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Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (2019)

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Some love stories are not simple, Sweety's is one such story. She has to contend with her over-enthusiastic family that wants to get her married, a young writer who is completely smitten by... See full summary »

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Shelly Chopra Dhar

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Credited cast:
Anil Kapoor ... Balbir Chaudhary
Juhi Chawla ... Chatro
Sonam Kapoor ... Sweety Chaudhary
Rajkummar Rao ... Sahil Mirza
Regina Cassandra ... Kuhu
Madhumalti Kapoor ... Gifty Chaudhary (as Madhu Malti)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Abdul Quadir Amin ... Varun
Sara Arjun ... Young Sweety
Daljit Arora Daljit Arora
Manoj Bakshi Manoj Bakshi ... Inspector D.P Singh
Seema Bhargava ... Billo (Billauri)
Abhishek Duhan Abhishek Duhan ... Babloo
Brijendra Kala ... Chaubey
Alka Badola Kaushal ... Sahil's Mother
Aron Mitr Aron Mitr ... Passenger in Metro
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Some love stories are not simple, Sweety's is one such story. She has to contend with her over-enthusiastic family that wants to get her married, a young writer who is completely smitten by her, a secret that she harbours close to her heart and ultimately the truth that her true love might not find acceptance in her family and society. Resolving these issues proves hilarious, touching and life changing.

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The most unexpected romance of the year!

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

1 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Patiala, Punjab, India

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Opening Weekend USA:

$606,775, 3 February 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,112,088, 14 February 2019
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Dolby Atmos

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Color
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First Hindi film to be based on full fledged lesbian relationship it released after the Indian government legalized gay marriages. See more »

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A BRAVE SCRIPT WHICH FAILED TO OVERTAKE IT'S LUKEWARM SCREENPLAY
3 February 2019 | by SAMTHEBESTESTSee all my reviews

EK LADKI KO DEKHA TO AISA LAGA REVIEW :-



"The Secret" this is what they told us in trailer, right? But it was quite easy for movie buffs to predict the Secret. As expected, the secret is exactly what we were thinking, its about true love crossing the barrier of gender. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga tries to showcase the Brave Script of taboo subject, but somewhere the Screenplay falters, if not fully. Nevertheless, it was a "Well Tried" by the entire team.

ELKDTAL is not a complete fictional story, it is a mirror image of some real incidents happened in our society. Although, it is presented with some filmy and dramtic elements, one can easily accept it. Problems appears in multiple fields like Acting, Screenplay, Execution, Direction etc. which doesn't let Strong script overcome. Sonam Kapoor portrays a sweet girl but that's not enough when some important scenes like tackling as brave a Girl and emotional flavoured moments arrives. Rajkumar Rao doesn't explore an actor in him Fully and that's unacceptable. Juhi Chawla goes unnoticed due to overacting, so does the supporting cast. Anil Kapoor remains the one only saving grace here. Music is a let down, moreover it's irritating where the screenplay is already faltered. Execution is Strictly average and the reason for that is filmy vision of Director. The script didn't really need any dramatic portion then why Director went through that path? The full focus should have remained on content other than Feature film ingredients, especially when you are attempting a Taboo breaking subject.

As a whole, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga is an Important film for the society but the problem is, it is not made for everyone. The appeal and impact is limited to some people only, unlike Padman which was a Universal Appealing Subject. It may bring change in some people's life who have undergone such torture, but the question is, apart from those sone people will an entire society accept it? Unfortunately, the answer could be No. Because our country is not ready to accept such things, at least for now. After some years we might see some changes and that time people might recall this Film. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga deserves the one time watch from you just because they have tried some different subject, otherwise it does not surpaas the Expectations after raising the bar with the strong Script.

RATING- 6/10*


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