This movie from the Imtiaz Ali banner once again felt like a breath of fresh air. Easy to relate and easier to understand, the movie exploits the love-hate relation of Saif-Deepika who, much like today's youth, would rather opt for a lucrative career than have a dedicated relation. Their ways of thinking and manner of interpreting everyday affairs of life compels us to relate ourselves to them. Don't we too sometimes tend to think that way?
Saif's dream project becomes far more important than the girl he loves, though initially he is too confused to understand that he is in love. Ditto for Deepika, who however, has realised that she has found her love but is again too careeristic to stay back. Their ambitious dreams result in their obvious split and also a break-up party (now who would have heard of that before!) Once they split, it is Saif 's turn to realise how much he loves Deepika, though he still remains in denial. It is Rishi Kapoor's constant urging that finally makes him travel to Delhi and win back his lady-love.
Where performance is concerned, all actors more-or-less fit into their part. Saif the turbaned lover is more adorable than Saif the practical boyfriend. His pursuit of Harleen Kaur takes one back to the good old days of innocent love. The Brazilian model who plays the role of Harleen manages to win your heart with her freshness and innocence. Their love with Kolkata as the backdrop seems to be the perfect setting.
Pritam after a long time comes up with music that stay with you even after you walk out of the theatre. Terms like 'Mango People' and 'Partigya' do add to the fun element. Rahul Khanna looks good in his small cameo. Saif's first productorial venture seems to have kick-started well. Intelligent thinking mixed with entertainment has resulted in an interesting mocktail of love and lust. However, how love wins over lust has been portrayed in a smart, sleek package instead of making a fuss about it. And that probably is what makes 'Love Aaj Kal' watchable a number of times without letting boredom crop in.