Director: Manish Harishankar
Cast: Vivaan Shah, Akshara Haasan, Gurmeet Choudhary
Do you believe in love? If you are an ardent fan of sob stories, then Laali ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana is for you! Director Manish Harishankar will take you on a free holiday to snow-laden exotic locales at the cost of just a movie ticket price. A tale of clichéd romances and sacrificing for true love, LKSMLD has everything that will bore you to death.
Laddoo (Vivaan Shah) leaves his small town and parents to work in Baroda. He joins a food joint owned by Sanjay Mishra as a steward. Laali (Akshara Haasan) is a frequent visitor there. Laddoo falls for her at first sight. The two start dating and incidentally Laali becomes pregnant. They both freak out and Laddoo leaves Laali helpless with a baby bump in an urge to earn moolah.
Veer (Gurmeet Choudhary), a royal lad who loses his parents and fiancé in an accident is living a lonely life in his palace. His caretaker Suhasini Muley and family pandit advice him to marry a pregnant girl for his betterment, as per astrology. Veer meets Laali and falls in love with her. Who will Laali choose in the end is what LKSMLD is all about.
One-film-old female protagonist Akshara Haasan is so pretty that she lights up the screen whenever she comes in front of the camera, but she needs to spruce up her acting skills. Vivaan Shah is so awful that one must actually doubt he is the son of veteran Naseruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak Shah. The only saving grace of the film is Gurmeet Choudhary who is perhaps a figure among ciphers. Kavitta Verma is a powerhouse of melodrama stuffed in silicon surgeries. Though Saurabh Shukla, Darshan Zariwala and Sanjay Mishra are just about average.
The story penned by Manish Harishankar comes as a shocker since the film has nothing to do with it. The film will remind you of Preity Zinta starrer Kya Kehna in the second half. In a desperate attempt to save the script, the writer-director has included unnecessary humour that will make your head spin. The film is a proper yawn fest. 130-minute is so difficult to spend in the theatres that one might walk out of the theatre.
The music by Vipin Patwa isn’t good either especially when every ten minutes a romantic song comes. The cinematography by Ravi Yadav is breathtaking but the film is too dragged out in the second half.
When a film doesn’t have a plot or even fair performances, no one can save it from sinking. LKSMLD is like any other love triangle story and seems more like a holiday trip for the film’s team. The only good thing about the film is its cinematography. If you think this is how a love story is supposed to be, trust me, you wouldn’t want to have one. We advise you to miss LKSMLD this weekend or go and watch Mukti Bhawan for a spiritual trip!