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2/10
Its the same old love wine with a sweet twist that sadly gets lost in all routine stuff.
bobbysing2 August 2016
If the strange title of the film with a new meaningless word doesn't indicate towards a confused vision behind its making then its stale story-idea surely will, that once again offers the same old love triangle heading towards a routine climax with nothing engaging enough to excite you in its two hours.

Beginning with a fairly long sequence (shot abroad) entirely in English without any Hindi subtitles, ISHQEDARRIYAAN thankfully moves back to India fast and then starts walking on the same ages old path of a rich man posing as a poor teacher ready to sacrifice his love for the girl he meets accidentally. Mahaakshay Chakraborty returning to screen fails to make any major impact through his calm act and so does Evelyn Sharma in her new 'fully covered' avatar trying to make an image change (on the same Friday when the other (Punjabi) release has an item number featuring her as the club dancer). Plus the rest of the cast has all average acts including a quite annoying one from an over smart kid who is visibly dressed up as a Sikh saying mature dialogues not suiting his innocent age group at all.

The cinematography tries to give the film a romantic look but the art direction doesn't provide the much required support along with a usual background score. Musically it does have a few soothing numbers led by a complete Punjabi song (following the new norm). But you still don't find yourself humming anything particular while walking out of the theatre. In short, the biggest flaw of the film is its entirely predictable storyline with all dry performances/direction and a sweet twist (about the misconception) that sadly gets lost in everything routine happening on the screen seen several times before.

As a result, ISHQEDARRIAAN is not only uninteresting (lost in nostalgia) but its actually quite dull to be presented as a new-age Bollywood love story to be precise.
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3/10
Ishqedarriyaan has nothing to offer in terms of story, actors, dialogues etc. My rating is dedicated to the music of the film.
binducherungath1 June 2015
Warning: Spoilers
Ishqedarriyaan lacks the depth and is full of emotional drama. I sincerely wished that at least Mahaakshay's career should take off from this movie. When the film started, I felt that the movie might be good. It appeared as if Mahaakhsay has worked on his voice modulation, presentation and acting and he would be able to carry the movie on his shoulders. But within 10 minutes, everything appeared to be substandard in the movie, be it the screenplay, actors, story, overall presentation. The only aspects appealed to me in the movie were songs, and a few locations which looked beautiful. I don't want to comment saying that Mahaakhshay lacks acting skills, but the truth is that he is not able to prove his mettle. The movie is about unconditional love, sacrifice, love traingle. But it is hard to connect to the movie.

Mahaakshay plays the role of lead protagonist Aagam Diwan. He is a very successful businessman settled in USA. People don't know him by face, since he is aloof from the public eye and he does not allow media to publish his photograph. Rahul as Aagam's friend (Kavin Dave) manages his affairs. He is definitely a delight to watch. Kaya, a journalist, after consistent follow-up, manages to get 2- minutes interview with Aagam. She gets offended when Aagam does not give her time beyond 2 minutes to complete the interview. She decides to set the score right with him and digs down his past. Kaya threatens Aagam that she would expose him and informs him that his father had fled away from India after taking 20 Lakhs from someone. Aagam gets disturbed with this revelation and he decides to investigate and get to the depth of this matter. This decision takes Aagam and Rahul to India, where the entry of suit clad Luvleen (Evelyn Sharma) happens, who is running her grandfather's school and staying with grandmother (Suhasini). Luvleen is trying desperately to get some donation so as to keep the school running. According to Kaya's report, Aagam's father had taken money from Luvleen's grandfather.

For Aagam, it is love at first sight with Luvleen. Now the plot is very much simple and conventional. A boy falls in love with a girl, and the girl falls in love with another boy. So, the other character is Arjun (Mohit Dutta), an upcoming musician. Here is a predictable love story, confusions, sacrifices, dilemmas etc.

The child artist Yatharth Dholakia (Laddu) has been given dialogues which do not reflect his innocence at all.

It is very easy to predict regarding what happens in the end? Who amongst Aagam and Arjun get the girl? How does Aagam explore the truth of Kaya's story?

Ishqedarriyaan has nothing to offer in terms of story, actors, dialogues etc. My rating is dedicated to the music of the film.
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