Friday, May 18, 2012

Ishaqzaade (2012) - Review



It was ironical that the essence of the film - Param and Zoya's love story - is what failed to receive the attention of the director as much as it should have. Minus the intimate moments, the film doesn't have much to bank on, to call itself a love saga which it attempts to claim.
While the first half is gripping and promises many great moments (the scene where Param comes after Parineeti apologizing after breaking into her election rally), the second half only undoes all the good. The run-and-gun affair lasts too long to hold your attention.

That, however, doesn't take anything away from Parineeti's and Arjun's performance. The two-films old Parineeti is talented enough to give most of today's actresses a run for their money. Newcomer Arjun is cute and immensely likeable. I see him evolving with time and making a strong place for himself in the industry. 

The soundtrack perfectly kept up with the mood of the film. Shalmali Kholgade creates magic with Main Pareshaan

All in all, its a decent film but could've been better. I'm eager to hear what everyone of you thought about the film. Let's talk in the comments below.