Love, Sex Aur Dhokha directed by Dibakar Banerjee is not an easy film to understand. The story teller narrates three different stories in one film. This is a digital film with a hidden camera playing a character by itself. The director has used this technique first time in bollywood. The technique is a bit incomprehensible in the starting but the stories are so captivating that makes the viewers understand this technique within a few minutes of its commencement.
Dibakar Banerjee has depicted his story in three slots with three pair of actors. First up is Love. A final year student Rahul (Anshuman Jha) is wrapping up his project, a short film. He falls in love with his heroine Shruti. All seems hunky-dory as the two elope because her father has already arranged her marriage. They get married and she musters courage to inform her father, a hotheaded businessman with an equally hotheaded son. Father coaxes them to return saying it's okay. The young lovers, oblivious of the world and the wickedness around them have something deadly in store for them. Dhoka!
Next follows Sex. A young, tech-savvy camera agency executive Adarsh (Raj Kumar Yadav) has installed spy cams in an upcoming mall. He has taken a loan he cannot repay. His friend encourages him to woo a salesgirl Rashmi (Neha Chauhan) he does not fancy, but who he thinks will be easy prey, catch the 'action' on camera and sell it for Rs 40,000. The entire process is like a reality show with Adarsh displaying all the tackiness of an uncultured youth and Rashmi falling for his 'concern'. The end here is deeply disturbing.
Final act, Dhoka. A young starlet Naina (Arya Devdutta) wants to make it to the music video of reigning pop artiste Loki Local (Herry Tangri). Loki promises her the role of a lifetime for a 'bout on the couch'. She succumbs; he decides to cast a Russian instead. Cheated, she attempts suicide where a 'sting journalist' who too has survived a series of suicide attempts saves her. Prabhat (Amit Sial) hits on the idea of catching Local on camera doing the 'act' and please his ever-demanding boss, as well as help Naina gets even.
After having watched LSD, viewers may hate it or love it but cannot deny the fact that the maker has presented situations and characters that exist around us and have made headlines in newspapers or channels. Dibakar has taken everyday characters and etched them out well right from what they're wearing to their body language and dialogue.
Performance wise, Each and every character in this film has done a commendable job.
On the whole, LSD is film rich in concept, style and acting. This is a film made with a special technique. LSD is not for the faint-hearted.