Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga Movie Review
Director: Shelly Chopra Dhar
Artists: Anil Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Rajkumar Rao, Juhi Chawla
Movie Type : Drama /Romance
Rating: 3.5/ 5
Films like 'Unfreedom', 'Fire', 'My Brother Nikhil', 'I Am', 'Bombay Talkies' have also come up on gay relationships in the past, but in September last year, by law, the association was excluded from the category of crime Subsequent director Shelly Chopra Dhar's 'Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga' proves to be an important film on this issue not only for the LGBT community but for the society as a whole. The emotional aspect of homosexual relationships is strongly woven into the film, but their sexual orientation is not talked about. The producer-director seems to have taken this step to get a UA certificate.
The story begins in its traditional style, where writer-director Sahil Mirza (Rajkumar Rao) falls in love at first sight upon seeing Sweety (Sonam Kapoor). Pyaar Ka Mara Yeh Aashiq along with the cheerful and funny Chhatro (Juhi Chawla) reaches Sweety's village Moga on the pretext of drama and talent hunt. Sweety lives in Moga with her father Balbir Chaudhary (Anil Kapoor), BG (Madhumalati Kapoor), Virji (Abhishek Duhan), Seema Pahwa and Brijendra Kala. Sahil, a variety of papad, arrives at Sweety to express his love, but is stunned when Sweety tells him that she is in love with him and not a boy but the girl Kuhu (Regina Cassandra) is. This secret of sweetie is his brother, but will Sahil bear this truth? Will society be able to accept Sweetie's separation from others? For this you will have to watch the film.
This is the first film of director Shelly Dhar Chopra, where she has put the relationship in the story, which is recognized by the law, but the society still looks down on it. Society sees homosexuality as a natural rather than a disease.
As far as direction is concerned, the film moves slowly in the first half, but when it comes to the issue in the second half, it is interesting as well as sensitive. The screenplay of the film is dull and being a climax film as well as predictable. If the writer-director Sonam-Regina's relationship gave the track more depth, the film could have become a top class.
Talking about acting, Sonam has maintained her innocence as Sweetie, but her strong chemistry with her lesbian partner Regina is not visible. However, she has well shown the curse of being gay in society.
Anil Kapoor has done a great job as a father. Real life chemistry also seems to have worked in reel life. Rajkumar Rao is seen in his simple and gentle style. Juhi Chawla relieves the film from its comic timing. It is nice to see Juhi and Anil on screen after a long time. Regina's character seems shallow. Madhumalati Kapoor, Seema Pahwa, Brijendra Kala and Abhishek Duhan have done a good job in the supporting cast.