Bollywood, over the years, has evolved so revolutionarily. Storylines now explore and showcase sensitive topics. Characters portray their role so beautifully and truly that not only it touches viewer’s hearts but at times, play with their minds too.
The newest addition to the list of fabulous pieces of art is Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga. (ELKDTAL) The official trailer was just launched yesterday and with over 6 million views, it is already breaking the internet. Moreover, the audience is going rampant about the excellent content and the sensational portrayal.
The movie is a bonanza for viewers, packed with powerful performers – Anil Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, Rajkumar Rao, Sonam Kapoor and many more. Directed by debutant director Shelly Chopra Dhar and brain-child of an incredible writer, Gazal Dhaliwal, this one is tagged as the “most unexpected romance of the year”.
It showcases a romantic story, set in a small town atmosphere, only difference it’s a love story between a “same-sex” couple. Different indeed!
Bollywood has very few movies in its kitty, which portray the “same-sex” love story. In the case of ELKDTAL, it is being applauded by one and all for its progressiveness. The highlight is definitely the film’s depiction of such a sensitive topic within the mainstream format. It is releasing on 1st February 2019.
According to film’s synopsis- A family is enthusiastically looking for a groom for their daughter unaware of the fact that she harbours a secret that “might not find acceptance in her family and society”.
Well so true, same-sex couples are still considered a bad omen in our society and aren’t accepted at all. Metros and big cities are still slowly and steadily opening to this change but small towns of our country are still miles and miles away.
If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, see it for yourself and be the judge.
If what we see in the trailer is actually true, then Bollywood is going to another level by making a beautiful love story with a lesbian couple as their lead and not only that, they showcase the parental and society pressure too. An incredibly bold move indeed!
Social media is going gaga over the concept and the picturization. While industry people are raving about the movie, audience isn’t far behind! Check out these Twitter tweets-
One of the user says, “Oh wow! Unexpected trailer it was for me. #EkLadkiKoDekhaTohAisaLaga will be a landmark in Bollywood. It will change the perspective of some people. It’s the first time I am keen to see a Sonam Kapoor film. Kudos to the whole team for depicting a bold reality of society.”
whoever thought of the title deserves a raise #EkLadkiKoDekhaTohAisaLaga
— kashaf murtaza hype-man (@inthemoodfor___) December 27, 2018
— Vikram shah (@5Vikram7) December 28, 2018
#EkLadkiKoDekhaTohAisaLaga Nice trailer. It's very rare to see Bollywood filmmakers & leading ladies especially to touch upon the concept of homosexuality. Kudos to @sonamakapoor for taking up this role 👍🏻
— Deeewaaanaaa! (@BeingAltaff) December 27, 2018
@AnilKapoor @sonamakapoor truly looking forward to watching #EkLadkiKoDekhaTohAisaLaga I'm glad such topics are getting addressed even tho people try to hide them. father daughter duo have teamed up for show love has no gender.. it's all about falling in love pic.twitter.com/rE8giOHs1M
— naina (@puppypowers25) December 28, 2018
And many more…
Well what to say, from Aisha to Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (ELKDTAL), Sonam Kapoor has seriously progressed a lot and shows phenomenal calibre. Plus with the superb line of actors and an unbelievable plot, can’t really wait to watch this one…
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