Bollywood has churned out tons of romantic comedy films in the past, but its latest offering, London Paris New York, directed by Anu Menon, seems to be fresh and different from the old ones. What sets this film apart from them is its realist depiction of feelings of two young boy and girl.
The wonderful chemistry between Ali Zafar and Aditi Rao Hydari is the main attraction of the film London Paris New York. Ali Zafar's tilting music and Sameer Arya wonderful picturisation, fitting dialogues and beautiful locales are the other highlights of the film.
Twenties is the time when one needs to structure his personality in this world and this is the time when every experience first momentous. These feelings of tumultuous and excitement of a boy and a girl have been beautifully painted on the screen by Anu Menon. In other words, the film mirrors the torment and ordeals of the youth.
London Paris New York has an inventive and ingenious plot, which illustrates the sentiments of adolescents in love. While exploring relationships, Anu Menon deals with authentic and identifiable circumstances that young viewers can relate with their lives. Fortunately, the director deter from including exaggerated drama that we are so acclimatized to watch in Hindi movies.
Nikhil (Ali Zafar) is a rich Punjabi kid from Bandra in Mumbai and he is going to study film making in London. Lalitha (Aditi Rao Hydari), who is a middle class South Indian girl from Chembur in Mumbai and is on her way to New York to study politics. Although they are completely different from each other, they happen to meet in London and they are completely drawn to each other. Their special voyage of love as they meet in London, Paris and New York over eight years. What happens in the climax will form the crux of the film.
In addition to playing hero, Ali Zafar has taken other responsibilities like music and lyrics and he has handled each department ably and done a wonderful job. As hero, he has grown a notch better in acting than his performance in Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. His music and lyrics are good and the song 'Woh Dekhne Mein' is pick of everyone. As heroine, Aditi Rao Hydari has also done wonderful job. Her looks and expressions are stunning and they to capture every moment, every scene most radiantly in the film. Other actors are also good in their respective roles.
Overall, London Paris New York is a good entertainer and one can absolutely feel fresh air and life in this coming-of-age love story.
Director: Anu Menon
Cast: Ali Zafar, Aditi Rao Hydari
Music: Ali Zafar
Released On: 2 Mar, 2012