The adaptation of Jane Austin’s popular novel Emma, in its Indianised version has scored an average for its light entertainment. The projection of the novel in this Bollywood flick, Aisha, has not been convincingly portrayed though and could have been better.
The film revolves around the concept of cupid which has Aisha (Sonam Kapoor) matchmaking as her hobby and pursuing it fervently. As Shefali (Amrita Puri), a smalltown girl, comes to Delhi to find her soulmate, Aisha takes up the challenge of transforming her unadorned personality into an elegant one and endeavors to play cupid between Shefali and Randhir (Cyrus Sahukar). However, she fails to create the spark between Shefali and Randhir as he is in love with Aisha who then snubs off his proposal. Pinky (Ira Dubey), Aisha’s best friend realizes her love for Randhir who accepts this arrangement. Aisha then tries to set Shefali with some other chap by separating her from her love, which leads another buddy Arjun (Abhay Deol) to make her realize her stupidity. But her late realization develops complications as she falls in love with Arjun, while Shefali loves him too. But thankfully, the mess gets sorted out but not without some heartache.
Though several parts of Aisha were filmed almost to perfection, Abhay Deol and Sonam Kapoor could have put in a little more effort in their performances.
The costumes steal the show, look classy and voguish projecting well Delhi’s bourgeoisie. The music fared well but nothing unique for one to say WOW! The film could have been polished better than it sounded like in terms of story, direction, etc.
The film sends across a message that match making is made in heaven and not on earth for one to scheme it.
Contributed by Dhrithi Gulvadi