Breezy. Dark. Comic. And it works.
Dedh Ishqiya is easily the sexiest film this year. And the title of the film totally justifies the narrative which follows. It is not entirely a sequel. Yes, there are Khalujan and Babban continuing the same task they did previously, but this time they are bound by a tauter, more light backdrop. We have a new story, involving the once-royal people who haven't lost their grandeur. Naseeruddin Shah shows a side of himself as Khalu which was naive to Ishqiya. The film is a visual triumph of colours which comes not only as a thrilling black comedy like the original, but also a sharp rom-com. There are amazing palaces, sweeping ghaghras and mujre ka gharana. There is profound literature and sufi music. On the whole, this is a film that wins over easily. Watch it for Madhuri Dixit, she is a total finesse here.
Above, anything 'Dedh Ishqiya' is a more productive narrative than the original, because it celebrates itself with sincerity. I'm going with 4 out of 5 for the film. Its 'Dedh', but for me 'Saadhe Aath'.
Love The Comedy In The Film and The Artistic Way of Love But It Lacked Heart...Storyline is much similar to The Ishqiya..But the comedy is better here, but other things just fade away a little if you compare it with the 1st One..Anyway not a bad watch at all.Love the Use Of Urdu in the Film
MY REVIEW: Khalu and Babban are Here to Stay!!
Much like Munna (Sanjay Dutt) and Circuit (Arshad Warsi) are integral part of Munnabhai series, Khalu (Naseeruddin Shah) and Babban (Arshad Warsi) are the integral part of our own Desi crime comedy series Ishqiya. Ishqiya wasn't a crowd pleaser so its sequel Dedh Isqiya also does not aim the masses. Instead with its Urdu dialogs every now and then to support its atmosphere and honest story telling, it requires your patience and attention so that you can enjoy the quirky and intelligent dialogs written by Vishal Bhardwaj. The movie is most enjoyable whenever you witness the electric chemistry between our leads. New actors include another veteran Madhuri Dixit, fierce beauty Huma Qureshi and ultimate performer Vijay Raaj. Vijay Raaz's character must be kept in the story if they are taking the series forward which they should. Movie looses you sometimes during its long Urdu conversations and the tiring and labored performance by Madhuri Dixit. Intelligent crime comedies and black humor are still to find a place in Bollywood hall of fame but Vishal Bhardwaj and his team promises you that they will not compromise and keep serving you with intelligent stories.