India Masala

Bollywood and culture in an emerging India

Love, Sex Aur Dhokha: Unsettling yet compelling


Dibakar Banerjee’s “Love, Sex Aur Dhokha” isn’t an easy watch by any means. There are some deeply unsettling, stomach-churning moments in tlsd1he film that make you want to leave the theatre.

However, it is a very important film, one that reflects at least a part of the reality that we all currently inhabit and therefore, no matter how much you are disturbed by what you see on screen, it is important to sit through it.

Banerjee intertwines three stories within the movie, each of which is a tale within itself, but has a thread that connects the other two stories.

The stories are also told through an unusual medium — several types of cameras, including “sting cameras”, security cameras and movie cameras, all of which are as much a part of the stories as the characters themselves are.