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Movie Review: Chup: Revenge Of The Artist Crime Thriller

Chup, starring Sunny Deol and Dulquer Salmaan, is a riveting thriller that makes an impact with a strong message and also features a dose of romance.

Chup Revenge Of The Artist Movie Review
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A psycho-killer is on the loose targeting top movie critics and he could be just about anyone. Chup is an intense and thought-provoking thriller that examines film criticism’s true purpose. The story revolves around a serial killer who brutally murders critics for insulting artists with their ruthless remarks. The authorities soon appoint a bold cop named Arvind Mathur (Sunny Deol) to investigate the case, leading him to many shocking discoveries. Chup Movie will be released on Sept 23rd in Indian cinemas with a runtime of 2h,15min.

Written by Balki who has co-written the screenplay with Raja Sen (film critic himself) and Rishi Virmani, ‘Chup’ draws inspiration from Guru Dutt’s last film- Kagaz Ke Phool’ and ‘Pyaasa’.

Chup Star Cast 

The movie stars Sunny Deol as Inspector Arvind Mathur, Dulquer Salmaan as Danny / Sebastian Gomes, Shreya Dhanwanthary as Nila Menon, and Pooja Bhatt as Dr Zenobia Shroff.

Chup Storyline

The film opens in Mumbai with a renowned film critic found gruesomely murdered at his home. As investigative officer Arvind Mathur (Sunny Deol) sets out to determine the motive behind the murder, two more film critics get killed. All have stars etched bloodily on their forehead. Meanwhile, a young entertainment reporter Nila Menon (Shreya Dhanwanthary) finds herself falling for her neighbourhood florist Danny (Dulquer Salmaan). Nila is passionate about cinema and aspires to be a film critic eventually. And while she finds herself drawn to the mysterious Danny, who seems to be clueless about films, the police approach her for help to catch the killer who Mathur is sure will strike again as he/she is a ‘critic of the critics’. The killer can be anyone, the motive is unknown and even though the police suspect an angry filmmaker or actor, or a producer, it’s difficult to identify the exact person as the killer smartly leaves no trace. 

Review and Cast Performances

Chup Revenge Of The Artist Movie Review
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Overall the movie does a great job at keeping the viewers hooked till the end. The build-up of the narrative stays somewhat bland and fails to bring any surprise. In the second half, the plot slips more towards a love story and drama angle which makes the climax more compelling. 

Despite the minor errors in the storyline, what makes this movie worth watching is the impressive cast, camera work, and unique story. Chup’s true beauty lies in the very fact that it manages to deal with three distinct subplots rather competently. None of these tracks feels undercooked.

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All the performances in the movie are truly praiseworthy. Dalquer’s role as Danny is phenomenal given his complex character. He perfectly brings balance to his portrayal of Danny, a vulnerable, and mysterious guy. Complementing him is Sherya Dhanwanthary, who after ‘Scam 1992’ has now aced the modern, big city journalist role. Shreya makes her role as 

Nila looks almost like an extension of herself and is natural throughout. Sunny Deol’s comeback is refreshing and undoubtedly serves as a show-stealing performance. He brings a natural intensity to this movie. There is also Pooja Bhatt in an extended cameo. The ensemble cast makes Chup a very interesting film to watch.

Catchy romantic music, appealing dialogues, and amazing camera work make Chup a highly watchable thriller

Source: IndiaToday and Wionews

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Harjyot Sandhu is an Entertainment & Arts Intern at Empire Weekly. She was born and raised in Mumbai, and recently graduated with Bachelor's degree in Mass Media & Communications. She is an avid geek when it comes to contemporary media and her core interests lie within the entertainment and fitness industry. Harjyot enjoys the ever-changing pace of the world & human evolution.

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