The mighty mysterious love, which has remained unexplained even after tomes of literature has been written about it and tones of celluloid consumed, finds a delicate, touching expression in director Imtiaz Ali’s film Love Aaj Kal.
Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone
Through two parallel love stories, both equally moving and relatable, the movie tells its audience that Love Aaj is no different from Love Kal (yesterday) even though the way of expressing it for todayâ€™s i-pod generation may be different from that of the lovers of yore when just the meeting of eyes or passing of a smile could throb a heart more than a rocking bed on a one-night stand.
London 2009. Jai (Saif Ali Khan) and Meera (Deepika Padukone) click on their very first meeting in a pub and end up sharing their first kiss the same night. They donâ€™t realize they are a couple until their friends point it out to them.And just when it seems they would walk hand-in-hand into the sunset, rears its head the modern-day monster that has doomed many love stories – Career! He has an American dream of clinching a job in Golden Gate, San Francisco, while she wants to make a career out of restoring the old monuments of Delhi.Clearly, their ways are separate, and, like any â€˜practicalâ€™ couple, they mutually decide to split and even throw a break-up party.
But, can the matters of heart be resolved so easily? Is it so easy to snap the heart strings and move on? The answer is given through the love story of a London restaurateur (Rishi Kapoor).
Delhi 1965. Veer Singh (Saif, again) is left thunderstruck when he first sees Harleen (a beautiful newcomer whose name has strangely been withheld). Itâ€™s a love mostly expressed in stares and suppressed smiles. But then, she goes away to Calcutta, leaving Veer lifeless, until he listens to his heart, and, driven by his love, overcomes the many odds piled up against him, to make Harleen his.But will Jai go the Veer way?