Dulquer Salmaan’s Chup Movie Review & Ratings | Hit or Flop?

Chup Movie Review: Dulquer Salmaan who is enjoying his success with the film ‘Sita Ramam’ in Telugu and other languages, has released the same film in Hindi few days back and received a positive response from Hindi film industry as well. Within a gap of one week he has come up with ‘Chup: Revenge of the Artist’ movie directed by the talented R Balki. Let us get into the detailed review of the movie, to know if this movie is worth watching in the theatres and if Dulquer is able to score another hit in Hindi film industry.

Chup Movie Review


In Chup, Shanti is cast as the lead character by Suresh, a lonely film director who meets her by chance one evening. In an ironic turn of events, Shanti rises to fame while Suresh is forced to leave the top tiers of the film industry. On the other hand, there are serial killings that happen in the city, and the killer inscribes the star rating on the corpses. To understand how these killings are related to Suresh and Shanti’s love story, you must watch the entire movie.

Cast & Crew

Chup movie stars Sunny Deol, Dulquer Salmaan in the leading roles, while Shreya Dhanwantary, Pooja Bhatt, Rajeev Ravindranathan, Rakesh Bhavsar, Abhijit Sinha, Harry Meena play other important roles. Movie is written & directed by R Balki and produced by Gauri Shinde, R Balki & Rakesh Jhunjhunwala. Music is composed by S.D. Burman, Amit Trivedi, Sneha Khanwalkar, Aman Pant and Cinematography is handled by Vishal Sinha.

Movie Name Chup
Director R Balki
Music Director S.D. Burman, Amit Trivedi, Sneha Khanwalkar, Aman Pant
Producer Gauri Shinde, R Balki & Rakesh Jhunjhunwala
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Cast Sunny Deol, Dulquer Salmaan, Shreya Dhanwantary, Pooja Bhatt, Rajeev Ravindranathan, Rakesh Bhavsar, Abhijit Sinha, Harry Meena
Cinematography Vishal Sinha

Movie Verdict

Chup has many elements in the movie that will make you watch it till the end. The reason behind the serial killings and the emotional breakdown of the leading character are very well written and executed on screen. Movie adapted a non-linear screenplay which will make the audience scratch their heads to understand what is going to happen next. Though the narration feels slower throughout the movie, making and the scenes related to the murder & investigation makes it interesting to watch. Love scenes between the lead pair also looks fresh rather than very old & boring stories that are shown on screen these days. Climax of the movie may surprise you, as it might be unexpected.

While it comes to acting, Dulquer Salmaan is one of the best actors in the present generation across all the languages in India. He looks so effortless in this movie and did a brilliant job in his role. It is happy to watch Sunny Deol on screen with the character that suits him perfectly and the actor had done a good job. Shreya Dhanwantary looks beautiful and did her part well, though she had limited screen presence. Pooja Bhatt and all other actors did their part as required for the story.

Technically Chup movie is very good. Songs composed by Amit Trivedi, Sneha Khanwalkar, Aman Pant are good and background score is biggest highlight in the movie. Vishal Sinha did a good job as a cinematographer, with some brilliant shots and colors used that suits the mood of the film. Editing looks perfect.

Director R Balki is one of the directors from Hindi film industry, who have a decent filmography as a writer and director. All the films directed by R Balki are a minimum guarantee films and Chup is another hit in his career as a director. He has delivered a well written and executed thriller, though handling the thriller for the first time.

Overall, Chup is a perfect crime thriller that can be watched in theatres for some brilliant performances and making.

Plus Points:



Minus Points:

Some unwanted scenes

Rating: 3.5/5

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