Lova Aaj Kal (2020) is the latest rom-com from Bollywood to release in Indian theaters this weekend. Starring Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan in the lead roles, Love Aaj Kal is an official remake of 2009's hit of the same name, both directed by Imtiaz Ali. As the movie releases today, top critics have already watched it at the preview shows. Here are all the top Love Aaj Kal (2020) critic reviews to help you make the decision.
Love Aaj Kal Movie Review: Imtiaz Ali audience ko tang karne lage hai
Nairita Mukherjee from India Today writes, "If you walked into Love Aaj Kal as an Imtiaz Ali fan, despite the debacle that Jab Harry Met Sejal was, you will walk out broken, even more disappointed. And perhaps with the realisation that Imtiaz, the man with the untamable hair and the insatiable appetite for delving deep into the human psyche, has ebbed."
‘Love Aaj Kal’ movie review: A banal and self-indulgent tour of past and present romance
Nandini Ramnath from Scroll.in says, "Love and lovers are not to be trusted. What about the director? The 2020 production is ambitious, to say the least. A few of Ali’s gambles pay off up until the interval, at which point the 141-minute movie launches into freefall, never to recover. Love Aaj Kal is crammed with non-sequitur conversations and faux philosophical musings, but the best bits are the dialogue-free montages, which reflect the beauty and purity of timeless ardour that the film seems to be aiming for."
'Love Aaj Kal' Movie Review: Sara Ali Khan, Kartik Aryan's Film Will Leave You Traumatised
Ankur Pathak from Huffington Post writes, "Love Aaj Kal should serve as a reality check for Ali. Maybe he could adapt, collaborate or simply collect new experiences to mine for the movies. One can even forgive him for telling the same story again but definitely not for telling the same story badly."
Love Aaj Kal Movie Review : Emotionally charged saga of love
Ronak Kotecha from Times of India says, "‘Love Aaj Kal’ sets off to celebrate complex characters and dysfunctional relationships, with the universal emotion of love at its core. It creates some emotional moments along the way, but doesn’t quite leave you spellbound.
The film’s soundtrack is rich in melody that adds value to the storytelling. The short runtime is another plus with an intriguing first-half, but a predictable second-half."
Love Aaj Kal Movie Review: Sara Ali Khan Keeps You Glued, Kartik Aaryan Is Erratic But Earnest
Saibal Chatterjee from NDTV writes, "Love Aaj Kal is an audacious, if flawed, ode to love as a quest for happiness and self-realization that often triggers conflicting emotions and unsettling impulses but never fails to enrich the soul. There is a touch of old-world magic to the film although the emphasis is squarely on a modern couple learning from a pair from a generation ago how to heal themselves. If you get it, you'll absolutely love Love Aaj Kal. If you don't, it might all feel like a meandering mess."