Released On: 26 Jul 2013
Directed By: Manish Tiwary
Starring: Prateik Babbar, Amyra Dastur, Ravi Kissen, Rajeshwari Sachdev, Makrand Deshpande, Neena Gupta, Prashant Narayanan, Sudhir Pandey, Prashant Kumar, Amit Sial, Vineet Kumar Singh, Yogesh Suri, Malini Awasthy
They say a 'rose by the other name remains a rose'. Likewise, William Shakespeare's unchanged classic 'Romeo and Juliet' by the other name can forever arouse tremendous curiosity. The tragedy of 2 young, star-crossed lovers has forever provided fodder to several films [Bollywood/Hollywood]. As a matter of truth, there are several diversifications and inspirations of this eternal romance. Director Manish Tiwary's ISSAQ isn't any totally different. He has tried for example the innocence of romance against the backcloth of violence and emotion.
Shakespeare or no poet|Shakspere|William Shakspere|the bard|dramatist|playwright|poet}, films like QAYAMAT SE QAYAMAT TAK and therefore the a lot of recent ISHAQZAADE area unit samples of love blooming between the offspring of 2 fighting families. On his own admission, Manish claims his ISSAQ to be associate adaptation of 'Romeo & Juliet'. He will achieve delivery out the essence of the romance that's set against the backcloth of the sand mafia and therefore the dread Naxalites, however the film appeals in bits and spurts, not in totality!
The story is ready in Banaras and its neigbouring area unitas that are witness to violence unleashed by sand mafia controlled by 2 fighting factions -- Mishras and Kashyaps. Kashyap has associate 18-year previous, pretty female offspring Bachchi [Amyra Dastur] from his 1st married woman, whereas Mishra's son Rahul [Prateik] may be a well-favored stripling with certain interests for a boy of his background -- women and guns. Things amendment once Rahul and Bachchi fall infatuated. regardless the results, the young lovers prefer to act with the diktats of their hearts…
ISSAQ banks heavily on guns and violence, as is that the demand of the script. albeit the book tilts towards the blooming romance of the lovebirds, it's really the gun-yielding men and therefore the scheming girl [aptly compete by Rajeshwari Sachdeva], United Nations agency tend to depart associate everlasting impact.
What is sensible regarding not simply the film however conjointly movie industry is that the undeniable fact that instead of finance heavily on foreign locales, it's currently started discovering the beautiful locales among India itself. Besides city, Wai and different locales, Banaras looks to own caught the flamboyant of our storytellers, with films like RAANJHANAA, YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA-2 [partly], besides many others, being recorded during this vivacious town. Even in ISSAQ, the locations and therefore the camerawork are a few things that stays with you a lot of when the film has finished.
Even though the territory of the script is thought to all or any, it is the book that keeps the film moving frame by frame. The narrative will get drawn-out and stretched now and then, courtesy the loose written material at places. Had the written material been crisper, it might have left associate ineradicable impression needless to say. whereas the primary half the film is slow moving and uneven, the post-interval parts area unit somewhat stretched. In fact, the film gathers momentum solely when the attacks on Amit rock and Ravi Kishan. The audio recording is commonplace, with the title track deed an impact.
Of the forged, Prateik is not entirely persuasive. somewhat additional conviction would've solely created a huge distinction to his performance. though this is often Amyra's debut film, she shows vast promise. a number of right films and she or he may simply be the face/name to look at out for. The director has actually succeeded to extract the most out of her facial innocence. Amongst the remainder of the forged, whereas Neena Gupta is simply regarding okay, it's Ravi Kishan [terrific], Prashant Narayan [convincing], Makrand Deshpande [super], Sudhir Pandey [competent], Vineet Kumar Singh [perfect], Prashant Kumar [proficient] and Amit rock [first-rate] United Nations agency stand out. Rajeshwari Sachdeva is high notch.
On the full, ISSAQ is gripping and convincing in elements, not in entirety. the ultimate outcome could've been even additional impactful had it not been stretched.