It may be similar to a lot of films that we have seen before, Ishaqzaade still has its own story to tell
Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Gauhar Khan
Directed by: Habib Faisal
Ihate it when the promos of a movie look extremely promising but end up being a complete disappointment. Ishaqzaade is one of those films. It builds up your expectations but fails to deliver.
The film focuses on a fictional town of Alnor where two warring political families- the Chauhans and the Qureshis – who just need a reason to pull out their arms out of a holster just so they could win a mere election. Set against a backdrop of cultural and religious differences, fierce parental oppositions, an obvious love story brews between Zoya Qureshi (Parineeti Chopra) and Parma (Arjun Kapoor), despite their infinite hate for each other. From here on, we realise, the story isn’t simply going to have a happily-ever-after.
The title song, Ishaqzaade and Pareshan have both found their way up the music charts and are sure shot winners. Habib Faisal highlights every emotion there is which makes the situations and its characters quite real. The first half of the film sets your mood right for the second half but ends up in a drag race to the finish.
Winner takes it all for us Parineeti brings the trophy home with her million dollar expressions. Arjun Kapoor as the rowdy Chauhan does well with his silly antics but still has long hours of grooming. Gauhar Khan is the surprise element in the film and transits smoothly from an item girl to a supporting actress.
The story may not have an original plot but it still works.
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