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Bollywood has started showing shades of Hollywood, and this movie is a perfect example. Aisha reminds us of typical western romcoms- its a perfect chick flick !
Aisha is a typical Delhi girl - snobbish, she drives a yellow beetle (and in case you didnt notice, its a left hand drive), shops at Emporio, parties in DefCol and CP, and does absolutely nothing for a living. A self proclaimed matchmaker (gaining confidence from the fact that she was instrumental in finding the perfect match for her maasi), she is determined to unite as many hearts around her as possible, excluding her own. Her friends include Pinky Bose (Ira Dubey from Chicks on Flicks: she used to review movies, and I used to watch - now its the other way round: what fun :-) ! ) and Arjun Burman (Abhay Deol), an investment banker from Wharton. At her maasi's wedding, Aisha finds her next project - a Haryanvi lass named Shefali (Amrita Puri), who has come to Delhi to get hitched, but is as lost as a needle-in-a-haystack in uber-cool Page 3 Delhi. Aisha notices a potential match between Shefali and Randhir (Cyrus Sahukar), a boy who is besotted by the heroine herself. Trying hard to make things work for these two, she tries every trick in the book - from giving Shefali a makeover, to leaving both of them together in odd situations, and discouraging Shefali from being attracted to a middle class Saurabh. In the meantime Arjun, who does not think well of her social work, starts going out with a hot import from the States, Aarti (Lisa Haydon), something which clearly affects Aisha. Unfortunately for her, things do not seem to work out between Shefali and Randhir either, leaving Aisha scouting for the next potential groom for her protege.
Throw in a couple of other characters, and you have the perfect recipe for linkups and confusions, and lots of love stories in between.
As some of you would have already guessed, this movie is a word-by-word adaptation of Jane Austen's 19th century novel Emma, changing the characters a little bit to reflect upper class India. However, Sonam Kapoor puts up a dazzling performance, resembling Rekha in appearance (she sure does look gorgeous!), and Reese Witherspoon/Renee Zellweger in acting. The movie clearly belongs to her, produced as it is by Daddy Dearest. Abhay Deol is somewhat wasted, as the film doesn't do justice to this man, with a small and ineffective role.
Lets talk about fashion - Aisha is definitely pleasing to the eyes, with tastefully done sets and colorful costumes. Each girl in the movie has her own distinct style - Pinky Bose likes it short and sweet, while Shefali is conservative even in her choices of tube tops and skirts. Aisha lies somewhere in between - dressing to kill most of the time, but never going OTT. Abhay looks classy in suits, while Cyrus maintains a fine balance between trendy and stupid, reflecting his character.
The music of the movie deserves a mention too ! All the tracks are beautiful, with 'Gal Mitthi Mitthi Bol' and 'Suno Aisha' standing out. The movie is a treat for Delhites, as shooting has been done in a lot of prominent points in the city.
This ones strictly for girls. And mushy boyfriends!