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Juhi Chawla Praises Kiran Rao’s Directorial ‘Laapataa Ladies’: ‘An Utterly Charming Film’

Story by TOI Entertainment Desk

‘Laapataa Ladies’, directed by Kiran Rao, saw its theatrical release on March 1, 2024. Upon its release, the film garnered rave reviews from critics and audiences. Celebrities also poured in love with Rao’s directorial prowess and the stellar performances by the cast of the film.

The film was released on Netflix on April 26. As the film continues to win hearts, actress Juhi Chawla took to her social media handle to praise the film and its making.

After watching the film, Juhi shared the poster of the film and wrote on her Instagram story, “What an utterly charming film is ‘Laapataa Ladies’. Just loved it. Kiran Rao a big hug to you for making such an adorable film.”

The movie, b

ased on Biplab Goswami’s novel, stars Sparsh Shrivastava, Pratibha Ranta, Nitanshi Goel, and Ravi Kishan. Set in rural India in 2001, it tells the story of two brides who accidentally switch places during a train journey.

As their husbands search for their real brides and later the film takes dramatic twists and turns.

The film was made under the banners of Aamir Khan Productions and Kindling Productions. It marks Kiran Rao’s directorial comeback after Dhobi Ghat. Before its theatrical release, it was screened at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in 2023, where it received a standing ovation from the audience. (Courtesy:

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