Film: Laila Majnu
Genre: Romance, Drama
Directed by: Sajid Ali
Screenplay: Imtiaz Ali, Sajid Ali
Cast: Avinash Tiwary, Tripti Dimri
Imdb rating: 7.7/10
My rating: 8.5/10
The Film is an adaption from the Persian narrative poem Layla and Majnu. This film is written by Imtiaz Ali and Sajid Ali while produced by Ekta Kapoor and Preety Ali. The starring include Avinash Tiwary and Tripti Dimri in lead roles. Laila Majnu is directed by Sajid Ali.
The film is based in Kashmir. Laila (played by Tripti) is a typical flirty and filmy girl. She finds her love in a rich yet spoilt man Qais (played by Avinash Tiwary). This is the start-up of the film. But there is an issue between their respective fathers, so the marriage of them seems to be impossible. What will happen next in their lives? That leads them in to the state of Laila-Majnu, is the thing to look out for.
In a nutshell, if a team of efficient actors & able directors can make audience sit back in silence and be remorseful at many a occasions, then that movie must be carrying some soul of it.!!!
When the movie reach to its climax, not even a soul moved outside for atleast a minute!!!
First half of Laila Majnu is chirpy and young romance at its best with flirting, longer mobile gossiping, eye to eye contact, repeated meet-ups amidst a beautiful scenery of Kashmir. The chinars and the Dal lake with some beautiful shots of the setting sun give you the goosebumps with beautiful camera work. Both Tripti and Avinash never look like that it’s their debut.
Infact, Tripti who has been dressed up gorgeously in pinks/greens/oranges steals many a scenes with her grace. But the star of the show is Avinash, Bollywood’s next hearthrobe. With his heavy voice and a great screen presence, he has imbibed the nuances of his character like no one else can. He reveals his true talent in the second half of Laila Majnu. My eyes get teary and wet many a times at his plight. The other big plus that attracts one is the music and lyrics. Away from the routine tamasha songs of today, the romantic soft melodious tunes which go well with the scenes and convey a lot, especially Aahista, Tum and Hafiz. Kudos to the effervescent Irshad Kamil for writing some good poetry for celluloid.
Cinematography, acting, direction, screenplay, and dialogue delivery, everything is top notch. Besides this movie contains one of the best music albums.
A must watch, to just experience the power of true love and heartbreak.
Review By Aqib Raza
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