Chup Twitter review: Cine-goers say Dulquer Salmaan is ‘excellent’, the film’s ‘unique story’

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Chup Twitter Review: Sunny Deol, Dulquer Salmaan, Pooja Bhatt and Shreya Dhanwanthary starring psychological thriller Chup: Revenge of the Artist, about a serial killer targeting movie critics, directed by R Balki, hits theaters September 23. the film hits theaters in a first, the creators of Chup: Revenge of the Artist held a free screening for fans in select cities across India.

On September 20, a special ‘free’ viewing of Chup was held in 10 cities of the country. The remarkable thought of scheduling a special free showing of a movie got a spectacular response from movie buffs in cities like Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Lucknow, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Kolkata, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Interestingly enough, audiences got to see a movie for the first time before anyone else saw a movie, and early reviews from moviegoers are already pouring in on Twitter.

“@dulQuer’s Killer performance falls on Taller in #Chup. If you ask me how Chup is doing, I’m going to Chup, because I don’t want to get killed. Go watch to know #DulquerSalman #ChupRevengeOfTheArtist #ChupPublicFreeView” , wrote one Twitter. user. “[email protected] steals the show. He is absolutely brilliant. It remains one of his best act. Excellent and unique idea. Writing and directing on point. Crazy stuff #RBalki All in all delivers a very good thriller #Chup,” wrote one other Twitter. user. “#Chup: The MOST ‘CINE MEIN CINEMA’ movie @DulQuer’s OUTSTANDING performance takes the cake The movie that #FilmyTwitter will enjoy the MAX! #SunnyDeol looks smart and neat. #PoojaBhatt’s one dialogue enough to put some feathers here disrupt #ChupReview,” one moviegoer wrote on the microblogging site. “#Chup ~ A well-made cinema by Balki has a unique story that is captivating all over with suspense, romance and laughter. Interval block is like a painting @iamsunnydeol super comeback role Dulquer is amazing & @shreyadhan13 is damn well Loved @SrBachchan cameo. (3.5/5),’ tweeted another moviegoer.

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Check out some Twitter reviews of Chup: Revenge of the Artist below:

Director R Balki previously shared in an interview how he had felt when he read the first review of his 2007 feature film debut Cheeni Kum. He recalled a top critic from the time the film was vandalized, sending him into a “deep depression”, despite the film being otherwise well received and friends telling him that one person’s opinion didn’t matter. “It mattered to me and somehow that thought hit me that how come you? [the critic] can say what you want, and get away and I’m accountable to you, but you’re not accountable to me,” Balki said in a conversation with Variety. “I found that unfairness in the whole relationship depressing at first and then very fascinating. ”

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The director, who made Paa (2009) with Amitabh Bachchan and The Pad Man (2018), is now working on Chup, a thriller in which a serial killer brutally murders Bollywood film critics and carves star ratings on their foreheads.

Chup is co-written by Balki, Rishi Virmani (“Ki & Ka”) and film critic Raja Sen, who is known for his often harsh reviews of Bollywood films. Before starting the film, Balki, who hadn’t read any reviews of his work after that first review, went back and read them all to “drive all those demons out of my head.”

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Balki, Variety added, led Sen to gain some perspective and balance from a critic’s point of view, rather than being a one-sided conversation, and also to understand the difficulties and frustrations critics experience.

“I realized after I called Raja that he destroyed me the most, so it was beautiful to sit with the person you really want to kill,” said Balki, who now has a “deep bond” with Sen and a “fascinating friendship” that grew during the film.

Chup also pays tribute to Indian author Guru Dutt, who was known for Pyaasa (1957) and Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959). The commercial failure of the latter, produced, directed and starring Dutt, never saw him officially direct a film again and he was finally found dead in 1964, at the age of 39.

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