'Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga' is an eccentric tale of finding love and recognition. The movie pays a fair share of typecasts to tell a modern and relevant story. The progressive theme and expressive quotient of the movie, help the concept rise above a scenario that lacks polish.
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga is a film which is a huge bound forward from 2008's Dostana. The opening mainstream Hindi film that, somewhat quaveringly, presents the theme of same-sex love, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga is easy to relate to and grasp despite, or maybe owing to, it’s essentially sanitized covering.
Screenwriter Gazal Dhaliwal and director and co-writer Shelly Chopra Dhar impart refined sociability to the tale, which blossoms its surprises without seeming to be exaggeratedly radical in its portrayal of gender uniqueness and homosexuality.
The quality of the writing is best demonstrated and articulated primarily by the fulminations of an overly aggressive elder brother (played with remarkable elan by Abhishek Duhan), but also by the incrementally positive effect that the recitation story has on the audience.
In the movie, we meet Ahuja’s sweetie at a traditional wedding, shrugging off eligible bachelors. Yet focus rapidly veers towards Sahil (Rajkummar Rao), a put-upon playwright who tumbles for our heroine. The soaringly Meta second half does everything it can to boost Sweety to make that truth public,
In the context of a salable filmmaking tradition that has typically been awfully uncaring of LGBTQ sensibilities, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha is an aroma of fresh air. It does not pursue to stem laughter and triviality from the theme, offering instead an earnest, impenitent depiction of the act of coming out in a conservative society.