Ishaqzaade

Habib Faisal’s second directorial venture, Ishaqzaade starring new comers Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra is an attempt to narrate a story in the backdrop of honor killing, a serious issue prominent mostly in Northern parts of India. Its a watchable entertainer spoiled by unconvincing take of the climax.

The story is about Parma and Zoya and their love story that crosses the borders of cast. Parma is a Chauhan blood and he is full time working in the election campaign for his grand father. At the same time Zoya is in the opposition and she is working for the victory of her father Qureshi. During the campaign both gets involved in quarrels and arguments. One of the protagonist starts the love drama for political black mailing. But at the end of everything both of them falls in real love and decides to get married. Both Chauhans and Qureshis were not willing to accept this inter cast marriage and the couple decides to escape from that place. How they do it and what happens is all about the core of Ishaqzaade.

New comer Arjun Kapoor has done his Parma Avatar quite neatly. The rowdy with wide range of expressions and he never looses that arrogant attitude in any part of the movie. Parineeti has successfully portrayed the role of the full time furious Zoya. She has also shown her willingness to act in bold sequences. Even though not that big, Gauhar Khan also delivers a nice performance as Chaand. The rest of the cast was also convincing.

Technically, the theme is something that should be discussed. But the second half treatment of the movie fails to convey the necessity of the theme to the audience. The attitude change of the leading protagonists wasnt convincing at all. The script by Habib, was a bit dragging and stretched out at many occasions in the second half. Aarti Bajaj’s editing wasnt up to her standard. Hemanth Chathurvedi’s camera work and Amit Trivedi’s pleasant tracks are the technical pluses.

Overall, Ishaqzaade is an average one time watch with a content that is fresh and relevant but spoiled by the making, which is far from perfect. I expected a much better making from the director who delivered such a beautiful debut movie “Do Dooni Chaar”.

My rating for Yash Raj Film’s “Ishaqzaade” is 2.5/5.

Final Thoughts

Ishaqzaade is an average one time watch with a content that is fresh and relevant but spoiled by the making, which is far from perfect.

Signal

Green: Recommended Content

Orange: The In-Between Ones

Red: Not Recommended

By Aswin Bharadwaj

Founder and editor of Lensmen Reviews.

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