Movie Review: Ishkq in Paris (2013)

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Akash (Rhehan Malliek) and Ishkq (Preity Zinta), two complete strangers, after having met on a train from Rome to Paris, end up spending the evening together in the romantic city.

However, owing to a ‘no baggage’ pact set by Ishkq, the two part ways the next morning without a proper goodbye. Ishkq, being the strong-headed independent girl, moves on, while Akash ends up falling for the girl he spent the evening with. They cross paths once again in Paris but will there be ‘Ishkq In Paris’?

Romance is the most favored genre in Bollywood, but love stories have undergone a metamorphosis in the recent past. Films like EK MAIN AUR EKK TU, LOVE AAJ KAL, WAKE UP SID, LONDON PARIS NEW YORK and COCKTAIL have redefined romance in our movies. The anguish which germinates from heartbreak, the outburst of emotions when matters of the heart fail and making peace with oneself and the loved one eventually… the storytellers are in a mood to push the envelope further.

ISHKQ IN PARIS is yet another addition to the new-age, urban setting love tale. The film is significant because, besides its theme, it marks Preity Zinta’s tryst with film production, besides signaling her return to the big screen after a hiatus. Bearing an uncanny resemblance to the romantic fare BEFORE SUNRISE [Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy], ISHKQ IN PARIS also brings back memories of LONDON PARIS NEW YORK, which released a year ago. Needless to say, ISHKQ IN PARIS is different from the above-named films in terms of story development and execution.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
4.0 “Welcome back, Preity. And yes, bon appetite to all moviegoers. Go, tuck in.”
Zee News
4.0 “Ishkq in Paris is a fresh, frothy feel good film, which makes you thankful for that thing called love.”
NDTV Movies
3.5 “With a combo of a great cast, story, dialogue and music, this one’s irresistible, despite its flaws. Go for it!”
3.5 “The film is a visual delight for sure and the story is quite contemporary, if somewhat predictable.”
Average Reviews
2.5 “ISHKQ IN PARIS is a decent fare, but its fate depends on word of mouth completely, for the film to carve a niche for itself.”
Bollywood Hungama
2.5 “Preity Zinta’s maiden production has its aesthetics in place. Paris is enchanting. The actress is good but there ends the show.”
Times Of India
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Ishkq In Paris takes off as a frothy affair but ends up being a melodramatic saga which can bore you easily.”
2.0 “An overstretched story invokes a grumbling effect for the entire second part.”
2.0 “Ishkq in Paris never posed itself as a game changer in Bollywood rom coms but certainly it could have been developed as a decent sweet love story.”
1.0 “Ishkq In Paris is a bad film brought furthur down by a bunch of Bollywood cliches and a fading Preity Zinta.”
1.0 “It’s a dull movie.”
Daily BHaskar

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