Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (2019)

Hindi 2 hrs 1 mins Drama
Critics Score
37%
Total Reviews: 11
User Score
67%
Total Votes: 6

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Review Summary: 'Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga' has the right idea. The right heart. But a lost opportunity with timid treatment

Average Critic Rating: (2.68)
Cast: Anil Kapoor , Juhi Chawla , Sonam Kapoor , Sara Arjun , Rajkummar Rao , Regina Cassandra , Abdul Quadir Amin , Madhumalti Kapoor , Brijendra Kala , Seema Pahwa , Kanwaljit Singh , Abhishek Duhan , Akshay Oberoi
Director: Shelly Chopra Dhar
Release Date: 01 Feb 2019
Est. Budget: 35.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 19.0 CR

Plot: Sweety is a young Punjabi girl who has to contend with her over-enthusiastic traditional family that wants to get her married to a young writer who is smitten by her. However, Sweety harbours a secret close to her heart; she is a lesbian in love with another, and ultimately fears Read more

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga - Top Reviews

Sonam, Anil Kapoor's Film Is A Whiff Of Fresh Air With Daring Vision And Entertainment
Funny how a woman can fall in love with another woman and still need a man to ensure she gets her happy ending
Sukanya Verma, Rediff
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga is an entertaining and progressive look at love and acceptance.
Rachit Gupta, Times of India
A pretty girl is in trouble when she bumps into a young man who rescues her. Or does he? As in all love stories, he chases her down to a small town in Punjab. Will her secret destroy her family, or will she be accepted for who she is? Charming but superficial film about gender identity.
Manisha Lakhne, Now Running

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Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga - All Reviews

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga Is A Golden Opportunity Turned Silver!
Box Office Capsule
A closet door has been opened, calmly yet decisively and resonantly: it remains to be seen what – and who – comes out of it.
Mike McCahill, The Guardian
“Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga,” directed by Shelly Chopra Dhar, isn’t really a romantic comedy in the Bollywood sense — courting, squabbling, wedding. (Though there is a very on-brand song montage with Sweety and Kuhu hugging among ruins.) Instead, like Sahil’s musical, “Ek Ladki” has to give lessons, tackling topics like shame, community acceptance and anxieties about gayness as illness.
Rachel Saltz, New York Times
A False ‘Brace For Impact’
Umesh Punwani, Koi Moi
As Sweety says in regards to her play, it’s important for marginalized people to see empathetic representations of themselves in pop culture. To quote Sweety, “You want to fit me into your idea of normal. But this is my normal.”
International Policy Digest
अभिनय बढ़िया, लेकिन सस्पेंस के चक्कर में कबाड़ा हो गई जरूरी कहानी
Anuj Shukla, Aaj Tak
A bold theme undercut by its timidity
Nandini Ramnath, Scroll.In