The only question that arises after watching Laila Majnu is why Imtiaz Ali agreed to do this in the first place. After giving us all some greats like Tamasha and Highway, this one fails to capture our hearts even with the scenic beauty of Kashmir.
Director Sajid Ali tries to show us true love that walks between a thin line of madness and passion, fails to create the sparks his brother is loved for.
Except Hafiz Hafiz and O’Meri Laila, songs in the movie don’t stand out. Set in Kashmir, Sajid manages to capture the beauty of it, with many location set in really beautiful surroundings, with huts and huge tress, valleys and gorges. The location adds a bit of charm to this tale of two people madly in love.
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This is a modern day love story of Laila and Majnu with the same old enmity between their families that spice up the whole story but somewhere post interval, it gets resolved. The story doesn’t hold to one plotline as it keeps changing tracks. That might’ve worked in an action packed film but clearly doesn’t in this love story.
Debutant Avinash Tiwary is the one to look out for. It is quite evident from his performance in this flick that he’s the rising star Bollywood needs and deserves. Tripti Dimri is the bubbly factor but her being “too high on emotions” at times gets annoying through the movie.
Overall, this tale of Laila Majnu might attract young lovers but not cinema lovers. We give it 1 star with no kink.
The only question that arises after watching Laila Majnu is why Imtiaz Ali agreed to do this in the first place. After giving us all some greats l...1.0