Ishaqzaade Movie Review
Release Date:May 11, 2012
Rising from the ashes of hooliganism and small town clan wars, comes the love story of a passion ignited by hatred.
Of two people.Born to hate.Destined to love.
One kingdom.One throne.Two wild animals... unpredictable Parma... ferocious Zoya.A battle... deafened by sounds of hate, revenge, bullets and deceit.
A story... about two fiery bloods played by Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra, and their fight for power and supremacy.
A story about love brewing in a small town burning with hatred.
A story called Ishaqzaade
Ishaqzaade works so well because it’s a love story where there’s something more at stake than the question of will-they-get-togetherRead more
The pleasure peters out and the film becomes a long chase sequence with goons, guns and families that turn against each other and their childrenRead more
The real pleasure in 'Ishaqzaade' lies in its colloquial language, believable characters, and lived-in locations. Much of the film's strengths come undone by the use of such tired cliches as the religious differences that stand in the way of true love, and the sacrificial hooker with a heart of goldRead more
It’s well begun but half doneRead more
Overall, it feels stale, this business of using religious differences to divide true love in just this wayRead more
There is much craft on display, and some lovely moments, but the immense promise shown by the first half turns out as hollow as a politician'sRead more
Writer-Director Habib Faisal succeeds to a great extent in crafting an unpredictable first half full of spunk and spirit, but plays it boringly safe in the second, offering no new solutions or fresh perspectives in a story that has been done to deathRead more
Ishaqzaade is watchable for most part, but brace for disappointment in the second-half when a manipulative screenplay gets in the way and hampers the chance of this movie ending up first-rateRead more
Bursting with drama quotient as the story idea is, the film never really comes alive. You get the odd moments that promise a crackling turn in the plot every now and then, but things never take offRead more
The director captures small-town India perfectly and builds up his characters with requisite vigour. In spite of the choppy second hour, Ishaqzaade is still worth a watchRead more
Ultimately, Ishaqzaade fails us. Not just because it gives us a climax that feels like a cop-out, even as it strains desperately to be epic. But because its final tragedy is triggered by Zoya’s still surviving faith, while we who are watching can only wonder why she didn’t give up on all of it long agoRead more
A fantastic Indian adaptation of Romeo And JulietRead more
Ishaqzaade is nothing you haven’t seen or heard alreadyRead more
Ishaqzaade starts with a bang-bang, but ends up firing blanks.Read more
Maybe, it's the built-up of lack of focus on the emotional quotient; you don't feel for the yearning of the lead characters one bit neither relates to their issues.Read more
Zoya and Parma’s love story beg for attention, even though you like them, you cannot sympathise with them. The love story drags on till a point you stop caringRead more
This cinematic plea against honour killing lacks crackle and fizz for want of true intensity.Read more
A volatile and intense story with ample doses of fanatical romanceRead more