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Movie Review - Love, Sex, Aur Dhoka


The only horror movie which scared me to my shits and left me disturbed for a week was "The Blair Witch Project". The use of scenes shot through handycam throughout the movie gave it a very real feel and was its major USP for me. Then "Paranormal Activity" came along. It was a very good movie but failed to impress. But one thing that stood out again was the use of camera. When will we see such camera work in Bollywood, I wondered. Well, my wait was about to be over.

Yesterday, I was torn between watching "Lahore" and "Love, Sex Aur Dhoka (LSD)". But ultimately LSD won precisely for the reasons that it mentions in its title - love, sex and betrayal. Directed by Dibakar Banerjee (of "Oye, Lucky! Lucky, Oye!" fame), LSD breaks all barriers of civilized society. It hold a mirror to the society and the reflection is not pretty. 

Shot through handycams, CCTV cameras and spy-cams, LSD is an entertaining as well as disturbing watch. I didn't realize that the movie has started until 5 minutes into it, for its treatment is so different. But it surely immerses you in it by way of three stories which are intertwined. The first story is a love story about two diploma students who are shooting a movie for their degree and fall in love. This story keeps you in splits until its shocking end when I just couldn't look at the screen. I can't tell you what the end was for it would ruin the experience for you, but judging by the pin-drop silence during that scene in a theater full of restless college students, it was very disturbing.

The second story is about how a guy wants to make a quick buck by shooting a dirty video, and doesn't even hesitate to use the girl that he loves for the video. It makes you feel ashamed for even watching those MMS clips that circulate around. The third and final story is a little convoluted but ultimately binds the three together.

The movie is full of cuss words and songs like "Tu gandi achchi lagti hai" keep you engrossed as well as shocked. But at the end of it all, the movie numbs you.

Please do watch this movie for movies like this come few and far.

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