Laapataa Ladies (2024) Find Their Liberty & Empowerment

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Laapataa Ladies (Lost Ladies) find their liberty and empowerment in this movie. The feminine gaze and the rural milieu add to this delightful satire, as a welcome change.

Kiran Rao makes a comeback to directing after a gap of thirteen years since her last film, Dhobhighat, in 2011. Her latest film is a charming and heartening film about Indian women.

Trailer of the Laapataa Ladies (2024) Movie

Official Trailer – Laapataa Ladies (2024) Film – Jio Studios | YouTube

Rating of the Laapataa Ladies (2024) Movie

FM Rating4.05/5
FM Short CommentsIt is a highly entertaining film that manages to deliver socially relevant messages in the form of perfect satire. This Hindi film boasts of a smart story, appropriate songs, perfect rural settings, insightful direction and evocative acting by its ensemble cast. Kudos to the entire team.
Laapataa Ladies (2024) Film – FM Rating

Summary of the Hindi comedy film

Set in 2001, somewhere in rural India. It’s a jolly mess when two young brides get lost on a train.

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The introduction

Taking place in Madhya Pradesh, the heartland of India, this Hindi comedy-drama follows the escapades of two young brides {Phool (Nitanshi Goel) & Jaya (Pratibha Ranta), who lose their way after disembarking from the same train. The ensuing commotion is a mix of comedy and poignancy, triggering a series of unexpected occurrences that propel them on a journey of profound revelation, delving into their own identities, womanhood, and the meaning of life. Please note that we are not sharing any further details about its storyline, as it might ruin your viewing pleasure.

Its tale focuses on the rural milieu and the women folks, primarily

This movie is another nostalgia trip into the recent past. It transports us back to India in 2001 when the pan-India mobile telecom revolution was in its initial stage. The mobile towers were still making their presence felt in the rural areas. Neither social media platforms nor smartphones were invented in those simpler times. In a way, simplicity, innocence, conservative values and patriarchy still dominated India and Indian society.

But on the flip side, two decades ago, the women folks of India were still finding their feet as working and ambitious career women. It was especially true for the Ladies who used to live in villages across India. Many of them used to believe in arranged marriage customs, the dowry system, and the use of a long veil (घूँघट/Ghoonghat) to cover their faces. Education was still at the lower level, especially among the rural women folks.

Laapataa Ladies (2024) Film – Poster

Smart script, funny satire, tight direction and stellar acting performances

In addition to its smart script, funny satire, and tight direction, we also liked the soft romantic musical numbers of this Hindi film. We have shared the videos of the songs below.

According to the IMDb, Aamir Khan had auditioned for character of Ravi Kishan.But felt that Ravi Kishan could do better then him.

We agree.

Except for impactful actor Ravi Kishan (Inspector Manohar-top right), the majority of the ensemble cast members are new to us. But all of them perfectly recreated the rustic landscape of India with their stellar acting performances. Young actors like, Pratibha Ranta (Jaya-bottom right), Sparsh Srivastav (Deepak-top left), Nitanshi Goel (Phool-bottom left), and their friends have enchanted us with their acts.

The conclusion

This film has stylishly used subtle and not-so-subtle satire on the deeply ingrained (conservative) Indian way of thinking to deliver quite a few important social messages. To sum up, we reiterate that we fell in love with the storytelling, humour, performances, and social messages in this wonderful film.

So, go ahead, watch the “Laapataa Ladies” film on the big screen in a movie hall near you and support good and intelligent cinema in India.

Sharing two old posters of this Hindi film

The dates on the film posters suggest that maybe, the release date of the film was delayed.

Laapataa Ladies (Hindi)
Hindi Poster – Laapataa Ladies (2024) Film
Laapataa Ladies (English)
English Poster – Laapataa Ladies (2024) Film

Key Details about the Laapataa Ladies (2024) Movie

GenreComedy, Drama
Original languageHindi (India)
Film titleलापता लेडीज (Hindi) | Laapataa Ladies
Laapataa (लापता) means lost, missing, trackless, traceless, etc.
ReleasedMarch 1, 2024
Duration2 hours 2 minutes
WritersBiplab Goswami (original story), Sneha Desai (screenplay & dialogues) &
Divyanidhi Sharma (dialogues)
Movie DirectorKiran Rao
Music DirectorRam Sampath
CastNitanshi Goel (Phool), Sparsh Srivastav (Deepak), Pratibha Ranta (Jaya), Ravi Kishan (Police Inspector Manohar), Bhaskar Jha (Pradeep), etc.
ProducersJio Studios, Aamir Khan Productions, Kindling Productions, & Zeal Z Entertainment services
Laapataa Ladies (2024) Film – About

Loved these 2 Songs from this Hindi film – Sajni and Dheeme Dheeme

Sajni (Hindi song) | Arijit Singh, Ram Sampath
Sajni (Song) – Laapataa Ladies – Arijit Singh, Ram Sampath | YouTube
Dheeme Dheeme (Hindi song) | Shreya Ghoshal
Dheeme Dheeme (Audio) – Laapataa Ladies – Shreya Ghoshal – Ram Sampath | YouTube

If you like Hindi comedy-drama films, then check out the FM article about the “Kathal” (2023) film, too.

Featured Images and Posters of the Laapataa Ladies (2024) film are courtesy of T-Series, Pratibha Ranta (Instagram) and

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