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Review : Ishq – A beautiful love story
Release date: 24 Feb 2012 Rating : 3.25/5
Director : Vikram K Kumar
Producer : M Vikram Gaud
Music Director : Anoop Rubens
Starring: Nitin , Nithya Menon,

Nitin and Nithya teamed up for the movie ‘Ishq’. The film has been directed by Vikram Kumar and Shreshta Movies has produced the film. The movie has the legendary P.C.Sriram as the cinematographer. Ishq released worldwide today, so let us see how the movie is.

Story :

Rahul (Nitin) is a very jovial and friendly guy who likes to have fun and play practical jokes. He comes across a beautiful and lively girl Priya (Nithya) while flying to Hyderabad and he falls for her. Unexpected circumstances force the aircraft to land at Goa and they are forced to stay there for a day. Rahul slowly wins Priya over with his jovial and good nature. By the time they get to Hyderabad, they are deeply in love with each other.

But that is where the story takes a twist. Priya’s brother Shiva (Ajay) enters the scene and it so happens that Shiva and Rahul have a past. What is the issue that links them together? Will Shiva accept the relationship between Priya and Rahul? That forms the rest of the story.

Plus Points :

Nitin and Nithya Menon have delivered superb performances. They share good screen chemistry and they make a lovely pair. This is undoubtedly one of Nitin’s best performances. He is cool and his characterization is very fresh. Nithya looks cute and beautiful. She is gorgeous in sarees and she delivers a neat performance.

The movie looks great visually and P.C. Sriram is the biggest asset for the film (More on this in technical section). The romantic track between Nitin and Nithya has been handled in a very classy and mature fashion.

Nagineedu is ok as Nithya’s father. Ajay is good in the role of Shiva. He shows fine variations as man with multiple shades – a devoted son, psychotic lover, caring husband and angry brother. Ali is good in his brief role. Srinivas Reddy and Thagubothu Ramesh entertain in cameo appearances. Rohini is alright as Jaya aunty from Goa.

There is subtle humour throughout and some scenes have come out really well, especially the scenes in Goa and Nitin’s scenes with Ajay. Songs have been shot outstandingly well – especially ‘ Oh Priya’.

Minus Points :

There are some highly illogical sequences in the movie. Will the Hyderabad Airport be closed for almost 2 days because of rains? Will a 1940 vintage Jeep keep up with a modern and powerful car on Hyderabad’s Outer Ring Road? Such simple issues should have been taken care of.

The movie turns extremely predictable at times in the second half and pace slows down. Satya Krishna, Sindhu Tolani and Supreet are wasted in insignificant roles.

The all important ‘commercial elements’, which are turning out to be crucial these days, are few and far between.

Technical Aspects :

P.C.Sriram shows once again why he is held in such high esteem. Cinematography is outstanding and every frame is beautiful. His brilliance is even more evident when it comes to picturization of songs. Dialogues by Ramesh Samala are decent and they are pretty humorous at times.

Editing is neat. Choreography of songs is good. Background score provided by Anoop Rubens and Aravind Shankar is good.

Verdict :

Ishq is a classy and beautiful love story. The chemistry between Nitin and Nithya Menon is a treat to watch. Beautiful cinematography, good dialogues and some very nice scenes are major assets. The movie is let down in places by some illogical sequences, predictable narration and slow pace. The lack of mass commercial elements might also hamper the movie in B and C centers. You will love Ishq if you like urbane romantic comedies. For me, its a good watch. Rating : 3.25/5

Mahesh K.S.

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