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Ishqiya Movie Review

Ishqiya is about two thieves Khalujaan (Naseeruddin Shah) and Babban (Arshad Warsi) and a forgotten widow Krishna...

Vote: Ishqiya or Rann?

Two very interesting looking films release today, Vishal Bharadwaj produced Ishqiya featuring Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi, Vidya Balan  and Ram Gopal Varma’s Rann starring Amitabh Bachchan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Sudeep (kannada actor) to name a few. Which movie do you plan to watch this weekend? Drop in your votes below 

“Playing a bad woman for the first time” – Vidya Balan

Promos of ‘Ishqiya’ have caught on in a big way and it is obvious by now that Vidya Balan would be seen in a never-seen-before role in it. The actor is thrilled about her role in the dark drama which is releasing Friday. ‘When it comes to cinema, time and again women are seen and heard in a certain manner. Also, they are not necessarily shown to be their own self and are instead driven by people around her,’ Vidya told IANS. ‘However, in the case of ‘Ishqiya’, the portrayal of women is entirely different. That’s because Krishna (her character) is a woman who is ‘direct dil se’,’ added Vidya. 

Ishqiya Video Trailer – Vishal Bhardwaj film looks very promising!

Why is the percentage of critically acclaimed smaller budget a-grade films much higher than big budget films, which are either thrashed or receive a mixed response from critics? The answer is quite simple, big budget films need to cater to the masses to recover its huge investment, hence the added masala scenes, song and dance routines etc. But smaller films, with a budget of less than 5 crores, release on a limited number of screens, most often starring talented ‘actors’, can make profits purely from its multiplexe run at major cities. One such film is Ishqiya, directed by Abhishek Chaubey and produced by Vishal Bhardwaj, who also share the credit for the screenplay.