Imtiaz Ali has delivered some epic heart wrenching romantic movies to Bollywood, for example, Love Aaj Kal, Rockstar, Tamasha, Cocktail and so on. His savvy style, coming of age movies and his take on the modern love relationships have made him one of the most loved youth filmmaker. Famed for making unconventional and contemporary love stories, the ‘Highway’ director is now back with an age old love story ‘Laila Majnu’. The fans is thrilled with the trailer and are keen and excited to find out what Imtiaz has to offer us with this new venture.
He acknowledges that having to make a modern day adaption of the legendary epic Laila Majnu has brought him utter joy and sheer happiness. He further talked about his battle to name the epic love story, “I always knew that ‘Laila Majnu’ is the only title this film could go by. The star, the plot of the film is Laila Majnu. We have known the legendary lovers for years and years before any of our names were known.”
Imtiaz confesses that it was a writer’s block situation for him to design the title of the film. It appeared next to impossible for him to come up with the adequate title which the film deserves until he discovered that the title rights lie with Ramesh Taurani. He says, “Rameshji knew the value of this title and I am sure did not find it very wise to give it away to anyone like that but he was very gracious to agree as a goodwill gesture without demanding anything in return. I am thankful enough to him for being so generous without him we wouldn’t have been able to take this forward.”
He further adds, “I have never considered having a different title for ‘Laila Majnu’ because the film is actually a very faithful rendition of the famous Laila Majnu just in the modern time and placed in Kashmir. The setting is so because Kashmir gives the exotic backdrop to the film. The actors playing Laila Majnu in this film are new so it was way more important for us to get the title so that those actors could also go by the name of ‘Laila’ and ‘Majnu’ for a while before they get to be known by what their original names are.”
Imtiaz Ali’s directorials always have a pinch of sufiyana romance which gets the butterflies flattering in our stomachs. ‘Laila Majnu’ is a joint venture of Ekta Kapoor and Imtiaz Ali. The makers have released a new teaser of the film titled ‘Laila Majnu Tales by Imtiaz Ali (Part 1)’ yesterday. It shows the director sitting with a book and explaining what love means and how love exists in every generation.
The part 2 of the teaser has been released today and has been garnering views ever since.
Imtiaz had taken to Instagram to reveal a glimpse of the movie’s poster. He also wrote, “Why do some stories live forever? Laila Majnu Teaser out tomorrow… releases 24th August 2018.”The film has been directed by Sajid Ali, presented by Imtiaz Ali and Ekta Kapoor is all set to release in August. The trailer of the movie will be launched on Wednesday, July 25th and fans are glued to find out more. Ekta Kapoor unveils the first movie poster today on twitter which features the star cast Avinash Tiwary and Tripti Damri. The movie was earlier scheduled to be released in May but now will hit the screens in August.
Imtiaz talks about the film and says, “Laila Majnu’ is an eternal story of everlasting love. It’s perhaps the most popular love story of all times. For the film we wanted a fresh approach in all aspects – a fresh cast, a fresh script and a fresh setting. We had a great experience making the film and can’t wait to showcase it to the world.”
The movies created by Imtiaz always manage to fabricate a visual heaven on screen with the picturesque locations, the screen burning love which almost jumps out of the screen and the magical background score topped with record breaker music. His recent venture ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ didn’t do quite well at the box office. Nevertheless, fans are pretty excited with his next project and we hope it turns out as expected.