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Ishaqzaade

In theaters : May 11, 2012

Ishaqzaade
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Ishaqzaade
3.4
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3.4/ 50 - 3,143 Ratings 13

Critic rating:

2.7/5 - 6 Ratings

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Verdict: The film kicks off well and easily manages to entertain the audiences till the interval. The second half is predictable but Parineeti Chopra and her mind-boggling performance save the film. A decent watch!

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Plot: Two rival families, the Chauhans and the Qureshis, are seeking victory against each other in the upcoming elections. Parma, the uncouth and fearless grandson of the Chauhans, storms into the property of the Qureshis to take home the local nautch girl. A fight breaks out and Parma pulls out his gun at Zoya, the vigorous daughter of the eldest Qureshi. Zoya, whos now determined to seek revenge, soon gets the opportunity that she had been waiting for. But this is when a romance begins between these two.

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Raja Satish
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Ishaqzaade Review - A heat-warming tale with able performancesSep 24, 2012NewsA lovely pairing, an impressive promo, native music style, and the song "Main Pareshaan" pulled me to Ishaqzaade. Habib Faisal is one of the coming of age directors trying to make a thumping impression on the celluloid. His history dates back to Do Dooni Chaar, an excellent portrayal of a middle class family full of realistic characters, and he was part of the successful Band Baaja Baraat wagon penning the screenplay and dialogue. He's also got some dismal ventures under his sleeve and the aforesaid ones are obtained after winnowing the wheat from the chaff. His film-making style in Ishaqzaade reminds me of Telugu director Teja who's made many such movies and was once revered, but now he's painstakingly swallowing people's abuse for being repetitive.\rComing to Ishaqzaade, Faisal's direction transformed a formulaic story into an intriguing one. He's struck a perfect balance with the love story and the political rivalry in a town in UP. The local flavor exuberates in every scene with picture perfect visuals and Hemant Chaturvedi's camera effectively captures the raw and rustic flavor of the land without which the story would have lost its spice. The awesome chemistry between the lead pair with a choc-a-bloc of raves and rants lights up the screen and you love watching them fall in love.\rThe finely etched characters of the lead pair add to the sheen of the film. Parma (Arjun Kapoor) is an unapologetic skunk who harbors intentions of rising to the top of his family tree by proving himself. Zoya (Parineeti Chopra) is a bubbly girl who has more pluck than the male members of her family. She's a firecracker and no body dares to match her wits and if someone does then her incisive, acid tongue comes into play and chills run down their spine. There is no physical attack from her end but the physical damage is already done. \rHow do you feel when someone cuts the wings off of his/her best asset? - Without a second thought you would speedily cut the wings of that person who's committed such a heinous crime. After watching this film everyone will run after Habib Faisal's life for diluting Parineeti Chopra's angry and independent Zoya and transforming her into a sob sob gal, oppressed and bashed throughout, and for draining all sparks of life from her. The inflection point in Parma's character, he traversing through dark emotional terrain, his struggle to resurrect his love and a subdued Zoya makes the movie struggle to find a tone. Everything happens in a jiffy and you feel the need for a scene or more in the second half for proper character reincarnation of Parma. \rBy the time the end arrives, the audience tries to don a thinking cap and their creative juices trickle down. They are hooked to the screen expecting for something unexpected to happen and feels happy if their imagination is mirrored on screen or curse the director for making them take a step back. That's an innovative move from the director tweaking the pre-conceived notions. Despite the flaws, the movie's fascinating and shines at many places esp. all through the first half, but your patience levels are tested in the stale second half. The phenomenal background score of Ranjit Barot needs a special mention and one can't resist swaying to the lilting tunes of Amit Trivedi.\rRaja Satish Ishaqzaade Review - A heat-warming tale with able performances Sep 24, 2012
2.5/5

A lovely pairing, an impressive promo, native music style, and the song "Main Pareshaan" pulled me to Ishaqzaade. Habib Faisal is one of the coming of age directors trying to make a thumping impression on the celluloid. His history dates back to Do Dooni Chaar, an excellent portrayal of a middle class family full of realistic characters, and he was part of the successful Band Baaja Baraat wagon penning the screenplay and dialogue. He's also got some dismal ventures under his sleeve and the aforesaid ones are obtained after winnowing the wheat from the chaff. His film-making style in Ishaqzaade reminds me of Telugu director Teja who's made many such movies and was once revered, but now he's painstakingly swallowing people's abuse for being repetitive.

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Coming to Ishaqzaade, Faisal's direction transformed a formulaic story into an intriguing one. He's struck a perfect balance with the love story and the political rivalry in a town in UP. The local flavor exuberates in every scene with picture perfect visuals and Hemant Chaturvedi's camera effectively captures the raw and rustic flavor of the land without which the story would have lost its spice. The awesome chemistry between the lead pair with a choc-a-bloc of raves and rants lights up the screen and you love watching them fall in love.

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The finely etched characters of the lead pair add to the sheen of the film. Parma (Arjun Kapoor) is an unapologetic skunk who harbors intentions of rising to the top of his family tree by proving himself. Zoya (Parineeti Chopra) is a bubbly girl who has more pluck than the male members of her family. She's a firecracker and no body dares to match her wits and if someone does then her incisive, acid tongue comes into play and chills run down their spine. There is no physical attack from her end but the physical damage is already done.

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How do you feel when someone cuts the wings off of his/her best asset? - Without a second thought you would speedily cut the wings of that person who's committed such a heinous crime. After watching this film everyone will run after Habib Faisal's life for diluting Parineeti Chopra's angry and independent Zoya and transforming her into a sob sob gal, oppressed and bashed throughout, and for draining all sparks of life from her. The inflection point in Parma's character, he traversing through dark emotional terrain, his struggle to resurrect his love and a subdued Zoya makes the movie struggle to find a tone. Everything happens in a jiffy and you feel the need for a scene or more in the second half for proper character reincarnation of Parma.

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By the time the end arrives, the audience tries to don a thinking cap and their creative juices trickle down. They are hooked to the screen expecting for something unexpected to happen and feels happy if their imagination is mirrored on screen or curse the director for making them take a step back. That's an innovative move from the director tweaking the pre-conceived notions. Despite the flaws, the movie's fascinating and shines at many places esp. all through the first half, but your patience levels are tested in the stale second half. The phenomenal background score of Ranjit Barot needs a special mention and one can't resist swaying to the lilting tunes of Amit Trivedi.

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Manu Agrawal
Manu Agrawal Movie Jockey
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2.5/5
Watching IshaqZaade is like expecting a souffle and being handed a softy instead. The film starts off with a bang, but ends with a whimper. I watch... read more
Rony D'costa
Rony D'costa Movie Jockey
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IshaqzaadiMay 13, 2012
3.0/5
There are some films that you know will be bad by just looking at their trailer and there are some films you want to be good. Ishaqzaade was one fi... read more
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