As the trailer states, Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal is set on the love stories of two eras. One being from the old times, 1990 and another one from 2020. Love Aaj Kal is a story of Veer (Kartik Aaryan) and Zoe (Sara Ali Khan). The two confused people. Veer is a guy next door who believes that live exists, on the other hand, Zoe, who’s so career orientated that she thinks if love comes in between she might het distracted from her career.
Raj (Randeep Hooda) is the owner of a cafe where Veer and Zoe spend most of the time after falling for each other. The love story that is shown from 1990 is narrated by Raj to Zoe when she’s all confused about love.
Writing & Direction:
Imtiaz Ali is one of those writers and directors who’s films can be identified by his unique stories and direction. Love Aaj Kal, no doubt, fit in the same category. But with this movie, he defined himself as a repetitive artist. The first half of the story is slow and doesn’t keep you much hooked and hence you start expecting from the second half. But unfortunately, the second half won’t be called as a treat to the eyes as well.
When it comes to performances, Sara Ali Khan as Zoe is a fun quirky girl who ends up irritating you at many scenes. Kartik Aaryan for that matter proved himself so well in the movie. His character is completely unique from all that he playes earlier and he completely nailed it in this one. Randeep Hooda was the perfect choice for the character he’s playing in the movie. Arushi Sharma does justice to her character.
All the songs of the movie seems to have a short life other than Haan Main Galat as it might come under party anthems of the year. The revamped version of Dooriyan was well placed in the movie and connected well with the scenes.
Amit Roy’s cinematography captures the beauty of Delhi without giving a glance of any touristy places. He showed what audience will appreciate watching. Aarti Bajaj’s editing leaves behind some unprocessed stuff adding to the decent duration of just a little over 2 hours.
All in all, Love Aaj Kal isn’t your weekend treat. But it’s definitely a one time watch.
PS. If you’re in love or the one who believes love exits, this one is for you.