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Love Aaj Kal review: Imtiaz Ali’s trademark bittersweet love story is worth a watch!

Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal starring Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan is a bittersweet love story that captures relationships from two time periods.

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Rating: 3 stars


The good thing about Love Aaj Kal is that it has the ‘Imtiaz Ali love story’ elements which were missing in his last outing When Harry Met Sejal. His fans called his last film a heartbreak. Ali is a filmmaker who has given a voice to a generation to express their love or whatever they call it in today’s times. He has a massive fan following, both women and men included among the youngsters who often have struggled with the ‘matters of the heart’.

In Love Aaj Kal, Ali presents another take on love and romance in two different times 2020 (Aaj) and 1990 (Kal) in similar fashion as his 2009 hit film of the same title. In this one Kartik Aaryan playing two roles of Veer and Raghu struggles with love and relationships. This is Kartik’s most sincere performance, albeit a different one from his usual rants. He’s convincing in both parts, more as Raghu from 1990. But there’s still a long way to go to show those finer strokes.

His love interests are Sara Ali Khan in 2020 and debutante Arushi Sharma in 1990. There’s not much for Arushi to portray. But she does whatever she gets well. The first dancing (also break dancing) sequence of Kartik and Arushi is a gem of a scene. Sara Ali Khan’s character Zoe goes through the chaos of ambition, desires, confusion, frustration and fighting what her heart truly wants. The chaos appears to be written well but Sara’s performance goes a notch higher than required.

There are a lot of youngsters both girls and boys going through this on regular basis. All suffering from the romance they find their problems. The palette of the so called options doesn’t quite provides satiety in the end. You realize that it happens only once or twice that you truly connect with someone. For those middle aged or older people not familiar with this chaos of the ‘young generation’ might not relate to this. Something which Ali dabbled with in the previous Love Aaj Kal through a spectacular ‘jugalbandi’ (debate) between Rishi Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan.

To give the credit where it’s due is to Imtiaz’s writing. It’s fresh. If you have followed his filmography, you’ll realize that he has improved his storytelling skills immensely when it comes to editing. Where Rockstar (2011) looked like put together on edit table, Tamasha’s (2015) editing was a work of genius and it looked more like coming from Imtiaz from the script itself. Love Aaj Kal has a few loose patches but it has its soul intact. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea but it might just find its audience, especially the youngsters (even some of the early thirties people) who put themselves through so much of emotional drama while wanting to appear cool and carefree.

Amit Roy’s cinematography gives the film a stunning look. He has kept it intimate and real. Film’s music by Pritam and lyrics written by Irshad Kamil don’t quite have the impact of their work on previous Love Aaj Kal but the soundtrack has some soulful lines. The song Mehrama summarizes the heartache and chaos beautifully. If Imtiaz Ali, Irshad Kamil with Pritam or AR Rahman come together to create an album of songs it might create an equal impact as a film.

One important thing which is also a recurring thing in Ali’s films is the masculinity which is not the typical hero type. The men in his films just like a large population of guys (who don’t get covered in films or otherwise) have their own set of problems, insecurities, emotional strength or weakness, guilty of their deeds, and struggle with their identity. Ali is among the few filmmakers (although only Zoya Akhtar comes to mind as a striking example) who have created characters as humans; not merely men or women.

To sum it up, Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal hits a spot but doesn’t quite hit it out of the park. It will find its audience however large or small but the good thing is that the film has its soul intact. Sometimes it feels like the filmmaker is trying to tell a young love story but he throws in the trademark Imtiaz Ali style lines that hit the sweet spot. It’s bitter but humorous, superficial as well deep, just like young relationships have become today. In all its complexity it still manages to charm you in its own way. Ali’s Tamasha received the love and appreciation it deserved much later after its release. The film continues to grow on the audience. Should you show Love Aaj Kal the love it should get? Definitely.


Pyar Ki Luka Chuppi : Will Angad receive a response to his proposal from Sristhi on his Birthday?

After a one-year leap Sarthak who had parted ways from Srishti is spellbound by her transformation and is repenting his decision

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The track of Pyar Ki Luka Chuppi, one of the first shows which went on air with fresh episodes, has come to a rather interesting situation. While Sristhi (Aparna Dixit) has moved on and is focused on her career, Sarthak (Rahul Sharma) finds himself at cross roads. Angad’s (Alan Kapoor) entry in the show has made things more complicated/uneasy for Sarthak. To add to it Angad has developed feelings for Srishti and after a lot of contemplation proposes to her. However, does not receive a clear response.

It is Angad’s Birthday and Sristhi is invited too. Angad is looking forward to the evening with all his close ones and also hope to receive a reply from Sristhi.

Will Sristhi be able to take a decision and will Angad be happy with what he hears?

Tune into Pyar Ki Luka Chuppi only on Dangal TV at 7:00 pm to know more

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The first look of Prabhas’ 20th film to release tomorrow and his fandom has taken social media by a storm!

The film also stars an ensemble cast of Pooja Hegde, Bhagyashree, Murli Sharma and Sachin Khedekar

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The enormous fandom of superstar Prabhas is at a standstill as ‘the first look’ for his 20th film will finally be revealed to them on 10th July at 10 PM!  To further boost the anticipation of the film, the makers of the film had dropped in a poster for the ‘first look reveal’ which informed the fans when should they expect it. The 10th of July is a very special date for the fans and Prabhas as they commemorate the release of the poster and 5 years of Baahubali: The Beginning!

As always, Prabhas’s roaring ginormous fandom took the social media by the storm to commemorate the upcoming release of the ‘first look’ from the film under the hashtag of ‘#Prabhas20’ which got trending soon after the announcement. Here are some of their posts:

Fan Sunil Jain tweeted the poster with the caption:

“Finally the wait is over,,, very exicted to see the first look of prabhas20. All the best

@actorprabhas @hegdepooja #prabhas20 #prabhasfans #prabhas #poojahegde #bollywood #tollywood #maheshbabu #bahubali #love #prabhasrajuuppalapati #prabhasraju #baahubali #actorprabhas”

Eagerly waiting for the ‘first look’ release fan Varshini Sounderajan tweeted:

“Wow I can’t believe #Prabhas20 first look on July 10th 10AM

I’m very excited 💃


Glad that the long wait was over M Adithya Reddy even changed his display picture to the announcement and tweeted:

“Finally the long wait is over 😀 hear we go our Darling  #Prabhas20 First look on 10th July”

Another fan tweeted:

“Marana Waiting 🤩🤩🤙 #Prabhas Anna 🥰

#Prabhas20Firstlook #Prabhas20″

Fan Ashish Nikam was delighted to hear the release of the announcement and he tweeted:

“Prabhas’s next pan india movie’s title &first look will be out on 10th July at 10am.😍😍😍

Film will be released in four languages #Hindi #Telugu #Tamil #malayala egarli waiting for it.

#Prabhas20 #RadheShyam”

The film also stars an ensemble cast of Pooja Hegde, Bhagyashree, Murli Sharma, Sachin Khedekar, Priyadarshi, Sasha Chettri, Kunaal Roy Kapur and Sathyan. Gulshan Kumar and T-Series present Prabhas 20 as a UV Creation Production. The film will be directed by Radha Krishna Kumar and edited by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao.

The cinematography for Prabhas20 is done by Manoj Paramahamsa and the production designer for the film is RRaveendar. Prabhas20 is produced by Bhushan Kumar under his banner T-Series along with Vamsi and Pramod of UV Creations. So make sure to catch his ‘first look’ from the film!

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Disha Patani is an actress who explores different genres with each of her releases, here’s proof!

In drama-film ‘Bharat’ the viewers got to witness a mesmerizing side of the actress with her role.

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Disha Patani is an actress who has proved her ability to adapt to characters with just a few releases. The journey of her career started with making an adorable appearance, in her debut “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story” which was a sports biopic on the silver screen. She played the role of Dhoni’s romantic interest in the film.

Often, hailed among the audience as the most desirable actress, she surely enchanted the viewers with her role in just her debut. Nevertheless, Disha also gave a kicking and stunning performance in the action film Baaghi 2, alongside actor Tiger Shroff. In drama-film ‘Bharat’ the viewers got to witness a mesmerizing side of the actress with her role.

However, she completely went on the other side of the spectrum and gave us a blazing hot avatar in the romantic-action-thriller film Malang where she completely lit up the screens ablaze on OTT platforms recently and in cinemas prior to that. The audience literally ‘unleashed the madness’ and created quite a stir about Disha because of the trance-inducing performance she gave in the film.

The actress is providing the audience with different characters in different genres on-screen, one after the other and completely acing her performances. She has two upcoming films down the pipeline, namely, action film Radhe, where she will be seen sharing a screen with Salman Khan and mystery thriller film Ek Villain 2, where she will share the screen with John Abraham.

The amount of demand for her next film increases with each film that she releases, making her one of the most alluring actresses. It is evident that the audience will see Disha Patani in two distinctive characters in both her upcoming films where she will surely take their breath away!

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