Ishqiya starring Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi and Vidya Balan
Posted by Deepak Shetty on January 19, 2010
Ishqiya, the much-awaited debut by director Abhishek Chaubey, starring Naseeruddin Shah (Khalujan) & Arshad Warsi (Babban) the movie is a tale of romance between individuals caught in a web of crime, suspense, passion and deceit. Two thieves are on the run from their boss, Salman Shahid (Mushtaq).They seek refuge with an old friend but instead meet his widow Vidya Balan (Krishna) . As they plan their escape, their time spent together draws the duo to her, Khalujan with his vision of old-fashioned love and Babban with his lascivious heart.
• Naseeruddin Shah … as Khalujan/khalu. 51-year-old Khalujan is a pure romantic at heart. He is a bit of an odd cookie in the world of crime. Sure, he has a sharp mind and body and has been toughened up over the years living in the world of guns and gangsters; yet, he is very emotional and tender at the core.He wants to go back to his village and wants to settle down in a quiet, peaceful country life existence.Only, life had other plans for him. Love happens to him. Krishna happens to him.
• Arshad Warsi … as Babban Hussain. 32-year-old Babban is in more ways than one, the antithesis of the kind of man his uncle is. If Khalujan is all heart and soul, Babban is all flesh and blood. He is hot-blooded, lustful and scoffs at the idea of true romantic love. Babban is cynical, indifferent to finer things in life and tough as nails. Through the course of the film, Babban discovers what it is to love and to be betrayed. It makes the dormant softer side of him come alive. Perhaps for the first time in his life, Babban cares, for Krishna.
• Vidya Balan … as Krishna Verma. 30 years old, femme fatale, small-town girl, mysterious woman and forgotten widow: Krishna is a bundle of contradictions. She was seen as a woman madly in love, as an object of desire, as a vision of purity and she engaging herself in a lustful bout with another man.
Its even been said that the medium-budget flick made female audiences at a focus group screening uncomfortable. As a result, parts of the film were re-shot. Lets hope the movie is as great as its promos and songs and is a complete entertainer even after being re-shot!!!