Why Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga Fails as a Queer Movie

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Why Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga Fails as a Queer Movie

Illustration: Akshita Monga

 

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hen we first meet Sweety (Sonam Kapoor) in Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, she’s at a boisterous wedding celebration, quietly sketching images of brides. After her father introduces her to his old friend, she quickly gets irritated when they discuss when she will get hitched. Almost immediately, Ek Ladki Ko… promises to be an intimate character study of this reticent woman who clearly has plans other than marriage.        

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