Sunday, March 28, 2010

Love, Sex aur Dhokha... Experimental Creativity at it's best!!!

Love, Sex aur Dhokha is not at all what the name suggests. If you are expecting anything out of it's adult certification, then you'll be highly disappointed. LSD, as it is popularly known, is a bold, courageous and extrovert portrayal of what is existent in the society but is not discussed among the humble and cultured masses.

Whether it is the brutal murder of a sister by his own brother, backed by his "powerful" father, just because she loved and married someone who does not belong to their stature or taking advantage of a girl who trusts and loves someone who surely does not deserves it or a small town girl with big dreams forced to "compromise" by a high profile respected celebrity, one can't deny the fact that it all exists in the very society of which we are an integral part but it's so dark that we shut our eyes towards it

For the first time in my life, I have seen a movie which does not aim to attract people but to repel them. The scene of a brother cutting his own sister and her husband into pieces and the love making graphical scene in the "store scandal", can't be appealing to anyone but then this repulsion is the beauty of the film because it's so intense and disturbing that it shakes us to a great depth inside and urges to have a second look at the "beautiful" society we have.

Well, if you are a I-Don't-Give-Damn-To Social Issues kind of person, then also LSD has something to offer you and that is it's originality. Originality in every aspect of film making.
ORIGINALITY IN CONTENT. It's completely a new concept and is definitely not a remake of Steven Soderbergh's "Sex, lies and videotape", as rumored. It does not contain any masala of the typical Bollywood commercial movies we have seen till now.
ORIGINALITY IN SHOOTING. Entire runtime of the movie has been shot by a handheld camera by one or the other crew members of the unit. No special effects or extravagant sights to lure the crowd. Some of the scenes are even shaky giving it a feel of a homemade movie.
ORIGINALITY IN ACTING. The Movie comprises of unknown faces and none of them appeared to be acting in front of camera, rather they looked as if they are living their own routine lives.
ORIGINALITY IN DIRECTION. It's one of the very few movies having multiple stories in which director has succeeded to link the different stories logically. It's sheer excellence of superlative storytelling that is able to bind the Love, Sex and Dhokha into one.

I have to agree that it is not easy to comprehend the intent of LSD. It requires a unique set of aesthetic sensibility to appreciate such a movie. It is not like archetypal, mundane fictitious movies, one is used to. It is a path breaking movie, you'll either love it or hate it. There is no middle way. It is innovative and provocative off beat cinema for the viewers who are bored of the song-filled emotional love stories of the typical Hindi Cinema. LSD signifies dawn of a new, one of it's kind, thought provoking cinema and it might take sometime for the people to gulp it down.

Hats off to Dibakar Banerjee's LOVE, SEX AUR DHOKHA!! BRAVO!!!

P.S. None of my female friends have liked the movie along with the guys who spend most of their time chatting with their girlfriends.


  1. oye somendra, seriously yaar tujhe na media line mei hona chahiye tha, pata nahi kis field mei fas gaye ho tum... :(

  2. Thanks Neha, U r such a darling...!!!