Ishq Forever Review by Manisha Lakhe on Nowrunning
All in all, the movie ends with terrorist boss (Zakir Hussain) in his indestructible glasses (he is punched in the face several times by the hero, but nothing happens to the glasses! Indestructible!) and his many goons fighting the security team, the hero. The brat simply wears skimpy clothes and shrieks. You emerge from the theater scathed for life. And with a determination that practically grown up kids who behave that way should be legally disowned by parents.
Ishq Forever Review by Martin D’Souza on Glamsham
Krishna as an acting prospect is good. He gives a decent performance and might end up with a few roles. Ruhi is stuck in one mold all throughout. Chetan Pandit as the PM has no much work to do for the nation while his wife resembles a character from a saas bahu serial. Zakir Husain, Arif Zakaria, Raza Murad and Jaaved Jafferi, I’m sure are getting no scripts to read.
Ishq Forever Review by Rohit Bhatnagar on Deccan Chronicle
Expected to be yet another cliché love story, ‘Ishq Forever’ has a lot more unexpected store in for you. One might think that the film could have done better with a bigger star cast or lcould have done better in terms of its production value but interestingly the film excels in its good plot. The love story is not just about living happily ever after, but with sudden twists and turns, it manages to keep you intrigued till the end!
Ishq Forever Review by Namrata Thakker on Rediff
Performance wise, Ruhi Singh and Krishna Chaturvedi are just okay. While Ms Singh is seen flaunting her curves throughout the film, she really needs to work on her acting. There are times when she acts over-the-top. Her dialogue delivery also isn’t quite there. As if that wasn’t enough, her chemistry with Krishna is plain boring despite all the lip-locks. Lisa Ray and Jaaved Jaaferi do their best to play out their parts but there is nothing to boast about their acting.
Ishq Forever Review by Renuka Vyavahare on The Times Of India
A rip-off of Hollywood film Chasing Liberty, the film also seeks inspiration from various romcoms like Roman Holiday and Leap Year. Lack of originality and the cliche-laden script can be forgiven, provided the chemistry between the lead couple ticks. Sadly, it doesn’t so the scenes fall flat. Poor writing and bad direction needs to be blamed as the the lead actors have a confident screen presence but their characters lack substance.
Review by Kriti Tulsiani on IBNLive
While the film has a decent plot, it fails to create even a tad bit of impact, courtesy poor execution. Ruhi Singh, who was last seen in ‘Calendar Girls’, wasn’t up to the mark. Her fake accent, plastic expressions and not-so-impressive dance moves didn’t do any good to the film. Debutante Krishna maintained a single expression throughout the film with subtle smiles here and there. Lisa Ray, Javed Jaffrey; both of whom have proved their acting abilities previously aren’t great either. From their pretentious walks to their made-up dialogue delivery, everything is overdone. There is a lead romantic tale in one frame, there is a reconciliation of the divorced detectives in another; yet another one has the parents worrying in a different country and one more with two terrorists planning the kidnapping — it is a mish-mash of just way too many stories that don’t strike any chord.
Review by Kunal Guha on Mumbai Mirror
None of the cast members manage to impress and wouldn’t want this one in their filmography. It’s upsetting to see the talented Javed Jaffrey trying as much in a film that doesn’t deserve him.
Ishq Forever Review by Indiaglitz
The script defies logic, making it look like an amateur work. All the twists in the film are predictable. In fact, few of them fail to justify the happenings in the film. The action scenes are so lame and lazy that in many scenes one will witness that, everyone out there are just standing in one place and giving fight poses with the background music. Every character in the film is confused and a result of bad half-baked roles. The director Sameer Sippy presents this film in typical 90’s style due to which it fails to connect to its audience. The movie seems like an endless ride to boredom. Lead actor Krishna Chaturvedifails to do justice to his role.
Review by Jaidev Hemmady on Movietalkies
The film has been mostly shot in South Africa and the locales are quite gorgeous. However, what the film lacks is finesse. Though Ishq Forever is full of delicious twists and turns, the treatment could have certainly been better. The chemistry between the lead pair is virtually non-existent and the humour inserted in some scenes seems forced. The juxtaposition of the yuppie love story between Aryan and Rhea and the cynical banter between divorced couple Amitabh and Naina is interesting enough and should have been explored more.
Average critic ratings of other movies released in 2015 – 2016
- Fitoor – 2.3 stars
- Sanam Re – 1.6 stars
- Ghayal Once Again – 2.4 stars
- Sanam Teri Kasam – 1.6 stars
- Saala Khadoos – 2.6 stars
- Mastizaade – 1 stars
- Airlift – 3.7 stars
- Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 – 1 stars
- Wazir – 2.5 stars
- Dilwale – 2.5 stars
- Bajirao Mastani – 3.2 stars
- Hate Story 3 – 1.7 stars
- Tamasha – 3 stars
- Prem Ratan Dhan Payo – 2.7 stars
- Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 – 2.6 stars