Aisha Hindi Movie Review
Aisha directed by Rajshree Ojha is a light hearted romantic flick targeted at the youth. The film has been produced under the Anil Kapoor Films Company banner and stars Abhay Deol, Sonam Kapoor, Amrita Puri, Ira Dubey, Cyrus Sahukar, Arunoday Singh and Anand Tiwari.
Aisha as the title quite obviously suggests is about Aisha (played by Sonam Kapoor), a simple girl who is quite interfering when it comes to relationships of her friends. Arjun (Abhay Deol) always tries to make sure Aisha minds her own business.
Pinky, Shefali and Randhir Gambhir are Aisha's friends and she tries to ensure that they do what she feels is best for them. Arjun sarcastically and indirectly gives everyone, including Aisha, the right advice. Will Aisha have it her way or will she realize her mistake before it's too late?
What works for Aisha is the uncomplicated nature of the story line. The film is pretty straight forward and easy to understand. The emotions, although later towards the second half, works. Abhay and Sonam have limited screen space; the film is more about Aisha and her friends than Arjun and her. Hence the scope for chemistry too is limited. The costumes and styling is modern and very appealing. Sonam looks stunning throughout. The music by Amit Trivedi is outstanding.
The film though is very slow paced, the director has little to say - the film survives entirely on dialogues, romantic moments and the actors to carry it through - and feels way too long even though the runtime is just around 125 minutes. Expect quite a few yawns in between.
The director to his credit has extracted excellent performances from the entire cast. Starting with Sonam Kapoor who is fabulous in the title role. She expresses very well and carries off those well-designed costumes with grace. Abhay Deol is his natural self in a not-so meaty role. Amrita Puri is a special talent, she's outstanding. Ira Dubey is good. Cyrus Sahukar with a funny name does his part well. Arunoday Singh looks the role. All others are good.
To sum things up, Aisha works to an extent. The slow pace is the films major flaw. Would recommend waiting for the DVD.