• I’m going with one-and-a-half out of five for ‘Issaq’. Shakespeare won’t be thrilled. And neither will you.

  • Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    Issaq is, then, an insultingly bad film.

  • Khalid Mohamed
    Khalid Mohamed
    Deccan Chronicle


    Do let the bard rest in peace, guys.

  • Raja Sen
    Raja Sen


    Issaq is a shoddily written film with a cringeworthy performance from its leading man Prateik Babbar

  • All that Issaq manages to be, despite all the sparkling compositions that the cinematographer strings together, is an unconvincing story of ill-fated love. It is not at all easy to sit through.

  • Madhureeta Mukherjee
    Madhureeta Mukherjee
    Times Of India


    “Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs …” – Shakespeare. This love saga leaves us sighing …

  • Issaq will challenge your patience and drown you in your own misery!

  • Issaq is a tedious film which retells the story of amateur love. A flaky plot and wavering narrative makes Issaq a novel concept that is compromised at the altar of the director’s need to prove his artistic bent. I am going with a 2/5 for this one. Those precious 2 hours of my life are never returning! What a tragedy – for me!

  • Taran Adarsh
    Taran Adarsh
    Bollywood Hungama


    On the whole, ISSAQ is absorbing and convincing in parts, not in entirety. The final outcome could’ve been even more impactful had it not been stretched.

  • The plot is like a pack of cards stacked one above the other; a slight hint of a gentle breeze and it blows away.

  • With Bollywood inundated with glorious stories of love, this one just doesn’t make us skip a heartbeat.

  • Siddhi Palande
    Siddhi Palande


    Issaq is a courageous attempt at bringing out a desi Romeo & Juliet but you’d definitely be more interested in munching popcorns rather than watching what’s going on screen.

  • Karan Anshuman
    Karan Anshuman
    Mumbai Mirror


    Issaq requires tremendous effort and patience to get through (let alone like), and in the end, it is simply not worth it.