Set in Mathura, Luka Chuppi is all about Vinod Guddu Shukla (Kartik Aaryan), Rashmi Trivedi (Kriti Sanon) and their unusual love story that starts with a so-called Live-in relationship.
While Guddu is kind of desperate to marry, Rashmi, who plays an intern at a local television channel station, is bohemian, outspoken and not ready for a commitment like marriage, thereby forcing Guddu to give in to her demand of exploring each other via a live-in relationship.
What starts off as an experiment, soon becomes a bitter pill for both Guddu and Rashmi, as both their families presume that their kids have got married.
In all of this, we get to meet Guddu's friend, Abbas Sheikh (Aparshakti Khurana), who helps both Guddu and Rashmi. To make things a bit more uneasy for this so-called couple, in walks Guddu's Uncle, Babulal (Pankaj Tripathi).
Both Guddu and Rashmi are forced to hide the fact that they are not married and happens to them and their families are what makes up for the rest of Luka Chuppi.
The issue with Luka Chuppi is in it's writing. With films like Bareilly Ki Barfi or the latest Badhaai Ho, there were loads of funny one-liners and fresh scenes, sadly, Luka Chuppi has none.
Yes, there are moments in the film that will make you laugh, but then there is nothing new or fresh about these moments. Also, there is an overdose of songs, most of which are remixes. Instead of taking the film forward, the songs prove to be a huge hurdle. At times it seems that the songs are just stuffed to increase the length of the film because the writer had very little to say.
Off the star cast, Pankaj Tripathi and Aparshakti Khurana are superb, while Kartik Aaryan looks out of place as a small town boy. He is someone who looks straight from Manhattan rather than someone from Mathura. As far as Kriti Sanon is considered, well she plays a character very similar to the one she played in Bareli Ki Barfie.
Director Laxman Utekar, who has worked wonders as a cameraman in Blue, English Vinglish, Dear Zindagi and more, has failed to put together this film cause after a point, Luka Chuppi starts to play hide and seek with the very basics of storytelling.
All in all, Luka Chuppi for me is fun, but it is inconsistent. If at all you are looking for some mindless entertainment, then better watch Total Dhamaal instead. You can catch Luka Chuppi very soon on television.