18th March, Mumbai: Shekhar Kapur’s latest film, ‘What’s Love Gotta Do With It,” has dominated the minds and box office since its announcement in many countries, and the next destination is the director’s homeland India. Early reviews of the film are here, and the fresh take on love and marriage that keeps the center of attention on arranged alliances has taken all the stars in his kitty.
Early reviews have said, “The sparky and effortless chemistry between Lily and Shazad leaves few surprises in how it all pans out, but it’s an unexpectedly charming and sweet film. Shekhar Kapur’s attempt to shed light on both arranged and love marriages is worth watching. There is freshness in the story that leaves you smiling.”
The star cast includes Lily James, Shazad Latif, Shabana Azmi, Emma Thompson, and Sajal Aly. Shekhar Kapur’s film was released in the UK on February 24 and has not only collected nearly £ 3m. Shout! Studios has now acquired U.S. and Canada rights to the film, with a view to releasing it in late spring. Kapur is arguably one of the finest storytellers in the world. Having won countless prestigious accolades like the BAFTA Award, Filmfare, the Padma Shri, and others, his body of work is dotted with historic and remarkable films like Mr. India, Bandit Queen, Four Feathers, and Elizabeth.