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Aisha | Bollywood Hindi Movie Based On Emma By Jane Austen | Film Review

Aisha, a romantic comedy directed by Rajashri Ojha was released in 2010 and received not good- not bad response on the box office. The movie is a loose interpretation of the Jane Austen novel “Emma“, set in the backdrop of rich and suave Delhi. So, let’s take a look.

Movie : Aisha
Director : Rajshree Ojha
Starring : Sonam Kapoor, Abhay Deol, Ira Dubey, Amrita Puri, Cyrus Sahukar

We meet young, rich and pretty Aisha (Sonam Kapoor) at the ocassion of the marriage of her aunt, where she takes it into her mind that her friend Randhir and a small town girl Shefali would make a good pair. Aisha’s biggest problem is her unsteadiness in persuing anything seriously and so, her interests change every day. One of her current passions being match-making, she starts working with full-flow in advancing the Randhir-Shefali duo. Shefali undergoes a complete makeover under Aisha’s guidance and she contrives to bring the couple together often, but alas, love doesn’t generally follow the rules and designs.

Arjun (Abhay Deol) is Aisha’s neighbor, childhood friend and enemy as he is the only one who does not mind chiding Aisha about her faults. Aisha finds herself attracted to Dhruv (Arunoday Singh), a relative of her uncle. In the due course of events, Aisha manages to hurt Arjun, Shefali and her best friend Pinki through her pride, silliness and attempts to get her own way. At last, however, she realizes her mistakes, gathers her courage to declare her love for Arjun and every one lives happily ever after.

The storyline is more or less similar to “Emma” and Aisha aka Sonam Kapoor manages to look a lot like Emma, too. The film launched Sonam Kapoor at once as the fashionista in the B-town with a significant percentage of the screen space and time devoted to displaying the happening brands in world of fashion and makeover. The characters are well-cast and perform their pieces nicely, especially Amrita Puri as Shefali and Ira Dubey as Pinki. The main duo does not get much chance to sizzle on the screen, but the chemistry between them is not wholly absent.

A song from the movie Aisha:

Aisha is a light wight chic-flick, perfectly suited to ease up your mind on weekend…


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