Director Imtiaz Ali’s much awaited flick Love Aaj Kal, marking the debut of national-award winning actor Saif Ali Khan as a producer, released worldwide today.
With this, the Omkara star has joined the Khan bandwagon-Shah Rukh and Aamir, who are established producers. With Saif playing two diverse characters and Deepika Padukone as the female protagonist, Love Aaj Kal is a story eulogising the importance of heart over head for a commitment phobic.
The actor essays the characters of ‘Jai’ representing today’s alpha male, and ‘Veer’, the young version of Rishi Kapoor, a shy but sure lover, set in the 50s. In both the phases, he listens and follows his heart to win the lady love in different circumstances.
While some critics dubbed Imtiaz Ali’s latest as cliched, others said good locales and foot-tapping numbers may help it pick up with word-of-mouth publicity. “Expectations are high especially after Jab We Met and comparisons between both the films were evident,” said another film critic.
Another highlight of the film is a cameo by yesteryear actress Neetu Singh opposite her real life husband Rishi Kapoor.