Love Aaj Kal 2020

I don’t quite understand what I saw. What was going on in his head. What is the message that a once famous director, of modern day romance, wanted to communicate. Which Rumi quote was the epicentre of this one?

I saw Harry Met Sejal in Gold Class, alone in Mumbai (Because it was available for 275 bucks not because I am an SRK fan or otherwise), and despite it being haywire and fuzzy, I could understand that he wanted to share a story of ‘What you are seeking is seeking you’ and I could watch it for that bit and didn’t feel bad about shelling out those 275 bucks! but this movie is beyond my comprehension.

Alright, enough of my rant about trying to understand the philosophical side of this. Analytically, the acting was cringeworthy, especially the leads depicting love in 2020. There is no story, no rhythm at all. What, When and How?? The screenplay is like a sketch of moments, background score is missing in most parts which make most parts appear dull. The writing is surely just a short story stretched to 90 mins. I don’t even understand the background of the characters and why they act, like they act. The male lead was acting like he is a sheepish psycho or some weird introvert. Didn’t understand why exactly. The love of 1990s is barely bearable with some good moments (especially, the train sequence) but even that goes completely off track in the second half. The camerawork is decent but the music is average. I think they went overboard with editing hence the entire movie looks too scratchy.

In the end, the director has gone from average (Tamasha) to below average (Jab Harry Met Sejal) to disappointing (This)



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