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Ratings:4/5 Reviewer:Rajeev Masand Site:IBNLive

Love, Sex aur Dhoka is the most riveting Hindi film in recent memory. It’s one of those films that grab your attention the moment you’ve settled into your seat, and it doesn’t let go till the very end. It’s provocative, it’s unsettling and occasionally disturbing too. But not for one minute in its roughly 108-minute running time does it allow you to so much as tilt your head down to look at your watch or your mobile phone. You will be shocked, you will be startled, but walking out of the theatre, you know you have just seen what is possibly the most important Hindi film since Satya and Dil Chahta Hai. Not only does it redefine the concept of “realistic cinema”, it opens a world of possibilities in terms of how you can shoot films now. I’m going with four out of five and two big thumbs up for director Dibakar Banerjee’s Love, Sex aur Dhokha. It’s the kind of film you’ll be talking about for weeks.

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Ratings:4/5 Reviewer:Taran Adarsh Site:BollywoodHungama

LOVE SEX AUR DHOKHA is not an easy film to comprehend either. The constant shaking of camera [it’s a digital film with a hidden camera playing a character by itself] may bother you initially, since this is the first time that a storyteller has used this technique in Bollywood to narrate three different stories in one film. But the material is so compelling [screenplay: Dibakar Banerjee and Kanu Behl] and the stories so captivating that you absorb this storytelling technique within a few minutes of its commencement.Dibakar makes an attempt to tell you that there’s no privacy in today’s age, courtesy cell phones, spy cams, sting operations and MMS. Technology is not just a boon, but also a bane and the film reiterates this fact. Final word? LOVE SEX AUR DHOKHA signifies the changing face of Hindi cinema. Ekta Kapoor’s first foray into experimental cinema has all it takes to be a cult film that might just trigger off a new trend in Bollywood. It’s courageous, disturbing and yet entertaining!

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Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Nikhat Kazmi Site:TimesofIndia

You want something new. Go watch Love Sex aur Dhokha. It ain’t anything like you’ve seen before on the desi screen. But be forewarned. Dibakar Banerjee’s film is meant to be seen — and savoured — by shedding all your moth-balled beliefs about how commercial cinema must or must not be. Like the 3-D glasses which gave you a whole new kick out of James Cameron’s Avatar, here too, you need a new vision to understand how a breed of smart, young, professionals are hell bent on pushing the envelope of traditional Bollywood and literally pulling out the rabbit from the hat. The rabbit? A completely new idiom that only the bold and venturesome can dare to enunciate.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Anupama Chopra Site:NDTV

The film, with three inter-connected stories on love, sex and betrayal, is a grim, deeply unsettling and yet compelling portrait of urban India. This isn’t an easy film to watch. Since we’re supposedly watching second-hand footage, it’s deliberately clumsy, unfinished and un-cinematic. It will take you at least 10-15 minutes to adjust to the fuzzy faces and jerky camera movements. But while the grammar is disjointed, the narrative is seamless. Love Sex aur Dhokha falters in the second half. The second story feels too long and the last isn’t as smoothly done as the first two. But the film is a worthy experiment created by one of Bollywood’s most imaginative and original directors. Let me warn you that it is a polarizing film. You’re going to either love it or you’re going to hate it. But I strongly recommend that you don’t ignore it.

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Ratings:4/5 Reviewer:Gaurav Malani Site:Indiatimes

At the outset if you are expecting sex and skin from this film, be prepared for a dhokha (betrayal). Don’t let the theme of voyeurism mislead you into believing that Dibakar Bannerjee’s Love Sex and Dhokha is a cheap gimmickry to titillate your senses. The film is bold, bare, intense, stark and dark but Bannerjee’s storytelling is so superlative that it stimulates your senses without having to resort to tawdry elements. Love Sex aur Dhokha shouldn’t be restricted with tags like experimental, offbeat, path-breaking, low-budget or multiplex cinema. While it happens to be all of these, it goes beyond with its smart story and superlative storytelling to be a brilliant and entertaining film. This autobiographical account of a camera is absolutely recommended!

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Ratings:5/5 Reviewer:Raja Sen Site:Rediff

This time, making a small film when any A-lister in the country is willing to sign his projects, Dibakar’s done just that, his film stripped down to the bare minimum with all the willingness of a really good bardancer.It’s a notoriously tricky prospect, making a film with raw, unseen actors, going entirely handheld, entirely digital, and there’s always the danger of heading into a gimmicky space: where content is dictated by form. LSD, which features three very differently themed storylines seen through varied handheld, security and spy cameras, is so finely written that it avoids the obvious pitfalls expertly, and makes the treatment — that deliciously voyeuristic treatment — a completely organic part of the storytelling process.All you need is love. Yeah, but the S and D from the title often screw it up. This is not a film that sermonises but it clearly has a moral backbone, and sits pretty upright. It is, as the oft-abused phrase goes, an ‘important’ film, and one you should watch if only to acquaint yourself with the way things inevitably work.It’s bleak, bittersweet, funny and markedly unglamorous, and yet you come out humming the theme tune, your head blown clear off your shoulders.

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Ratings:4/5 Reviewer:Shubhra Gupta Site:IndianExpress

Dibakar Banerjees’s `Love, Sex aur Dhokha’ is a breakthrough film : the portrayal of love and sex in Hindi cinema may never be the same again. With `LSD’ he finds his true voice : barring a couple of exaggerated strands, the film is all of a piece. It holds up an unflinching mirror to the primal screws that the world turns on, and shows us the way we are. I have one minor grouse : I wanted it to be edgier, darker, but it still took me to a place where practically no current Hindi filmmaker, barring an Anurag Kashyap or a Vishal Bharadwaj, has transported me to. You may not like everything you see in `Love, Sex aur Dhoka’, but Banerjee offers up a scintillating new way of seeing. Watch it. 

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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Aniruddha Guha Site:DNA

it’s necessary to know why LSD is an important film – it’s raw, unflinching and brutally real in its portrayal of ‘young India’; it breaks the formula in more ways than one: the filming technique is novel by Indian standards (seen recently in Paranormal Activity) and the screenplay is episodic; each story (by Urmi Juvekar) has been inspired by, what can be called, ‘newspaper headlines.LSD is the ‘cool’ film youngsters would enjoy, and its realness will strike a chord with a few. The more discerning audience, though, may be left disappointed. But love it or hate it, Love Sex Aur Dhokha is a film you can’t ignore.

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