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Movie Review - Aisha

12:03 PM

Dear All Non-Asian-Sub-Continent Readers this is a review for the latest Hindi Movie - Aisha which released yesterday. So if you are not interested, please scroll down to the good stuff [outfit]. My fellow Hindi Movie Enthusiasts - Sit back and Enjoy. I promise I will try and keep it short! 

Aisha, is a modern day adaptation of Jane Austen's deliciously mischievous novel Emma. Emma has been an inspiration for about 8 adaptations so far, including this one. Anyhooo, that's no surprise as it has so much to offer. I was really excited about the movie for two reasons:

  1. Fashion - Well, let's just say that whoever was the stylist for this movie is my fashion-twin. I would totally dress up like Aisha in real life [if I had that kinda budget!]
  2. Emma - I have always related on personal level, to the character of Emma. Except for the matching-making part, that was totally me [in my teenage, at least]. Superiority, arrogance, spendthrift, daddy's girl?!?! Yeah!! ....totally me! [And can you sense how proud I am of my previous shortcomings?] :o)
Aisha [Sonam Kapoor] being the central character is trying to play cupid between Shefali [Amrita Puri] and Randhir [Cyrus Sahukar]. These two by the way totally stole the show. They, by far, had the funniest lines and expressions. Then she has a best friend - Pinky [Ira Dubey] who is supposed to be cool-mean-carefree-kinda-person. She had so much hype built around her character but it fell short! Her meanness was not really explained and/or justified and neither was hers and Randhir's love story! 

Dhruv [Arunoday Singh] and Aarti [Lisa Haydon] were two foreign-return characters about whom I am not sure. What was their purpose really?!?! Lastly, Oh! Arjun [Abhay Deol] is the only sane one. He is the love interest of Aisha and also her only true critic. While his character is not as mysterious and spell-binding as George Knightly [from the novel Emma] but is close! 

Aisha is bringing all these characters together by meddling in their lives and in turn messing her own. Of course eventually everything gets detangled and sorted but not in the best possible way! The scenes were extremely disjointed and mis-matched. They skipped from one incident to another, throughout the movie, without any real conclusion. The sudden outbursts of anger [Shefali] and sudden proclamation of love [Pinky,Randhir, Dhrus, Arti] are just that - sudden! The dialogues too were far from reality. Sparing few 'phrases' that is so-not-how Delhites speak.

So, I am making it sound I didn't like it - right? Well, I did. It had its moments and was entertaining in parts [at least was not as bad as IHLS]. It was a chick-flick which had a HUGE potential but lost its ground on screen play and editing. Acting by the whole cast was superb. Sonam, of course had the most screen time, but she delivered this time! Music was good [Amit Trivedi take a bow!]. My favorite tracks are Gal Meethi Meethi Bol, Suno Aisha and Shaam

Bottom-line: I enjoyed it. It was worth a watch and since its based in Delhi, made me extremely nostalgic. I wouldn't nominate it for the Oscars but wouldn't mind munching on popcorns while some decent time-pass. 

This is how I dressed to go to the movies!
I know it is still warm, but the AC at the cinemas is like being in Antarctica!
Jumper - Urban Outfitters [10'] Also worn here and here 
Jacket - Urban Outfitters [10']
Shoes - Aldo [10'] 
Necklace - (As always) Gift [Mom 10']

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  1. Hello my gorgeous Tanvi!
    ...looks like we're all rocking stripes this week... [I am, Smrithi as well!]

    Love the yellow shoes with this outfit!

    As for 'Aisha'... it's not my kind of movie so I'll pass. I Love your reviewing style! It is succinct and to the point!

  2. thank u so much for the biggest fear was that the movie would disappoint where fashion is concerned..After seeing all the promo appearances, it would have broken my heart if they screwed it up:-) And of course, the other big attraction was drool, Abhay, drool...Delhi is a major plus for me since like u I get all misty eyed when I see Delhi on big screen..I like ur outfit - the top is very striking against the black but I would have gone for black shoe..

    I am off camping for the weekend so will catch up on Monday..u have a great weekend..

  3. Im going to watch it tomm!!lalallaaaalaaaa:-)

  4. Totally love the stripes..nice one, Tanvi. As far as the movie goes. haven't seen and don't intend to see it..just can't stand Sonam Kapoor, she looks too fake to me..guess i have my own biases considering haven't seen her after Delhi 6..she is seriously wanting to be this style diva but i have my doubts about her i will skip the movie and maybe watch udaan again!!

  5. Well it sounds like a good movie! I hardly watch Hindi ones as they are often 3 hours long and I get bored after an hour or two...!

    Love your outfit. I always freeze in the cinemas too!


  6. nice review, makes me wanna see it knowing its not all that great. of course, i think abhay deol is oh-s0-cute

    i am not a Sonam Kapoor fan but i like the way she dresses up..on n off screen

    and yeah, i love your outfit, stripey! ;)

  7. Just saw the movie and got ur update.
    I hated the movie such a copy, the clothes are great!
    Love your jumper btw, cute collage :)

  8. I haven't seen an indian movie in ages!!

    I love your outfit though. The cardi is pretty and the yellow shoes look great.

  9. it's like you read my mind and wrote it all down. very accurate description of the movie. from the wowee fashion to the disjointed script..i even found the second half a lil slow paced.

    TIMEPASS. and i don't know why, but i just don't like sonam kapoor's makeup in several scenes. her foundation color is a lil messed.

    like your jacket!! :-)

  10. Really loving the yellow flats!

  11. I've been wanting to see this movie..can't wait mostly for her fashion! Sonam is def. the best dressed in Bollywood hands down!

    I like your movie outfit; It's so Sonam :)

  12. Love the striped jacket! I agree, it's always freezing in the movies, I always bring a sweater! I would totally watch that movie if it was subtitled! XO!

  13. LOVE that jacket!! I love stripes :)

  14. Interesting review of Aisha. I loved the way you combined colors in your outfit.
    BTW, Sonam (Emma) is very into fashion and styling. I wouldn't be surprised if her outfits reflected some of her own input.
    Meetu D

  15. Thanks for the movie review. I am looking forward to watching the movie.

    I have such a huge stash of necklaces and all of them have been my Mum's gift to me.

  16. I'm glad that the movie gave you a trip down memory lane... Delhi is a great city. I miss it too.

    Love your blazer Tanvi... fabulous look as always. xoxo

  17. Very chic. You are right it's freezing in the movies.

  18. Loved your outfit here(:

    Also, Aisha has been getting relatively mixed reviews all over the net, but it sounds like an entertaining package. The fact that it's brimming over with fashion labels is an added perk. I can't wait to watch it! Thanks for the review(:

  19. I love the yellow shoes and jacket combination, and going to watch Aisha today.

  20. Ah I think I must've mis-read the recipe! - that'll teach me to try reading on my laptop without my glasses!!

    Ooh, the movie sounds interesting - I've never really seen any Hindi movies (unless Slumdog Millionaire counts?). Lovely outfit to wear to the movies, the blazer is fantastic! x

  21. I jumped to the good part-the outfit. Love the way you styled the jacket. Love the neckalce too

  22. love that blazer you're wearing

  23. i absolutely loved the movie!!...luved the outfits and ofcourse since am a delhite myself, identified with the locations!!

  24. Unfamiliar with that film but I just adore your cinema ensemble.
    The ballerinas paired with those trousers and your striped cardigan - so casual and yet so refined. Happy Sunday;-)

  25. Oh that jacket is yummy! Love it! Aisha not so much, I got an invite for one of the previews and I didn't like it. It's more Clueless than Emma. Both of which I love, Clueless was such a great adaptation of Emma but Aisha just falls short. I am so glad I didn't spend any money watching it!

  26. oh god I haven't seen IHLS but she can't talk. I abs thought I could feel nothing for her! And i abs hated the dialogues, such cheesiness...and I felt it was a let down from what I expected it to be...the songs were so wonderful!

  27. Thanks for the review on the movie and I love the combo of yellow/red and white stripes. Looks fab!

  28. Thanks for the review on the movie and I love the combo of yellow/red and white stripes. Looks fab!

  29. Tanvi, I adore this outfit...totally fun with the pops of color (and I always freeze in the movies too). Have you been tweaking your blog? It's looking fantastic sweetie!

    ♥ V

  30. Hey,
    I totally loved the movie made me nostalgic too, btw the jacket looks great so so the shades

  31. Love the blazer, and couldn't agree more about the movies, I always wish I could bring a blanket!

    xoxo, Ashley

  32. have not seen a stylish movie goer for so long here in california...totally in love with your blazer! love it! happy sunday & thanks for sharing a lovely movie!

  33. Um excuse me, give me that jacket! I love it!! So cute. I saw a similar one in black at Anthropologie, but I much prefer the red.

  34. Super cute! I love the red and white blazer with the yellow flats.

    clothed much, a modest fashion blog

  35. Hey Tanvi,
    Typo in my earlier comment, I meant the shades also look great not that the shades are so so. Saw it while reading other comments on this post.

  36. aisha part i have skipped as i will go and watch it in some time...coming to outfit it is gorgeous..i have been eyeing that jacket myself but haven't bought it as i realized i have far too many stripes in my it on u :)

  37. I absolutely love your blazer!

    I haven't read the book Emma, but I would like to. I loved Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, and just started reading Mansfield Park (also by her!). I was a pretty big fan of Pride and Prejudice, so hopefully I'll enjoy her other books too!

    Ce qui m'inspire

  38. Arunoday Singh is drool-worthy hot! Y
    I've not seen the flick but have heard tons about it via the Twitterdom. In recent years, it's been Netflix feeding me with my Bollywood fix. Love the stuff. Wish I could get more of it into my life. Your review makes it sound promising! Thank ya, hon!



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