Ishaqzaade gets thumbs up from critics
The chemistry between the lead pair Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra is infectious and Habib Faisal’s direction is first-rate. Arjun Kapoor makes a fantastic debut. Parineeti Chopra shines again in a complex and intense role, feel critics.bollywood Updated: May 11, 2012 18:25 IST
The chemistry between the lead pair Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra is infectious and Habib Faisal’s direction is first-rate. Arjun Kapoor makes a fantastic debut. Parineeti Chopra shines again in a complex and intense role, feel critics.
"Story writers Aditya Chopra and Habib Faisal take the age-old plot of a love story between members belonging to feuding families and give it a very nice twist. Faisal’s screenplay does full justice to the story. The first half is fast paced and entertaining. All the characters are well-etched and leave an impression the viewer’s mind," says Mrigank Dhaniwala, Koimoi.com
"Ishaqzaade is nothing you haven’t seen or heard already: the old Romeo-Juliet romance reworked into a small town setting with guns and gore, Yash Raj style. Throw in some French kissing, colourful swearing, street fighting, a righteous mother and some songs and you have Ishaqzaade – love in the times of small town politics," says Rubina A Khan, First Post.
"The plot is racy and the narrative does not waste too much time in establishing the love story. That perhaps can go against the film, since the transition from hate to love for the lead protagonists happen a bit too quickly, leaving the viewer wondering whether it is that easy to love and hate a person," writes Shomini Sen, Zee News.
"The chemistry between Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra on screen certainly follows the model of the chemistry that was created in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Bunty Aur Babli and Band Baaja Baaraat. It's infectious and that, in my opinion, is the hallmark of the film, besides the script of course. In the initial portions, both Arjun and Parineeti are at loggerheads, bartering cusswords, flaunting guns and trying to be one-up on the other. Their love story towards the middle of the first part is equally electrifying and the portrayal by Arjun and Parineeti gives the film the required sheen," writes Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama.
"On the whole, Ishaqzaade, a volatile and intense story with ample doses of fanatical romance, should appeal to a pan-India audience. This broadly engaging love story has a winsome pair who deliver dexterous performances, besides popular music and several poignant moments, which should appeal to fans of mainstream films. Go for it!" Says Adarsh.
"On the whole, Ishaqzaade is an entertaining fare which works on the strength of its first half and the performances," concludes Dhaniwala.
Rohit Vats, IBNLive.com
10:34 AM: Rivalry at its best. Arjun Kapoor excels in the initial scenes.
10:38 AM: Parineeti Chopra looks fit for the role. She is full of energy.
10:59 AM: Parineeti Chopra shows nuanced acting skills. The writer has given her a very well written character.
11:02 AM: #Ishaqzaade is a passionate love story. These guys can make you fall in love.
First Published: May 11, 2012 17:58 IST