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Dedh Ishqiya (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 10 January 2014 (India)
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Two lousy crooks find paradise in the seven stages of love.


Abhishek Chaubey


Vishal Bhardwaj (dialogue), Vishal Bhardwaj (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
3 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Madhuri Dixit ... Begum Para
Naseeruddin Shah ... Khalujan
Arshad Warsi ... Babban Hussain
Huma Qureshi ... Munniya
Vijay Raaz ... Jaan Mohammad
Manoj Pahwa ... Noor Mohammad Italvi
Salman Shahid Salman Shahid ... Mushtaq Bhai
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Raymond D'Souza Raymond D'Souza ... Begger
Midhat Khan ... Qais
Avdhesh Kumar Avdhesh Kumar
Talib Mehdi Talib Mehdi ... Khalujaan's goon


Dedh Ishqiya is a 2014 Indian comedy thriller film. Out from jail, Khalujaan a.k.a Iftekhar (Naseeruddin Shah) and Babban (Arshad Warsi) have stolen a necklace made of royal jewels and are on the run. They part ways and meet at the Majidabad palace, where Iftekhar is competing with Urdu poets to win the heart of the nawab's widow Begum Para (Madhuri Dixit). Her quick-witted and mysterious friend and assistant Munniya (Huma Qureshi) slowly warms up to Babban and they together plot a kidnapping. Khalujaan (Naseeruddin Shah)and Babban (Arshad Warsi), the two romantic thieves are back in Dedh Ishqiya, sequel to the acclaimed and successful Ishqiya with their romantic adventures. And this time love will take them through the SEVEN STAGES OF LOVE... with the beautiful and dangerous Madhuri Dixit as Begum Para and Huma Qureshi as Munniya. Written by Sukh Sandhu

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The film was much hyped as it was a comeback of Madhuri Dixit but it failed. See more »


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Thankfully, the year began on a promising note for the Hindi Film Industry. Thanks to Dedh Ishqiya for that.
17 August 2014 | by bradduggSee all my reviews

Thankfully, the year began on a promising note for the Hindi Film Industry. Thanks to Dedh Ishqiya for that.

This is a film that you will like to watch with your boyfriend or girlfriend (whichever is applicable) or spouse. Coz, there are some moments which will linger in head, long after you have seen this film. They may spice up some moments in your romance.

This film has subtitles. Thanks to the language used which is more Urdu than Hindi. I believe that since "Umrao Jaan" this is the first good attempt.

The film works for the acting. Naseeruddin Shah is effortless. Arshad Warsi is the hyperactive Babban whose wit is hilarious and the spontaneity stupendous. Also they are ably supported by Huma Qureshi and Vijay Raaz and host of others. But above all others I give in to Madhuri Dixit as Begum Para.

I love Madhuri Dixit and her dance. Thankfully, she dances and just those 5 minutes of her moves are divine. She has a divine grace in dancing and is surely one of the best dancers for screen. Thanks Madhuri for dancing superbly after a hiatus.

The camera work is superb and even the editing is good. At least there is no nonsense. Dialogues by Vishal Bharadwaj and his team are exemplary. In fact the best I have heard in a Bollywood film in long time.

Direction till the climax was wonderful and it fell flat in the climax scene. Apart from that, I have no big qualms from this.

I am going with 3/5 for a good movie. It may not work for everyone but love and desire have always worked for me.

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Hindi | Urdu

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10 January 2014 (India) See more »

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Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India


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