India waved the flag for homosexuality last September; many wondered what could be its results in the upcoming years along with the voices of the society. Now, Bollywood has taken the break and stepped out of the box in introducing a new lesbian ground-breaker film directed by Shelly Chopra Dhar.
Earlier films such as ‘Unfreedom,’ ‘Fire,’ ‘My Brother Nikhil,’ ‘I Am,’ ‘Bombay Talkies’ have been released before on homosexual relationships. But these movies remained underrated unless the director’s Shelly Chopra Dhar’s ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga,’ hits the silver screen. This movie proves to be a stereotype not for only the LGBT community but also become a trendsetter in Bollywood.
Breaking The Stigma of Traditional Family Drama In Bollywood
The emotional phase of gay relationships has been rush vigorously in the film, but their sexual orientation has not been shown about. It looks like the director-producer has taken this pace to get the U.A. Certificate. But it is not same with ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga.’
The story begins in its traditional style, where writer-director Sahil Mirza (Rajkumar Rao) gets to love Sweety (Sonam Kapoor) at first sight. This love story goes on when the cheerful and funny Chhatro (Juhi Chawla) and Sahil go to Sweety village, on the pretext of drama and talent hunt.
Sweety lives with her father, Balbir Chaudhary (Anil Kapoor), Veerji (Abhishek Dahan), Beeji (Madhumlati Kapoor), Seema Pahwa and Brijendra Kala. Sahil endows several hits and tricks to express his love for sweety. But he became confused at that point when Sweety tells him that she loves the girl Kuhu, not with him or any boy. This secret is very well known by the brother of sweety, but will Sahil be able to bear this truth? Will society accept this kind of feeling of a girl?
This film is the debut film of director Dhar Chopra, where he has thrown such a relationship in the story, which the law has given recognition, but the society still sees it with a clear vision. Society sees homosexuality as an indication of disease rather than the nature of the character.
As far as the directorial portion is concerned, the film steps forward gradually before the interval, but when it comes to the issue after the range, it is interesting to be sensitive. The screenplay of the movie is slow and with the climax being filmed, unsurprising too. If the director-writer gave more depth to the relationship track of Sonam-Regina, then the film could become a class quo.
When it comes to acting, according to the movie character, Sonam Kapoor has kept her innocence as the role of sweetie, but her partner chemistry is not seen strong with her lesbian partner Regina. On the other hand, she has shown as a curse of being homosexual in a good way. Anil Kapoor has made an excellent impression as a father. It seems that real life chemistry also worked in reel Life.
Rajkumar Rao, as usual, has shown his relaxed, natural and gentle way of acting. Juhi Chawla assists in the movie from her comic timing. Juhi and Anil are loved to see on silver screen after a long time. The character of Regina seems to be thin and trivial. Madhumati Kapoor, Seema Pahwa, Brijendra Kala, and Abhishek Dauhan have done an excellent job in the supporting cast.