Dedh Ishqiya (HINDI)


Starring: Naseerudin Shah, Arshad Warsi, Madhuri Dixit, Huma Quereshi, Vijay Raaz and many more
Editing: Sreekar Prasad
Cinematography: Setu
Music : Vishal Bharadwaj
Written by : Vishal Bharadwaj, Abhishek Chaubey
Directed by: Abhishek Chaubey

Another sequel.? This what the thought goes once u heard about the film. But who can forget the men of criminals done along with wittiness.? Thats what the Naseerudin and Arshad showed us in part one. Join Madhuri Dixit with them and not so famous Huma, what we get is an interesting cast. But will the film will be able to handle them.??

The film opens in its similar way like how it was in part one. Babban (Arshad) being caught by his enemies and he starts saying a story. Khalujan/Iftekhar (Naseerudin) acts as a Nawab and steals a necklace along with Babban and later gets escaped alone and acts as a Nawab in a Poetry meeting headed by Begum Para (Madhuri). Muniya (Huma) plays as her assistant. What happens when Arshad comes there in search of Naseerudin is the part of story. There is also one cunning MLA Jaan (Vijay Raaz) who eyes to be the head. And there is one kidnap also. But all these parts makes the film more and more interesting.

Naseeruddin Shah captures the essence of the worldly wise Khalujaan with the kind of acuity that only an actor of his proven calibre could have. Arshad Warsi, as always, is a livewire who injects full-on fizz into the proceedings without breaking into a sweat. Madhuri plays a very well etched character and emotes well and her dancing is as usual great. Huma comes back as a star and portrays her part apt. The unforgettable performance is from Vijay Raaz, consummately comical as the blundering, loutish gangster.

Sreekar Prasad’s editing is crisp which is why its clear how he won so many national awards. Setu captures the beautiful palaces and the big entrances with clear frames on his camera. Vishal Bharadwaj is back again with his Ishqiya tunes and songs are more enjoyable when seen on screen. Chaubey’s dialogues written along with Vishal tickles the fun part of the film and the screenplay is not boring as one after other a tricky situation arises.

On the whole Dedh Ishqiya is a tough film together and keeps us engrossed throughout the movie with its surprise twists and turns. When there are many films which comes only to make a box office crores, this is one film which shows a kidnap involving two females at the background of literature and petty thieves. Dedh Ishqiya is a full Ishqiya. 🙂


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