“Love, Sex Aur Dhokha 2” Movie Review: LSD 2.0, Actually

Love, Sex Aur Dhokha 2: Interconnected tales delve into love, friendship, and self-discovery in the digital era, unraveling the complexities of modern relationships.

General Rating

In a nut-shell:

LSD 2.0, Actually

Love, Sex Aur Dhokha 2 Star Cast/ Actors: Paritosh Tiwari as Noor, Bonita Rajpurohit as Kullu Vishwakarma, Abhinav Singh as Game Paapi, Swastika Mukherjee as Lovina Singh, Sophie Choudry as Sophie – Cameo, Tusshar Kapoor as Tusshar-Cameo, Anu Malik as Prem Desi-Cameo, Mouni Roy as TV anchor Soni, Uorfi Javed as Chikni Choopdi, Swaroopa Ghosh as Noor’s mother, Piyush Kumar as Ajmal, Rahul Raj C as Prakash, Tanvika Parlikar as Yashika, Sachin Modakwar as Shivi, Jayashree Venketaramanan as Asifa, Pavneet Singh as Sandy, Sarun Nair as Shravan, Ankit Lohra as Neetu Kamaniyawala & more

Love, Sex Aur Dhokha 2 Director: Dibakar Banerjee

Love, Sex Aur Dhokha 2 Release Date: April 19, 2024

Love, Sex Aur Dhokha 2 Available On: Theatrical Release (likely to be released on Netflix)

Love, Sex Aur Dhokha 2 Released/ Available In Languages: Hindi

Love, Sex Aur Dhokha 2 Runtime: 116 Minutes

Love, Sex Aur Dhokha 2 Critic Review:

Credit titles roll to a seductive item number that sets the tone.
We’ve travelled far beyond hidden cameras and sex tapes that shocked the world in the original LSD (2010). Maybe decadent would be the appropriate description for what’s happened in the decade since then with life going far beyond the intrusion of 24/7 cameras.

The stodgy and the conventional will not connect with Dibakar Banerjee’s erratic, non-linear, three-part update on where we are today. But it is strangely fascinating. Love, Sex Aur Dhokha divided into Like, Share, Download.

Noor (Paritosh Tiwari), a trans, in the spotlight of Truth Ya Naach, a reality show.

Judges Anu Malik, Sophie Choudry and Tusshar Kapoor with Mouni Roy as anchor and coordinator.

Envy and put-downs whipped up between contestants in an atmosphere resembling a Bigg Boss set.

High drama with Noor’s estranged mom (Swaroopa Ghosh) arriving in a helicopter for an on-camera patch-up with beta-turned-beti. The longer the cameras are on, the more the ‘Likes’.

Vaginal surgery thrown around. Mother miffed, disgusted. Realities of reality show popularity bring walls down. Ma even bursts into a catchy dirty song for Noor to dance to under the cameras. Hilariously halted by an outraged Anu Malik who counters with a song on ‘Maa’, so obviously scripted like a reality show.

‘Influenzzzers’, instant fame, taunts like “Manufacturing defect”, sponsors, brands. All as omnipresent as the camera.

A schoolboy’s murder replaces Truth Ya Naach in the headlines. Ratings down. An indifferent shrug.

Another segment, another setting. Damage control manager Lovina Singh (Swastika Mukherjee) must save the company’s reputation. A sexually ambiguous Kulu (Bonita Rajpurohit) is badly assaulted, she’s an employee with the Metro Railway Station. Rape, gang rape, sex worker, police, boss. Firefighting by Lovina on all fronts to manage headlines. Kulu on a rampage. Lovina’s escape route to “get that thing out of my station tonight”.

Some moaning, some “self-help” talk over the phone with lover far away in Davos. Lovina with a school-going son, spilling over into the next chapter.

Segue to Download. Young Shubham/Game Paapi (Abhinav Singh) constantly playing in the virtual world, money rolling into his account, mother in and out of the darkened room with food and drink.

Camera, camera, everywhere. A deep fake. Game Paapi’s “Yeh main nahi hoon” falling on deaf ears, becoming a meme. A closer look at schoolboy’s murder. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and a scoop virtual interview between virtual people.

It’s a lot to process.

But Dibakar packs it all in with crazy editing (Naman Arora).

Surprisingly, with swear words muted, the spotlight’s more on the realities of dual living in an increasingly virtual world than on vulgarity. Anu Malik’s innocuously uttered ‘Abhi tak khada nahi’, a shot or two on a commode, a strip by Game Paapi that’s strategically camouflaged…none of it falls into obscenity considering the genre and the shock value of the franchise.

Above all, there’s some good music too from Sneha Khanwalkar.

Love, Sex Aur Dhokha 2 – Watch Or Not?: A very slim percentage of Gen Z will tune in. So, considering it’s so much about streaming, perhaps an OTT viewing would be more appropriate than a trip to the theatre.

Love, Sex Aur Dhokha 2 Review Score Rating:  3 out of 5 (i.e. 3/5)

Love, Sex Aur Dhokha 2 Official Trailer:

Love, Sex Aur Dhokha 2 Official Trailer (Credits: BalajiMotionPictures)

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