Ananya Swaminathan and Krish Malhotra – 2 States, 2 languages, 1 interest – Love. A lot of love. For each other. And also for their respective families.
In a country like India, being in love isn’t the only reason one needs to be able to tie the knot. In the light of such events comes a film with a topic that has been the focal point of many Bollywood masala films through the decades. What then, you may ask, is different now? For starters, the film is based on a bestseller written by Chetan Bhagat by the same name. In his book, he chronicled his own love story, which subsequently became the story of his marriage. Like other books, this too seems to be an adaptation of the written word for the benefit of the cine-goers. Still, we beg to differ. There is much more here than just an adaptation of the story. There’s the magic that director Abhishek Varman promises to bring onscreen, amalgamated with the superb chemistry of the lead pair – Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt.
A Hindu marriage ritual is never complete without the saat pheras (seven circumambulations for those who have heard this term for the first time) around the pious fire lit for the purpose, while mantras are chanted and vows are taken. Hence, to keep the spirit alive, we cite 7 reasons for you to watch this upcoming film, that will finally hit theatres this Friday.
Locha-e-Ulfat is nothing but that crazy, stupid thing that we fondly call love. You know that tingly feeling you get, when all you can think of is that one person? Yes, you got it, my friend. In this case, it is Krish and Ananya urf Arjun and Alia. Such sizzling chemistry hasn’t been seen in so long. It wouldn’t be wrong to compare the pair with the hit duo, SRK and Kajol in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge (DDLJ).
The inhibitions that have been dropped:
You know how they say, samajhdar ko ishaara hi kaafi hai… this reason is pretty self-explanatory. That is, if the picture above hasn’t helped much. But you, are a nice person. Stop looking around, we are talking about you. Bingo! To get into the details will be quite a buzzkill. So we choose to refrain. If the picturization of the romantic number, Offo! didn’t explain too much, wait till you watch the movie. Everything is so effortless. So real.
Arjun Kapoor can dance:
Even though it seems that he has two left feet, he still makes an effort. And that is what is amazing about this new hottie on the block. With all the weight gone, this guy can’t cease to ooze the boyish-charm smoothly blended with the sexiness. Did it just get hot in here, or is it Arjun Kapoor who is emitting heat?
The Song, Dance and Romance that leads to the Mandap:
All the songs, be it Hulla Re or Iski Uski, have a celebratory feel to it. You just couldn’t ask for anything better. Plug them earphones in, and dance in the privacy of your room. Or gather a group and dance like no one’s watching. There’s something for everyone in these peppy songs.
Papa-Mummy meet Appa-Amma:
Krish Malhotra says,”Hum pyaar karte hai ek doosre se, kya yeh kaafi nahi hai?” Shaayad nahi. To fall in love is a task. To make your relationship work is a greater task. However, the greatest task is when the families have to be involved. After all, getting married is not just a bond between the couple, but also the families. In most cases, it is easier said than done. Even with people adapting a modern mindset, an intercaste marriage will oft be frowned upon. *sigh*
Expect powerhouse performances from the mother-in-laws:
Amrita Singh and Revathy play pivotal roles as Arjun Kapoor’s and Alia Bhatt’s mothers respectively. From what one could figure from the trailer and the promos, it’s the mothers from both sides who usually lock horns, while the fathers watch on in dismay. This clash of the titans from two different parts of the country will be a lot of fun to watch.
Some fab camerawork in some of the major cities in India:
From IIM-A to Delhi to Chennai, the cinematography will make the already heard of story a beautiful visual affair. Quite eyegasmic, actually. Expect smart direction by debutant director Abhishek Varman. All the elements spell a hit for the makers of the film, and the producers are all set to laugh their way to the banks.