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Ishqiya (2010)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 29 January 2010 (USA)
While on the run from goons, a man and his nephew fall for a kidnapper's seductive widow.

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Abhishek Chaubey

Writers:

Vishal Bhardwaj (screenplay), Sabrina Dhawan (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Vidya Balan ... Krishna
Naseeruddin Shah ... Khalujaan
Arshad Warsi ... Babban Hussain
Salman Shahid Salman Shahid ... Mushtaq
Adil Hussain ... Vidyadhar Verma
Rajesh Sharma ... Kamalkant Kakkad
Anupama Kumar ... Manju
Gauri Mala Gauri Mala ... Mamta
Alok Kumar Alok Kumar ... Nandu (as Aalok Kumar)
Anisha Bano Anisha Bano ... Tai
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rakesh Sharma Rakesh Sharma ... Pizza boy
Jai Singh Jai Singh
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Storyline

Ishqiya is a story about love arising in characters, portrayed uniquely according to their own personal traits. The situations in the plot lead the characters to experience the emotion creeping into their lives in the most unexpected manner. Written by Shemaroo Entertainment Pvt Ltd

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

29 January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Glücksritter See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Preity Zinta was the initial choice for the female lead but turned it down. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 20 mins) When Khalujaan fired at Kamalkant's runaway car to stop him, the car was going downhill, while the gun was held level with his outstretched arm, the resulting aim of which would have caused the shot to go over the car, thus missing the car completely. But, the shot had ended up hitting the tyre and bursting it. See more »

Connections

References The Godfather: Part III (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Badi Dheere Jali
Performed by Rekha Bhardwaj
Lyrics by Gulzar
Music by Vishal Bhardwaj
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Wish kiya... aur paya Ishqiya.
30 January 2010 | by jaskunwar993See all my reviews

Brilliant trailers and amazing music had created some amount of hype for this movie... and Vishal Bhardwaj's name was just the icing on the cake.

This film is divided into two parts: the part before interval, the one I call slow and OK, and the part AFTER the interval, the part I call... brilliant.

Where to start... where to start... it's a slow start with a little shaky introduction, one that leaves us baffled, I mean... what just happened!? Then, the great duo comes in, and my my, what a performance by both! Special credit goes to Arshad Warsi for getting back his Munnabhai dialect. For a change, even Balan shone bright! As for the direction of the first half, it's good, but a person tends to get bored at times. I know I did. The whole plot isn't clear till about 40 minutes into the movie. Not a really convincing interval, but well... first part's over! And then comes the second. The movie suddenly picks up the pace and you find yourself engaged! A love triangle builds up amongst Shah, Warsi and Balan (Quote, Warsi: "Vah! Tera Ishq Ishq Hai, Mera Ishq sex."). The excitement grows and the one-liners ("Chutiyam Sulphate", "Chuttad Dhone Se Pehle Tancha Chalana Seekhte Hai")... and the way they're said, it's just BRILLIANT! Kudos to Abhihskek for a brilliant debut, and kudos to Vishal Bhardwaj for being the genius he is, the one-liners and music are amazing! For a change, good cinematography and good editing do their job as well. And that's why it rocks - because all basics are perfect.

And, my my, what an end. What a beautiful end.

Rating: First half: 7/10 Second half: 9/10 Overall: 8/10 (That's a **** guys!) Somehow, I just know only a small audience will like this wonder... somehow, I just do.


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