152 Min | Comedy – Drama – Romance | January 2014
IMDB Rating: 8.1
Director: Abhishek Chaubey
Starring: Naseeruddin Shah, Madhuri Dixit, Huma Qureshi
Dedh Ishqiya Review: Directed by Abhisek Chaubey, Dedh Ishqiya is the sequel to Ishqiya. It is not a typical stereotype movie. This is something new and refreshing. The cast of the movie no doubt is superbly done but secondary to the direction by Abhisek Chaubey which is done with excellent craftsmanship and finesse. Dedh Ishqiya defines seven stages of love from attraction, attachment, love, trust, worship, madness followed by death.
Naseer is impressive with beautiful Urdu poetry and Sharai, leaving a stunning impact in the song where he recites the magical lyrics of (without background score) for Madhuri. Arshad entertains you with his cheap sense of humor and witty dialogues. Madhuri Dixit as Para Jaan makes an excellent comeback in Dedh Ishqiya and dominates the movie with her gorgeous screen presence. Huma Qureshi an highly under rated actress, as Munira Aslam Zia matches Madhuri step by step and creates a superb chemistry with Babban, outclassing him every time he approaches her. Vijay Raaz as Jaan Mohammad also makes Dedh Ishqiya more interesting with his unique dialog delivery style and leaves you wanting more of him when he decides to contest Khalu for Begum’s hand over rounds of Sharai and target shooting.
For people who are considering Dedh Ishqiya as an art movie then i must say it’s not. It’s a movie that is entertaining as well as classy and it’s treated in a different way. Scenes are not added or dialogs does not appear to be mouthed as in any commercial movies. Dedh Ishqiya shows that how can you make a 2hr 30 minutes engaging movie without any mindless scenes and with a simple plot. After the movie ends you cannot choose your best moments and dialogs because there are so many of them. Dialogues, situations, star cast, music, excellent direction and superb screenplay makes Dedh Ishqiya a indifferent thrilling heist love story, way better than Ishqiya. If you’re a fan of clever lines with terrific actors, great writing, masterful direction and Urdu poetry then this is for you.
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