Critic’s Rating : 4.0 / 5
Lekh Movie Review : A film that recreates romance in the most innocent way possible
STORY: Written by Jagdeep Sidhu, ‘Lekh’ is about a love tale of two young school-going kids Rajveer and Ronak. It revolves around their bond, their sweet and silly gestures of love, the pain of their separation, the contentment of them meeting again, and the peace they found in finally moving on.
REVIEW: From the day the movie ‘Lekh’ was announced, it was clear that it is going to be a romantic drama, and everyone who is going to watch the film with the same expectation will not be let down for sure.
Weaved with emotions, the story of ‘Lekh’ aims to tug at the heartstrings instantly. Jagdeep Sidhu, who has given us movies like ‘Qismat’, ‘Qismat 2’, ‘Sufna’, and ‘Surkhi Bindi’ has yet again casted a spell. The element of unpretentiousness of his script and screenplay is commendable. In this fast pace life, he forces you to stop and recall your first cycle, your first crush, the things you do for gaining the attention of that crush.
Further, the plot has been garnished with the sprinklers of comedy. Apart from the good punch lines delivered by the lead actors, the writer gave us one or two characters specifically for a dose of laughter.
And now coming to the part that really colored us impressed us this time – the climax. It was a little unorthodox, surprising, realistic as well as refreshing. He did paint a happily ever after but didn’t give us a fairytale ending.
Apart from Jagdeep Sidhu’s writing, another thing that stands out in ‘Lekh’ is the amazing acting skills presented by each character.
Let’s start with the lead stars – Gurnam Bhullar and Tania a.k.a Rajveer and Ronak can be called one of the most adorable jodis of Pollywood. Their love, their anger, their agony, the purity of their hearts, their respect for each other; each and every sentiment was so beautifully presented. It’s not like the characters were without any flaws, but the way they owned their flaws was something that kept us connected to their emotions.
Besides, Gurnam and Tania, late actor Kaka Kautki was seen in a pivotal role. He played Gurnam’s father in the film. This is Kaka’s last film before his demise, and without a doubt, we can say that he left an everlasting impression on us with his screen presence and acting skills.
Further, Nirmal Rishi and Ammy Virk were seen in a cameo, and without their special appearance, ‘Lekh’ would have not been completed.
Last but not least, we can’t end the review without talking about the music of the movie. From the love ballads to sad romantic numbers, every song in this movie is a pure delight. B Praak, Jaani, Afsana Khan, and Gurnam Bhullar have created a playlist that has the potential to be marked as a Punjabi classic.