Laila Majnu Reviews

March 11, 2019
In its last 30 minutes, unveils the film's secret weapon: a visceral portrait of insanity. It's only here that the film actually lives up to its ambitious promise of retelling the legend of Layla and Majnun.
September 7, 2018
The uneven acting is in keeping with the rest of the film, which oscillates wildly between occasional bouts of lucidity and absurdity.
September 7, 2018
Summing up, Laila Majnu isn't your typical Bollywood romance. It's not a feel-good story with a happily-ever-after ending but is something that will shake you up emotionally for all the right reasons...
September 7, 2018
Perhaps the biggest clue to this movie's bipolarity lies in its choice of location.
September 7, 2018
What is truly troubling is the fact that the Alis have resorted to the woman-as-a-tease and the male-suitor-as-a-stalker clichés that were once a fixture in Bollywood but that many contemporary filmmakers now abjure.
September 7, 2018
Avinash Tiwary is very effective as Kais, but his Majnu act is over-determined and overstretched. Kais as Majnu fails to evoke pity or empathy.
September 7, 2018
Here are highly flawed and even doomed characters, yet they partake of something special, enviable and real. Who among us dares judge a true romantic? Love is love.
September 7, 2018
The problem with the first half is that it neither commits to melodrama nor realism. It is stuck in an awkward limbo. But the second half of the film, with right dollops of exaggeration, soulful melodies and acting skills, elicits the right amount...
September 7, 2018
Sajid's effort is achingly honest and it is visible throughout the film.
September 7, 2018
This turned out to be a lot more than what the trailer promised.