Luka Chuppi

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Luka Chuppi
Luka Chuppi poster.jpeg
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
Distributed byAA Films
Jio Studios
Release date
  • 1 March 2019 (2019-03-01)
Running time
126 minutes[1]
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
BudgetSee Production
Box office₹128.86 crore[2][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 under Maddock Films, it stars Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon and tells the story of a television reporter who cohabits with a headstrong woman. Chaos ensues when their traditional families assume them to be married to each other.[5]

Principal photography for Luka Chuppi began in August 2018 and was completed the following month. It was released on 1 March 2019, and has grossed over 128.86 crore (US$19 million) worldwide.

Plot[edit]

The film starts with reporters asking film star Nazeem Khan if he is in a live-in relationship. He replies that it is his life and he can do whatever he wants to. The film then shifts to Mathura where Vishnu Trivedi, a failing politician wants a ban on live-in relationships. He goes to a local news channel in their town to get his daughter Rashmi an internship. There, Rashmi is introduced to the channel's star reporter Vinod "Guddu" Shukla and his friend Abbas Sheikh. Rashmi starts working with them and Guddu and Rashmi fall for each other. Later, Guddu and his eldest brother Vikas have an argument about who should get married first. The next day, Guddu meets Rashmi and proposes to her, but she says that she doesn't want to get married and wants to get to know Guddu first. She suggests a live-in relationship but Guddu doesn't want to be in a live-in relationship because it's not allowed in his family as it is not a part of their culture, and on top of that, he is afraid of Vishnu's position and stance. The two later seek help from Abbas and he suggests trying the live-in relationship during a scheduled 20-day business trip to Gwalior. Rashmi eagerly agrees but Guddu is still reluctant.

The three head for Gwalior and are able to find an apartment with the help from a local. The next morning, Guddu chases her around the apartment and from the outside, their neighbour Mrs. Srivastava watches. Suspicious, she goes to their apartment and asks Rashmi how long they have been married. Confused, they both look at each other, and mix up answers. Almost certain that they are in a live-in relationship, Mrs. Srivastava leaves and begins spilling the beans to everyone, and a unanimous decision is called for to oust them from the apartment. Guddu and Rashmi overhear this and come up with fake photos of their wedding to put around the house as proof. The next morning, all the neighbours are shocked to see the wedding pictures. Mrs. Srivastava tries to convince them but in vain. Guddu's eldest brother Varun's brother-in-law Babulal sees them indulging in public display of affection. Babulal follows them, sees the fake wedding pictures and assumes that the two eloped and got married.

The next morning, Babulal brings Guddu's entire family to their house including Guddu's mother Shakuntala and father Badriprasad. His family sees the wedding pictures and go back to Mathura to tell Vishnu about the two. Vishnu is okay with it and says that they should be glad that they got married and weren't in a live-in relationship.

Rashmi then goes to live with Guddu and his family because everyone thinks that they are now married. Rashmi dislikes lying to everyone and asks Guddu to quickly get themselves married. The two try to get married multiple times but in vain.

Finally, they decide to get married in an anonymous public marriage event. Unfortunately, Vishnu arrived to the event as a chief guest. He recognises Guddu and ultimately both the sides, Shuklas and Trivedis reach the venue and get to know about the truth. Guddu and Rashmi then accept that they are not married.

Guddu explains to Vishnu that the reason why Vishnu keeps losing the elections is because majority of the voting group is the new generation who believe in modern methods such as live-in relationships and opposing their methods equals to lack of support from them. Thus, he convinces Vishnu to stop opposing live-in relationships. Everyone finally get Guddu and Rashmi married.

Cast[edit]

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

Production[edit]

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] Bollywood Hungama put the film's estimated budget at ₹25 crore, which included print and advertising costs.[a][9] Box Office India estimated the film's budget as ₹34 crore.[10]

Marketing and release[edit]

The first poster of the film was released on 23 January 2019.[11] The trailer of the film was released on 24 January 2019.[12]

Producer Dinesh Vijan refused to release the film in Pakistan due to the 2019 Pulwama Attack.[13] The film completed 50 days in the theatres on 19 April 2019.[14]

Television premiere[edit]

Luka Chuppi garnered a solid 1.25 crore impressions becoming the third best television premiere film of the year.[15]

Home video[edit]

Luka Chuppi was made available as VOD on Jio Cinema and in Netflix in June 2019.[16]

Soundtrack[edit]

Luka Chuppi
Soundtrack album by
Released22 February 2019[17]
Recorded2018
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length15:26
LanguageHindi
LabelT-Series
External audio
Official Audio Jukebox on YouTube
Tanishk Bagchi chronology
Fraud Saiyaan
(2019)
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 written by Kunaal Verma, Nirmaan, Mellow D and White Noise. All the songs of the film are remakes of popular songs, thus making it a remix album.[18]

"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.[19]

"Coca Cola" 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".[20]

"Photo" by Karan Sehmbi was recreated in Hindi for the film.[21]

"Laung Laachi" by Mannat Noor was recreated in Hindi for the film. Sung by Tulsi Kumar, it was released as "Tu Laung Main Elaachi".[22]

"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".[23]

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Poster Lagwa Do"White NoiseWhite NoiseMika Singh, Sunanda Sharma
Rap: Nikhita Gandhi
2:58
2."Coca Cola Tu"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 Bhanushali3:42
Total length:15:26

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

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!"[24] 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."[25] 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."[26] 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."[27] 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."[28] 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!"[29]

Box office[edit]

Collecting ₹8.01 crore, Luka Chuppi became the fourth highest opening day Bollywood grosser of 2019.[30] Having collected ₹10.08 crore and ₹14.04 crore on its second and third days respectively, the film's opening weekend total became ₹32.13 crore, thus making it one of 2019's highest opening weekend collection of a Bollywood film.[31] As of 19 June 2019, the worldwide gross of the film is ₹128.86 crore, with domestic gross of ₹111.87 crore and overseas gross of ₹16.99 crore.[3][2] Thus, the film was a financial success.[32]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ A film's budget typically refers to the straight cost of making the film, not the cost of promoting it with print and advertising, etc.

References[edit]

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  3. ^ a b "Worldwide Highest Grossing Bollywood Movies on 2019". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
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  19. ^ "Luka Chuppi: Kartik Aaryan to star in recreated version of Akshay Kumar's song 'Yeh Khabar Chapwa Do Akhbar Mein'". Bollywood Hungama. 17 January 2019. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  20. ^ "Coca Cola: Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon are in the party mode in Luka Chuppi's new song. Watch". Hindustan Times. 4 February 2019. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  21. ^ Anusha Iyengar (12 February 2019). "Luka Chuppi song Photo: Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon's romantic number is perfect for Valentine's Day". Times Now. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
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  32. ^ Taran Adarsh [@taran_adarsh] (15 April 2019). "#LukaChuppi⁠ ⁠has almost exhausted its run... Will end at ₹ 95 cr [+/-]... Biz at a glance... Week 1: ₹ 53.70 cr Week 2: ₹ 21.54 cr Week 3: ₹ 11.75 cr Week 4: ₹ 4.04 cr Week 5: ₹ 1.70 cr Week 6: ₹ 97 lakhs Weekend 7: ₹ 45 lakhs Total: ₹ 94.15 cr India biz. SUPER HIT" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

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