Most of the time if a sequel of a film is made, either it looks too redundant or it is just a repetition, but Dedh Ishqiya is definitely different. It is after a long time that I am really impressed with a film. Superb lighting, wonderful camera work, coupled with amazing performances by its ensemble cast, Dedh Ishqiya is definitely a good film to start the year with. Yes, this is the first film I watched this year and I really liked it.
The characterization is simply perfect. Each and every character has justified the role they have been given. I will start with my all-time favourite Naseeruddin Shah. it is needless to say that the versatility of this actor always surprises me. He gels with the characater of Iftikhar Hussain’s so flawlessly that I felt that this character is written keeping him in mind.
He introduced the new stages of love- the seven stages of love - dilkashi, uns, mohobbat, akidat, ibadat, junoon and maut in the film. The obvious charm he emanates is definitely one of the many reasons of why we all look up at him. The iconic actor uses his old-world charm (very much required for this film) proving yet again how delightful he still is.
Vijay Raaz has proved his amazing acting skills again. The Kauwa biryani actor has yet again impressed the audience with his extraordinary acting skills. The beauty and effortless grace of Madhri Dixit- Nene is simply magical. Through this film the actress has given a bang-on come back performance. The Begum Para mischievous glance, smooth dialogues and evergreen smile is simply wow. Munira, played by Huma Qureshi has charmed the audience with her sensuality and intelligent acting. She is one of the most promising actresses of recent time and with her every passing film she proves that she is here to stay for a long time. And of course the rustic, hilarious Arshan Warsi alias Babban has again charmed the audience with his carefree acting skills. The half-Italian poet called Nur Mohammad Italvi, played by Manoj Pahwa stocked with delightful shayari, kept entertaining his audience. The equation between- Begam Para and Iftekhaar, Begam Para and Munira, Khallo and Babban, Babban and Munira is also noteworthy.
Abhishek Chaubey’s Dedh Ishqiya is an amalgamation of an engaging story, beautiful music, impressive camera work, stunning sets and wonderful performances. Vishal Bhardwaj's rib-tickling, witty dialogues and Dr Bashir Badr's lovely Urdu poems has been able to captivate its audience throughout the film. The beauty and sweetness of Urdu language is brought into the Hindi cinema after a long time. The songs are written by Gulzar and brought to life by Rekha Bhardwaj. Surprisingly, the song has been choreographed by Remo D'Souza, who is known primarily for western dance. Subrata Chakraborty's production design restores the captivating mehfil-like atmosphere and mushaira, transporting you to another world. Setu's camerawork captures the old-world charm beautifully. All in all It is a must watch film fir all those who have been really disappointed by the films released lately.