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Issaq (2013)

A contemporary adaptation of Romeo and Juliet set in the backdrop of Varanasi in the UP heartland, complete with naxalism, sand mining mafia and of course the timeless love story.

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Manish Tiwary
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Prateik ... Rahul Mishra
Amyra Dastur ... Bachchi Kashyap
Ravi Kishan ... Teetas
Prashant Narayanan ... Naxal Leader
Rajeshwari Sachdev ... Paro
Neena Gupta ... Amma
Makrand Deshpande ... Baba
Vineet Kumar ... Bihata (as Vineet Kumar Singh)
Amit Sial ... Murari
Prashantt Guptha ... Preetam (as Prashaant Kumar)
Sudhir Pandey ... Kashyap
Evelyn Sharma ... Rosa
Sandeep Bose Sandeep Bose ... Mishra
Yuri Suri ... Minister
Malini Awasthi Malini Awasthi ... Manorama
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A contemporary adaptation of Romeo and Juliet set in the backdrop of Varanasi in the UP heartland, complete with naxalism, sand mining mafia and of course the timeless love story.

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Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

26 July 2013 (India) See more »

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Romeo Juliet died many times with this adaptation
1 March 2015 | by Punter_HunterSee all my reviews

This movie is supposedly an adaptation of Romeo & Juliet - an eternal love story but here in the movie neither the chemistry and love between the two lead actors - Prateik Babbar and Amyra Dastur has been developed properly nor i think they are competent enough to bring to life an eternal love/Romance. Since one never gets the feeling of a strong bond of love between the lead actor, the whole journey appears pointless.

Apart from that what kind of characters has director developed ? - Father of the heroine , Cousins of hero, the Sadhu baba all appear caricatures and unintentionally funny.Already the movie in first half is so slow that story doesn't seem to move at all and we have boring songs added to make the movie more tiresome.Screenplay is lousy and editing worst.The scenes where the lead visualize were shot in front of green screen looked really cheap and bad.

The only decent act of the movie comes from Ravi Kissen and i mean JUST DECENT. The title song Issaq was also good.

ONE AND ONLY ONE GOOD THING about movie is AMYRA DASTUR who look ravishing that one cant get eyes off her( her acting chops aside). The rating of 2 i am giving is Just for seeing BEAUTIFUL AMYRA , else Movie Deserves ZERO rating.


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