo man. Too good.too watch "Luv Shuv tey Chicken Khurana".what a movie! Ufff! & Rajesh Sharma, watch

viveklectic: Watched Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana. Strictly average. 2.5 out of 5.

Tutejajoginder: Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana - Strictly average. Didn't really work. Story kya hai boss? Yes, Kunal, Rajesh, Huma are good. Rating: **1/2

tarunpai: Luv Shuv Te Chicken Khurana - 6/10 .. All 6 to titu mama .. Otherwise a one time watch .. not engrossing enough

Shaluc: Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana is definitely food for the soul.... but not quite as delicious as Salt N' Pepper.

sash1490: I really need to watch luv shuv te chicken Khurana. Too many people raving about it.

ruchi_lol: Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana has been watched! Hmmm! Okay okay...! Few nuances are good though!

phizzical: Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana not as great as the advert but significantly better than #Aiyaa

NeelanshuSaran: Watched Luv shuv tey chicken khurana ... 3/5 ... A few scenes were nice... Nice music ... Titu and harman( @humasqureshi ) were awesome..

Navjotalive: In other news. Luv Shuv Te Chicken Khurana passed the Mom Test. She loved it but was upset as she felt it could have been tighter. #MeriMaa

mpmainka: Luv shuv tey chicken khurana was strictly ok.

mayankdhingra: As expected Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana wasn't up to the mark

malvikask: Luv, shuv tey chicken khurana: not bad 3 stars

juanmuriango: Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana Movie Review : 2.5 out of 5 Stars

devils_disciple: Saw Luv Shuv Te Chicken Khurana. Good acting by everyone, but the story makes no sense. You can watch it for fun!

aditya_grover: LUV SHUV TEY CHICKEN KHURANA [Movie Review] (2.5/5) Reviewed by: ADITYA GROVER “Luv Shuv Tey Chicken...

vasavi293: Luv shuv tey chicken khurana-waste of time!

VarunJethwani: Luv shuv tey chicken khurana. Why do I watch such movies. -_-

swatigovind: ok so Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana completely missed expectations :-(

SidheshKaul: Bollywood movie Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana disappoints. The DevD team has fallen from grace.

shriti93: I wish luv shuv tey chicken khurana was a bit more about chicken dish and the rivalry between the two dhabas :P

rjanup: Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana: 2/5 Mirchis

Rajini__Kanth: Movie Rating : 'Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana' - lacks tadka: Film : "Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana"Actors : Kunal...

NisargZaveri: Luv shuv tey chicken khurana, what a waste of movie, nearly it's over 10 years , I slept in any theatre during the movie, #completewaste

kunalchhoker: Luv Shuv Te Chicken Khurana, avoidable movie BUT adorable title track, in love with it :)

kishalay: Luv shuv te chicken khurana can be avoided, slapstick, sometimes ludicrous, watchable in bits but there will always be an audience for it

kathyfgibson: "Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana" gets storytelling protocol all wrong. My Access Bollywood review:

jainapoorv: "@ishitadave: Luv shuv te chicken khurana.. Well made receipe" boring.. No story at all.. I slept for 2.5 hours in the three hour movie...

harsh_shah_94: Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana was another disappointment.

Harsh__m: Luv shuv tey chicken khurana is like maggi without maggi masaala. Bland.

DabanngBoy: Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana & 1920 Evil Returns are both Chutiyapa Movies..Its Sad Celebs are giving positive reviews just for Goodwill :-(

chillnews2: REVIEW: ‘Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana’ Needs More Spice

chaosparticle: Avoid luv shuv tey chicken khurana while you can. The only time I laughed was when the damn thing ended.

addict2techHB: Luv shuv te chicken khurana...pls dnt waste ur time n money..

3 readers - 1 yays 2 so-so 0 nays

Want to Watch, by Monster Beats : less

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Suman

So-So, by Ankur Agarwal : Some bursts of laughter, but lacks the punch

So-So, by Mudit : Undercooked...or it's probably because I'm a Vegetarian!

This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.

Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: A few gun shots, slaps and punches.
  • Language: Mostly clean
  • Nudity & Sexual content: A club scene with skimpily clad women dancing. A kiss. Dialogue implying a character's sexual organs not doing their job and sex out of wedlock.
  • Concept: A youngster finding his roots
  • General Look and Feel: Earthy Punjabi feel.

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Running time:
135 minutes

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I personally felt this film is trying too hard to bank on the 'Punjabi' flavour, so well established by Khosla Ka Ghosla & Vicky Donor among others. Also, the plotline seems too wafer-thin - wonder how will they carry an entire film on its premise.

@Harsh I am looking forward to the one-line plot actually. I love it when films pull that off successfully. Let's see how it works out :D


I am quite a fan of the soundtrack, though :) what an year Trivedi has had!

Now, THAT is true. This year was a lot of variety from him. Though I liked music from last year better.

Mudit Singhal

Meeta...remember Kung fu Panda for the missing ingredient? Anyway, even I felt LSTCK was undercooked!!

@Mudit that's one! but the one I am (still) trying to remember, is about an actual recipe and the missing ingredient is something very close to what this one has.

Hadn't seen a single poster or trailer before signing up for this one. At best disappointed. Too slow and lacks the punch.

@Annkur uh-oh!

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