A team of con men fall for a Begum and her female confidante. Does their love fructify?
Story: A team of con men fall for a Begum and her female confidante. Does their love fructify?
Review: Dedh Ishqiya is a sequel to the zany 2010 black comedy Ishqiya. Like its prequel, the idiom and the setting are rural. The spoken language is Hindi with a peppering of heavy-duty Urdu. Thank God for the English subtitles in circuits except the Hindi belt! What's also nice is the contemporary thought woven in (with references to Iphone-5 and hamburgers in New York). So, the desi-yuppies can connect.
The plot, with many interesting twists, is about the irrepressible team of crooks, Khallu and Babban (Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi respectively). When these two arrive in Mehmudabad, Naseer finds himself magnetically drawn to the local heiress, Begum Para (Madhuri Dixit Nene). And Arshad falls head over heels in love with the Begum's aide, Muniya (Huma Qureshi). The uncle-nephew team chase their love interests and build castles in the air about sex, life and wealth.
The women, Begum Para and Muniya, also have a back-story. Para is the widow of a debauched Nawab who gambled away his wealth on men and wine. Her crazy suitor, Jaan Mohammad (Vijay Raaz) wants to bail her out.
In their attempt to live happily ever after, Begum and Muniya devise their own Thelma and Louise (the 1991 Hollywood flick) kind of plan. Not willing to give up, Khallu and Baban try hard to fit in.
Vishal Bharadwaj's dialogue keeps you in splits. The free usage of words like sex and chu**yapaa tickle the funny bone. Naseer is back in super-form after straying in outings like Jackpot. Ditto Arshad. Madhuri looks gorgeous but the dhak-dhak girl (now woman) falls short on the oomph meter, as compared to Vidya Balan in Ishqiya. Huma Qureshi is interesting.
It's a must watch, if you loved the camaraderie between Babban (Arshad Warsi) and Khalu jaan (Naseerudin Shah) in Ishqiya. Fun is intact, good twists but there is a lack of good screenplay in certain portions.
A melange of genres, the genesis of Dedh Ishqiya's moods might've roots in the works of a cross-section of cinema - but it stays consistent to the form it chooses and creates an atmosphere that only comes when hearing good poetry. Oh yes, the sequel, the film significantly better than Part I. Dedh Ishqiya - it's texture, dialogue, and performances - make it good enough to hold up in a repeat viewing. And that's a lot more than you can say about the majority of other films.
Movie aint that good, but watchable. I think the director tried not to move the camera off Madhuri. The amount of "natkhat-khori" of Arshad-Shah would have been increased a bit more to make it a better movie than now
Dedh Ishqiya is a sequel to the zany 2010 black comedy Ishqiya. Like its prequel, the idiom and the setting are rural. The spoken language is Hindi with a peppering of heavy-duty Urdu. Thank God for the English subtitles in circuits except the Hindi belt! What's also nice is the contemporary thought woven in (with references to Iphone-5 and hamburgers in New York). So, the desi-yuppies can connect.
i just loving the acting of KHALU.... their chemistry is perfect ....and that itself bind the audience ,....story ...whatever else is in movie ....... ohhh there are heroin too.... thats why i rated it 4 otherwise i have rated it 5.... rest any one can assume
Its a one time watch and that too if you are free and want to pass your time. The humor is absent, the songs are not very good, but the story has some twists and turns. An awful ending makes me say once again that watch it only if you have nothing else to do.
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