DEDH ISHQIYA – movie review
Dedh Ishqiya directed by Abhishek Chaubey starring Madhuri Dixit Nene, Arshad Warsi, Naseeruddin Shah and Huma Qureshi in lead roles. It is an rib-tickling, Indian comedy thriller sequel of Ishqiya produced by Vishal Bharadwaj and Raman Rao.The film released today 10th January 2014 worldwide.
Dedh Ishqiya is one of those movies for which pure movie lovers wait with eager anticipation, with wide eyed child like enthusiasm. So Dedh Ishqiya is not to be missed. Dedh Ishquiya flaunts Madhuri Dixit’s return and it has concept novelty on its side. In a broad sense, Dedh Ishquiya is basically reloading that winning formula, if only at a royal scale its decadent Nawaabi backdrop allows. The cocktail of crime, passion and black comedy borrows from the Arabic interpretation of the seven stages of Love to narrate Khalujaan and Babban’s (Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi) new adventure.
These are dilkashi (attraction), Uns (infatuation), Mohabbat (love), aqeedat (reverence), ibaadat (worship), junnon (obsession) and maut (death). The influence renders an unusual edge to the twists, and also complements the poetic whiff about Darab Farooqui’s script. Madhuri Dixit is playing the role of beauteous Begum Para in the palace of Mahmudabad. Khalu arrives in the palace where Begum Para (Madhuri Dixit) is hosting a festival of poetry and music. He passes himself as Nawaab. The intention is to loot the palace but Khalu falls in love. On the other hand, Begum, a widow is looking for the right match. When Babban arrives in Mahmudabad, he falls for Muniya ( Huma Qureshi), the Begum’s maid. The women are more deceptive than Khalu and Babban can imagine, we realize as the reels roll.
Madhuri Dixit would perhaps have hijacked all limelight if not for Naseeruddin Shah. Arshad Warsi has pleasantly slipped into comfort zone when it comes to striking the right chemistry with Naseer. Their scenes together remain a highlight and Arshad is impressive in the way he measures up to the veteran. Huma Qureshi’s character comes alive only in the later half. She adds a spark amid the seasoned cast. An act you simply can’t avoid comes from Vijay Raaz. He smoothly blends his streaks as the gullible lover obsessed with Begum Para.
Dedh Ishqiya makes desi go dangerous all over again. So if you are planning to watch a movie this weekend, Dedh Ishqiya is strongly recommended. It is the blend of powerful writing, superb direction, outstanding performances with naughty dialogues and lovely Urdu poems. “So Dedh Ishqiya is a must watch. Guys just don’t miss it”!