Monday, February 01, 2010

Movie Review of 'Ishqiya' - Hindi

On rare occasions you get to watch a great Hindi film and this time its undoubtedly 'Ishqiya'. The movie is wonderful. There is no hype or no fake things or no exotic locations or no cheap comedy. The events are almost real. It's a true hollywood style desi film, what I mean is it's a complete desi film made in hollywood style. The movie runs about only 1 hr 50 min or so but the journey Ishqiya takes us is exciting.

The success of this movie also tells us that if you have a good plot and a story there is no need for hype or big budget. I was watching the Nokia Screen awards later in the day when Javed Akhtar insisted upon how important is the script and story of Hindi films. Ishqiya is a clean winner on this count. 

The next thing is ensemble cast. The cast in Ishqiya is terrific. Naseerudin Shah, Arshad Warsi, Vidya Balan and all the other supporting actors have done a tremendous job. The characters are alive on the screen and we anticipate the next move from every character. The story flows like a steady stream of water and there are twists that will make you look up or sit up. 

The music, the screenplay, editing and all other technical areas are good making this movie thoroughly enjoyable.

My rating for this movie is 4.5 star out of 5.

Rating Details:
***** - Classic & Outstanding.
**** - Must Watch. Don't Miss!
*** - Good Movie. Watch it.
** - Watch it only if you really want to.
* - Not worth your money.

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