Movie Review

ISHQIYA (2010)

Today I watched this movie on way from Chennai to New Delhi by Jet Airways, as I was lucky to get a business class seat available as an upgrade using my Frequent Flyer voucher.

ISHQIYA, starring Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi and Vidya Balan. For Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi their role may have been a cake-walk and they have done it nicely. It was Vidya Balan who catches our attention by performing with ease whether in scenes she appears as a typical housewife managing the household, when she appears glamorous and on scenes where she handles a Rifle or a Gun – simply brilliant performance by her. The movie touches a subject that is kind of Taboo in Indian films – two men falling in love with a married woman (they believe to be a Widow) and she engaging knowingly in infidelity. But the story is told by the director skilfully with no trace of any vulgarity.

Must watch, don’t miss.