The movie tries to celebrate complex relationships universal emotion of love but doesn’t quite leave you spellbound.
Love Aaj Kal tries to revolve around the same concept of love-work balance and complicated relationships of today. Imitiaz Ali is in his comfort zone. But his direction is magic. The movie is not as deep as the previous one but has its moments.
Comparison of the Saif-Deepika's Love Aaj kal are bound to happen. Karthik and Sara put extra effort in portraying their characters. While Karthik manages to pull off a double role, he works best as the modern-day Veer. Sara proves that acting is in her genes and makes a strong screen presence. But as expected the performance of Randeep Hooda is spot on. Arushi Sharma, who debuts with this film is a breath of fresh air. She will make you fall in love in every scene.
Like Ali’s earlier Love Aaj Kal (2009), the present-day love story punctuated with an earlier one told to Zoe by Raghu (Randeep Hooda), owner of the co-working space she uses. It begins in the early 1990s, with a younger Raghu (also played by Aryan) in love with Leena (Aarushi Sharma). The last movie used the "Kal" love as the idle one and how "Aaj" learned from it. In this movie, the "Kal" love is imperfect which teaches the "Aaj" lover to not make the same mistake. The songs are few and go well with the flow of the movie. As always Imtiaz questions other issues like Love Career balance, society's norms in a very silent manner. The movie could have been better, but if you are an Imitiaz Ali/ Karthik Aaryan/ Sara Ali Khan fan, you may like the film.