Director: Imtiaz Ali

Star Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Giselle Monteiro, Rishi Kapoor, Rahul Khanna, Neetu Singh, Vir Das, Raj Zutshi

Some films are meant to be enjoyed without being dissected by a reviewer. Jab We Met was one such film and Imtiaz Ali has almost done an encore with Love Aaj Kal. Though not as comical in its treatment as JWM the latest Ali offering touches the right chord too. There is a freshness about LAK that brings a certain amount of joy. The scenes depicting an era gone by and love without conversation are contrasted superbly with the touchy-feely love of aaj-kal. Saif has improved with each film and here he displays a level of versatility that few actors have managed of late. His portrayal of a depressed loner in San Fransisco, as he pines for his lost love, is touching. Deepika acts better than she had been able to in her previous films. Playing a restorer of archeological monuments suits her well! Brazilian model Giselle Monteiro looks unbelievably authentic as the demure Sikh girl. Rishi Kapoor is on song but Rahul Khanna is wasted. What the film lacks is real substance in the first half and also a well-rounded ending. All in all, sensible and well directed, LAK is one of the year’s best…


One thought on “Love Aaj Kal ***½”

  1. Hey all , i really liked the movie !! Its somehow attached to everyone`s life these days n i quite enjoyed watching it, so just in case you havn`t seen it. GO for it !!!!

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