Ekta Kapoor and Imtiaz Ali are collaborating to rehash the age-old tragic love story of Laila Majnu we have watched a thousand times on the big screen. Directed by Sajid Ali, it features debutantes Avinash Tiwari and Tripti Dimre in lead roles.
Like most Imtiaz Ali films, it also looks visually stunning with upbeat and catchy soundtrack. However, Laila Majnu has nothing new to offer to the audience. We have seen this same plot so many times that this genre has become saturated now.
Watch the trailer for Laila Majnu here
Official synopsis reads: “Laila Majnu is one such eternal love story set in Kashmir. The story revolves around Kais (Avinash Tiwary) and Laila (Tripti Dimri) whose journey of love is filled with insurmountable obstacles.”
Dhadak pretty much bombed at the box office because it offered the same old story, followed by the trailer for Loveratri which has failed to create hype and now we have Laila Majnu which also looks pretty much the same. It’s high time Bollywood realizes that Indian audience is looking for something new and they are not gonna respond to these same old sh*t again and again. There are so many unexplored genres, but Indian filmmakers keep sticking to the same love stories.
Personally, I’m just looking forward to its soundtrack, which sounds wonderful. Produced by Balaji Motion Pictures, Laila Majnu releases on September 7.