Critics' review: Ishkq in Paris, a waste of time
Ishkq in Paris is so much like Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy starrer Before Sunrise, a cult romance film. But Preity Zinta's production isn't likely to enter Bollywood hall of fame. Read what the critics feel about the film.movie reviews Updated: May 24, 2013 18:12 IST
Film: Ishkq In Paris
Cast: Preity Zinta (last seen in Heroes; 2008), Rhehan Malliek, Isabelle Adjani
Director: Prem Raj
Ishkq in Paris is a comeback (of sorts) for Preity Zinta and it is her own production. Quite literally it must be labour of love. But critics don't seem to have taken a shine to it.
Akash (Rhehan Malliek aka Gaurav Channa) and Ishkq (Preity Zinta) decide to spend one day together in Paris, frolicking, singing and flirting. Then they part ways only to meet several years later, when Akash realises he actually has feelings for Ishkq, but since she's always acted like she's too cool for him, she is conflicted.
The plot of Ishkq in Paris reminds one of Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise (1995) and the sequels. The lead characters meet aboard a train in Before Sunrise and the sequel was set in Paris. Preity Zinta's movie brings in these two elements from Richard's films but falls far short of achieving a good cinematic experience.