Anupama Chopra's review: Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana

By Hindustan Times

Direction: Sameer Sharma
Actors: Kunal Kapoor, Huma Qureshi, Rahul Bagga
Rating: ***

Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana is about the frantic search for a much-coveted recipe for chicken curry. Directed by debutant Sameer Sharma and co-produced by Anurag Kashyap, it has been pitched as Bollywood's first food film. But the curry is merely a plot device. What's being celebrated is the king-sized masti and madness of Punjabis.

With an unabashed affection, Sharma and his writer Sumit Batheja create a believable world, set in a village in Punjab, brimming with wonderfully eccentric characters. These include Daarji (Vinod Nagpal), the now-senile creator of Chicken Khurana, a dish so mouth-watering that the owner of a rival dhaba