Movie Preview: Dedh Ishqiya (2014)

Shemaroo Entertainment and Vishal Bhardwaj Pictures Pvt Ltd presents DEDH ISHQIYA, a forthcoming comedy thriller movieset to release on 10th January 2014. DEDH ISHQIYA is a sequel to 2010 hit movie ISHQIYA.Jointly produced by Raman Maroo along with Vishal Bhardwaj and directed by Abhishek Chaubey, the movie reprieves the role of Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi as the lead actors, with an addition of actresses Madhuri Dixit and Huma Qureshi as the lead actresses.Khalujaan (Naseeruddin Shah)and Babban (Arshad Warsi), the two romantic thieves are back in Dedh Ishqiya, sequel to the acclaimed and successful Ishqiya with their romantic adventures. And this time love will take them through the SEVEN STAGES OF LOVE… with the beautiful and dangerous Madhuri Dixit as Begum Para and Huma Qureshi as Munniya.

Character Sketches:

Madhuri Dixit as Begum Para: The legendary Madhuri Dixit portrays the character of Begum Para – The Begum of Mahmudabad. She is an epitome of beauty, grace and culture. Keeping the tradition of her palace and city alive she yet lives in her own world of pain and agony.

Naseeruddin Shah as Khalujaan: Iftekhar Hussain better known as Khalujaan/Khalu is in his fifties. A thief by profession and a romantic at heart, Khalu in this sequel to Ishqiya dons the character of a romantic poet who strives to win the heart of the Begum of Mahmudabad to complete his love story.

Arshad Warsi as Babban: Razzaq Hussain aka Babban is a thief in his mid thirties. Partner in crime with Khalujaan, their team is set for yet another adventure in Dedh Ishqiya. Hot headed yet romantic, Babban falls in love too easily for his own good. He also flaunts a great sense of humour.

Huma Qureshi as Muniya: Ambitious, glib and alluring. More than all of these, Muniya is supremely aware of her sexuality and uses it to great effect. She says she has no time for love. She wants to travel the world. Muniya is a dangerously motivated woman who will stop at nothing to get what she wants.


Taking on from where we left off, DEDH ISHQIYA discovers yet another escapade of Khalujaan (Naseeruddin Shah) and Babban (Arshad Warsi), a poetic journey underlined with revenge, drama and deception.

The Begum (Madhuri Dixit-Nene) of Mahmudabad is hosting a festival of poetry and music in her mansion. The country’s best poets are in town. Khalujaan posing as the Nawaab of Chandpur, is participating as a poet in the festival.

He is not there merely to show off his poetic wares but to impress the widowed Begum who, as the grapevine suggests, is scouting for a husband -preferably a poet.

Babban (Arshad Warsi) arrives in Mahmudabad to take Khalujaan back to their old life but his plans change the moment he sets his eyes on Begum’s maid and confidant, Munira alias Muniya (Huma Qureshi), a brash and sexy young woman.

Muniya too has plans of her own. She leaves the palace every now and then in a disguise to meet gangsters in dark alleys. The palace is rife with intrigue.

The shayari is dropped for the guns, daring chases and hidden intentions. In the end, love triumphs even if the players of the story do not.

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