Writer-director Kiran Rao’s ‘Laapataa Ladies’ releases to glowing reviews

Writer-director Kiran Rao’s ‘Laapataa Ladies’ releases to glowing reviews

After a decade-long hiatus from directing, veteran writer-director Kiran Rao has made a comeback with 'Laapataa Ladies,' (Lost Ladies) – a film that combines humour and social commentary. The much-anticipated film which released last week has garnered immense praise from Bollywood stalwarts, including filmmakers Karan Johar and Aamir Khan. A screening event in Mumbai was attended by prominent figures from the industry who elevated the film’s impact in audiences’ minds.

Johar, behind Bollywood hits like ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ and ‘Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani’, expressed his enthusiasm for ‘Laapataa Ladies’ labeling it a "precious cinematic gem”. He commended Kiran Rao for her directorial prowess and the unique narrative that explores the intricacies of female friendships. Johar's endorsement adds considerable weight to the movie, given his influential position in the Indian film industry.

The star-studded screening, held recently in Mumbai, witnessed the presence of Aamir Khan, Rao’s former husband and now producer, Sunny Deol, and other Bollywood celebrities. The event served as a platform for industry insiders to witness the magic of ‘Laapataa Ladies’ first hand, creating a buzz around the show ahead of its release.

Khan praised the film for its relatable characters and engaging storyline. ‘Laapataa Ladies’ promises to be a refreshing addition to the digital content landscape, with its unique blend of humour, emotion, and a focus on the complexities of women's lives. The positive reviews and endorsements from industry leaders highlight the film's potential to resonate with a wide audience.


Writer-director Kiran Rao’s ‘Laapataa Ladies’ releases to glowing reviews
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Presented by Jio Studios, the film is produced by Aamir Khan and Jyoti Deshpande and stars Atishay Jain Akhil, Shivam Ghawariya, Nitanshi Goel, Ravi Kishan, Pratibha Ranta, Sparsh Shrivastav, Nitanshi Goel and Chhaya Kadam.

The film opened in worldwide cinemas on March 1. Set in 2001 somewhere in rural India, ‘Laapataa Ladies’ is about the delightful adventures of two young brides who get accidentally swapped on a train. In the ensuing chaos they each encounter a host of colourful characters, resulting in hilarious and unexpected consequences. The young ladies must take it upon themselves to venture on an endearing journey: one of immense discovery about themselves and womanhood; and the heartwarming and heartbreaking nature of life itself. 

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