Omi Khurana’s (Kunal Kapoor) London dream has just ended. On the run from a dangerous UK gangster who he owes money to, Omi returns to his native village in Punjab, pretending to be a well-heeled London lawyer. Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana- movie review..
Much has changed since Omi ran away from home a decade back by stealing money from his doting grandfather, Darji. The old man has since become senile and most importantly, forgotten the secret recipe of “Chicken Khurana”, a dish that made the Khurana Dhaba (restaurant) famous across the Punjab.
Omi’s childhood sweetheart, Harman is soon to be married to his cousin, Jeet, though neither seems too happy about it.
Quite unexpectedly, Omi Khurana decides to come back to India, unlike majority of our Indian guys who go there with dreams, and would do anything just to ‘survive’ there instead of returning and losing face.
Omi’s cousin Jeet (Rahul Bagga) is overwhelmed that he is back in India, while doubting thomases like his chachi, the curious chachu and bhooka Titu Mama (Rajesh Sharma) are curious for the reason for returning to India.
Daarji (Vinod Nagpal), the head of the family has lost his memory, and with it – has lost its biggest secret – his trademark Chicken Khurana recipe, which was the hottest item on their dhaba menu.
Adding to the quirkiness of the Khurana family is a free loader uncle, Titu, who once did a stint at a mental asylum. Will Omi be able to cover his deceit and lies for long even as he tries to uncover the lost recipe of “Chicken Khurana” ?
The family’s only hope is to reclaim their pride & wealth. The only way is to get the correct recipe of the once – most in demand – Chicken Khurana.
Everyone remembers the taste, but no one has cracked the secret ingredient. Omi falls in luv-shuv with Doctor Harman (Huma Qureshi). Now that there is nothing else he can do in India, Omi’s mission is to rediscover the lost recipe, even though he is a zero in culinary skills. There are many other funny characters like the half-crack Mama (Rajesh Sharma), the confused character Jeet and his Daarji who believes that his long-gone dead wife is now reborn as a crow, and the Buaji (aunty) (Dolly Ahluwalia).
Kunal Kapoor is simple, subdued and grows on you, with a fine performance, Huma Qureshi is yet again impressive with her act as well as her ‘spicy’ presence.
It is nice to see fresh concepts. Even feels better to see a new trend of films being produced in Bollywood.
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Credits of Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana:
Producer: UTV Spotboy and Anurag Kashyap
Director: Sameer Sharma
Music: Amit Trivedi