Ishqiya Movie Review
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 extremely entertaining, and yet, itâ€™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 emotionRead more
The romantic-triangle-that-isnâ€™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 embellishmentRead more
Ishqiya is the most crackling film youâ€™ll see this year. Itâ€™s feisty and sly and very, very sexy.Read more
A delicious little film that teeters dangerously between saucy comedy and suspenseful noirRead more
Rarely are grace and profanity cited in the same breath. Ishqiya, however, is a privileged exceptionRead more
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 sureRead more
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 missedRead more
The film â€” with its great music, superior performances, and memorable dialogues â€” cannot be missedRead more
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.Read more
Ishqiya is a zany little black comedyRead more