Wednesday, May 16, 2012

kaamiyaab Parinde- Ishaqzaade!!

Movie name : Ishaqzaade
Release Date: May 11, 2012
Star-Cast: Arjun Kapoor,  Parineeti Chopra
Director: Habib Faisal
Music Director: Amit Trivedi
Producer: Aditya Chopra
Genre:  Romantic Drama
My rating : 7.5/10

Based in an imaginary town of UP named Almore Ishaqzaade is a passionate love story which already generated a lot of buzz even before release coz of the attractive new faces, music which you can listen in a loop, a bold and rebellious Parineeti who is shown as the person who loves guns and shooting and a young lad Arjun kapoor who can make girls swoon with his reckless attitude in promos!
Habib Faisal is definitely an intelligent director who shows all the nuances of small towns of UP compared to metros and also the ruthlessness, arrogance, plots , passion along with aggression in  the rustic aura which doesn’t fail to impress you. Three cheers to even the Cinematographer Hemant Chaturvedi who showed it in a natural way and all the songs are shot with in the suburbs of almore which makes it look realistic instead of Alps of Switzerland like in a routine Yashchopra imaginary song. Good to see a comeback of  chopras and I feel glad that bollywood has finally come out of its comfort zone of Mumbai and Delhi and is all set to show the nativity of places like Kolkata in Kahani, Lucknow-Kanpur in Tanu weds manu!

The political rivalry between Chauhans and Qureshis from ages makes even their heirs loathe each other who since school days start swearing. They grow up and the ambition to eradicate each other’s dynasty is just ablaze. Parineeti Chopra as zoya or rather Parma’s (Arjun Kapoor’s) Joya is so damn natural. Her sparkling eyes and body language show how strong , confident and passionate she is to be on her Dad’s MLA throne no matter whatever it takes. She is not in the league of village girls who are submissive and are not extravert. She doesn’t mind to trade a Katta(Pistol) with her brand new gold jhumkis to be safe and shoot the culprits who are on her way! On the other hand she is so innocent to trust anyone and believe that she can make things work! She steals the show in the entire first half where she even wears her dads resized black kurta for election canvassin g !Am sure this attire will soon become a style statement among girls who will try imitating zoya!


Parma’s reckless “Go to hell” kind of intimidating character and also the silly grin would already have won many girls’ hearts. I read in news paper that he reduced his weight of around 120kgs to become what he is now and Salman Khan was his trainer! Holy cow! You should watch his abs and such a firm body. Its hard to believe he was obese once. Being the Bombay boy he is so lively that you will believe he is one such rebel kinda launda who always roams around flaunting his gun. The chemisty between the two is sizzling! He is fiery and self assured guy who makes a fantastic debut and doesn’t need the back up of dad or cha-chas. He is lot better than them all !:)


By Interval you will realise Parma is a sleazy chap whose morals are zero. The scene where his mom dies pleading Parma to correct his mistakes and in the immediate next scene where zoya cries will definitely evoke emotions in you but in second half hate turns to love so rapidly that it surprises you! Movie is a bit slow in second half with the only chase , run and escape scenes. Gauhar khan needs a mention here as she lived up to the role of prostitute in Kwality baar with two sizzling numbers Jhalla wallah and chokra Jawaan which is feet tapping and also a short sweet role where she rescues our hero. Needless to say that rest all songs are quite gripping as they are already popular. Kudos to Amit Trivedi.

The plot though is predictable is not boring till the end and the religious differences and hatred   which makes politicians or factionists kill each other is shown naturally the way it still happens in many remote parts of India. Hatred is same even in cities but the hatred of religious communities towards lovers is much stronger in villages.  Anil Rastogi [as Arjun's grand-father], Natasha Rastogi [as Arjun's mother] and Ratan Rathore [as Parineeti's father] are natural to the core. Second half is haphazard .In the last 10min where there is an unnecessary chemistry lab chemistry between hero heroine you want the movie to end and chase to stop but as the movie  ends you are speechless and unsure as to how to react! It kind of leaves a lacuna but then it is a story and not a moral science class so you cannot find a moral or lesson in it! 

Powerful script packed with action, comic tit bits, fresh music and amazing actors! Go for  this movie with out a second thought. Its a full paisa vasool and its tough to say who is the best among Zoya and Parma. Zoya  at her best and generates high voltage and adds spice to the drama and I can only give a big hug to Arjun for this award winning performance! Right now tuned to Halaalon me haraamon me Ishaqzaaaaaaaade. Below is a glimpse of the title song though my fav song is Pareshan. Love the music :)


My rating - 3.5/5. 
Originally published at http://www.planetbollywood.com/displayReview.php?id=f051612024733

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