Monday, August 9, 2010


Medium : Hindi
Starring : Sonam Kapoor, Abhay Deol, Cyrus Sahukar, Ira Dubey, Amrita Puri, Arunoday Singh

Director : Rajshree Ojha

Music : Amit Trivedi

In the last decade, a new culture of movie making has happened in bollywood. They have been making some projects especially for high class multiplex audiences and most of them gave profit to the distributors. Some of the examples of such type movies are 'Life In Metro', 'Mrs and Mr Iyer', 'Hyderabad Blues', 'Page 3', 'Jhankaar Beats', 'Iqbal', 'Bheja Fry', 'Being Cyrus' etc. Director Rajshree Ojha's movie 'Alisha', produced by Anil Kapoor and PVR Pictures also belongs to the particular category. It has got Abhay Deol ('Dev D', 'Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!' fame) and Sonam Kapoor ('Saawaria', 'Delhi 6', 'I Hate Love Storys' fame ) in lead roles.

Aisha (Sonam Kapoor) is an upper class girl living in Delhi, who takes others problems into her own hands. After finding a partner for her aunt, she wants to help her friend Shifali (Amrita Puri), to find a perfect match. Arjun (Abhay Deol) is Aisha's childhood friend. He always criticize her behaviors by telling that she should mind her own business. Though she loves him, she is not willing to accept it in public. Aisha is too possessive of Arjun, she doesn't want him to be in the company of any other girls. Aisha tried to get Shifali engaged to a business man (Cyrus Sahukar), but failed in the end. Whether Aisha is able to get a match for Shifani and how she expresses her love for Arjun, is told in the later areas of 'Aisha'.

Sonam Kapoor who comes from the experienced actor Anil Kapoor's family, has done an excellent job in the title role. Here 'rebel and jealous' like expressions, especially in front of Abha
y Deol is notable. Abhay, nephew of veteran actor Dharmendra, has given a matured performance here. The chemistry between these two characters have been natural and the tic-tac dialogues between them are also executed well. All the other artists have given a good support for the project. Cinematographer Diego Rodriguez had done his job without any gimmicks. Songs and bg score by Amit Trivedi goes with the mood. Director Rajshree Ojha, with the help of writer Devika Bhagat had presented the movie in the way it goes, but you won't get bored.

'Aisha' is not a speedy entertainer. This slow paced romantic subject has got some realistic situations, reflecting the north indian culture to a certain extend.

Rating : 7 / 10

1 comment:

Jossy Abraham said...

Prasanth.. I am not getting your way of grading the movie.. Aisha is complete waste of time and you have rated 7 ..Please be more critical and write from all perspective.