Dailybhaskar.com | Last Modified - Jan 21, 2014, 01:29 PM IST
There were too many reasons why everyone was looking forward to Dedh Ishqiya. Madhuri’s comeback, a talented star cast and interesting promos being a few amongst them.
DOES THE FILM MEET OUR EXPECTATIONS?
Yes, it does and the credit goes to the director Abhishek Chaubey. Dedh Ishqiya can come in the category of hard hitting films, which have left an indelible mark on Indian audience in last couple of years. The film rides on a good story, great acting performances, brilliant screenplay, interesting dialogues and a twist, which will leave you awestruck.
WHAT EXACTLY IS THE STORY?
The story of the film revolves around a middle-aged Begum Para (Madhuri Dixit Nene), who organises a festival of poetry in her town Mahmudabad. She has promised to marry the winner of the competition as it was the last wish of her deceased husband. Khalujaan (Naseeruddin Shah), posing as the Nawab of Chandpur, impresses the widow Begum, but everything changes with the entry of Arshad (Baban).
IS DEDH ISHQIYA BETTER THAN ISHQIYA?
If Ishqiya was rustic, Dedh Ishqiya is royal. Just like the prequel Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad have given an outstanding performance. Dedh Ishqiya is fractionally better than its prequel.
WHAT ABOUT THE ACTORS?
Dedh Ishqiya is backed by great acting performances. Madhuri has again proved that why she is the undisputed queen of Bollywood. Young divas should buckle up as they have to compete with the diva, who is all set to take the box office by storm in her second term in Bollywood. We can say Madhuri is back and ‘with a bang’. Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad might have given disastrous films recently, but their performance in Dedh isqiya will re-establish their fans’ trust in them. One man whose performance has overshadowed everyone is Vijay Raaz. He is definitely the best performer amongst the talented star cast of the film.
There are some intresting dialogues in the film. “Yahan libaas ki kimat hai adami ki nahi. Mujhe gilas bada de, sharab kum kar de.” You are going to love the dialogues.
AND LASTLY, THE BIG QUESTION - SHOULD YOU WATCH IT OR NOT?
For all the true cinema lovers, who prefer acting and story over masala, it’s time to book your seats and kickstart the year.