It’s that time of the year when couples go on record to flaunt their love for each other, either through posts on the social media or through gifts. Valentine’s Day is a day of celebration for the youth and with cinema being one of the prime modes of entertainment even now, youth-friendly movies released during the V-Day week do have a solid potential at the box office. Imtiaz Ali had all the luck he wanted for his latest release Love Aaj Kal, a reprisal of sorts to his 2009 film of the same name releasing on V-Day.
If you have watched the first Love Aaj Kal that starred Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone in lead roles, and also watched the trailer of the latest one, you might have an idea of what the storyline looks like. The film shows two timelines, 1990 (Udaipur) and 2020 (Delhi), with the respective eras telling us a love story apiece. The modern-day romance is between Veer (Kartik Aaryan) and Zoe (Sara Ali Khan), two contrasting individuals who fall in love by chance. Unfortunately, complexities creep into their relationship, testing the waters of their mental strength and loyalty.
It doesn’t help Zoe that she has got infected by the scars of her single mother (Simone Singh) and it forces the former to be fearful of commitments. Meanwhile, Veer is the embodiment of patience in their romance. A vital to the love is a cafe that’s owned by Raj (Randeep Hooda) is a go-between for the new-generation lovers. He sees a lot of himself in Veer and so, Kartik Aaryan plays the younger Raj in the 1990 romance where he is Raghu and courting a poignant woman Leena (Arushi Sharma).