Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Voyeuristic Genre-Buster Gets Exposure It Deserves; REVIEW LOVE SEX AUR DHOKHA

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Voyeuristic Genre-Buster Gets Exposure It Deserves; REVIEW LOVE SEX AUR DHOKHA

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Byline: ASJAD NAZIR

ONCE in a while a film comes along that changes everything and adds an extra dimension to an entire genre. While some, like the Hitchcock classics, are embraced and used as a beacon to light the way for a new direction, Bollywood movie Love Sex Aur Dhokha was seen as too dark and shunned by the industry.

Despite being showered with critical acclaim, the drama was censored heavily when it was released in India this year. It caused outrage among Right-wing conservatives and failed to find a distributor brave enough to take it to an international audience.

That is because the movie -- which opens the inaugural London Indian Film Festival -- breaks every rule in the book. It tackles taboo subjects head on, and has one of the most explicit sex scenes ever done in commercial Bollywood. Shot entirely on CCTV, hand-held camera and spy-cam, the episodic drama explores the themes of love, sex and betrayal in three stories that run parallel to each other. …

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