Story: The movie revolves around Parma (Arjun Kapoor) and Zoya (Parineeti Chopra), two people born to hate, but destined to love. As the tagline suggests, ‘Ishaqzaade hain jitne fasano mein, milte hain kahan ab jahanon mein’, it’s about their love which is nurtured by the power and revenge between their families. How the unpredictable Parma and ferocious Zoya make their way towards love is what Ishaqzaade is all about. Story Treatment: Ishaqzaade is a love story set in a small town of North India. It’s an action packed romance, as it’s placed in the backdrop of a strong political setup. Passionate romance, soothing songs and an extremely engaging climax do the trick for this YRF flick. Romance induced in revenge and power looses the grip at times, however, manages to make it a decent watch by the second half. In the end, the data that highlights the amount of brutal deaths/murders taking place in the society due to intercaste love affairs, is shocking. Star Cast: Parineeti Chopra steals the show and somewhere is also responsible for making Arjun Kapoor’s debut leave an impact on the viewer. The actress is brilliant, when it comes to the emotionally dominated scenes and looks convincing while essaying the bubbly side of her character. Arjun too looks comfortable with the camera and his confidence makes his character more significant. While, the chemistry between the two is appealing, it even adds charm to a few dull portions. The Kapoor boy looks impressive in his unkempt look and his ‘in no doubt’ attitude surely indicates that he has a long way to go. Gauhar Khan gets to act in a small, but pivotal role. And, the actress has done complete justice to it. Direction: Director Habib Faisal earns brownie points for selecting a sensitive subject and also executing it in a gentle manner. The director makes his star cast perform in a different kind of cinema, which cries out loud for attention. Habib’s directorial skills leave an impact in the second half, but the dragged storyline in parts make you check your mobile or search for some popcorn. Dialogues/cinematography/music: Dialogues clearly reflect the flavour of North. The rough and unpolished conversations add glitter to the well-written characters. Cinematography is decent, especially the firing scenes. Chokra Jawaan, Pareshan and Aafton Ke Parindey showcase the desi beat, romance and high-voltage drama respectively. Music plays a vital role in showcasing different moods of the film, while also help in taking it forward. Ups and downs: Brilliant performance by the lead cast, an ecstatic climax which breaks the typical ‘happily ever after’ ending, is surely one of the top reasons to visit your nearest theatre. People from metros might find it difficult to relate to the culture or political drama that involves frequent gun-firing. Arjun and Parineeti’s chemistry will remind one of the ‘Ek-Duje Ke Liye’ genre of love stories from Bollywood.