Love Aaj Kal (2020 film)
Love Aaj Kal (transl. Love nowadays) is a 2020 Indian Hindi-language romantic drama film directed by Imtiaz Ali and starring Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan. Principal photography began in the first half of March 2019 and ended in July 2019. It was released in India on Valentine's Day 2020. It was the spiritual successor to the 2009 film of the same name, also directed by Imtiaz Ali.
|Love Aaj Kal|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Imtiaz Ali|
|Produced by||Dinesh Vijan|
|Written by||Imtiaz Ali|
|Edited by||Aarti Bajaj|
|Distributed by||Pen Marudhar Entertainment|
|Box office||₹52.63 crore|
Zoe and Veer meet at a bar. The two leave and decide to spend the night together at Veer's home but Veer stops Zoe from continuing their act. He tells her that the time is not right. Zoe leaves, infuriated. Veer keeps following Zoe, who finally confronts him and asks him not to follow her.
There is a flashback scene where Leena and Raghuvendra "Raghu" Singh have the same conversation back in the 1990's in Udaipur.
Back to present day, Veer drops her for an interview at the office of the Mehta Group and they slowly begin their relationship. Raghu is an ex- medical student who ran away from Udaipur and now owns several restaurants in Delhi, including the café at which Zoe hangs out very often. Raj, who is good friends with Zoe, tells her the story of his childhood sweetheart, Leena, thus implying that he is a grown up Raghu. He tells her that he used to behave with Leena just as Veer behaves with Zoe, and recites his own childhood memories with Leena to Zoe and tells her how he asked Leena for a dance together.
In the flashback, it is seen that Raghu and Leena used to meet each other secretly and how Raghu left everything for Leena and moved for her to Delhi, discontinuing his studies to be with Leena. Later one day Zoe walks in on Raj and a woman, assuming she is Leena, but realizes it's not the case. Raj now reveals that he left Leena, for his own big town fantasies. Zoe is convinced by her mother that she can't possibly have both her love and career together. She goes to meet Veer's parents, but leaves crying. Veer relays to Raj what Zoe did, and Raj, convinced that he influenced Zoe towards behaving this way, responds by getting her the job.
Some days later, Zoe sees Veer with another girl. Heartbroken, she hangs out with multiple people but doesn't happen to like any of them. She goes to a bar with a guy and gets drunk but he refuses to drop her at her home. Veer picks her and drops at her house. He tells that he can't enter a relationship of compromises with Zoe and breaks up with her. The next day he informs her about a new job in the Himalayas and is leaving for 2 years, explaining that he has as much right to be focused on his career as does she, and bids her goodbye. Zoe gets a proposal from the Mehta family to marry Rishabh, but she refuses. When Zoe goes to meet Raj, he tells her that he met Leena one last time, when he realized he lost the person who he was before with Leena and finds that she is pregnant. He leaves from there, gets into a cab and goes to airport. He adds that he still misses Leena, but is helpless now. He starts crying and Zoe comforts him. Raj tells her that she shouldn't make the same mistake he made. Zoe leaves for the Himalayas to reunite with Veer. She sees Veer sleeping outside. She goes and rests atop him. She says that she won't be able to balance between love & work ever, but still she wanted to be with him. Veer asks whether she will take a leap with him, to which she agrees, and they reunite and kiss.
- Kartik Aaryan as Veer Taneja / Raghvendra "Raghu" Singh
- Sara Ali Khan as Zoe Chauhan
- Randeep Hooda as Raj, in reality an adult Raghvendra "Raghu" Singh
- Simone Singh as Zoe's Mother
- Arushi Sharma as Leena Gupta
- Siddharth Kak as Mr. Harshwardhan Mehta
- Pranati Rai Prakash as Office Girl
- Kavita Ghai as Veer's Mother
- Shataf Figar as Veer's Father
- Vedika Haralalka as Zoe's Friend
- Monika Panwar as Sweetu
- Siddharth Shaw as Rathore
On 17 January 2019, it was reported that Ali was considering his next venture with Khan and Aaryan, a romantic film. On 1 March 2019, it was confirmed that the pair has been teamed up in directorial venture of Ali and the filming is starting in Delhi.
The principal photography of the film began in the second week of March 2019, with Aaryan shared a picture of Khan and him from sets. Khan also shared the picture on her social media account. The first schedule of the film was wrapped on 25 March 2019. To inform about the conclusion of the schedule, Khan posted a video on her Instagram account to celebrate. The twenty-day second schedule of the film began on 10 April in Udaipur. Filming was completed on 1 July 2019, after the final sixty-six days of shooting in Himachal Pradesh.
|Love Aaj Kal|
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||14 February 2020|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Label||Sony Music India|
The film's songs are composed by Pritam, with lyrics written by Irshad Kamil. The film score was composed by Ishaan Chhabra. In the movie reprise version of Shayad is sung by Jubin Nautiyal but that version is not available in digital platforms.
|2.||"Haan Main Galat"||Arijit Singh, Shashwat Singh||3:38|
|3.||"Mehrama"||Darshan Raval, Antara Mitra||4:09|
|4.||"Rahogi Meri"||Arijit Singh||4:13|
|6.||"Yeh Dooriyan"||Mohit Chauhan||4:02|
|7.||"Shayad" (Reprise)||Arijit Singh, Madhubanti Bagchi||4:06|
|9.||"Dhak Dhak"||Nikhita Gandhi, Akasa Singh||3:29|
|10.||"Haan Tum Ho"||Arijit Singh, Shilpa Rao||4:51|
|11.||"Mehrama" (Extended)||Darshan Raval, Antara Mitra||5:37|
|12.||"Shayad" (Aaj Kal)||Arijit Singh||3:40|
Ronak Kotecha of the Times of India rated the film 3.0/5, stating that "the flashback story is interrupted way too many times to accommodate the film's non-linear narrative." Baradwaj Rangan of Film Companion wrote "Despite its many imperfections, if there's one thing that gladdened me about LAK-2020, it's that IA hasn't lost his ability to write those great scenes we want (and expect) from him."
Love Aaj Kal earned ₹12 crore nett at the domestic box office on its opening day. On the second day, the film collected ₹7 crore. On the third day, the film collected ₹7 crore, taking total opening weekend collection to ₹26 crore.
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