Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Dedh Ishqiya - Watch it to be enchanted!

Originally published at viewspaper

Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Madhuri Dixit, Arshad Warsi, Huma Qureshi
Director: Abhishek Chaubey
Image Source : here
Set in the milieu of a small town Muhammadabad of UttarPradesh Dedh Ishqiya is all set to break the records and steal the hearts. Khalujaan and Babban  (Naseeruddin and Arsad Varshi) come back and prove that their duo is unbeatable and their chemistry just gets better in this part. From the opening scene the movie grabs audience's attention and proves that it is going to be a better watch than Ishqiya.
The movie is raunchy , hilarious, dazzling, charming and poetic. The whole movie is like a poetic rendition with heart touching Urdu shayris and of course Madhuri Dixit is like the dazzling verse of the most beautiful poem and the fiery feisty Huma Qureshi complements her effortlessly! Writer-director Abhishek Chaubey and co-writer Vishal Bhardwaj have come up with a brilliant story line with many turns , twists and the humor which easily blends with the story and makes it a delightful watch. The director and the team have put all the efforts to make this sequel a non-redundant one and an extra entertaining watch!
 Jaan Mohammed as  (Vijay Raaz) is brilliant with his top notch performance and the rest of the star cast's performances are worth applause too. The cinematography , sets , costumes , jewels and the whole aura is grand and exquisite. Editing is flawless. Kudos to the story writer Darab Farooqui. The witty and funny dialogues and music by Vishal Bharadwaj spice up the movie. 
Nawaab Iftekhaar and Begum Para
Muniya and Babban and their sizzling chemistry
Both Khalujaan and Babban just like in Ishqiya are deceitful and continue the shady affairs and when they come across beautiful women , they lose all senses as mush rules their brains :) The mush finally spoils their plans and exposes them to bizarre situations. The evil boss Mushtaq played by Salman Shahisand's intelligent scenes will make you clap in the movie.  Begum Para uraf Madhuri Dixit the enchanting widow of Muhammadabad will keep your gaze fixed to her.  The unique Nawabi Swayamwar adds a special touch to the movie and Naseeruddin who acts like Nawab of Chandpur will make you laugh out loud and you will also feel awesome on hearing all the shayris. The urdu language, dialogues and Shayris will steal any one's heart and  are definitely not over done. Dr Bashir Badr owns the shayris and we can only thank him for adding elegance to the movie.The brilliant step taken is to provide English subtitles. This comes handy as many may not crack all the dialogues. I felt the necessity of subtitles while watching Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola.

No spoilers in this review but if you want to watch good cinema go for it with out any second thought as in the recent past  bollywood had dished out only the 100 crore club movies with meaningless story lines and bluffed us in the garb of entertainment . Dedh Ishqiya is a respite from all such trashy scripts with multiple twists, shoot-outs and of course, lots of humour. And there's Madhuri Dixit-Nene, looking extremely graceful . She's still capable of engaging the audience even during the end credits by dancing to Humri Atarya pe. She looks divine and the movie is like the seducing wine.
The fantastic duo. Image source : here
After Gangs of Wasseypur this is the movie which is equally good or may be this is much better. Go watch this paisa vasool movie to refresh your self and learn a new language "Urdu". The movie has everything which a good cinema can provide. Good story, rib tickling humor, two ravishing beauties, Khalujaan and babban ,heady language , nawabi grandeur , the Muslim upper class's love for shayris , ghazals ,etiquettes  and memorable performances. Watch it today and get charmed! You will be amused to know that there is a combination of Gulzar , Rahat Fateh Ali khan and also Honey Singh (for the horn Ok please song) in the movie! 

Highlights and memorable dialogues from the movie :

  • The  “Seven Stages of Love” described by our beloved Iftekhaar uraf Khalujaan. Dilkashi (attraction), Uns (attachment), Mohabbat (love), Akidat (trust), Ibadat (worship), Junoon (madness) and the last stage is Maut (death).

  • The hilarious scene where Arshad Warsi is given options to get punished by Mushtaq.

  • The dance sequence- Humri Atariya pe by Madhuri

  • Dialogues which you will remember for a long time : 

Para Jaan (Madhuri Dixit): Aapko pehle kahin dekha hai

Khaalu Jaan (Naseeruddin Shah): Yaad aaye kahan toh itilla zaroor kijiyega, hum bhi dhoond rahein hain kab se apne aap ko
  • Lyrics by Gulzar : 

Na bolun main toh, kaleja phoonke
Jo bol dun toh zabaan jale hai
Sulag na jaave, agar sune woh
Sulag na jaave, agar sune woh
Jo baat meri zabaan tale hai

  • And all the shayris ofcourse

Thanks to the entire cast and crew for gifting us a great movie just in the start of 2014 which reminded us of Umrao Jaan era! I will eagerly wait for a sequel with an intriguing title again :) 

The trailer


  1. nice review! I am planning to watch this movie..Madhuri is looking really enchanting!!

    1. Thanks for reading Ankita. You should plan it :)

  2. Thanks for the wonderful review.

  3. I have to watch thisssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!
    I have no holiday :(

  4. Nice done... enjoyed reading it thoroughly!!! :-)

  5. Thanks for this... Now I m gonna watch this for sure :)

    1. Thanks Sheethal : ) Ya let me know how u liked it !

  6. Very nice review Afshan..Going to watch this weekend..Thanks buddy :-)

  7. I so want to watch this movie...let me see when I get to it !!


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