Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga: Anil, Sonam Kapoor's charming film has its heart in the right place

Everybody is aware of Sonam Kapoor is taking part in a gay character in her movie Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga. But there is no point out of it within the movie’s two trailers, that are excessive on drama, however low on sensationalism (thank your gods for that).

The stakes are high as a result of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga is a kind of uncommon movies to discover homosexuality from a lady’s perspective, and in a mainstream providing replete with naach, gaana and all that. The most sudden romance of the 12 months certainly.

A nonetheless from Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga revolves round a joint household primarily based in Moga, Punjab. The patriarch — Balbir Choudhry (Anil Kapoor) — owns a garment manufacturing unit however has all the time wished to be a chef. Similarly, his daughter Sweety (the luminous Sonam Kapoor) is sitting on a large secret — she’s in love with a lady. Gender constructs are so inflexible on this setting that each father and daughter stay unfulfilled lives. Balli fights his mom Beejee (the grandmother of the home) — who’s of the opinion that males ought to by no means enter the kitchen except to vary the fuel cylinder. And Sweety is beneath fixed stress to get married and “start her life as a woman” — when all she needs to do is be part of an Arts college in London.

This is the primary time we’re seeing Anil and Sonam Kapoor on display taking part in father and daughter, and each seamlessly match into their roles. They share a typical tragedy — of realizing they are going to by no means have the ability to observe their goals.

The plot picks up tempo when Sahil Mirza (Rajkummar Rao) a playwright, meets Sweety in Delhi. They have a dialog about “true love” and the way each story wants a battle (or “siyappa” as she calls it). Feeling very impressed by her complexity, Sahil strikes his theatre troupe to Moga in quest of true inspiration. And as a result of it is a Bollywood film, he falls in love together with her too.

What makes the primary half of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga breezy and enjoyable to look at are the ensemble performances, even when the plot unravels a bit slowly. It can be a delight to look at Juhi Chawla after a very long time. She lights up the body each time she’s on display and steals all of your consideration. It additionally helps that she has probably the most heart-warming character to work with — a caterer who’s an aspiring actress, working with Mirza’s theatre group.

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga has its coronary heart in the fitting place. This is a movie that’s attempting to transform probably the most inflexible mindsets, to persuade viewers that love is love, irrespective of with whom. And they do that with earnest performances (particular shout out to Seema Pahwa, Brijendra Kala) and a captivating second half. The spotlight of the movie is the monitor involving Anil Kapoor and Juhi Chawla. Their nostalgic subplot is certain to deliver a smile on the face of any ’90s child watching the movie.

Ultimately, the place Ek Ladki… falls brief is in incorporating the authenticity and effortlessness wanted for a slice-of-life movie. Some elements stick out like a sore thumb for being dramatic and preachy, courtesy some not so spectacular performances (guess who I’m referring to). But by the tip of the climax, the packed viewers in first day first present erupted in applause. Just a few have been even crying (this author included). Because generally when a movie’s coronary heart is in the fitting place, you possibly can ignore its flaws.

This is a primary impression evaluate of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga. Read Anna MM Vetticad’s evaluate here.

Watch the trailer for Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga right here:

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