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Love Aaj Kal
Director: Imtiaz Ali
Production: Saif Ali Khan, Dinesh Vijan
Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Rahul Khanna, Florence
Music Director: Pritam
Is love today different from what it was in the past when lovers like Laila-Majnu or Romeo-Juliet perished in each other’s arms? Today, in the age of online romance and one-night stands, many would say love is just a whirlwind. But no! ‘Love Aaj Kal’ will have you believe that certain things don’t change with the passage of time.
The people will get to see Saif and Deepika in double role, enacting lovers in two different points of time.
London, San Francisco, Delhi - 2009.
Jai and Meera form a modern-day couple in London. They are very happy together but do not believe in marriage. So when life pulls them in different directions, they decide to go with the flow. "The Heer-Ranjha, Romeo-Juliet type janam janam ka saath type couples exist only in story books," Jai says. In the real life, we have to be practical.
Delhi, Calcutta - 1965.
For Veer Singh, it is love at first sight with Harleen. Soon after, he stands under a tree and swears that "is janam mein aur har janam mein... yehi meri votti banegi - Harleen Kaur." He travels a thousand kilometers by train to stand under her balcony only to have a glimpse of her face. And yet not speak a word with her.
Love Aaj Kal
Veer is not able to understand the way Jai handles the matters of the heart without passion, similar to a financial transaction. Jai does not understand how Veer Singh could have been so naïve and silly about Harleen in the days of his youth. But as both stories unfold, we realize that the process of relationship might be different in different eras, but the experience of being in love remains the same.
So there is the frolic and despair of modern living, the liberation and confusion. And there is the past - the times of innocence and compulsion. And there is distance, and the fondness that increases with distance. Gaps widen between two people, but bridges keep growing too.
The film is scheduled for release on July 31, 2009.