Laila Majnu (2018 film)

Laila Majnu (Hindi pronunciation: [lɛːlaː mədʒnuː]) is a 2018 Indian romance film starring Avinash Tiwary and Tripti Dimri. It is presented by Imtiaz Ali and co-produced by Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor and Preety Ali.[1] The film is directed by Sajid Ali.[2][3][4][5]

Laila Majnu
Directed bySajid Ali
Produced byEkta Kapoor
Shobha Kapoor
Preety Ali
Screenplay byImtiaz Ali
Sajid Ali
StarringAvinash Tiwary
Tripti Dimri
Music byNiladri Kumar
Joi Barua
Background Score:
Hitesh Sonik
CinematographySayak Bhattacharya
Release date
  • 7 September 2018 (2018-09-07)
Running time
140 minutes

The trailer was released on 7 August 2018[6][7][8] and the film was released in theatres on 7 September 2018.[9]


Taking the leap out of classic folklore of star-crossed lovers Layla and Majnun, the story is set in today's time in Kashmir where Laila and Majnu have problems relevant to the youth of today. While dealing with their feuding families a passionate love story unravels.[10] Laila, shown as a girl living in her own fantasy world, always dreaming of a 'special' person in her life, has an encounter with Qais (Majnu) on a fateful night when she secretly left her house to pray in a graveyard for meeting her loved one. Qais and his friends find her identity and chase her till Laila finally gives her mobile number to him. The story advances to the romantic intimacy between the leads, against the background of rivalry between their families. News of their romance soon becomes the talk of the town, which eventually reaches the family of Laila and her father warns her to stay away from person of such a bad reputation. Despite warning, Laila continues seeing Qais and finally gets caught red-handed. Her father, who is a political rival of Qais' father, is adamant on marrying off Laila to Ibban. Laila is forcefully married off to Ibban, who is politically supporting her father.

On the other hand, heartbroken Qais leaves the town while Laila battles domestic violence with her current husband Ibban. On meeting each other once again after years, they are gripped by a desire to reunite once and for all. Laila's husband passes away which opens the door to her and Qais' reunion. But, Laila is asked to stay away from Qais till Iddat of one month.

However, things take ugly turn when Qais elopes into the mountains after being tired of waiting to unite with Laila. He soon gets struck by Sufism and realizes that he doesn't need Laila to complete his love. Laila also realizes that Qais doesn't need her anymore. She ends her life soon after which Qais dies in a freak accident.



Laila Majnu
Soundtrack album by
Released7 September 2018[11]
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelZee Music Company
External audio
Official Audio Jukebox on YouTube

Hitesh Sonik composed the film's background score and Niladri Kumar, Joi Barua and Alif composed the songs. The lyrics were written by Irshad Kamil, Mehmood Gaami and Mohammad Muneem. The first song, "Aahista", was released on 9 August 2018.[12] This was followed by the title track, "O Meri Laila", on 13 August 2018.[13]

Track listing
1."Aahista"Niladri KumarArijit Singh, Jonita Gandhi5:20
2."O Meri Laila"Joi BaruaAtif Aslam, Jyotica Tangri4:41
3."Tum"Niladri KumarAtif Aslam4:39
4."Hafiz Hafiz"Niladri KumarMohit Chauhan5:39
5."Sarphiri"Niladri KumarShreya Ghoshal, Babul Supriyo4:05
6."Gayee Kaam Se"Joi BaruaDev Negi, Amit Sharma, Meenal Jain4:13
7."Lala Zula Zalio"Joi BaruaFrankie (Kashmiri), Joi Barua, Sunidhi Chauhan3:00
8."O'Meri Laila" (Radio Version)Joi BaruaJoi Barua3:11
9."Tum" (Version 2)Niladri KumarJaved Ali4:41
10."Katyu Chuko"AlifMohammad Muneem3:04
Total length:42:33

Awards and nominations

Date of Ceremony Awards Category Recipient(s) and nominee(s) Result Ref.
16 February 2019 Mirchi Music Awards Upcoming Music Composer of The Year Niladri Kumar - "Aahista" Won [14][15]
Lyricist of The Year Irshad Kamil - "Aahista" Nominated
23 March 2019 64th Filmfare Awards Rd Burman Award For Upcoming Talent In Film Music Niladri Kumar Won
Best Playback Singer (Female) Jonita Gandhi - "Ahista" Nominated
2 April 2019 FC Film Club Award Best Song "O' Meri Laila" Nominated [16]
10 May 2019 Critics Choice Film Awards Best Song "Ahista" Nominated


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  14. "MMA Mirchi Music Awards". MMAMirchiMusicAwards. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  15. "11th Mirchi Music Awards: Complete list of winners - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  16. FC, Team (1 April 2019). "FC Film Club Award Winners". Film Companion. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
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