Ishqiya Movie Review

Ishqiya (Hindi)

Ishqiya is a story of romance between individuals caught in a web of crime, suspense, passion, and deceit. Two thieves, Khalujan (Naseeruddin Shah) and Babban (Arshad Warsi), are on the run from their boss, Mushtaq (Salman Shahid). They seek refuge with an old friend, and instead meet his widow, Krishna (Vidya Balan).

As they plan their escape, their time spent together draws the duo to her, Khalu with his tinted vision of old-fashioned love, and Babban with his lustful eye. The threat of imminent death forces them on a path of violence and betrayal. Set in a rural landscape, Ishqiya explores basic human emotions as influenced by desire, greed and revenge..

Ishqiya is a story of romance between individuals caught in a web of crime, suspense, passion, and deceit. Two thieves,... Show More
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Ishqiya is extremely entertaining, and yet, it’s hard to shake off the suspicion that it could have been so much more given its initial promise about a refreshingly adult approach to love, an emotion

The New Indian Express

The romantic-triangle-that-isn’t-quite-a-romantic-triangle between Babban, Krishna and Khalujaan is the most compelling thing about this film (along with the great score); everything around it is embellishment


Ishqiya is the most crackling film you’ll see this year. It’s feisty and sly and very, very sexy.

A delicious little film that teeters dangerously between saucy comedy and suspenseful noir

Rarely are grace and profanity cited in the same breath. Ishqiya, however, is a privileged exception

This road film is in parts, an Yi Tu Mama Tambien sort of bizarre romance, an El Mariachi type curry-western, and a City Of God kind of grimy thriller. Yet, the pungent odour is entirely original. Oh smell it - for sure

Hindustan Times

In Ishqiya, a sassy film by a bright new director, the parts are more interesting than their sum. It is spirited, funny and not to be missed

The film — with its great music, superior performances, and memorable dialogues — cannot be missed

It is lyrical filmmaking, and yet, raw, rough and rustic. You will be swept away by the sheer lyricism of the lines and the poetry of the visuals, no matter how lewd and loaded the content actually is.

The Hindu

Ishqiya is a zany little black comedy

Times of India

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