‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga’ Movie Review: A revolutionary tale that drives its message home successfully
Sometimes, movies are meant for more than just Entertainment. They can shape perception and bring about a revolution in the society. If ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga’ is seen by people who are averse to the idea of homsexuality, they may come out of the theatre with a fresh pair of glasses. In a very subtle manner, the movie drives home its message carefully and makes you feel empathetic towards people who dare to think differently.
Coming to the plot, Sonam Kapoor is a shy, young girl who loves being solitary and does not have many friends. She meets Rajkummar Rao, who is a Muslim. It is love at first sight for Rajkummar, and his closeness with Sonam makes her family think they’re in love. Initially, they oppose the relationship (since he belongs to a different religion), but they still accept it. Sonam tells Rajkummar that she is a lesbian, and to help her, Rajkummar organizes a play (this makes the second half extremely interesting). For what happens next, you’ll have to see the movie.
Every actor in the film is wonderful, especially Anil Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao. They do not put a foot wrong, and you’ll come out of the theatre raving about how good they are. Shelly Chopra Dhar’s direction is breezy, and it’s commendable considering she is a first time director. Even the songs are top-notch and go very well with the screenplay.
The movie is a must-watch and an extremely brave attempt that’s also executed well. Do watch it with your entire family.