Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is known to make artsy films like Black Friday (2004), No Smoking (2007), Dev D (2009) and Gulaal (2009). But it seems like the director has finally mellowed down and is now offering a full-blown family entertainer. His first venture in this genre, Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana, has successfully crossed the first threshold of being labelled as a family film, by acquiring a U/A certificate, unlike any of his previous projects. The film directed by Sameer Sharma, is about a quirky Punjabi family’s quest for the family recipe of Chicken Khurana. A source close to Anurag, who is the creative producer in this film, reveals that his primary focus was not to make it a masala film and reach out beyond his usual audience. “However, he maintains his uniqueness by choosing food as the central topic,” the source adds.
The entire film has been shot in the interiors of Punjab and London as Kashyap didn’t want to mess with the mood of the film by shooting in a studio. Nonetheless, Anurag has made sure that the comedy scenes don’t overrun the film and people fail to identify it as an Anurag Kashyap production. “It is for the first time that I have tried my hand at making a complete family entertainer and I have had fun in the process. It’s India’s first food film and has all the ingredients for a delicious comedy,” says Anurag.