Movie Review: Aisha (2010)

Users Rating: [ratings] ★★½☆☆
Box Office: Below Avg.

aisha-04Recall the age-old adage: Marriages are made in heaven. Consummated on earth. But haven’t we encountered lots of people in real life who try to set things up between friends/acquaintances? In fact, they take upon themselves to make matches and meddle in other people’s affairs. That, in a nutshell, is the plotline of AISHA.

Let’s get one thing straight. You are not exploring virgin territory with AISHA. ‘Emma’, the Jane Austen novel, has been adapted on film and television in the past. Although first published in 1815, almost 200 years ago, director Rajshree Ojha and writer Devika Bhagat transport the characters from this novel to present-day New Delhi. But the essence remains the same: A simple plot and an equally simplistic love story.

Aisha Kapoor (Sonam Kapoor) is the quintessential uptown girl from super rich South Delhi. She’s smart, sassy and intelligent and spends her time with usual cosmo concerns: animal rights, art exhibitions, weekend getaways, polo matches, shopaholic sprees….But more than all this, her pet obsession seems to be matchmaking.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
4.0 “Sweet love, substantial performances, super fun, slick ‘n stylish, “
Times Of India
4.0 “a perfect rendition of Jane Austen’s classic”
Zee News
3.5 “holds appeal for the youth mainly “
3.5 “It’s so rare for a film to get it all together: from the story, to the performances, to the atmospherics, to the music and more.”
3.0 “trashy but it’s beautifully trashy. “
India Today
3.0 “Love the fashion, the girl not so much”
3.0 “Engaging and endearing – Aisha makes you wonder if there’s anything more important in the world than finding the right match.”
3.0 “despite its directorial flaws, Aisha merits a dekko. Ki girl hai! “
Khalid Mohamed
3.0 “There is so much to not like about this film, yet this humorous rom-com is really, really easy to enjoy.”
Average Reviews
2.5 “Timepass fun”
2.5 “If you want to watch a light breezy entertainer that doesn’t really appeal to your heart but is beautiful to watch, go for Aisha.”
Real Bollywood
2.5 “it’s neither a ‘yes’, nor a ‘no’… it’s instead strictly a MAYBE!”
2.5 “‘A beautiful body but a shallow soul’”
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Aisha’ looks beautiful but doesn’t disturb your heart beat and your weekend plans.”
2.0 “Without an endearing story, this chick flick AISHA simply doesn’t click. “
2.0 “all glam, no substance”
DNA India
2.0 “looks like a catalogue for the season’s trendiest wear than an entertaining adaption of the Jane Austen novel. “
2.0 “loses its fizz far too quickly”
Rajeev Masand
2.0 “Unfortunately, looks aren’t everything, and neither is potential.”
Full Hyderabad
1.5 “all gloss and lacks soul”
Star Box Office
1.5 “Littler makes sense. Or is even meant to.”
Hindustan Times

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