Love Sex aur Dhokha is a 2010 Hindi film about voyeurism. The film is directed by Dibakar Banerjee and is produced by Alt Entertainment. The movie was released on March 2010, and one of the three sub-plots in the movie is loosely based on the infamous 2004 DPS MMS scandal . The film has been critically received, and performing solid but not as expected at the box office.
The film has been censored a lot, a seven minute long bare back love making scene was made short and has been blurred. The title itself is a bold one. A reference to caste in the love story between a low-caste boy and a high-caste girl has been excised, in the movie the boy is referred to a "special case" which is an allusion to a candidate of reservations. The song Tu nangi achi lagti hai has also changed its lyrics to Tu gandi achi lagti hai in the film. The film has received a A certificate by the Film Censor Board of India.
The film is very close in subject treatment to an American movie "Look" and also has some similarities to short Hindi movie "Udaan"
The film has been critically acclaimed by the movie reviewers for its unique filming style, acting, realistic story and superb editing and received an aggregate rating of 7.5/10 at ReviewGang . Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama reviewed positively saying, "On the whole, Love Sex aur Dhokha is original, innovative and ground-breaking cinema, which will shock and provoke you. The film is definitely not for the faint-hearted or those who swear by stereotypical fares, but for those who yearn for a change." and rated it 4 out of 5 stars.. Rajeev Masand of CNN IBN rated it 4 out of 5, stating "Dibakar Banerjee's Love, Sex aur Dhoka is the most riveting Hindi film in recent memory. [...] 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.". Subhash Jha of Bollywood Hungama critically criticised the film stating, "The film never belittles or sentimentalizes the characters' lack of choices. While inventing a unique format of cinematic expression Dibakar Banerjee has not emotionally emasculated the characters. [...] In terms of technique this film gets as rough and jolting as any film can. The actors look like reality-show rejects making a last-bid attempt to prove their worth." . Martin D'Souza of film portal glamsham.com rated it 4 out of 5 and verdict, "What is very smart is the way Banerjee weaves the lives of all three couples to make it one smart movie. At first, it appears as three separate issues but the end surprises. Intelligent cinema. It real and it's scary.". Sarita Tanwar of Mid Day, gives it a 4 and a half out of 5 and stated, " LSD has all the makings of a contemporary cult classic this season's best film. It's a must-watch." Gaurav Malani of India Times gives it a four out of five, and stated, "At several levels, Love Sex aur Dhokha is at par with some of the best titles in world cinema in terms of its treatment."  Nikhat Kazmi of Times of India gave a three and a half to the film, and stated, "Don't expect time-pass entertainment. Think beyond run-of-the-mill and see how Ekta Kapoor re-invents herself as the producer of contemporary Indian cinema's first full-blown experimental film." Raja Sen, of web portal Rediff.com, gives it a perfect five, and stated "It's bleak, bittersweet, funny and markedly unglamorous, and yet you come out humming the theme tune, your head blown clear off your shoulders." Mayank Shekhar of Hindustan Times gives it a three and half, and stated, it as " truly an experiment" in Bollywood
The film's total budget was 1-1.5 crore. It grossed 5.8 crore on first week and finished its run with 7 crore making it a profitable venture. But expectations were higher so it was tagged as below average performance at the box office, with its targeted multiplex audience not reaching to the expectation
Amit Sial ... Prabhat
Anshuman Jha ... Rahul
Arya Banerjee ... Naina
Atul Mongia ... Atul
Herry Tangdi ... Loki Local
Neha Chauhan ... Rashmi
Raj Kumar Yadav ... Adarsh
Shruti ... Shruti
Production Design: Mustafa Stationwala
Costume Design: Manoshi Nath, Rushi Sharma
Sound designer: Pritam Das
Creative Producer: Urmi Juvekar
Supervising Producer: Cauvery Rajagopal
Line Producer: Pooja Gupta