Love Aaj Kal Movie Review
Love Aaj Kal Movie Director: Imtiaz Ali
Love Aaj Kal Movie Cast: Sara Ali Khan, Kartik Aaryan, Randeep Hooda and Arushi Sharma
Love Aaj Kal Movie Review Star Rating: 1/5 one star out of 5
The movie may be called Love Aaj Kal 2020 but in fact, it’s a backdated love story and in this Aaj Kal Movie Review I tell you why.
I really don’t know why director Imtiaz Ali called this film Love Aaj Kal when all it does is reinforce stereotypes like the male protagonist who says he can have any women but love oh that is chaste, so the women he falls in love with is not the one he will take to bed, really no that sounds like 20 years old. Then on the other side, the female protagonist believes it’s not easy to fall in love and even harder to stay in it if you are busy taking care of a career. Love Aaj Kal is certainly set in the ’60s even though it claims to be a 2020 film.
Director Imtiaz Ali’s valentine’s day offering ‘Love Aaj Kal has two handsome couples — Zoey and Veer played by Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan on one timeline and Raghu and Leena played by Randeep Hooda and newcomer Arjushi Sharma in another age .
The contrast in this version of Love Aaj Kal is between the very traditional bound small town-love that is simple but has many a societal hurdle and the big town contemporary urban love story that has to contend with the pressures of modern-day living in a city.
Now for the acting Zoe, Sara Ali Khan in the film plays the feisty strong-minded ‘let’s have fun’ character with ease it’s her in real life almost. Playing Veer, for Kartik doesn’t come easy as he has to juggle between small-town turned big-city Casanova an easy play and so in love sweet boy next door. it gets mixed up at times.
What impresses is Randeep Hooda, who looks every inch the very self-assured handlebar moustache sporting lover man , Rishi Kapoor’s character in the original. In fact, Raghu and Leena’s love story has much more meat to it even though it is mostly in flashback
There is merely a twist in the love tale so once it settles down it is predictable and slow-moving rarely saying more than what is shown on screen. What I like best is the chemistry between Randeep Hooda and Sara Ali Khan. Randeep is her friend mentor and guide and many a time I see more chemistry between the two than I see in the Khan and Kartik Aryan love story
I actually secretly wished that there was a wicked twist somewhere waiting to happen but is Love Aaaj kal mein woh kahan yeh story toh ‘shubh mangal or bahut saavdhaan hai ‘ .
Id give this Love Aaj Kal Movie Review a star rating of 1/5 one star out of 5