Movie Review: Dedh Ishqiya (2014)

Box Office: Flop

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.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
5.0 “Dedh Ishqiya is a genuinely smart film.”
4.0 “DEDH ISHQIYA is a worthy follow up to the widely admired ISHQIYA.”
4.0 “The follow-up casts comes up with striking insights into the flaws and foibles of people who haven’t lost their flair for the flashy despite their lives having hitting the skids.”
4.0 “You don’t watch a film like this, you soak it in!”
4.0 “The movie leaves no stone unturned in the path of big bollywood business.”
4.0 ” It is a decadent masterpiece and a wholesome entertainer with streaks of romance, comedy, poetry and social commentary making it a fulfilling treat.”
4.0 ” Every thing about `Dedh Ishqiya` stands on its own and stands out. Whether you watch it for the Begum`s magic or Babban and Khalu – this caper is sure to delight you.”
4.0 “Dedh Ishqiya is not to be missed.”
Indiatoday: Vinayak Chakravorty
4.0 “It is vintage, refreshing, stirring, satisfying, witty, edgy, stylish and open-minded, sexy, snaky and oomphy. “
3.5 “Vishal Bharadwaj’s dialogue keeps you in splits.”
3.5 “Dedh Ishqiya is a gripping fare “
Daily Bhaskar
3.5 “Dedh Ishqiya is totally worth the moolah.”
Indiatoday: Suhani Singh
3.5 “Dedh Ishqiya is worth watching!.”
Indiatoday: Rohit Khilnani
3.0 “Dedh Ishqiya falls just a step short of being flawless and that’s only because of the Tarantino-esq climax. But in the rest of the portions, the film, as promised, “Dedh” (One and a half) times the fun of the original.”
3.0 “Dedh Ishqiya not a sequel made in hurry for profits.”
Indiatoday: Faheem Ruhani
Average Reviews
2.5 “‘Dedh Ishqiya’ has its high points, but it isn’t a stayer.”
Negative Reviews

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