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“Laapataa Ladies” is a 2023 Indian comedydrama film directed by . Set in the rural heartland of India, the film revolves around the chaos that ensues when two young brides go missing from a train, leading to a series of humorous and heartwarming events as their families and local authorities try to locate them.


The story begins with two newlywed brides, Phoolmati and Rekha, who are traveling with their respective grooms on a train. In a series of comical mishaps, the brides mysteriously disappear from the train, plunging their families into panic and confusion.

As the news of the missing brides spreads, the villagers and local authorities embark on a frantic search. The film humorously portrays the various speculations and misunderstandings that arise in the tight-knit rural community.

Phoolmati's husband, Arjun, and Rekha's husband, Raghu, find themselves in the midst of a chaotic quest to find their wives, encountering quirky characters and unexpected twists along the way. The film delves into themes of love, community, and the societal expectations of women, all while maintaining a light-hearted and comedic tone.

Throughout the journey, both brides face their own adventures and challenges, ultimately leading to personal growth and self-discovery. The film culminates in a heartwarming and satisfying resolution, bringing the community together and highlighting the resilience and spirit of its characters.


“Laapataa Ladies” received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike. The film was praised for its engaging screenplay, witty dialogue, and strong performances from the cast. Director was lauded for her ability to balance humor with social commentary, creating a film that is both entertaining and thought-provoking.

Critics highlighted the film's portrayal of rural Indian life, noting its authenticity and the nuanced depiction of its characters. The cinematography beautifully captured the rustic charm of the Indian countryside, adding to the film's appeal.

The performances of the lead actors were particularly appreciated. The actresses playing Phoolmati and Rekha brought depth and charm to their roles, making their characters relatable and endearing. The supporting cast, including the actors playing the grooms and other villagers, added to the film's comedic and emotional impact.


“Laapataa Ladies” garnered several nominations and awards at various film festivals and award ceremonies:

  • Filmfare Awards (2023): Nominated for Best Director (), Best Actress, and Best Screenplay.
  • Mumbai Film Festival (2023): Won the Audience Choice Award for Best Film.
  • National Film Awards (2023): Won Best Feature Film in Hindi and Best Supporting Actress.


“Laapataa Ladies” became a popular film upon its release, resonating with audiences for its humor, heart, and relatable themes. It was praised for its fresh and entertaining take on the genre, making it a standout film in Indian cinema for 2023.

The film's success was bolstered by positive word-of-mouth and strong performances, drawing audiences to theaters and streaming platforms alike. Its blend of comedy and social commentary struck a chord with viewers, ensuring its place as a memorable and impactful film of the year.


Directed by
Written by
  • Original Story:
  • Biplab Goswami
  • Screenplay and Dialogues:
  • Sneha Desai
  • Additional Dialogues:
  • Divyanidhi Sharma
Produced by
Cinematography Vikash Nowlakha
Edited by Jabeen Merchant
Music by Ram Sampath
Jio Studios
Aamir Khan Productions
Kindling Pictures
Distributed by Yash Raj Films
Release dates
  • 8 September 2023 (TIFF)
  • 1 March 2024
Running time
124 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi


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