Love stories can get quite cliched, but when you talk about new age romance, the conversations can get pretty complex and interesting. ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga’ (‘ELKDTAL’) is an unconventional tale of finding love and acceptance. The film employs fair share of stereotypes to tell a modern and relevant story.
The fact that it brings a still niche subject like homosexuality, to a mainstream movie, is one of its strengths. Thankfully, the progressive theme and emotional quotient of the movie, help it rise above a screenplay that lacks sheen.
When the heroine comes out – first with a question (Zaroori hai kya mujhe ek munde se hi pyar ho?) and then with a firm statement (Main ek ladki se pyaar karti hoon. Period.) – the unsuspecting man who is besotted with her breaks into drunken laughter. One presumes even the audience does just that, if not audibly. The lover is quick to regret his unthinking reaction. The audience takes a little longer to warm up to the girl’s struggles but does begin to see (well before the climax) the point that the film is making.
Sonam Kapoor starrer Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga is receiving immense love from the audience. The film is expected to put up an impressive total by the end of its opening weekend, thanks to word-of-mouth promotion. The Shelly Chopra Dhar directorial started off slow with Rs 3.30 crore collection on Day 1. It showed some growth on Saturday with earnings of Rs 4.65 crore, taking the total collection to Rs 7.95 crore.
Sonam Kapoor’s previous film Verre Di Wedding is also super-hit with Kareena Kapoor. The songs and script of the movie is very good and different. People like the movie cast and their story, VDW movie entered in the 100 crore club.