ISSAQ – Movie Review

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For our movie maniacs this week it’s the release of Hindi translation of ‘Love’, the movie calls itself ‘ISSAQ’. Without much of thinking the title clearly depicts what must be the story line and genre. But let us tell you not all love stories are great stories to watch. ISSAQ is a typical tale in troubled times with troubled families. Manish Tiwary’s flick does not give the audience a click as it is yet another Indian adaption of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. To put it into simple words, the movie disheartens the public.

The star cast features actor Prateik Babbar and Amyra Dastur(Debut) as the lead players. However, Rahul (Prateik) does not live up to the expectations and is quite disappointing, though having a good past in movies like ‘My Friend Pinto’, ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’. The movie discourages the essence of love stories which brings down the level of Shakespeare’s lovers. After Raanjhanaa, yet again there is Baranasi focus. The movie consistently remains in the deluge of blood and bullets and the melodrama. Actress Bachchi (Amyra), a newbie in Bollywood tries to impress the audiences with her charming appearance but sometimes looks can be deceiving.

Issaq2Rahul sees Bachchi at a holi celebration and goes head-over-heels for the girl. Soon, high on desi beverage ‘Bhang’ the girl too surrenders herself leaving the story predictable. The two families- the Kashyaps and the Mishras belong to the warring families and fight like Tom and Jerry. The grumble does not end with just harsh words. On the contrary, you can hear the bustling bandooks on the display, however till the end the reasons for the discontentment between the two is not disclosed.

This flick is overall a common love story which fails at the box office. It could have been more flowery and appealing but none the less, a bad time for the makers. For a relaxing weekend Nashik has got a lot of options but in case you got nothing, you got ISSAQ!







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