After her first flick – Sawariya, Sonam Kapoor’s career graph was expected to touch new heights. And perhaps that time has now come. Post ‘I hate Luv Storys’ her stars are in her favor and with her immaculate performance in Aisha you are surely to believe that she has a long way to go. Jane Austen’s Emma is personified best in Aisha. Behind the camera Rhea Kapoor, the younger daughter of Anil Kapoor and sister of Sonam Kapoor is also a making a debut as a producer.
Sonam could have been anything but much delighted to play Emma being a Jane Austen’s diehard fan. The adaptation of the novel “Emma” is a result called Aisha. Aisha, the protagonist, hails from a rich family of Delhi and is brought up by her aunt and father along with her sister. Acting as a cupid, she always tries for match making rectifying other people’s problems.
She is amicable, she is delectable, she is charming, she is pretty and she is everything that could help her in her so called ‘mission’. But as she is a mother hen for her father, she doesn’t find any place for any other man in her life though she is most sought after prospective bride. Many eligible bachelors are after her but she how could she look at them when she is playing mother to her father.
Arjun, Abhay Deol, is Aisha’s childhood friend is the leading man in Aisha who embodies the perfect male character of Jane enjoying a jammy job and a Wharton degree. But it is Aisha’s odyssey from a girlhood to attain womanhood. In the course of her journey she realizes eventually that she might be missing out on a perfect groom if she pursues to carry on her aim.
Other characters that play an important role in the film are Pinky (Ira Dubey), Aisha’s best friendand for who Aisha finds out Randhir, (Cyrus Sahukar) as her soul mate. Rajshri and Devika Bhagat, the writer of the film, makes it is too easy to introduce the leading character in a simple way within the few minutes when movie takes off.
As making movies for youth is a success mantra of the box office, Aisha too is bound to be liked by the youth in mass. It holds a special attraction for them as some of the movie portions are just filmed keeping in mind the youth factor among the audience.
From New Delhi to Rishikesh and Mumbai, the film is shot on exotic locations with utmost precision. Amit Trivedi has brilliantly composed the music of which the lyrics are written by Javed Akhtar. No wonder why the numbers are ruling countdowns on radio and television.
Also worth appreciating is the fresh pair of Bollywood – Sonam and Abhay. Will they be seen in more movies now? Well leave that question to be answered by the directors and producers. You just book your tickets at the cinemas showing Aisha nearest to you, grab a packet of popcorns and enjoy the wonderful romantic comedy of this year.
Director: Rashree Ojha
Producer: Anil Kapoor, Rhea Kapoor, Ajay Bijli and Sanjeev K Bijli
Cast: Sonam Kapoor, Abhay Deol, Ira Dubey, Cyrus Sahukar,
Music: Amit Trivedi