Starring : Anshuman Jha as Rahul, Shruti as Shruti, Rajkumar Yaadav as Adarsh, Neha Chauhan as Rashmi, Amit Sial as Prabaht, Arya Devdutta as Naina, Herry Tangdi as Loki Local
Produced by : ALT Entertainment, Priya Sreedharan, Puneet Kinra & Vikram Malhotra
Music By : Sneha Khanwalkar
Director: Dibakar Banerjee
The World We Live in & LSD (Love Sex aur Dhokha) :
Our world is driven by reality TV shows and voyeur cam clips on cell phones, the new media revolution caters to that largely suppressed hunger for 'discovering without being discovered' From sting operations to sex scandals to a seemingly innocent home video of a couple making love - Indian youth has seen it all.
BUT as a viral, without necessarily paying for it! A world that attaches a premium to making personal life public deliberately / accidentally / unintentionally....Paparazzi/ Twitter/ CCTVs, LSD showcases the desire to know more about others and tells people that 'the only privacy left is inside their heads'.
The film takes into the heart of three contemporary, unusual and real tales of love stories- Love, Sex and Dhokha; unfolding across and weaving through each other..
The Film :
In a film institute somewhere deep in the redneck hinterland of North India, a final year student gears up for his diploma film.
In pristine tackiness, with an amateur small town cast, Rahul starts etching out the perennial themes of Great Star Studded Backlit Bollywood Love in his magnum opus...
And then he falls in love with his heroine, Shruti.
Somewhere in the same city, Adarsh - the all knowing, tech savvy, never short of words, security camera agency exec - installs four security cameras in a small upcoming 24-hour departmental store franchise.
Always floating bizarre scam ideas to get rich, Adarsh hits upon the idea of making a porn clip through the security cameras in the shop.
He starts to woo Rashmi - the plain, pimply, dark and quiet salesgirl - almost disinterested in her... when suddenly, a shootout happens in the store! Rashmi hares around, totally in charge, and saves a life. For the first time, Adarsh notices a woman in Rashmi!
In another corner of the city, Prabhat - a misogynist sting journalist - teeters on the brink of total meltdown. Going through a divorce, about to be fired from his job, he attempts a series of failed suicides...
On one of them, he meets Naina who is also trying to commit suicide - she had been promised a music video by Loki Local, India's reigning Bhangra Hip Hop star... she slept with him for the same but the video finally went to a Russian blonde.
Prabhat can see the sting right in front of his eyes! Prabhat and Naina come closer over a series of attempts to seduce, blackmail, threaten Loki. They plan the final sting where Loki will be caught on tape trying to buy footage of his indiscretions...
From the National Award Winning Director Dibakar Banerjee (Khosla Ka Ghosla and Oye Lucky Lucky Oye fame), LSD explores the human emotions of Love, Sex and Dhokha (Betrayal) through very candid points of views.
We want to know what's happening behind closed doors, or catch a celeb with his pants down. It's a streak that's spilling over in our relationships, in our entertainment and the news. Even our ideas on love or sex are not our own, but borrowed from what's seen on screen...
It was six years back when Dibakar wrote parts of the story, getting influenced from simple insights of real life.
The Filmfare award winning crew is back on LSD; writer Manu Rishi, music composer Sneha Khanwalkar who gave music to much loved & successful films such as 'Khosla ka Ghosla' & 'Oye Lucky, Lucky Oye'; costume designers Rushi & Manoshi have all added to the 'edginess' factor in the film.
Award winning international cinematographer Nikos Andritsakis would provide the visual appeal to the film.