Movie Info
  • Release Date: February 14, 2020
  • Duration: 2 hrs 21 mins
  • Language: Hindi
  • Genre: Drama | Romantic
  • Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Sara Ali Khan, Randeep Hooda & Arushi Sharma

Love Aaj Kal Movie Review

Drama | Romantic | 2 hrs 21 mins

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Movie Info
  • Release Date: February 14, 2020
  • Duration: 2 hrs 21 mins
  • Language: Hindi
  • Genre: Drama | Romantic
  • Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Sara Ali Khan, Randeep Hooda & Arushi Sharma
Movie Review
Start with Udaipur!

The screen takes us to the gorgeous Udaipur of 1990 where Leena played by Aarushi Sharma and Raghu played by Karthik Aaryaan are struck by the cupid. There is that too old-school track playing in the background and most of the girls are in well-oiled and plaited braids. Director Imtiaz Ali has made the women characters of this film strong and the one who initiates something while the guys are taking everything very slow.

Imitiaz Ali has thrown a boomerang at us which keeps us hooked to the creepy Karthik Aaryan who just doesn’t seek anything else than Zoe played by Sara in 2020 and Leena played by Aarushi in 1990. Imtiaz lets in Karthik’s character which is totally running in the 4G era where a good picture is one click away and one call is a tap away. The era we live in is relatable and the era Imitiaz tries to establish is the era where Zoe who is representing the ladies of 2020 wants to establish an event management company and after five years would like to have a serious relationship. Yo!

The story between Leena and Raghu comes up again and again when Randeep Hooda tries to make Zoe wiser telling the story. Yes! The guy in the 1990s is the young Randeep Hooda who still carves out a few minutes before heading to bed staring at Leena’s photograph in his wallet.

Just before messing things up!

When everything is turning pink and the sky is turning purple Zoe is welcomed at Veer’s house for dinner where she breaks down and says that dialogue which has been turned into a memeTum Muzhe tang karne lage go

For the whole time, we are waiting for this dialogue! But, now we know that all of this is happening right in front of Veer’s parents. We do see a glimpse of how his parents are in a relationship where things are compromised. They go to bed in different rooms and now their son doesn’t want to get that influence and act that way in his relationship.

Throughout the movie, we try to find exactly where is the story going and what exactly is happening. We agree Imtiaz doesn’t want to change or convert the movie title but a little mehnat on the screenplay would have been much better. No doubt Imtiaz Ali is one of the storytellers who has given us experiences like Jab we met and Tamasha.

He has disappointed this time!

Let’s head towards the ending!

In the end, Zoe musters up the courage and accepts the fact that she couldn’t strike the balance between her career and love and plunges into the ocean of love with an intention. Both Veer and Zoe don’t worry and debate upon what will happen once the honeymoon phase is over and instead takes that deep dive in the mistake they are presuming to be LOVE.

Let us choose a career and let love be and accept it. Let’s give ourselves a chance to mess things up a bit.

If you don’t fall in love now, then when?

In the whole premise of the movie, we come across lots of moments where Zoe and Veer get along and get away and again get along but this time in the evergreen landscape of the Himalayas. How gorgeous!

More than Sara Ali Khan and Karthik Aaryan the sincere performance by Aarushi and Randeep Hooda leaves a mark. It feels great to watch Randeep Hooda back on screen after so long. He is the owner of the co-working space and the Cafe where these young kids run their online businesses. We feel that he is Jug for Zoe as Shahrukh was for Alia in Dear Zindagi.

The melodies of this movie play a very important role in taking the narrative ahead.

The young generation no matter what tries to learn and get some advice from the old generation. If you like to see things of those sorts and want to reflect on the mistakes you have tried to make and gloriously made. Watch this movie at your nearest theatres!


  • Displays how difficult it is for a girl to jumble between career and love.
  • It’s great to see Simone Singh in a cameo of Zoe’s mother.
  • Great music racks!



  • Thou’ it is 2020 the girls who are not so direct and rude do exist.
  • Does a girl ever unbuttons her shirt and enter into a meeting just to feel confident? Absolutely not! But Zoe does!!
  • Sara Ali Khan tries too hard to fit in this role but doesn’t manage to perform that well.
  • The screenplay would have been much better.


Festeve Mantra gives 2/5.

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Vrushali Khadilkar - Author

Hey Y'all!! I m Vrushali, but my friends call me Vrushu. I m a commerce graduate. I m a millineal with a dream of visiting the coachella festival one day and I love cherishing moments!