Luka Chuppi

Luka Chuppi (transl. Hide and seek) is a 2019 Indian Hindi language romantic comedy film directed by Laxman Utekar. Produced by Dinesh Vijan, it stars Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon and tells the story of a television reporter, Guddu who falls in love with a headstrong woman, Rashmi. Guddu proposes marriage but Rashmi suggests a live-in relationship. Chaos ensues when both their traditional families join in assuming them to be married to each other. Based in Mathura, the story revolves around Vinod "Guddu" Shukla and Rashmi Trivedi.

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Luka Chuppi
Theatrical release poster
Directed byLaxman Utekar
Produced byDinesh Vijan
Written byRohan Shankar
Starring
Music bySongs:
Tanishk Bagchi
White Noise
Abhijit Vaghani
Score:
Ketan Sodha
CinematographyMilind Jog
Edited byManish Pradhan
Production
company
Maddock Films
Jio Cinema
Distributed byAA Films
Release date
  • 1 March 2019 (2019-03-01)
Running time
126 minutes[1]
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget₹25 crore[2]
Box office₹18.09 crore[3]

Luka Chuppi (transl.Hide and seek) is a 2019 Indian Hindi language romantic comedy film directed by Laxman Utekar.[4] Produced by Dinesh Vijan, it stars Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon and tells the story of a television reporter, Guddu who falls in love with a headstrong woman, Rashmi. Guddu proposes marriage but Rashmi suggests a live-in relationship. Chaos ensues when both their traditional families join in assuming them to be married to each other.[5]

Plot

Based in Mathura, the story revolves around Vinod "Guddu" Shukla and Rashmi Trivedi.

Cast

  • Kartik Aaryan as Vinod "Guddu" Shukla
  • Kriti Sanon as Rashmi Trivedi
  • Aparshakti Khurana as Abbas Sheikh, Guddu's best friend
  • Pankaj Tripathi as Babulal, Guddu's brother's brother-in-law
  • Vinay Pathak as Vishnu Trivedi, Rashmi's father
  • Atul Srivastava as Badriprasad Shukla, Guddu's father
  • Alka Amin as Shakuntala Shukla, Guddu’s mother
  • Himanshu Kohli as Vikas Shukla
  • Vishwanath Chatterjee as Varun Shukla, Guddu's brother
  • Neha Saraf as Janki Shukla, Guddu's sister-in-law
  • Ajeet Singh as Shrikant Trivedi, Vishnu's right hand man
  • Vimi Mehta as Savitri Trivedi, Rashmi's mother
  • Arun Singh as Chotu, Babulal's side kick
  • Master Samarth as Chikoo, Guddu's cousin
  • Sapna Sand as Mrs. Srivastava, neighbour
  • Abhinav Shukla as Nazeem Khan
  • Nabil Singh as Pandit

Production

Principal photography for the film began in Gwalior on 1 August 2018 and was completed in Mathura in September 2018. The film was released on 1 March 2019.[6][7][8]

Marketing and release

The first poster of the film was released on 23 January 2019.[9] The trailer of the film was released on 24 January 2019.[10]

Dinesh Vijan stated that the film won't be released in Pakistan due to the Pulwama Attack that happened in Kashmir, India.[11]

Soundtrack

Luka Chuppi
Soundtrack album by
Released22 February 2019[12]
Recorded2018
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length15:26
LanguageHindi
LabelT-Series
External audio
Official Audio Jukebox on YouTube
Tanishk Bagchi chronology
Fraud Saiyaan
(2018)
Luka Chuppi
(2019)
Kesari
(2019)
Abhijit Vaghani chronology
Amavas
(2019)
Luka Chuppi
(2019)
White Noise chronology
Veere Di Wedding
(2018)
Luka Chuppi
(2019)

The music of the film is composed by Tanishk Bagchi, Abhijit Vaghani and White Noise while the lyrics are penned by Kunal Verma, Nirmaan, Mellow D and White Noise. All the songs of the film are remakes of popular songs, thus making it a remix album.[13]

Poster Lagwado Bazar Mein from Aflatoon was recreated for the film. It was sung by Mika Singh and Sunanda Sharma and released as Poster Lagwa Do.[14]

Coca Cola Tu by Tony Kakkar was remixed for the film. Re-sung by Tony with additional vocals by Neha Kakkar, the recreated version which was released as Coca Cola.[15]

Photo by Karan Sehmbi was recreated in Hindi for the film.[16]

Laung Laachi by Mannat Noor was recreated in Hindi for the film. Sung by Tulsi Kumar, it was released as Tu Laung Main Elaachi.[17]

Khaab by Akhil was recreated in Hindi for the film. Re-sung by Akhil along with additional vocals by Dhvani Bhanushali, it was released as Duniyaa.[18]

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Poster Lagwa Do"White NoiseWhite NoiseMika Singh, Sunanda Sharma
Rap: Nikhita Gandhi
2:58
2."Coca Cola"Tony Kakkar, Mellow DTanishk BagchiTony Kakkar, Neha Kakkar
Rap: Young Desi
2:59
3."Photo"NirmaanTanishk BagchiKaran Sehmbi2:57
4."Tu Laung Main Elaachi"Kunaal VermaTanishk BagchiTulsi Kumar2:50
5."Duniyaa"Kunaal VermaAbhijit VaghaniAkhil, Dhvani Bhaushali3:42
Total length:15:26

Reception

Critical response

Taran Adarsh from Bollywood Hungama said, “A situational comedy with a message... Relatable premise, clean humour, foot tapping music, loads of entertainment... Superb climax... Kartik Aaryan top notch, Kriti Sanon damn good. Recommended!”[19] Aashu Mishra from ABP News said, “Luka Chuppi is an easy breezy and crazy drama with an underlying layer of dark satire and social statement on moral policing and communal biases in small towns. The crackling chemistry between Kartik Aryan and Kriti Sanon is bang on and looks refreshing.”[20] Bollywood Hungama said, “Luka Chuppi is a funny take on the modern relationships laced with dollops of situational and funny moments. This clean comedy would get thumbs up not just from the youngsters but also from the family audiences. Kartik Aaryan once again is in a great form. His boyish looks work instantly but it’s his performance that makes it even more endearing. Kriti Sanon has a fantastic screen presence and maintains a strong position. She also surprisingly shines in an important emotional sequence in the second half.”[21] Komal Nahta said, “Kartik Aryan does a fine job as Guddu. His acting is effortless and he is the best when he is helpless in the second half. Kriti Sanon looks very pretty and plays Rashmi ably. She has an endearing style which enables her to connect well with the viewers. Pankaj Tripathi deserves full marks for playing Babulal so effectively. It would not be wrong to say that he brings the house down with laughter each time he comes on the screen. Aparshakti Khurrana stands out in a relatively subdued role as Abbas. He is very entertaining in the second half.”[22] Filmfare said, “Kriti Sanon is spontaneous throughout and seems to be finding her feet in comedy, having a gala time of it all in the process. Kartik Aaryan displays wholesome charm and plays his part perfectly. Aparshakti instils the fun with minute shrugs and gestures and keeps it subtle but effective nonetheless.”[23] Faridoon Shahryar of Bollywood Hungama said, “Faridoon Shahryar of Bollywood Hungama said, “Laxman Utekar's Luka Chuppi is a feel good entertainer that charms with its simplicity, cool music score and fine performances by Kartik, Kriti, Vinay Pathak, Pankaj Tripathi and Aparshakti Khurrana. It also raises some valid points about what India's youth really wants!”[24]

Box office

Collecting ₹8.01 crore, Luka Chuppi became the fourth highest opening day Bollywood grosser of 2019.[25] Grossing ₹10.8 crore on the second day and TBA on it's third day, the film collected TBA in it's first weekend.

References

  1. "Luka Chuppi | British Board of Film Classification". BBFC.
  2. "Luka Chuppi Box Office Collections Day 2: Kartik Aryan and Kriti Sanon's Luka Chuppi grows on Saturday with Rs. 10.08 cr coming in, set to make huge profits for producer Dinesh Vijan". Bollywood Hungama.
  3. "Luka Chuppi box office collection Day 2: Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon film earns Rs 18.09 crore". The Indian Express.
  4. "'Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety' actor Kartik Aaryan to romance Kriti Sanon in 'Luka Chuppi'". Daily News and Analysis.
  5. "Kriti Sanon, Kartik Aaryan in a romcom based in Mathura". Mumbai Mirror.
  6. "Kartik Aaryan, Kriti Sanon flash the biggest smiles in Luka Chuppi first look". Hindustan Times.
  7. "Kartik Aaryan gets a warm welcome in his hometown in Gwalior". Bollywood Hungama.
  8. "Kriti Sanon and Kartik Aryan look adorable as bride and groom in this picture from 'Luka Chuppi'". Daily News and Analysis.
  9. "Kartik Aaryan, Kriti Sanon starrer 'Luka Chuppi' first poster out!". Zee News.
  10. "'Luka Chuppi' trailer: Kriti Sanon and Kartik Aaryan's quirky love story will charm you". The Times of India.
  11. "Dinesh Vijan on canceling release of Luka Chuppi in Pakistan: It's time we stand in solidarity of Pulwama attacks". Firstpost.
  12. "Luka Chuppi | Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". Jio Saavn.
  13. "Dinesh Vijan's Luka Chuppi starring Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon features five recreated versions of old hits". Mumbai Mirror.
  14. "Luka Chuppi: Kartik Aaryan to star in recreated version of Akshay Kumar's song 'Yeh Khabar Chapwa Do Akhbar Mein'". Bollywood Hungama.
  15. "Coca Cola: Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon are in the party mode in Luka Chuppi's new song". Hindustan Times.
  16. "Luka Chuppi song Photo: Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon's romantic number is perfect for Valentine's Day". Times Now.
  17. "Luka Chuppi' song Tu Laung Main Elaachi: Kriti Sanon & Kartik Aaryan's remake is the latest wedding track". Pinkvilla.
  18. "Luka Chuppi song Duniyaa: Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon's sizzling chemistry will leave you impressed". Times Now.
  19. Adarsh, Taran. "A situational comedy with a message... Relatable premise, clean humour, foot tapping music, loads of entertainment... Superb climax... Kartik Aaryan top notch, Kriti Sanon damn good. Recommended!". @taran_adarsh.
  20. "Luka Chuppi MOVIE REVIEW: Kartik Aryan-Kriti Sanon's easy breezy & crazy live-in drama will tickle your funny bone!". ABP Live.
  21. "Movie Review: Luka Chuppi". Bollywood Hungama.
  22. "Luka Chuppi". Komal Nahta's Blog.
  23. "Movie Review: Luka Chuppi". Filmfare.
  24. Shahryar, Faridoon. "Laxman Utekar's #LukaChuppi is a feel good entertainer that charms with its simplicity, cool music score and fine performances by Kartik, Kriti, Vinay Pathak, Pankaj Tripathi and Aparshakti Khurrana. It also raises some valid points about what India's youth really wants!". @iFaridoon.
  25. "Luka Chuppi Box Office Collections: Kartik Aaryan – Kriti Sanon starrer surpasses Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika; becomes 4th highest opening day grosser of 2019". Bollywood Hungama.
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