Love Aaj Kal Movie Review: A Love Story That Leaves You Confusing
Love Aaj Kal releases today at the box office. Here is the review of the film.
Love Aaj Kal Movie Review: Way back in the year 2009 director Imtiaz Ali presented a unique love story Love Aaj Kal. It was a unique film as it showed two different love stories of different times. Saif Ali Khan was the lead actor of the film and played the lover boy in both the love story.
After 11 years Imtiaz Ali is back with the same concept and the film is also titled Love Aaj Kal. The film stars Kartik Aaryan, Sara Ali Khan, Arushi Sharma & Randeep Hooda. So does the movie lives up to the expectation or does it fail to impress let’s find out?
Love Aaj Kal Movie Review: Story
Love Aaj Kal is written by Imtiaz Ali who is known for its unique concepts in the films. The story of the film is about finding love. It starts with Veer (Karthik Aaryan), and Zoe (Sara Ali Khan) who live in Delhi. One day they both meet at a club and tried to get closer but Veer controls his emotion and leaves. He thereafter gets a feeling that Zoe has something special in her. Veer tries to find out more about Zoe and gets to know that she works in a Company nearby and he also gets there.
At first, Zoe gets irritated with Veer but soon she also gets connected to him. Raj (Randeep Hooda) who is the owner of the company gets to know about the building love story of Veer & Zoe. Zoe then discusses wit Raj that she isn’t interested in getting into a serious relationship anytime soon and just want a casual relationship.
After this Raj starts to tell about his own love story and the second love story of the film begins from there. The film then gets back to the 90s and to Udaipur. In this story, the lover is named Raghu (which is also played by Karthik Aaryan). Raghu falls in love with Leena (Arushi Sharma). Leena also feels for Raghu and she also falls in love with him.
Both Raghu & Leena’s love story was going well but suddenly their family gets to know about their relationship. Leena’s family asks her to leave the city and shift to Delhi. Raghu who was madly in love with her follows her to Delhi and gets a job.
By listening to this story of Raj, Zoe feels special about the story and decides to give her love story a chance. Zoe then gets a special job offer from Dubai but she decides to leave the offer. And want to continue her relationship with Veer.
Raj then tells that at the end of the Raghu – Leena love story that Raghu breaks up with Leena and becomes a playboy. Zoe then remembers her mother’s word that she shouldn’t sacrifice her career for love. What happens next sets the plot of the film.
Love Aaj Kal Movie Review: Screenplay
Imtiaz Ali screenplay is not up to the mark, the film struggles due to this. Some scenes of the film can connect you but many scenes are unconvincing. The dialogues of the film are also very complex and could have been simpler and meaningful. The film has struggled in this department.
Love Aaj Kal Movie Review: Direction
Imtiaz Ali hasn’t done justice with the direction this time. Some of the scenes of the film are shot well and get to attract you. But most of the time you will feel that where the film is heading towards. Some of the scenes in the film seem to be funny. The major plot of the film is also not well concluded. Imtiaz also may not have researched properly about the characters of the film. The film has missed many important instances.
Love Aaj Kal Movie Review: Music
Pritam’s music this time also fails to create an impact like the Love Aaj Kal (2009) did. The film has a party number titled “Haan Main Galat” has caught few eyes. There are some romantic songs like “Shayad” & “Aur Tanha” also gives some feels. But the songs of the previous film was hit on chartbusters and are still on the minds of the people. Ishaan Chabra’s background score is decent.
Love Aaj Kal Movie Review: Performances
Both Karthik Aaryan & Sara Ali Khan have tried hard to perform. Karthik Aaryan has been seen in a new role and has done well. Sara Ali Khan’s character in the film is weird and she has tried hard to do justice to the character. In a few scenes, she has performed well. Randeep Hooda has also done well in his role and played an important part in the film. Arushi Sharma has also a good screen presence and has performed well.
Love Aaj Kal Movie Review: Final Verdict
Overall the film has lacked at many points and could have been better. The film went off track for a while and the audience will get to feel where the film is heading. With a lack of good screenplay and direction, the film is not up to the standards.
The film might open on decent numbers as it is releasing on Valentine’s Day and will record good occupancy due to this. But the real test of the film begins on the weekdays. How far the film will go depends on its performance on the weekdays.
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