1.5 Ishqiya


I haven’t seen the first part, but the sequel was quite a fun and charming movie with a dash of crudeness every now and then to ground the faux sophistication. At first I was wondering why they had English subtitles, but as the movie progressed and the Urdu got heavier, it began to make sense. They even managed to throw in a couple of guest appearances by the iPhones.

As for the performances, pretty much everyone got under the skin of their characters, and Madhuri Dixit still has that smile and age has not dulled the sparkle in her eyes. Moreover, she managed to hold back the audience from making an exit with the final song of the film that accompanied the credits – a feat that most of the usual credit item numbers fail to do.

All in all, a worthwhile watch.

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