Love Aaj Kal has an interesting story to tell and is based on aspects which are very relatable in today’s times. Also, it follows the old Love Aaj Kal’s template of a young lover discussing and debating with a person from the older generation about the matters of heart and learning a lesson or two in the process. This track has some fine moments as it’s unpredictable after a point. But the present-day love story is quite difficult to digest. A few scenes don’t make sense overall and some questions remain unanswered. And the biggest problem with the film is the character of Zoe, played by Sara Ali Khan. She follows her director’s vision to the T but gets letdown by the script. Her actions and behaviour fail to impress and you just don’t root for her because of the kind of things she does. Kartik Aaryan is decent and gets to do something different, as compared to what he has done in the past. In some scenes, he looks unrecognizable. Randeep Hooda is dependable as always while Arushi Sharma and Simone Singh are fine. Music, too, isn’t that memorable. All in all, Love Aaj Kal is a disappointment, to put it simply!
My rating – ** out of 5!