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‘Luka Chuppi’ Movie Review: A fun ride that fails in the logic department
Directed by: Laxman Utekar
Produced by: Dinesh Vijan
Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Kriti Sanon, Vinay Pathak, Pankaj Tripathi
Duration: 2 hour 6 minutes
Even though I had a fun time watching ‘Luka Chuppi’, I did find myself scratching my chin at the extremely silly things done by both the film’s lead actors. Set in Mathura, the movie starts with Guddu (Kartik Aaryan) being a reporter in Mathura. Just to settle scores with his elder brother, he decides to marry as soon as possible (who does that?). Next step – he proposes by going down on his knees with a ring to Rashmi (Kriti Sanon). Both of them already love each other.
All should go well between them but they create problems for silly reasons. What works for the movie is Kartik Aaryan’s effortless charm and Kriti Sanon’s million dollar smile.
The small town humour is also spot on and some of the gags manage to get you rolling on the floor laughing. Especially the climax.
Speaking about the negatives, there’s a scene in which Rashmi breaks down because Guddu’s family treats her as a bahu even though she is not married to him. The fake mangalsutra and the fake sindoor becomes to heavy for her and she wants to marry Guddu for real. How tough is that? Unfortunately, the filmmakers decide to make this an extremely tough ordeal as some or the other problem pops up whenever they try to get married.
If you were expecting this film to be a realistic take on live-in relationships, then you’ll be disappointed. You can watch it with your entire family or your special someone but don’t come in with too many expectations.
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