Laila Majnu (Hindi pronunciation: [lɛːlaː mədʒnuː]) is a 2018 Indian romance film starring Avinash Tiwary and Tripti Dimri. It is presented by Imtiaz Ali and co-produced by Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor and Preety Ali. The film is directed by Sajid Ali.
The trailer was released on 7 August 2018 and the film was released in theatres on 7 September 2018.
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Taking the leap out of classic folklore of star-crossed lovers Layla and Majnun, the story is set in today’s time in Kashmir where Laila and Majnu have problems relevant to the youth of today. While dealing with their feuding families a passionate love story unravels. Laila, shown as a girl living in her own fantasy world, always dreaming of a ‘special’ person in her life, has an encounter with Qais (Majnu) on a fateful night when she secretly left her house to pray in a graveyard for meeting her loved one. Qais and his friends track her down till Laila finally gives her mobile number to him. The story advances to the romantic intimacy between the leads, against the background of rivalry between their families. News of their romance soon becomes the talk of the town, which eventually reaches the family of Laila and her father warns her to stay away from person of such a bad reputation. Despite warning, Laila continues seeing Qais and finally gets caught red-handed. Laila is forcefully married off to Ibban, who is politically supporting her father.
Heartbroken Qais leaves the town while Laila battles domestic violence with her husband. On meeting each other after 4 years, Laila and Qais are gripped by a desire to stay together. Laila’s husband passes away which opens the door to the reunion, but Laila is asked to stay away from Qais till Iddat of one month.
However, things take ugly turn when Qais elopes into the mountains after being tired of waiting. He soon gets struck by Sufism and realizes that he doesn’t need Laila to complete his love. Laila also realizes that Qais doesn’t need her anymore. She ends her life soon after which Qais dies near her grave and the lovers are seen reunited after death.
Tripti Dimri as Laila
Avinash Tiwary as Qais
Farhana Bhat as Jasmeet
Duaa Bhat as Shama
Benjamin Gilani as Sarwar
Parmeet Sethi as Masood
Sumit Kaul as Ibban
Sahiba Bali as Ambreen
Abrar Qazi as Zaid
Shagufta Ali as Laila’s Aunt
Mir Sarwar as Qais’ Brother-in-law
Vasundhara Kaul as Qais’s Sister
Sujata Sehgal as Laila’s Mother
RJ Rafiq as Tauseef
Moomin Rafiq as Umer
Shahid Gulfam as Rasool