Love Aaj Kal 2020 is On Netflix! WATCH IT!!!!

FINALLY!!!! One of the most interesting movies I have seen this year is available for other people to watch. I am desperately anxious for more folks to see it and then talk about it with me. There is a good chance you will really really love it. Or else really really hate it. But I suspect strong emotions will be involved either way.

Did you like Jab Harry Met Sejal? How about Socha Na Tha? Cocktail? Piku? Then this movie might be for you!

Did you hate Rockstar? Tamasha? Veere Di Wedding? Then you may passionately hate this movie!

Don’t you want to find out which it is? Isn’t it worth it to spin the wheel and find out?

Personally, I found it fascinating, a movie about a young woman’s internal journey to accepting love and happiness in the modern world compared with a young man’s journey away from love and happiness in the 1990s. I really want to find someone else who liked it as much as me so we can have long long conversations about it. You could be that person!

16 thoughts on “Love Aaj Kal 2020 is On Netflix! WATCH IT!!!!

  1. Oh no I hate Tamasha and Rockstar but love Piku and JHMS! Really up in the air for me then! I’ve actually found a few people that liked this movie but thought that Sara was terrible in it so this should be interesting.

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    • I also hate Tamasha and Rockstar, but I loved this movie. Watch it with an open mind, especially with Sara. There is a reveal literally an hour in of how her AWFUL MOTHER completely messed her up, that retroactively makes her character/performing choices more logical (at least for me).

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  2. I’m curious if this movie will arrive here in Italy. DQ’s Tamil new movie I was waiting for never made it 😦 But they add something Hindi almost every day, so there is hope. A lot of odd films but still. Yesterday it was Dostana (the new one), the day earlier Brothers, earlier Kanan Gill’s show, also Gori Tere Pyaar Main, Muqaddar Ka Faisla (1987), KKHH, Shandaar. It’s time for something new and something people would like to see.

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    • Oh, I had a Popka question for you on another post! Zohra Sehgal was in a Govinda movie and it is supposed to be her best onscreen role. Is it good?

      On Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 2:15 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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      • Oh my god, is she the grandmother in Chalo Ishq Ladaaye? It’s not really a good movie but it’s fairly enjoyable if you can accept some morbid humour and are good at suspending your disbelief.

        And yes, she is VERY good in it. She and Govinda are fantastic together, a really great comic pairing. I mean, it’s not very rangy or extensive or a lot of screen time so I absolutely refuse to believe it’s her best role but as a piece of acting, very good.

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        • Yes! That’s here! She started acting in Hindi films at age 84, so it’s not like there was a lot of range on offer, and that is supposed to be the one where she had the most to do.

          On Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 3:09 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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          • Oh, really? Well I’d watch it then, it’s the most watchable of the Rani/Govinda movies I’ve seen (mind, I haven’t seen all of those and I don’t remember it as being great) and Zohra and Govinda have amazing chemistry. There is an end credits song with the whole cast that is just the most adorable thing in the world. I might rewatch it actually.

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    • I’ll wait and see how many other people like it as much as you and I did! Definitely gonna repost my reviews combined into one, and that’s already about 3 times as long as my usual review.

      On Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 3:19 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  3. Thank you so much already. Can you also do or include a comparison sort of between the 2009 version and this one.? And why it’s better? I mean I liked it more than the 2009 one and I think u felt that too and that’s a very unpopular opinion I know, like the kind of opinion which I can’t say in public😄. People will start judging my movie choices and will give disgusting stares which I also encountered when they got to know I m excited for the movie.😅 but nevertheless others opinions have never mattered to me. Please also shed some light on this tendency of herd rejection of a movie belonging to a genre like rom com especially amid the modern meme culture. A lot of people who don’t like it have actually not even watched it. I know not completely their fault, it’s the bad trailer. And I have met people even non imtiaz fans who watched it and actually really liked it. I myself went with two of my friends and I was quite stressed about spoiling their evening, but into the movie, and after few minutes, they were the first to say, movie is good. See google reviews for it, many ppl have liked it and even urged others to not judge before watching. If you keep scrolling the you tube comments of the movie songs, you can find people who have admired it too. I feel the meme culture and marketing has quite affected it even before the release. Even if the previous 2009 one might have met with the same fate if it would have released today. Moreover Indian audience in my opinion is not very appreciable of the rom com genre with a non linear structure, thin plot and messy characters, which I think is quite common trait of many popular Hollywood rom coms too. And also, notably it’s quite clear now that people only like to see imtiaz heroes to be the imperfect and emotional mess and the heroines knowing it all and guiding them and not the other way around( JHMS and LAK 2 ).
    Btw I am really in love with your blog and your writing. Kabir Singh post being my favourite. You are awesome. Keep rocking🙂

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    • I am so glad you like my blog! I hope you keep commenting.

      I have so much to say on all those topics! And yes, a sincere emotional movie like Love Aaj Kal 2020 is far too easy to make fun of! Really sincere emotion is always easy to make fun of. The only movies that can get away with it are ones that deal with topics people respect as “serious”. So spousal abuse, patriotism, queer issues, and so on. A movie that is “just” about love doesn’t count.

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  4. How do I get over my repulsion towards Kartik Aryan to watch this??
    But seriously, I love Piku, like Socha Na Tha, VDW, partially like Cocktail, JHMS, meh on Tamasha! No way to say how I’ll feel about this.

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    • Sara and Randeep are the lead pair far more than Kartik. So there’s that. And Kartik’s performance isn’t really Kartik-y.

      Bringing in a comment from another post, what would make me nervous is that you didn’t like Anushka in JHMS. Sara is kind of like Alia in Dear Zindagi, seems to have her life together but is actually severely damaged. Problem is, we don’t have a therapist to walk us through it all, so you just see the messed up off-putting surface of the problem and it is up to the audience to dig down and understand the trauma.

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  5. Coincidentally I was just re-watching ‘Socha Na Tha’. It’s such an underrated movie with such a great understated performance by Ayesha Takia and Abhay Deol.
    I was watching it and thinking: Why doesn’t Imtiaz Ali write more female characters like this?

    This is random but something that struck me about ‘Socha Na Tha’ is the level of surveillance that Ayesha Takia’s character is under from her family. The imposing family seems to be a motif in many of Ali’s films, like JHMS, Highway

    Karthik Aryan’s track record of playing misogynistic characters was what put me off watching Love Aaj Kal 2.0, as well as the countless memes that the film spawned.

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    • Imtiaz’s female characters are so good! Even in Socha Na Tha and Love Aaj Kal 1 and Jab We Met where it is slightly slanted more towards the hero, the heroine gets a great full character.

      On Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 4:18 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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