Luka Chuppi Movie Review: Live-In Saparivaar
Mathura’s local channel’s star reporter, Guddu Shukla falls in love with Rashmi, who has returned to Mathura after finishing a course in journalism. Guddu wants to get married to Rashmi however, she wants to know him better before settling down and thus, suggests that they should get into a live-in relationship.
However, the big problem here is that Rashmi’s father is Sanskriti Raksha Manch’s supremo. To escape the prying eyes of people of Mathura, they decide to stay together in Gwalior for a few days and tell their neighbours that they are a married couple. What happens when their parents discover that they have got married without informing them, forms the rest of the plot.
Kartik Aaryan is outstanding as Guddu and he will make women go weak in their knees with his charm. This guy is so good looking that it’s difficult to take your eyes off him. He is perfect in his role and has given a fab performance.
Kriti Sanon has a great screen presence and she has also acted well. Aparshakti Khurrana has played Guddu’s best friend Abbas and though he is fantastic, his character has just been reduced to being Guddu’s sidekick. Wish the makers had developed his character more.
Pankaj Tripathi is the best thing about this movie. Pankaj has played Guddu’s bhabhi’s brother Babulal and he will make you laugh so much that your cheeks would hurt. His clothes are bright and loud, his character is caricaturish but he makes the most of what he has been given and totally owns it. The supporting cast too is good.
The film’s story can be narrated in a single line and honestly, is not great shakes however, it’s the screenplay which saves it. The situations and the dialogues are hilarious and keep you entertained. That said, some scenes have been stretched and this film should have been trimmed more.
The film talks about a relevant issue but touches upon it very superficially. Kriti and Kartik’s jodi is refreshing and their chemistry is hot. However, their love story never reaches full potential as every time they come close, someone comes between them and that leaves the audiences as frustrated as the lead pair.
The film is predictable but anyway it’s not a thriller and is good enough for the rom-com genre but the story definitely needed more work. All the songs are a remake of Punjabi chartbusters and have been seamlessly woven into the narrative. Background score is good and I would especially want to mention the scene which has Hum Apke Hain Koun’s bidaai song playing in the background. That’s one of the highlights of the film.
Laxman Utekar’s direction is good and the milieu is perfect. Cinematography is nice and the dialogues are rib-tickling. So if you want to watch a light and entertaining movie, this weekend, you should definitely go for Luka Chuppi.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAPUp_6qjpI