Ishqiya (2010)

Hindi 2 hrs 30 mins Romance, Crime
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Review Summary: You need to have a strong stomach to absorb ISHQIYA. It's high on drama it's wild it's real. But it's not dark

Average Critic Rating: (3.52)
Cast: Naseeruddin Shah , Arshad Warsi , Vidya Balan , Salman Shahid , Adil Hussain , Anupama Kumar , Aalok Kumar , Rajesh Sharma
Director: Abhishek Chaubey
Release Date: 29 Jan 2010

Plot: Ishqiya starts with Krishna Verma ( Vidya Balan ) trying to convince her husband, Vidyadhar Verma ( Adil Hussain ), a local gang-lord, that he should surrender. He agrees but is soon killed in a gas explosion. Two criminals Iftikhar aka Khalujan ( Naseeruddin Shah ) and Razzak Hussain aka Read more

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Rarely are grace and profanity cited in the same breath. Debutant filmmaker Abhishek Chaubey's Ishqiya, however, is a privileged exception.
Sukanya Verma, Rediff 
Can’t help falling in love
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
It all began with Omkara – the city audience’s love for small-town India.
Sonia Chopra, SIFY
Two crooks Khalu Jaan and Babban are on the run from another crook they have duped. They seek refuge with a friend's widow who turns out to be as crooked as them. The threesome hatch a plot to get rich quick. But do they succeed?
Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India
Get ready for tangy, pungent, sizzling and spicy stuff.
Taran Adarsh, SIFY
You need to have a strong stomach to absorb ISHQIYA. It's high on drama it's wild it's real. But it's not dark it's not sleazy...
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama
In the second half, there are stretches in which the plot starts to blur and the end-twist is less than convincing. But if you have the patience and the willingness to savor an edgier, less populist popular Hindi cinema, you will be amply rewarded.
Anupama Chopra, NDTV 

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Ishqiya - All Reviews

It's the time for triumphant threes. First it was the Idiots, now this trio Naseer, Arshad and Vidya enthralls with this tale of love, lust and betrayal.
Tushar Joshi, Mid-Day
Abhishek Chaubey's Ishqiya set in the badlands of UP with crime love lust deceit and conspiracies forms an intriguing tale. The movie is a tricky roller coaster ride from the beginning to the end with unpredictability and twits taking the front seat.
Ashok Nayak, Now Running
But if you have the patience and the willingness to savor an edgier, less populist popular Hindi cinema, you will be amply rewarded
HaribabuBolineni, Chirtamala
I greatly anticipated Ishqiya, but post-movie I can see why it's losing out on the mass market. I still cannot fathom why Rann of all films is taking it to the cleaners, but some mysteries just are. Moving on with the film at hand though, Ishqiya stars th
Amodini Sharma, Planet Bollywood
the story is set on the backdrop of Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh and here are two thieves - Khalujaan (naseeruddin shah) and Babban (arshad) who are trying to escape from their boss Mushtaq. In this process, they decide to go to a friend's place and get int
Bharat Student
Ishqiya‘s plot swings wildly at times, like the ball in the pinball machine. The ride is occasionally bumpy, yet the ball is never put out of play. Abhishek Chaubey may not yet be one of those mythical Pinball Wizards that The Who sang about, but he has c
Katherine Matthews, Bolly Spice
The movie's two songs "Ibn-e-Batuta" and "Dil toh Bachcha Hai" have already been on the lips of music lovers
K. N. Gupta, Smash Hits
Talking about ‘’, it is like drawing a line parallel to ‘Omkara’ but it is simple and easy to grasp than ‘Omkara’As the story opens, you will feel bit difficult to intake but 15 minutes into the film and you will soon enter the world of Khalujaan () and B
Bollywood Mantra
Director : Abhishek Chaubey Music : Vishal Bhardwaj Lyrics : Gulzar, Ajinkya Iyer Starring : Naseeru...
Sulekha Reviewer, Sulekha
Ishqiya is about two thieves Khalujaan (Naseeruddin Shah) and Babban (Arshad Warsi) and a forgotten widow Krishna (Vidya Balan). The two, after double-crossing their boss Mushtaq bhai for money, look for a hide-out to save their lives from their merciless
The movie as seen in the promos is set up in a village type location in Gorakhpur in North India. Tw...
Sulekha Reviewer, Sulekha
You need to have a strong stomach to absorb Ishqiya. It''s high on drama, it''s wild, it''s real. But it''s not dark, it''s not sleazy, it''s not crass. Frankly, you don''t expect debutante director Abhishek Chaubey to make a stereotypical fare thanks to
Gasses out the routine and laughs on its achievement for being a rare cinematic chapter in Bollywood of being a dark comedy shot in a western ishtyle, Vishal Bhardwaj does it again and how.
India Glitz
Director : Music : Lyrics : Starring :Abhishek Chaubey  Vishal Bhardwaj  Gulzar, Ajinkya Iyer  Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi, Vidya BalanIshqiya Movie Review January 29, 2010 11:56:30 AM ISTBy Martin D'Souza, Bollywood Trade News Network view ISHQIYA vid
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham