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Review by : Harish V
Starring: : Anshuman Jha, Shruti, Raj Kumar Yadav, Neha Chauhan.
Direction: Dibakar Banerjee
Music: Sneha Khanwalkar
Production: Balaji Telefilms Ltd, ALT Entertainment, Balaji Motion Pictures.
Once in a while comes a movie which would break rules, which will create new paths for the future films, take the industry to the so called next level and take the country’s film industry along with its success. LSD the newest offering from the Khosla guy, Dibakar Banerjee is just that. LSD maybe will do what 'Breathless' did for the French movie industry or at-least half of it. Do understand that I am not trying to parallelize the two but trying to state the fact that this movie is like nothing we have seen before in Indian film industry and not just will this change the phase of the film industry but can well be the face of the Indian film Industry for years to come.

Its three little stories in one and while every single story will have all the three elements in it, the director has focused mainly on one per story. And the way in which he is able to synchronize all the three is surely a work of an artist. The stories are not just the talk about three incidents but are a
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harsh testament on what life is in this fast paced computer age. In the quest for a better life we forget the importance of morality and respect for fellow human beings.

The screenplay is tight all through and even though it does lag a little bit in the second and third parts, its once in a life time experience to watch a movie which is ready to break each and every single norms of Indian films, especially Bollywood’s. Dibakar Banerjee, take a bow, for coming up with one of the most matured movie in recent times. The director now is promoted to the league of Anurag Kashyap and Kamal Hassan who are in serious work in taking films to the next level.

Kudos to cinematographer Nikos Andritsakis; though handheld most of the times yet it is one of the most experimental and exceptional cinematography seen in recent years. Namrata Rao’s editing is a feast for everyone as it literally seems like a modern art. Pritam Das’s sound is good and so is the work of the music director Sneha Khanwalkar whose credit song rings with a loop inside your mind for several hours.

The cast has some amazing talents, everyone performing to their natural best. Anshuman Jha, Shruti, Raj Jumar Yadav, Neha, Arya Devdutta, and Amit Sial have all given brilliant performances. But that’s not all even the people who did the smallest of roles, from the departmental store’s talkative watchman to the onlookers who look at Rashmi(Neha) breakdown on the death of her best friend Shruti, have acted from their heart and that’s the reason the movie has a lasting impact on our mind.

Overall its brilliance written all over it. The movie might not be flawless but behindwoods will always patronize game changing experiments and for the first time ever this movie gets a BEHINDWOODS TWO THUMBS UP.

Verdict: LSD - a game changer.

Tags : Anshuman Jha, Shruti, Raj Kumar Yadav, Neha Chauhan.
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