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Ishqiya (2010)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 29 January 2010 (USA)
While on the run from goons, a man and his nephew fall for a kidnapper's seductive widow.

Director:

Abhishek Chaubey

Writers:

Vishal Bhardwaj (screenplay), Sabrina Dhawan (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Vidya Balan ... Krishna
Naseeruddin Shah ... Khalujaan
Arshad Warsi ... Babban Hussain
Salman Shahid Salman Shahid ... Mushtaq
Adil Hussain ... Vidyadhar Verma
Rajesh Sharma ... Kamalkant Kakkad
Anupama Kumar ... Manju
Gauri Mala Gauri Mala ... Mamta
Alok Kumar Alok Kumar ... Nandu (as Aalok Kumar)
Anisha Bano Anisha Bano ... Tai
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rakesh Sharma Rakesh Sharma ... Pizza boy
Jai Singh Jai Singh
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Storyline

Ishqiya is a story about love arising in characters, portrayed uniquely according to their own personal traits. The situations in the plot lead the characters to experience the emotion creeping into their lives in the most unexpected manner. Written by Shemaroo Entertainment Pvt Ltd

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

29 January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Glücksritter See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi worked after many years together, last film being Mujhe Mere Biwi Se Bachao 2001 and both mocked the film and laughed that they worked in that film. See more »

Goofs

(at around 50 mins) When Krishna shows the men the newspaper clippings about her husband, Verma, the paragraphs in all the clippings repeat over and over again in the same clipping, in the exact same manner. The film-makers probably intended to enable the viewers to be able to read the entire text without missing any portion, and hence contributing to the goof. See more »

Connections

References Anupama (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Ab Mujhey Koi
Performed by Rekha Bhardwaj
Lyrics by Gulzar
Music by Vishal Bhardwaj
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Delicious saucy comedy and a suspenseful noir!!
31 January 2010 | by naman-avastolSee all my reviews

When I entered the movie hall to watch ishqiya i had a feeling of deja vu !! I thought it would be very similar to omkara but NO! it ain't omkara.. The only thing similar in both movies is the village!! Debutant Abhishek Chaubey wastes no time in setting up his drama, throwing you into the story immediately, never wasting more time on unnecessary links.

Ishqiya is pure delight.. Both in terms of the narrative that moves from one tangy twist to another and in terms of the performances.. The film's USP is its lingo and witty dialogues which keep you tickling all the time! Added to that the biggest star of the movie is the script per se!

Set in the village of gorakhpur ishqiya deals with two small gangsters Arshad and Naseeruddin who with vidya balan make a plan to kidnap a small businessman to earn money and return to the head! But then the thing which will blow you away is the chemistry between the trio!(Arshad Naseer & Vidya) Arshad with his great comic timimg and abusive dialogues will win numerous accolades! Naseeruddin Shah is the legend as everyone knows but in this film he shines in a great manner in his romantic scenes with vidya!And of course Vidya Balan oh what a performance she has given in this film! She has carried away a widow woman full of vengeance in a superb way..

The climax of the movie is fast paced and is full of twists and turns but the scenes between Arshad and Vidya are hilarious! Go have a blast!

My Rating 8/10

Thanks and Regards..


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