Well, this is just an orgy of nepotism today! Some good, some bad, some boring. Anyway, trailers!
In the time between the teaser release and the full trailer, Aayush Sharma’s facial paralysis has not gotten any better. And also seems to have effected his ability to say words from his mouth with any intonation or emotion. Which is too bad, because it’s a nice basic fun plot, 9 days to woo the girl, and then follow her to London in the second half.
Laila Majnu looks much more promising! Very much of a Mirzya feel to it which, for those dozen of us who love Mirzya, is exciting! For the rest of the world, probably less so.
(Such an odd wonderful beautiful movie)
Anyway, I like the idea of a Laila and Majnu who start out as a spoiled flirt and a drunken playboy, and it is only after their separation that they discover depth to their love. Kind of fits with the idea of them falling in love in childhood and then again in adulthood. And the leads are much much much much much much much better than the leads of Loveratri. They move their faces and everything! Oh, and the directing is excellent. Again, far far better than Loveratri. I have no problem with this film.
And then there’s Stree. Which has the potential to be really good. It looks like a spoof of the classic ghost plot, the beautiful woman who falls in love with the hero but is actually a ghost. As heard in dozens of urban legends and drippy 1950s love songs.
But the good bits are Rajkummar Rao playing the shy confused hero, and Pankaj Tripathi as the easily distractable wise guide. I can put up with a little Shraddha Kapoor for that. And honestly, after watching the Loveratri trailer, my appreciation for Shraddha has grown by leaps and bounds. She really isn’t that bad! At least, not as bad as she could be!