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Love Khichdi (2009)

A talented Sous-Chef woos a variety of women with a view of using them to try and fulfill his dream.

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Srinivas Bhashyam

Writers:

Srinivas Bhashyam (story & screenplay), Manu Joseph (story & screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Randeep Hooda ... Vir Pratap Singh
Rituparna Sengupta ... Sharmishta Basu
Sada ... Sandhya S. Iyengar
Divya Dutta ... Parminder Kaur
Riya Sen ... Deepti Jignesh Mehta
Kalpana Pandit ... Nafisa Khan
Saurabh Shukla ... Krishnan / Guruji
Sanjay Mishra ... Tambe
Ujjwal Chopra Ujjwal Chopra ... Vikas Sharma
Sonali Kulkarni ... Shanta Bheemrao Bhansode
Jesse Randhawa Jesse Randhawa ... Susan Raj (as Jessy Randhawa)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mukesh Bhatt ... Nandu
Tanya Bohinc Tanya Bohinc ... Angelina
Deepa Joshi Deepa Joshi ... Shekhar's Mother
Milind Joshi Milind Joshi ... Shekhar's Father
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Vir is a bachelor from a small town working as a sous-chef in a five-star hotel in Mumbai. A handsome, charming, macho idiot who flirts with, yearns for and lusts after any woman who is friendly but seems unattainable. From his man-hating maid, whom he ogles as she wipes his floor, to the man-eating call center owner who could wipe the floor with him...from the too-tall model to the too-young pretty pest down the corridor...from the Bengali-Beauty-with-Brains-and-Books to the born-flirt next door - Vir is suckered by them all. Ego, Confusion, Commitment...it's so difficult to stop flattering and lying - to himself! The sometimes smart and sometimes silly observations of his all-male gang of cooks at the hotel kitchen is of little help until... Vir, an especially overconfident (and thus entertaining) specimen of the male species, is forced to grow up. Written by SB

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Too many girls... spoil the cook

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At one point the film was titled "Love Thadaka". See more »

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A Refreshing Comedy Khichdi
17 October 2010 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

It's been a while since I had last seen a refreshing Hindi comedy film. That's what 'Love Khichdi' is. In case one is wondering, khichdi is a kind of dish where rice is cooked with lentils. The result is something yellow and delicious. 'Love Khichdi' is just as delightfully tasteful.

Director Srinivas Bhashyam may have been inspired by the fantastic TV series 'Kitchen Confidential' but this is no rip-off nor does it directly copy any scene from the aforementioned series. He stays focused on the lead character Vir, a vagrant womanizer and gifted sous chef, who maintains a no-strings-attached relationship with every woman in his life. Of course not all of them are successful as such is the case with the voluptuous Pammi, the sexy maid Shanta and the sweet girl next door Sandhya. My only minor quibble is that I would have liked to see more development in the story after Vir hears of the engagement of one of the women in his life. I felt the sequences thereafter were a bit rushed.

The execution is pretty good. I liked the authentic Indian settings. The sets weren't too lavish, as if one is watching a fairy tale about some rich people. The background score is alright. Even though I did not like the instrumental tracks, they didn't ruin the film for me. The songs were passable except for the fantasy song that has been visualized in portions as Vir or the women fantasize about one another. This song is energetic and just brilliant for the fantasy sequences. The lyrics are hilarious.

After a long time, Randeep Hooda gets a great lead part in a worthy movie and he does a good enough job. The luminous Rituparna Sengupta, hilarious Divya Dutta and laugh-out-loud inducing Sonali Kulkarni are terrific. Even Riya Sen is alright (but then again, she's playing a 16 year old bimbo who has a crush on Vir). Sada is very likable and Saurabh Shukla is great.

'Love Khichdi' has indeed been a fun watch and I am glad to know that Hindi cinema can still offer us such refreshing comedic treats.


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Release Date:

28 August 2009 (India) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dolby Digital

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