One of the most anticipated movies of the year helmed by Imtiaz Ali, Love Aaj Kal released today on Valentine’s Day, Feb 14 and it stars Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan in lead roles.
Sara Ali Khan saying ‘Tum Mujhe Tang Karne Lage Ho’ in the trailer is what sets the whole mood of the film in reality after watching the film we also make an opinion of ‘Ye film Ne Hume Tang Kiya..”
The story is based on twenty-two-year-old Zoe Chauhan (Sara Ali Khan) is averse to a serious long term relationship. She wants to have fun with no strings attached and pursue her career. But another love story from the past makes her question her own choices.
Ace director Imtiaz Ali who made the first part of the movie with the same name this time comes up with a fresh story with a different set of conflicts that vary with time. Ali makes it relevant by showing us the contrast between traditional small town-love that was simple yet difficult versus the contemporary urban love that is complex and messed-up.
A complicated character, who has a five-year plan to make merry and launch her own event management company, before she ‘settles down’ in a committed relationship. While as casting Sara is at the right age to play Zoe but she doesn’t convince us with the acting.
Sara has an outstanding screen presence and looks gorgeous, but her performance doesn’t quite make you root. Kartik Aaryan is good as the boyish Raghu, whose transformation from a timid lovelorn small-towner to a big-city Casanova, is believable. As Veer, however, even Kartik doesn’t get to do more than meekly follow around the love of his life and be at her beck and call.
But what caught us is not ‘Sartik’ but Randeep Hooda who leaves a lasting impression even with lesser screen time. Sporting a handlebar moustache and crisp linen shirts, the underrated actor looks quite dapper.
Ali uses vivid tones and beautiful backdrops to recreate Raghu’s love story with Leena played by debutante Arushi Sharma, who delivers quite effectively. However, the flashback story is interrupted way too many times to accommodate the film’s non-linear narrative.
The music or the soundtrack of the film is good and goes well with the emotionally overcharged narrative of the film. The first half is gripping while the second half is predictable.
Overall, Love Aaj Kal’ sets off to celebrate complex characters and dysfunctional relationships, with the universal emotion of love at its core. But Imtiaz Ali disappoints in this otherwise melodramatic love saga and surely breaks heart on Valentine’s Day. It is strictly for ‘Sartik’ fans.
Watch the trailer: