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Love Aaj Kal (2009)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  31 July 2009 (India)
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An old-fashioned romantic tells his personal love story to a modern man who has just broken up with his girlfriend. Has love really ever changed?

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Jai Vardhan Singh / Veer Singh
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Meera Pandit
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Vikram Joshi
Florence Brudenell-Bruce ...
Jo
Giselli Monteiro ...
Harleen Kaur
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Harleen's Father (as Raj Zutshi)
Nirupama Verma
Gunjas Singh
Chandan Anand
Dhirendra Divedi
Sanjay Gandhi
Rajendra Sharma
Vir Das ...
Shonty
Kavi Shastri ...
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London-based Jai Vardhan Singh and Meera Pandit meet, fall in love, and she introduces him to her family. Shortly thereafter, they decide to part as she wants to re-locate to India to restore heritage buildings, while he re-locates to America. Restauranteur Veer Singh attempts to convince Jai to pursue her, as he had pursued Harleen Kaur back in 1965 India, but Jai moves on and falls in love with Caucasian Jo, while Meera is all set to get marry her employer, Vikram Joshi. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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£405,673 (UK) (31 July 2009)

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$2,425,386 (USA) (28 August 2009)
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Giselli Monteiro auditioned for the role of Pae (Saif Ali Khan's non-Indian girlfriend). At this point, Imtiaz Ali had searched for females all around India for Harleen, but couldn't find the right girl. After seeing her screen test, Imtiaz Ali's wife suggested to cast Gisellle for the role of Harleen. See more »

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Saif appears to be driving the car through downtown streets but the gearstick is in Park position (P in Auto transmission). See more »

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16 August 2009 | by (Brampton, Ontario) – See all my reviews

Imtiaz Ali has made 3 films now - Socha Na Tha, Jab We Met and Love Aaj Kal - he seems to be getting better and better with each film.He seems to be becoming a better director as well as writer with each film.

It is very rare to find Hindi films where people talk like people - with conversations having logical conclusions and transitions. This whole film is built on people having conversations and learning about each other and figuring themselves out through these conversations. I remember Siskel & Ebert lamenting on their show that in the movies, people mention that they have professions and yet never seem to be working at their so called job - but in this film, they do. The script

  • oh the script! Very smart, no dumbing down, no manipulative


melodrama. I recently saw (500) Days of Summer and thematically and in tone these two are similar.

Also technically, Ali seems to have grown tremendously as a director - he is very good here in terms of shooting on location without getting unnecessarily enamoured or indulgent.

This movie has three performances really - Saif, Deepika and Rishi Kapoor. All have done tremendous justice to their characters; they are also very fortunate that the script provided them with 3-dimensional characters. A special mention for the young Brazilian lady who plays Harleen Kaur in the movie - she is so breathtakingly beautiful and very convincingly Indian.

The only blemish for me was Pritam's music and the song placement of that twist song. Pritam was so brilliant in Jab We Met that he actually accentuated the viewing pleasure of that film - but here, his music - though not bad - seems to distract from it.

As good as this film is, something tells me that Imtiaz Ali is just getting started and that he is a lot more gutsy and genuinely hatke than we have seen so far. And that is a wonderfully scary thought.


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