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Love Aaj Kal movie release: Highlights

Here's what celebrities, critics and fans said about Love Aaj Kal, starring Sara Ali Khan, Kartik Aaryan, Randeep Hooda and Arushi Sharma.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 15, 2020 6:06:44 am
love aaj kal Love Aaj Kal movie review: The Imtiaz Ali film is expected to dominate the box office.

Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan starrer Love Aaj Kal is releasing today. The Imtiaz Ali directorial is being touted as a spiritual successor of the original Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone film of the same name. Apart from Kartik and Sara, Love Aaj Kal also features Randeep Hooda and Arushi Sharma in significant parts.

Earlier, during an interview with The Indian Express, filmmaker Imtiaz Ali had opened up about the concept of Love Aaj Kal.

“It is not a sequel or a continuation. It is a fresh story with new characters. The concept, of course, is the same. Two stories, set in different eras, interact with each other. That’s the reason I was very clear about calling my latest movie Love Aaj Kal. This story came in my mind some years ago, when I was talking to my daughter (Ida) about the romantic days of my life. Years later, it had formed a certain narrative. So, I decided to go for it. One love story in the film is set in Delhi, now, and the other story takes place in the 1990s. These two are very different from each other. Yet, the essence of what you are looking for in a lover or a romantic relationship is the same,” Imtiaz had said.

Imtiaz Ali is primarily known for helming romantic dramas like Tamasha, Rockstar, Jab We Met and Socha Na Tha. Asked whether he would ever break away from the genre, the director said, “I want to have the ability and the freedom to do anything, any kind of film that I feel like as long as it is entertaining people. I will do something that I am most interested in, not because I want to change anything.”

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    16:59 (IST)14 Feb 2020
    'Strong chemistry'

    According to a tweet by user @LeaksBolly, “#LoveAajKalReview Romantic , Soulful Music , Excellent Idea Presenting of Love Story , Strong Chemistry.”

    16:30 (IST)14 Feb 2020
    'Poor acting'

    “#LoveAajKalReview just watched the movie. Its a mess no story poor acting dialogues aren't interesting and baseless movie refund milega @TheAaryanKartik @SaraAliKhan07,” posted user @hardy8877 on Twitter.

    16:11 (IST)14 Feb 2020
    'Imtiaz Ali has lost his touch'

    User @RjHarshil posted on Twitter, “#LoveAajKalReview Looks like director has lost his touch , both the characters of the film sounds like Duniya bahot hi Kharab Hai. Out side world spoils you and that’s why you get confuse in life. #LoveAajKal very poor film.  2 Star Pan Kem Aapu Vicharu chu.”

    15:50 (IST)14 Feb 2020
    'The only saving grace are Randeep Hooda and Arushi Sharma'

    User @hungrymoon10 shared on Twitter, “#LoveAajKalReview #LoveAajKal #LoveAajKal2 The only saving Grace in the film are @RandeepHooda and @iamarushisharma. They both have performed naturally and have brought emotions. Sara Ali khan is just terrible, should be thankful for her privilege. #NepotismBarbie.”

    15:30 (IST)14 Feb 2020
    'Interesting watch'

    “Kartik and Sara have a delightful chemistry that is adventurous in its own way; ‘#LoveAajKal’ is a hugely interesting watch!,” tweeted @Rcoolmovies.

    15:09 (IST)14 Feb 2020
    Fan lauds Kartik Aaryan's performance

    User @cvk85 posted on Twitter, “@TheAaryanKartik Kartik had seen #FDFS #LoveAajKalReview Three different ages you rock bro. What a power-packed guy u have. More shine and Luck for you. Loved your performance.”

    14:52 (IST)14 Feb 2020
    'Good story but poor story telling'

    “#LoveAajKal : 2 1/2 Story About Love And Problems After Relationship With Modern Generation… Good Story And Concept But Very Poor Story Telling by Imtiaz ,Music is decent, Some Point Touched Our Hearts And Fill Right...But Overall Boring Movie #Avoidable #LoveAajKalReview,” shared user @Jdhruvdeep31 on Twitter. 

    14:31 (IST)14 Feb 2020
    Listen to Shayad from Love Aaj Kal

    14:10 (IST)14 Feb 2020
    'Not everyone's cup of tea'

    User @chhabra_13 tweeted, “Very deep and realistic. Though, not everyone's cup of tea. Glimpses of Tamasha. The script revolves majorly around Sara Ali Khan, and she has done well to carry it. Also, she looks cute in this one. #LoveAajKal #LoveAajKal2 #LoveAajKalReview #KartikAaryan #saraalikhan.”

    13:50 (IST)14 Feb 2020
    'Heartwarming take on modern day love'

    User @Cinema200 posted on Twitter, “A heartwarming take on love & modern-day relationships... Imtiaz Ali narrates both the stories splendidly... #Randeep, #Kartik, #Sara top notch... Climax could've been much better... Slight trimming needed. #LoveAajKalReview.”

    13:29 (IST)14 Feb 2020
    'Unique in its own way'

    “Have came across mixed reviews for #LoveAajKal and #ImtiazAli but I disagree. His films have a soul and unique in its own ways.There is a bit of Sufism in his films. #Tamasha had similar reviews but it left the audiences with a warmth. #LoveAajKalReview #KartikAaryan #SaraAliKhan,” wrote user @bollynews_ind on Twitter.

    13:09 (IST)14 Feb 2020
    'Imtiaz Ali has lost his mojo'

    User @Box_Office_new tweeted, “#LoveAajKal is a headache inducing  romantic film from #ImtiazAli who has clearly lost his mojo. Valentine's weekend might push it to a decent total, but there isn't  much scope later. Watch it in a theatre only if you are going with your partner. 1/5 #LoveAajKalReview.”

    12:49 (IST)14 Feb 2020
    'Same twist to the old story'

    User @Shubham26383793 shared on Twitter, “#LoveAajKalReview it's rely on same twist to the old story with BAD SCREENPLAY still the 90's love story is good with #AarushiSharma n @RandeepHooda r in top form @TheAaryanKartik n #SaraAliKhan looks good together but same cannot be Said for their performance #LoveAajKal."

    12:29 (IST)14 Feb 2020
    'Kartik Aaryan is good overall'

    “Watched this movie, it's very bad. First half you don't understand & second half you don't want to watch it. Sara Ali Khan needs to improve her acting skills, Kartik is overall good. My rating  0 / 5 #LoveAajKalReview,” tweeted user @BabuSaheb90.

    11:48 (IST)14 Feb 2020
    'Can't wait to watch Love Aaj Kal'

    "Mixed reviews is healthy as u can go and decide on which side you're yet do remember this is an Imtiaz' film so you have to be fully there and almost try to solve the puzzle which is my fav part in his films..Can't wait to watch #LoveAajKal," @fedy_1 wrote on Twitter. 

    11:10 (IST)14 Feb 2020
    Our Verdict

    Indian Express' film critic Shubhra Gupta in her review wrote, "If you had apprehensions about a brand new film being called by an old name, made by the same director, you were right. If you thought that despite this apparent lack of imagination, this 2.0 ‘Love Aaj Kal’ would fly, you were wrong. Imtiaz Ali’s latest version of romance in this-day-and-that age, is nothing but an incoherent mess." 

    Also read | Love Aaj Kal movie review: An incoherent mess

    10:23 (IST)14 Feb 2020
    Planning to watch Love Aaj Kal? Watch the trailer of Sara Ali Khan-Kartik Aaryan starrer first

    10:07 (IST)14 Feb 2020
    'Randeep Hooda, you are the soul of it'

    In her another tweet, filmmaker Jyoti Kapur Das wrote, "@RandeepHooda You already know, you are the SOUL of it! #ArushiSharma Sweet debut! Galpal, fab editor #AartiBajaj ❤️👊🏻 #AlokDe sound 👌🏻 #AmitRoy Brilliant camerawork! @ipritamofficial @Shibasishsarkar @RelianceEnt 
    @MaddockFilms @jiostudios You guys have a winner! 💪🏻👍🏻🎞️👌🏻"

    09:55 (IST)14 Feb 2020
    'Imtiaz Ali puts his heart and soul out there'

    "Loved #LoveAajKal ! #ImtiazAli puts his heart & soul out there, unabashedly! Loved the CRAFT, the performances, the detailed sound design, edit, camerawork, production design! And so many friends have been part of it, my heart is SO HAPPY!!! @TheAaryanKartik #Sara ud83eudd70ud83eudd70" filmmaker Jyoti Kapur Das said via Twitter. 

    09:32 (IST)14 Feb 2020
    'Kartik Aaryan outdone himself'

    "#LoveAajKal Review: #ImtiazAli captured the complex relationship very well. @TheAaryanKartik  outdone himself, it was good to see him showing different shades in his 1990 character. @mysarakhan as Zoie is very relatable, some scenes, she over did it, but it was an honest attempt," wrote journalist Simran Singh. 

    09:16 (IST)14 Feb 2020
    Love Aaj Kal box office prediction

    Film trade analyst Girish Johar believes Love Aaj Kal is a well-planned release. He told, “Love Aaj Kal has a fantastic buzz. The trailer and songs have been liked a lot. The genre of the film is romantic, and love is in the air with Valentine’s Day around the corner, so it is a fantastically planned release coinciding with the celebration of love. I am looking forward to a good start for the film at the box office.” The will be releasing in over 2500 screens and Girish pegged the film’s opening day collection at around Rs 9-10 crore. 

    Also read | Love Aaj Kal box office prediction: Sara-Kartik film to benefit from Valentine’s Day

    08:57 (IST)14 Feb 2020
    Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan at Love Aaj Kal screening

    08:24 (IST)14 Feb 2020
    WATCH: In conversation with Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan

    08:12 (IST)14 Feb 2020
    'Worth a miss'

    "Imtiaz Ali’s characters are always confused about love. Sirjee it is time they get some clarity! #loveaajkal worth a miss," journalist Chandresh Narayanan said via Twitter.

    07:54 (IST)14 Feb 2020
    'Kartik Aaryan is so nuanced and restrained'

    Journalist Amul Vikas Mohan tweeted, "#LoveAajKal ought to be my boy @TheAaryanKartik‘s career-best performance. He’s so nuanced and restrained... it’s great to see him grow leaps and bounds in a span of merely nine years! Bravo brother, bravo."

    07:41 (IST)14 Feb 2020
    'I am overwhelmed by Love Aaj Kal'

    RJ Hrishikesh Kannan posted on Twitter, "I am overwhelmed by this movie #ImtiazAli So many lump in the throat moments. Brother I need to thank u for the sheer joy ur films have given me and movie goers thru the years. #LoveAajKal proves once again that ur a master auteur of the romantic film genre mere bhai."

    Love Aaj Kal will also see the fresh pairing of Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan.

    Speaking about her character in the movie, Sara told that Imtiaz Ali is a great teacher. "Through Imtiaz Sir, I have lived the experiences of the character. I am a student. Being with him was like being in an acting school. It's like an institution in itself. He teaches you how to feel those emotions," the actor stated.