Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga ( transl. How I felt when I saw that girlfriend ) [ 4 ] is a 2019 indian Hindi -language coming-of-age romantic comedy-drama film directed by Shelly Chopra Dhar. The screenplay was written by Dhar and Gazal Dhaliwal, with the report inspired by the 1919 novel A Damsel in Distress by P. G. Wodehouse. [ 5 ] It stars Anil Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, [ a ] Rajkummar Rao and Juhi Chawla, and features Abhishek Duhan, Madhumalti Kapoor, Seema Pahwa, Brijendra Kala, Alka Kaushal and Kanwaljit Singh in supporting roles. Akshay Oberoi and Regina Cassandra make special appearances in the movie. The film tells the narrative of Sweety Chaudhary, a closet lesbian, and her attempts to come out to her conservative and traditional Punjabi family. [ b ] The film is the first collaboration between real-life church father and daughter Anil Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor, [ 6 ] and marks the Bollywood debut of Regina Cassandra. [ 7 ] It was released global on 1 February 2019. The screenplay was selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for its library ‘s Core Collection. [ 8 ]
plot [edit ]
A young Punjabi charwoman, Sweety Chaudhary, is under imperativeness from her traditional syndicate to marry. She meets a young woman named Kuhu and Kuhu ‘s brother Raza at a marry. A year passes. In Delhi, Sahil Mirza is a dramatist though not very successful, and his father, a celebrated film producer, thinks he should give up being a dramatist. Sweety sees a rehearsal of his latest play and remarks that it is amusing but the romance is superficial. A man comes chasing her, and Sahil helps her flee. She escapes while Sahil fights the man, and Sahil by chance hits a policeman. At the police station, Sahil learns that the world is Sweety ‘s buddy Babloo, and they live in Chaudhary Manor, Moga, Punjab. Sahil wants to see Sweety again and decides to write his next meet in Moga. He is joined by Chatro, a caterer and enthusiastic amateurish actress. Sweety and Babloo ‘s single father, Balbir Chaudhary, runs Chaudhary Garments, a clothing company. He actually wanted to become a fudge, but his mother Beeji insists men do not belong in the kitchen. Babloo claims that Sweety has been going to Delhi to see a Muslim male child, so she must not be allowed to leave the house. Sahil goes to the manor with a letter for her. He sees Balbir cook. falsely assuming Balbir is the cook, Sahil pays him to give the letter to Sweety. This convinces Balbir that Sahil is Sweety ‘s Muslim boyfriend. Sahil next pays Balbir ‘s employee Chaubey to pass along a message to Sweety, and Chaubey tells Sahil that Sweety loves him though the class disapproves of her dating him because he is Muslim. A few individuals employed by the family bet on who Sweety will marry, with the cook Billauri bet on person from a matchmaking app. Chaubey bets on “ Mr. X ”, any obscure foreigner. Sweety learns Sahil is holding acting classes, and goes with Beeji and Billauri to the course. Sahil and Chatro are invited to Beeji ‘s birthday party the stick to day. At Beeji ‘s party, Chatro bonds with Balbir over cook. He notices Sahil enjoying the party and tells the others that Sahil is Sweety ‘s Muslim boyfriend. Chaubey hides Sahil and brings him to Sweety ‘s board. Sahil says he loves her. She tells him Babloo lied and she is actually in love with a daughter. Sahil is astonished and excessively drunk to properly respond. The following day, he cancels the acting class. Billauri saw Chaubey taking Sahil to Sweety ‘s room and blackmails him into exchanging their bets. She helps Sweety see Sahil again. Sweety explains that she did not fit in as a child and immediately she hides the truth about herself. She is in a relationship with Kuhu. Babloo discovered this and tried to stop it, but she continued to see Kuhu in Delhi. She is glad to have a acquaintance to confide in, and Sahil is gladiolus to be her supporter. Sweety wants to join Kuhu in London and study art there, yet she does not want to run away from her family. Chatro tells Balbir she is divorced with kids, and feels her kids should be release to marry or not, and to marry whomever they want to, careless of religion. This inspires Balbir to invite Sahil to dinner and announce Sweety ‘s battle to him, which Babloo encourages. Sweety resolves to marry Sahil to make her family glad, though Sahil is against this. Sahil ‘s supportive mother reminds him about a successful play he wrote that was based on a true history. He offers to write a dally for Balbir ‘s approaching manner express, with Balbir, Chatro, and the others as the actors. Sahil writes a romance titled Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, which will star Sweety and Kuhu. Balbir at first finds the narrative absurd, but Sahil defends it as a fresh new history. Babloo is supposed to be away but finds out about the play and reveals Sweety is actually in a relationship with Kuhu, not Sahil. Balbir leaves angrily, though Sweety declares the read will go on. As it becomes apparent the play is about a romance between two women, members of the audience start to leave, though many remain. After Balbir reads Sweety ‘s diary and sees how she has felt alone and misunderstood, he returns to the stage to defend Sweety and Kuhu. He is now accepting and supportive. The hearing applaud. Later, Sahil ‘s church father congratulates him on his fresh new bet. Sweety suggests Sahil introduce the play in other places for others like her. Balbir opens a restaurant and starts a relationship with Chatro. Billauri, claiming the gender of “ Mr. X ” is irrelevant, wins the bet on who Sweety would marry .
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output [edit ]
Principal photography began in Patiala on 29 January 2018. [ 9 ] [ 10 ] Initially, Anil Kapoor began filming and Sonam Kapoor joined the production concisely thereafter. [ 11 ] It is produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra under the banner of Vinod Chopra Films. [ 12 ] The movie ‘s title is derived from a similarly named birdcall from the 1994 film 1942: A Love Story, which besides stars Anil Kapoor. [ 13 ] [ 14 ] Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga marks the reunion, after 11 years, of Anil Kapoor and Juhi Chawla, one of India ‘s democratic onscreen couples. [ citation needed ]
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Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga was released on 1 February 2019 on 1,500 screens in domestic circuit. [ 15 ] [ 16 ] The movie is distributed by Fox Star Studios, [ 17 ] and received a 12A certification from the british Board of Film Classification. [ 1 ]
reception [edit ]
critical reply [edit ]
On review collector Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 77 % approval evaluation based on 13 reviews, with an average rat of 6.9/10. [ 18 ] Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV gave it four stars out of five and wrote, “ In the context of a commercial filmmaking custom that has normally been appallingly detached of LGBTQ sensibilities, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha … is a puff of fresh air, a huge jump advancing from 2008 ‘s Dostana. It does not seek to derive hilarity and frivolity from the theme, offering rather an earnest, unapologetic word picture of the act of coming out in a cautious company. ” He found the history “ simple adequate and is told in a manner that could be faulted for being excessively chaste — the same-sex lovers embrace a few times but they do not arsenic much as establish a kiss on each other ‘s cheeks, let alone brim — but the film achieves something army for the liberation of rwanda bigger than a Bollywood crowd-pleaser can …. [ It ] … goads the audience to think differently without trying to deviate from its elementary purpose, which is to deliver entertainment. ” [ 19 ] Gaurang Chauhan of Times Now rated the film three and a half stars out of five, and although he faulted the comedic conflict of Sweety being mistaken by her class as “ in sexual love with a ‘musalmaan ‘ ”, he concluded that “ Overall, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga is an important, well-intended movie that is high on entertainment, boasts of bang-up performances and rightfully deserves all the applause. ” [ 20 ]
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Ananya Bhattacharya of India Today gave it four stars out of five, opine, “ Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga sets out to smash our ideas of proper and improper … .It is an significant film for the times we live in … .Sonam Kapoor and Anil Kapoor, along with writer Gazal Dhaliwal and director Shelly Chopra Dhar, deliver a bright lesbian love story that Bollywood should be gallant of. ” [ 21 ] Film critic Taran Adarsh gave the movie three stars out of five, and said it was “ brave ” and “ will surely trigger debates about love and life …. ” [ 22 ]
Box position [edit ]
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga collected ₹2.90 crore on the foremost day of release. [ 3 ] The foremost workweek earned ₹17.19 crore in domestic circuit. [ 3 ] The film grossed ₹26 crore in the domestic grocery store and ₹13.86 crore in the abroad market, for a combine global arrant of ₹39.86 crore. [ 3 ] Box Office Mojo reported a total US $ 3.3 million ( est. ) global gross as of 24 February 2019. [ 23 ]
family media [edit ]
The film became available as VOD on Netflix on 2 April 2019. [ 24 ] [ 25 ]
soundtrack [edit ]
The music for the film was composed by Rochak Kohli, while the music of the title song was primitively written by R.D. Burman for the movie 1942: A Love Story, and the lyrics rewritten by Gurpreet Saini. [ 27 ] The soundtrack album was released by Saregama on 8 January 2019. [ 28 ] [ 26 ] [ 29 ]
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Notes [edit ]
- Billed in the film as Sonam K Ahuja.
- Fire (1996) is the first mainstream ( 1996 ) is the first mainstream Bollywood film to feature a lesbian romanticism .