As my title speaks, perhaps made some sense after some disastrous movies like Jackpot.Well, wanted to see how well sunny plays in Bollywood movies though!
Dedh Ishqiya maintains the element of mystery around its characters and its plot. Sure, one is familiar with Khalujaan and Babban, but the new characters that Abhishek Chaubey introduces us to in Dedh Ishqiya – Begum Para and Muniya specifically – are shrouded in ambiguity.
Madhuri was good with her slow steady dance moves But I liked Huma Qureshi. Huma Queresshi was fantastic and catches you with complete surprise. Her sequences with Naseer, Madhuri and Arshad reaffirm that she can stand on her feet, despite being pitted against top-notch actors.
Arshad Warsi and Naseeruddin Shah as Babban and Khaalu are as sweet and entertaining as they were in Ishqiya. Naseer ji shifts easily between playing the conniving thief and the archetypal romantic as he mouths ‘umda’ lines in Urdu. Arshad is the ultimate rowdy, crazy, slimy and very, very funny. The mama-bhanja comic timing and pair is unmatched. They were the heroes of Ishqiya and now they definitely rule Dedh Ishqiya. Their chemistry is cracking, sizzling, an absolute delight to watch. They will make you laugh your heart out with their dialogue, body language and often just their mere presence.
The music, like in the prequel, is beautifully and thoughtfully composed, with Rekha Bhardwaj’s unsophisticated voice rendering some enjoyable tracks. And then there is our Yo Yo Honey Singh, comes up with another funky song in Horn ok please.
Unlike most of today’s commercial hit films, it is not a ‘no brainer’ , this movie got the homespun feel and olde worlde charm which keeps you assuming the twist of the tale here. Dedh Ishqiya is absolutely dedh times better than Ishqiya (its prequel). The Film is powerful and the direction is superb and with the outstanding performances by all the actors, this makes it a perfect must watch.
Stuff that could have been better: Madhuri’s dance, More bold scenes for Huma