Ishqiya, directed by Abhishek Chaubhey is a beautiful story involving love, drama and revenge. The movie has been produced by Vishal Bharadwaj and Raman Maroo. Gulzar has taken care of the lyrics and cinematography is by Mohana Krishna. Two if its songs, Dil to Bachcha Hain ji and Ibne Batuta have become a hit and are heavily downloaded from the net these days.
Ishqiya Story: Two thieves, Khalujan played by Naseeruddin Shah and Babban (Arshad Warsi) are on a run from their boss, Mustaq (Salim Shahid) Both Khalujan and Babban seek refuge with an old friend and instead meet his widow, Krishna played by Vidya balan. As both the duo plan to escape, the time they spent with Krishna draws them close to her. Then starts the story of betrayal, revenge and greed starts.The first half passes off quite quicky and then the second half comes out with surprises and dramas.
Naseeruddin plays a romantic role and has perfromed brilliantly. Arshad Warsi will be seen in a completly different role from his performance in Munnabhais. Vidya Balan surprises everyone with a sparkling performance.
Set in eastern Uttar Pradesh, Ishqiya is a strange tale of romance. Strangely so, the romantic tale involves bizarre romance between individuals tangled in a muddle of crime, suspense, passion and deceit.
Vishal Bharadwaj’s peppy and soulful tunes, Mohana Krishna’s cinematography and Chaubey’s deft direction propped with powerful performances by actors make ‘Ishqiya’ a movie worth a watch. However, the film is not without faults. The plot gets too cluttered in the second half and a few twists before the climaxes, but overall the film remains thoroughly gripping.
Over all a wonderful must watch movie with a riveting plot, great performance and an absorbing story.