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Born to Hate... Destined to Love (2012)
"Ishaqzaade" (original title)

 -  Action | Drama | Romance  -  11 May 2012 (India)
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While fighting for the political supremacy of their respective families, a Hindu man and a Muslim woman share a forbidden romance.

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Credited cast:
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Parma Chauhan
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Zoya Qureshi
Gauhar Khan ...
Chand Baby
Anil Rastogi ...
Surya Chauhan
Ratan Singh ...
Aftab Qureshi (as Ratan Rathore)
Natasha Rastogi ...
Amma - Parma's Mother
Charu Rastogi ...
Ammi - Zoya's Mother
Shashank Khaitan ...
Dharma Chauhan
Ankit Kakar ...
Karma Chauhan
Abdullah Osman ...
Chandu
Akash Bathija ...
Bikram
Aftab Khan ...
Shadaab Qureshi (as Aftab Ahmed Khan)
Jafarpal Dhillon ...
Sohraab Qureshi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Meeta Bandhu ...
Pravin Chandra
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In the town of Almore, political rivals the Qureshis and the Chauhans have been fighting for generations. Boisterous and impulsive Zoya Qureshi campaigns for her father to become the next MLA. Meanwhile, Parma, an immature bully, will do anything to help his grandfather Chauhan win the election. The short-tempered young rivals brandish guns and trade insults. However, Parma is drawn to the beautiful and fearless Zoya, and she is intrigued by his rough charm. As the hotly-contested election approaches, the pair begin secretly meeting and their hatred ignites a passionate romance... Written by L. Hamre

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It was a joke on set that Habib Faisal's favorite on the set was Pradeep, who was playing Banwra, an accompanist in Chand Baby's entourage. Whenever he was in frame with Arjun, Parineeti or Gauahar, Habib would first brief him, and then the rest. Also on the dinner table, Habib would be constantly talking about Banwra. Arjun would jokingly act very upset about this. See more »

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Chokra Jawaan
Director: Habib Faisal
Music: Amit Trivedi
Lyrics: Kausar Munir
Singer: Vishal Dadlani and Sunidhi Chauhan
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A weak story elevated by impressive performances
22 December 2012 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

I can fully understand why Habib Faisal's Ishaqzaade did well commercially. It's a very different kind of 'love story', though I can in no way see it as a love story, because for the most part there's hardly any love happening between the two main leads and it's all about ego, pride and communal hatred. One of its strengths is its very Indian feel. The movie is devoid of modern sophistication and I loved its rustic sensibility, where it scores big time. The sets, the dialogue, the characters, all match up to this very impressive portrayal. But then it is also overly brutal and violent, and the story is lacking in substance. Ishaqzaade may be quite fast in pace, and it could have been a nice small-town romance, but something is missing. Towards the end, it does get far more interesting and suspenseful, and the ecstatic climax makes it work much more, but I expected something else. Anyway, where Faisal manages to do his best, is in extracting very good performances from its two leads. Arjun Kapoor gives a confident debut performance, playing Parma with a nice touch of cynical ambiguity. It is the rising starlet Parineeti Chopra, however, who dominates the proceedings with her fiery and natural portrayal of the no-nonsense lass Zoya, showing immense strength and maturity. This girl's sure got what it takes to become a leading heroine whether it's screen presence or acting chops and, following her nice act in Ladies Vs. Ricky Bahl, this one proves she is a good new find. Hopefully we get better things to see from these two actors and Faisal himself, who is a very good director who just has to work with better scripts.


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