(WebDesk) - The heartbreaking classical retelling of tragedy of wait, pain and torments -  love bestows, gets intensified more in the breathtaking sights of Kashmir’s enchanting valleys, sky touching mountains and red dried and scratch leaves floorings.

This tear-jerking recitation of love saga opens the door of emotions, sentiments, tears, torments and banes wide.



This new era’s adaptation of Laila Majnu, revolves around the two rash and careless youngsters of Kashmir. Photo: Screenshot from the trailer of the movie

The old romantic but heart rending chronicle of Laila Majnu has already been presented on screen of sub-continent cinema for many times and widely been appreciated. The talented and one of the most celebrated director of Indian Cinema and illustrious writer Imtiaz Ali penned this mystic, mesmerizing and magnificent love chronicle of Laila Majnu with a contemporary take along with brother Sajid Ali who has also directed the film brilliantly.

This new era’s adaptation of Laila Majnu, revolves around the two rash and careless youngsters of Kashmir - Laila, the pampered and careless fairy of entrancing valleys and Kais, a rich spoil brat who accidently meet in the dark, fall for each other and then split up by the belligerent families who are staunch rivals to each other.



Laila Majnu is a high dose of drama, emotions, sorrows and misfortunes. The ill-fated duo despite winning the battle to overcome all the impediments to reach to each other in the end could not overlapped the obstacles hindered by the deity in their ways.

The intense and most hitting on the nerves character of Kais was brilliantly played by the Awinash Tiwari and the role of her lady, Laila was played by the new comer Tripti Dimri who as a pampered and invincible daughter of a Kashmiri politician was convincing and certainly was stunning.



The popular folklore, Laila Majnu -  since ages has been a symbol of love across generations. Photo: Screen shot taken from the trailer of the movie

Set in the backdrop of Kashmir, this new representation of the legend tale of love and suffering by Ali brothers and Ekta Kapoor is a wounded romantic, passionate and nerve tingling melodrama and a great break Indian film industry direly needs these days. This is not only a drama but a grand tragedy, and the makers give it the respect it deserves.

The director, writer and the actors brilliantly manage the apolitical and regular - not exaggerating portrayal of Muslims which usually turns into an irritating, annoying and irksome in Indian movies. From the wardrobe, language and the characters to the rituals of wedding and funeral and sentiments of the relations around, all are very relatable and engaging except the devastating fateful end of the crossed-stars lovers who were remained hapless and deprived of union in their mortal lives.



Second half was solely ruled by the fanaticism and fervency of Kais who falls victim of the wait that never ends. Photo: Screen shot taken from the trailer of the movie

The popular folklore since ages has been a symbol of love across generations. What is enjoyable about this Sajid Ali venture is the innocence and the charm of the lead pair and an attempt to convey the same emotions especially in first half of the movie whereas second half was solely ruled by the fanaticism and fervency of Kais who falls victim of the wait that never ends and ultimately loses his mind and then his life.

Imtiaz Ali’s movies always have a different notch to take you to some another level of psych, sensations and impressions which are difficult to find in today’s movies.

Bollywood in a spate of insensitive, over thrilled and blood rushing formula movies for minting more and more money, has - after a long - given a thoughtful relief embellished with the classic storytelling, touching sentimental sequences, vivid visuals, powerful acting and enthralling sound tracks.



Film is intense, forceful and obsessive and the new comers win heart with their powerful and convincing performance in the direction of Sajid Ali. Photo: Screen shot taken from the trailer of the movie

Film is intense, forceful and obsessive so the music is fervent, hypnotizing and addicting. The music is simply remarkable and perfectly on time. It helps in developing the story. The music by Niladri Kumar and Joi Barua lends itself beautifully to the film. All of the numbers are good but the Asif Aslam’s Laila and Arijit Singh’s Ahista Ahista stay in mind for so long.



Imploring with pain of separation and never ending wait of the duo whose faults in stars – though tear them apart in this wholly world but unite the souls when their majestic love knows the meanings of togetherness beyond the limits of the being, this is a movie for anyone who has a heart which throb with the breaths of their lover, who can feel the misery of parted souls and who has the psych to love beyond the boundaries and bounties of this mortal realm.

Despite all the torments and pains - it is the  Love  that all we want in the end.



By Mehreen Fatima