The ApunKaChoice movie review of Luv Ka The End. Many girl reading this review would somewhere deep down agree that most of the guys, if not all, hanker after only one thing in a relationship - and that’s certainly not luv, which is more of a smokescreen for the three-letter word that makes their world go round. Such is also the protagonist of Luv Ka The End.
On her 18th birthday, Rhea (Shraddha Kapoor) and her rich, handsome and stud of a boyfriend Luv (Taaha Shah) plan an intimate get-together that will culminate in bed with Rhea losing her V. But before that, Rhea gets to know of Luv’s philandering ways and the token trophies he collects in the form of the recorded footage of his romantic exploits with many girls. Rhea’s heart is broken. She loved Luv. But rather than crying buckets, she vows to “have his balls”. Throw in Rhea’s two perpetually squabbling sidekicks Jugs and Sonia, and you have the sassy sorority baying to make Luv nanga in public. Aila!
Overnight, the young rake’s hunky-dory promiscuous life is turned turtle by the trio. Their modus operandi? Put khujli powder in the underwear of Luv, so that he keeps itching at all the wrong places while on a date with another girl. Moreover, add laxatives into his food so that his bowels are in perpetual loose motion. Make him dress up as a girl and dance in front of everyone and create confusion over his sexual orientation. Destroy his expensive ride, Jaguar. Just one night is all it takes for the gutsy trio to bring the playboy down on his knees.
Obviously, there are some of you who’ve been thinking about John Tucker Must Die which is doubtlessly an inspiration for Luv Ka The End. But the Hindi version is a slightly dumbed down rehash, with the gags seldom going beyond puerility. The screenplay by Shenaz Treasurywala and Roye Segal never shows a spark of wit, but remains decidedly juvenile and that for a reason.
Coming out as the maiden project of the youth wing (Y Films) of the Yashraj banner, the film is aimed at the college-going/bunking youth. The characters in the film are cardboard cutouts that any teen would gleefully relate to. There’s a sexy teacher with low-cut, backless blouses; there’s Rhea’s annoying, blackmailing younger sister; there’s a granny obsessed with crows in her balcony; there’s the oversexed, horny boy preoccupied with that one thing we spoke about at the start; also add a brawny but dim-witted sidekick of the rich playboy Luv.
The performances aren’t much to rave about, but Shraddha Kapoor acts creditably well, while Taaha Shah with his phoney accent is well suited to the character but doesn’t deliver much in terms of acting. A special mention for Pushtie Shaktie who steals a few moments with her wacky humour.
Director Bumpy (he of the Roadies) has made a pretty engaging chick flick as his directorial debut. Specially recommended for girls who should go in groups and have a ball (not the balls!).