Ishqiya is a forthcoming Bollywood movie starring Arshad Warsi, Vidya Balan and Naseeruddin Shah in the lead roles.
The film is directed by debutant Abhishek Chaubey and is produced by Raman Maroo and Vishal Bharadwaj. The movie is scheduled to be released on 29 January 2010.
Vishal Bhardwaj Pictures Pvt Ltd
January 29, 2010
Crime / Romance
Executive Producer / Co-Producer
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P M Satheesh
Ishqiya is a story of romance between individuals caught in a web of crime, suspense, passion, and deceit. Two thieves, Khalujan and Babban, are on the run from their boss, Mushtaq. They seek refuge with an old friend, and instead meet his widow, Krishna.
As they plan their escape, their time spent together draws the duo to her, Khalu with his tinted vision of old-fashioned love, and Babban with his lustful eye. The threat of imminent death forces them on a path of violence and betrayal. Set in a rural landscape, Ishqiya explores basic human emotions as influenced by desire, greed and revenge.
Ishqiya Naseeruddin Shah: Khalujan
Khalujan is a pure romantic at heart. He is a bit of an odd cookie in the world of crime. Sure, he has a sharp mind and body and has been toughened up over the years living in the world of guns and gangsters; yet, he is very emotional and tender at the core. He wants to go back to his village and wants to settle down in a quiet, peaceful country life existence. Only, life had other plans for him. Love happens to him. Krishna happens to him.
Arshad Warsi: Babban
Babban is, in more ways than one, the antithesis of the kind of man his uncle is. If Khalujan is all heart and soul, Babban is all flesh and blood. He is hot-blooded, lustful and scoffs at the idea of true romantic love. Babban is cynical, indifferent to finer things in life and tough as nails. Through the course of the film, Babban discovers what it is to love and to be betrayed. It makes the dormant softer side of him come alive. Perhaps for the first time in his life, Babban cares…for Krishna.
Vidya Balan: Krishna Verma
The femme fatale. The small town girl. The mysterious woman. The forgotten widow. Krishna is a bundle of contradictions. We see her as a woman madly in love. We see her as an object of desire. We see her as a vision of purity. We see her engaging herself in a lustful bout with another man. What is so attractive about her is that although we connect with her at many levels, a complete understanding of her eludes us. What does she want? Why is she the way she is? The answer lies at the core of the story that is Ishqiya.
Track 1: Ishqiya – Dil To Bachcha Hai
Singers: Rahat Fatesh Ali Khan
Track 2: Ishqiya – Ibn-E-Batuta
Singers: Sukhwinder Sigh & Mika
Track 3: Ishqiya – Ab Mujhe Koi
Singers: Rekha Bharadwaj
Track 4: Ishqiya – Badi Dheere Jali
Singers: Rekha Bharadwaj
Track 5: Ishqiya – Dil Toh Bachcha Hai – Remix
Singers: Rahat Fatesh Ali Khan & Clinton Cerejo
Track 6: Ishqiya – Ibn-E-Batuta – Nucleya Renux
An offbeat film, Ishqiya is definitely a splendid effort by debutant director Abhishek Chaubey. The movie as seen in the promos is set up in a village type location in Gorakhpur in North India. Two male thieves, Khalujaan played by Naseeruddin Shah and Babban played by Arshad Warsi, are trying to dodge their boss, Mushtaq by running away.
They decide to go to a friend’s house to hide, but bump into his widow, Krishna played by Vidya Balan. In the due course, both the thieves start getting closer to Krishna. Twist is when the past catches up with all three of them.
The story totally catches you on and it gets more and more unpredictable as the movie unfolds. The songs of the movie are already getting popular with Dil To Bachcha Hain Ji. Even the passionate lovemaking sequence between Arshad and Vidya is been talked about.
Screenplay is quite nice, though it has some unclear shades. Dialogues are powerful at some places and it does make an impact. Naseeruddin Shah is as usual his best and Arshad has given a splendid performance too. Vidya is the surprise package.