Imperative and irrefutable, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga is necessary viewing for every Indian, both the younger and older generation, and if possible, with your family.
That’s not to say the film doesn’t have some issues — the first half has more than a few dull portions, the plot has some loopholes, the music could have been better, and the characters could have been more fleshed out — but the narrative rises above all this with genuine pith, a poignant touch, and dialogues that hit you in the feels.
Everyone from Rajkummar Rao to Sonam Kapoor to Juhi Chawla are easy on the eye (though you wish Juhi would’ve been given a role befitting her stature), but it’s that legend, Anil Kapoor, who packs a real emotional wallop. His heartfelt moments in the climax are a testament of the expertise he has over his craft, and a cry to every parent to accept their children however their orientation may be as every kid is normal.
To borrow a beautiful line from the film, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga har uss bacche ke liye jisko kabhi apne aap ko diary mei band karna pada.
Movified Rating: 3/5