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Love Sex Aur Dhokha 2 Review: Boring and intolerable!

The film directed by Dibakar Banerjee has been released in cinemas.

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Love Sex Aur Dhokha 2

LOVE SEX AUR DHOKA 2

Producers- Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor and Dibakar Banerjee

Director- Dibakar Banerjee

Cast- Tusshar Kapoor, Anu Sardar Malik, Mouni Roy, Sophie Chowdhry, Swastika Mukherjee, Bonita Rajpurohit and Nimrit Ahluwalia

Platform of Release- Theatres

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By Jyothi Venkatesh

There are a lot of narrative shortcomings, and disturbing censored scenes of male nudity but then essentially, I should say that LSD 2, though not a whiff of air like LSD when it was released around 14 years ago, when the same director Dibakar Banerjee first explored human emotions of love, sex, and betrayal through the lens of handy cams, spycams, and security cams in his gripping and edgy movie,  it still remains a visually captivating and well-acted exploration of the dark side of our digital lives.

Though I have my own doubts whether the concept as well as direction will be able to resonate with the psyche of the viewers of today, the stories of Noor (Paritosh Tiwari), Kullu (Bonita Rajpurohit), and Shubham, aka Game Paapi (Abhinav Singh), is just a bitter commentary on how increasingly digital our lives are turning and how we are getting increasingly getting addicted to it.

If you ask me about the performances in the film, all that I can say is that all are powerful – right from Paritosh Tiwari and Swaroopa Ghosh’s strained relationship to Bonita Rajpurohit’s portrayal as a transgender person employee at a metro station and Swastika Mukherjee as Kullu’s boss.

There are as many cameras, now even more pervasive, and Big Boss type in ‘Love Sex Aur Dhokha 2’, which has decisively morphed into ‘Like, Share, Download’.

Also read: Vidya Balan emerges the josh-jaan of Do Aur Do Pyaar – a realistic-quirky take on marital infidelity!

Among the other actors, Abhinav Singh deserves special mention for his acting. The film also has cameos by Anu Sardar Malik, Sophie Choudhary, Mouni Roy, and Tusshar Kapoor. Anu Malik, Mouni Roy and Tusshar Kapoor appear as the typical TV ‘judges’ with their numbered placards.

The second segment, which uses another LGBTQ person (Bonita Rajpurohit) to question corporate venality, and skewed power structures, has the popular actress from West Bengal Swastika Mukherjee in a career-best performance.

Though Dibakar Banerjee’s direction is extremely pedestrian, worth mention are Anand Bansal and Riju Das’s cinematography, and Naman Arora’s editing which set out to create a riveting and edgy world. Tony Kakkar, Vayu, and Meet Bros’ music is catchy and matches the film’s out of the world look and treatment. Frankly, I’d say that the film was too yuck and hip and what’s more, too loud for my liking.

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