Layla Majnun Review: A Twist of Fate for the Better!

Cast: Acha Septriasa, Reza Rahadian, Baim Wong

Directior: Monty Tiwa

Layla Majnun is an Indonesian romantic drama starring Acha Septriasa as Layla and Reza Rahadian as Samir or Qais in the lead. The movie was released on 11th February 2021 and is now streaming on Netflix.

The story is based on Layla's life, whose life turns upside down when she loses her father. Clutched under the hands of fate, Layla and her mother shift to her uncle’s house and start a new life. A few years later, Layla grows up to become a wise scholarly woman who has been working on her second book. Her first book is inspired by the tragic love story of Layla and Majnun. The story is followed by Layla getting selected as a guest lecturer in Azerbaijan. Before leaving, Layla is proposed by her childhood friend for marriage. Life takes a sharp turn when Layla falls in love with one of the admirers of her work.

The movie starts slow. But as time passes, you start feeling the emotions of the lead characters and how! Acha Septriasa and Reza Rahadian's chemistry speaks volumes as they hold your hand and walk you through their beautiful love story.