Sonam Kapoor and Anil Kapoor starrer Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga has hit the screens and fans are pumped about watching the father-daughter duo share screen space for the first time. The film is helmed by producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s sister Shelly Chopra Dhar.
“We never really got a script before this one to inspire us to work together in a film. When I heard the script, I instantly said yes. Sonam teaches me everything. She is so brilliant, honest, full of love, generosity, grace, dignity, intelligence… So I keep taking these things from her. I’m being honest,” Anil had earlier said about working with daughter Sonam at the film’s trailer launch.
The movie is a coming-of-age drama that deals with same-sex romance. Apart from Anil and Sonam, the film also features Rajkummar Rao, Juhi Chawla, Regina Cassandra and Akshay Oberoi.
Follow all the latest updates about Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga.
Nobody besides me and my father were apt to do this film: Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor, in an interview to PTI said, ""I was very sceptical to do a film with my father. We have been approached for films several times. I said yes to Shelly Chopra (director) as I loved the story and I felt this is the film that dad and I should do together... I never found authenticity or idealism in any of the other films. I felt nobody besides me and my father (were apt) to do Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga."
Watch | Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga Title Song
Speaking on lending his voice to the recreated version of the song "Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga" in the film, singer Darshan Raval told indianexpress.com, "It is a new song with old memories and old soul. There is a generation who has loved the song... The credit for it goes to Rochak Kohli, the music composer and Gurpreet Saini, who have written the song so beautifully."
Madhuri Dixit congratulated Anil Kapoor
Madhuri Dixit, who is re-teaming up with Anil Kapoor in Total Dhamaal, tweeted, "A hearty congratulations dear @AnilKapoor, hearing great things about the movie😊 can't wait to watch #EkLadkiKoDekhaTohAisaLaga ✨"
Abhishek Banerjee had a special congrats for Rajkummar Rao
Stree actor Abhishek Banerjee tweeted, "Ek ladki ko dekha toh aisa laga" is a very important film and am very glad that it's a mainstream film and will reach a wider audience. Congratulations to the entire crew and cast. @RajkummarRao tumko thoda zyada wala congrats 😊😊"
Aditi Rao Hydari sent her wishes to the team
Actor Aditi Rao Hydari wrote on Twitter, "Biiiiiiiig luck for #EkLadkiKoDekhaAisaLaga... can’t wait to watch it @sonamakapoor @RajkummarRao @AnilKapoor @iam_juhi..... @ShellyCDhar @gazalstune more power to you for choosing to tell these stories... ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️"
Watch | Gud Naal Ishq Mitha song from Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga
Kriti Sanon lauded the team of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga
Kriti Sanon took to Twitter and wrote, "Hats off to the team of #EkLadkiKoDekhaTohAisaLaga for picking up such an important and sensitive topic and showing it so subtly! @sonamakapoor kudos to u👏🏻 @AnilKapoor sir, @iam_juhi mam you guys are fabb and a treat to watch! @RajkummarRao you amaze me every time my friend!❤️🤗"
A heartwarming film, says Arbaaz Khan
Actor Arbaaz Khan tweeted, "#EkLadkiKoDekhaTohAisaga is a heart warming film, a sensitive topic handled by #ShellyChopraDhar with a lot of maturity and dignity and still making the movie experience extremely entertaining and watchable, stellar performances from @AnilKapoor @RajkummarRao @sonamakapoor"
'Delightful, warm and uplifting film'
Actor Swara Bhasker shared on Twitter, "What an absolutely delightful, warm & uplifting film #EkLadkiKoDekhaTohAisaLaga #ELKDTAL is! Such an important story told with sensitivity & care. STELLAR performances all around. MUST WATCH! Congrats @AnilKapoor sir @sonamakapoor @iam_juhi ma’am #RajkumarrRao #ShellyChopraDhar."
Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express' film critic, wrote, "The idea is brilliant, and ensemble solid. The two who stand out are Abhishek Duhan as the brattish brother, and Regina Cassandra, who shows spark. Pity about the flaccid writing which obscures the idea and the intent. What this film needed was more sharpness, more acuity, more honesty. It could then justifiably have been called ‘2019 : A Love Story’."
Daler Mehendi on Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga
"My best wishes for #EkLadkiKoDekhaAisaLaga team for the beautiful movie. @AnilKapoor @sonamakapoor @RajkummarRao @iam_juhi @VVCFilms @foxstarhindi #SetLoveFree." tweeted singer Daler Mehendi.
Abhishek Bachchan wishes luck to Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga team
Wishing luck to the team of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, Abhishek Bachchan tweeted, "Good luck @AnilKapoor, @sonamakapoor, Rajkummar and the entire team of #EkLadkiKoDekhaAisaLaga for their release today. 🤗"
Filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda on ELKDTAL
Nila Madhab Panda, the producer-director of films like I Am Kalam, Kadvi Hawa and others, tweeted, "Hearing some great reviews of #EkLadkiKoDekhaTohAisaLaga Need to see this soon 🙂, all the best @AnilKapoor @sonamakapoor @RajkummarRao and everyone else."
Before you book your tickets, watch Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga trailer
Sohum Shah on Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga
"#EkLadkiKoDekhaTohAisaLaga is a film with a message that is truly need of the hour! @AnilKapoor will win your heart! All the best to the entire team @sonamakapoor @iam_juhi @RajkummarRao," tweeted Tumbbad actor Sohun Shah.
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga is for everybody, says Abhishek Duhan
Abhishek Duhan who plays Sonam Kapoor’s brother Babloo in Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga told indianexpress.com, "Shelly Chopra is a great director and it is a very good story. Every family goes through different situations in life. That’s when you have to stick together and fight against all odds and come out strong. So, that’s what it is all about – being together, loving each other. The film is for everybody."
Celebrities at Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga screening
The makers of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga held a special screening in Mumbai on January 31. Many celebrities got to see the film before it hit the screens. (Express Photos: Varinder Chawla)
Karan Johar on Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga
Appreciating the Shelly Chopra Dhar directorial, Karan Johar shared, "Big love to the team of #EkLadkiKoDekhaTohAisa !! Looks like such a beautiful and heartfelt film.....more power for pushing cinema boundaries ..... @sonamakapoor @AnilKapoor @RajkummarRao @foxstarhindi #ShellyChopraDhar ❤️❤️❤️."
New poster of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga
Sharing a new poster of his film, Anil Kapoor tweeted, "We have worked hard and today we finally accept love without labels. #SetLoveFree with #EkLadkiKoDekhaTohAisaLaga at a theatre near you."
Kunal Kohli extends best wishes to Anil and Sonam Kapoor
Filmmaker Kunal Kohli commented on Anil Kapoor's latest post for daughter Sonam and wrote, "Wishing @AnilKapoor & @sonamakapoor all the best for #EkLadkiKoDekhaAisaLaga Both father and daughter are always breaking new ground and creating cult films. #waytogo."
Filmmaker Satrajit Sen wishes luck to ELKDTAL team
Anil Kapoor: We hand over our labour of love to our audience
Never have I been so proud of you @sonamakapoor. It has been my honour sharing the screen with you beta. Today we hand over our labour of love #EkLadkiKoDekhaTohAisaLaga over to you.. our audience. pic.twitter.com/GVcmAIH1f7— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) February 1, 2019
Sharing a beautiful collage of his photos with Sonam, Anil Kapoor, shared on Twitter, "Never have I been so proud of you @sonamakapoor. It has been my honour sharing the screen with you beta. Today we hand over our labour of love #EkLadkiKoDekhaTohAisaLaga over to you.. our audience."
I was very scared on first day: Sonam on working with Anil Kapoor
Sharing her thoughts on working with her father for the first time, Sonam Kapoor said she was initially scared, but after the director approved her first scene with Anil Kapoor, she calmed down. “Our relationship on set was very professional. But honestly, I was very scared on the first day. I was very nervous and hadn’t slept the night before. I was very stressed out,” she said.
'A simple, sweet film with an important message'
Go Goa Gone director Krishna DK tweeted, "Go watch #EkLadkiKoDekhaTohAisaLaga today! It’s a simple, sweet film with an important message... a long overdue message! And needless to say, the performances are all on the dot! Well done @RajkummarRao @sonamakapoor @AnilKapoor @iam_juhi 👏🏼"
Anil Kapoor on working with Sonam Kapoor
Anil Kapoor revealed he had been wanting to work with Sonam for a long time but did not come across any good scripts until this film came their way. “We never really got a script before this one to inspire us to work together in a film. When I heard the script, I instantly said yes. Sonam teaches me everything. She is so brilliant, honest, full of love, generosity, grace, dignity and intelligence. So I keep taking these things from her. I am being honest,” he said at the film’s press conference.
Watch: Juhi Chawla talks about Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga
‘Intimate, familiar and comforting watch’
Fashion designer Masaba Gupta also praised the Sonam Kapoor and Anil Kapoor starrer. Sharing her views on the film, she wrote, "Watched Ek Ladki ko dekha toh also laga,last night. Very rarely do you have a film that sends you a very tender message without once being intrusive or harsh in any way.I came away feeling free to love,live & be exactly who I want to be,but never once lose my ability to see relationships & people with compassion. Such an intimate,familiar & comforting watch... Sonam,you are so wonderfully calm & awkward being who you are in the film. The innate sadness of Sweety comes tearing through,albeit with a deeply painful kindness that you never let go off on screen. Rajkumar , I don’t think there’s a shadow of anything menacing in your heart when you portray all these wonderful characters & even when you don’t . You have a dizzying sense of honesty & I’m convinced that’s why people love you so much as an actor. Softness has literally never looked better on a man. And Anil uncle you’re amazing.You are just the warmest hug through the whole experience."
'A courageous film with strong performances'
Filmmaker Ram Madhvani shared on Twitter, "#EkLadkiKoDekhaTohAisa is sensitively made. A courageous film with strong performances by @AnilKapoor @sonamakapoor (special to see them on screen)@RajkummarRao @ReginaCassandra and the ensemble cast take a bow @ShellyCDhar @VVCFilms @foxstarhindi for this piece of cinema magic."
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga to have decent opening
Film trade analyst Girish Johar told indianexpress.com, “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga is a niche, high-end romantic drama with a twist. Now it remains to be seen if the audience will accept this twist or not. With a limited release, it will probably earn around Rs 2.5-3 crore on the day of its release.”
'A difficult subject handled so beautifully'
"#EkLadkiKoDekhaTohAisaLaga is such a lovely film.A difficult subject handled so beautifully.laughed and cried while watching it.Kudos to the entire team for telling a story so important❤️@sonamakapoor u r a rockstar @AnilKapoor u r evergreen 🙏🙏 @ReginaCassandra @RajkummarRao." shared Rakul Preet on Twitter.
'Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga is relevant and funny'
Twinkle Khanna tweeted, "A wonderful movie that stays with you #EkLadkiKoDekhaTohAisaLaga is both relevant and funny. @sonamakapoor is absolutely lovely and @iam_juhi you cracked me up-we have a cousin who speaks exactly like you do in the movie! Folks go watch it !"
Farah Khan on Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga
Farah Khan who watched Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga at the special screening tweeted, "Saw #EkLadkiKoDekhaTohAisaLaga last night.. such a difficult subject handled with so much dignity n restraint..wishing All the very best to its cast n crew!! Its an important film first of its kind.."
'Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga is brilliant'
Akshay Kumar shared on Twitter, "We just watched #EkLadkiKoDekhaTohAisaLaga and in one word, it’s BRILLIANT! @AnilKapoor, @sonamakapoor & @iam_juhi great performances and aptly cast and @RajkummarRao what a role! Guys do watch it, I loved it!"