Habib Faisal’s Ishaqzaade (2012) Movie Review


Cast: Arjun Kapoor as Parma,
Parineeti Chopra as Zoya
Gauhar khan as the dancer
Director: Habib Faisal
Watched in BIG Cinemas, Hyderabad

Ishaqzaade is a romantic film. Two individuals (Parma and Zoya) unfold the unrealistic and daunting political confines of rural India. They both are fiery blooded and are fighting for power and supremacy. But love brews between them in a small town burning with hatred. Coming to performances Priyanka Chopra’s Cousin Parineeti Chopra who shined with Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl, makes her mark this time with her acute and composite character. Arjun Kapoor son of Boney Kapoor is fine too, he is quite crazy and unprincipled in first half, and his mother’s berating sobers him up and becomes gratifying and guiltless apologizing for his horrible deeds. Gauhar Khan, who plays concubine Chand, does alright. Her moves in the first song were too good. Supporting cast is pretty fine. The story of the film doesn’t offer anything new. The direction by Habib Faisal is up to the mark. Screenplay is slow and many scenes were not justified properly. Music and BGM is fine. Cinematography is adequate. Dialogues are routine. Editing could have been crispier in the second half many chases and climax was looking never ending after a certain time. First half of the film is mediocre. The second half of the film is a letdown. Plus points of the film are Lead performances, music and typical direction. The minus points are second half narration, Climax, Editing and Runtime. On the whole, Ishaqzaade is just another film with the same story with distinctive direction and a subject but misses the surprisal in between.

Final Word: Old Wine in New Bottle…

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