Luka Chuppi Movie Review : A Tale of Lies and Misunderstandings, But not to the Point
Last Modified On: 01 March 2019 | Reviewed By: Ravi Mondeti
Lukka chuppi is a light heart Rom-Com. it is a sure-shot Entertainer and keeps you engaged throughout the show, but not beyond. it lacks a substantial Story. Made purely for its target audience, youth, it is definitely a one-time watch.
Did you watch this movie? How much do you feel it was worth?
Set in a small town of Mathura, Lukka Chuppi a couple (Karthik and Kriti) who decides to get into a live-in relationship. In a series of lies and misunderstandings, their families get to know that they are already married. Though their families have accepted them but they didn't had a real marriage yet. will they succeed in getting Truly married? forms rest of the plot.
Though the story is already revealed in Trailer, the screenplay and direction keep you intrigued and curious throughout. The movie delivers what it promised, Entertainment and Humour. Lukka chuppi tries to target the stigma around live-in relationship but chooses not to touch the uncomfortable aspect of it. There is no real opposition or Struggle anywhere, everything is a minor conflict that gets resolved on its own. Perhaps it's a choice to make it a light-hearted Entertainer, that everything comes easy to the Lead couple. Movie Also tries to satire the political scenario in UP but plays it very safe.
The movie opens with a subplot explaining the opposition to live-ins in our society, then it completely dwells into lives of our leading couple. The rise of love, episode, between them is fast paced , as we already know the main agenda of the film isn't their love but what happens after that. Then the remaining story is somewhat all there in the trailer itself. First the neighbors then the families get shocked, but none are extremists and get convinced or give up easily.
The characters are very underdeveloped including the leading pair, There are situational chuckles bought in by them but none makes a lasting impression, except to some extent Pankaj Tripathi’s character, who with his comical mannerism steals the show in some scenes. The motives of each character deviate to fit in the narrative of the movie. like in Kriti salon's character who is not happy in second half with fake marriage gets ready to get married even with burning papers and mantras from youtube as seen in trailer, that sounds confusing and drags the second half with repeated attempts expecting different results.
Background score is a major highlight to the movie , it just sets your mood before the scenes even begin. Songs are majorly remixes so they are already chartbusters.
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Average Critic Rating:3.5 out of 5.0 based on 3 critic reviews.
The Times of India
Reviewed by: Ronak Kotecha | Rating:
'Luka Chuppi' is a situational comedy from the word go. And the situation in question is live-in relationships. What starts as a news story for a local reporter Guddu, turns into his own love story with hilarious complications. But peddling along are a host of other societal issues like misogyny, gender inequality, caste bias and moral policing that are tackled in a funny and harmless way. However, there is hardly a dull moment in the film that never takes itself too seriously. Read full review
Reviewed by: Ravi Mondeti | No rating in stars
Set in a small town of Mathura, Lukka Chuppi a couple (Karthik and Kriti) who decides to get into a live-in relationship. In a series of lies and misunderstandings, their families get to know that they are already married. Though their families have accepted them but they didn't had a real marriage yet. will they succeed in getting Truly married? forms rest of the plot. Read full review
Reviewed by: Samrudhi Ghosh | Rating:
Guddu Shukla (Kartik Aaryan) is a star reporter at a cable news channel in Mathura. He falls in love with Rashmi Tiwari (Kriti Sanon), an intern and the daughter of the Mathura chief of the Sanskriti Suraksha Manch, a right-wing outfit that takes pride in beating up young lovers and 'upholding Indian culture'. (Anti-Romeo Squad, anyone?) Read full review