Dedh Ishqiya (2014) Hindi Movie Review | 24 Critic Reviews | Madhuri Dixit, Arshad Warsi, Naseeruddin Shah, Huma Qureshi


Madhuri Dixit, Arshad Warsi, Naseeruddin Shah, Huma Qureshi, Vijay Raaz

Dedh Ishqiya Posterdirection:

Abhishek Chaubey


Abhishek Chaubey,Vishal Bhardwaj


Abhishek Chaubey,Vishal Bhardwaj,Gulzar


Abhishek Chaubey,Vishal Bhardwaj

weird aggregate rating 6.8/10cinematography:

Satyajit Pande


Vishal Bhardwaj

produced by:

Vishal Bhardwaj,Raman Maroo





release date:

run time:
152 minutes
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Madhuri Refuses to use cuss words-Times of India
Madhuri Dixit: Dr. Nene appreciated and complimented my look in DEDH ISHQIYA-Glamsham
Arshad Warsi goes dark in Dedh Ishqiya-Hindustan Times

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  •  Bollywood Hungama -Taran Adarsh Rating-8
It's a well-established trend to have a franchise or a sequel as a meritorious follow up to a triumphant prequel. The year 2013 ended on a high, with the third installment of the lucrative DHOOM franchise rewriting the record books. Now, in the second week of 2014, a sequel to the immensely likable ISHQIYA
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  •  Times of India -Meena Iyer Rating-7
Dedh Ishqiya is a sequel to the zany 2010 black comedy Ishqiya. Like its prequel, the idiom and the setting are rural. The spoken language is Hindi with a peppering of heavy-duty Urdu. Thank God for the English subtitles in circuits except the Hindi belt!
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  •  NDTV -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-8
For a Hindi movie critic subjected to cinematic trash week after week, the unenviable job is often an onerous chore.Rare is a Bollywood release that one genuinely looks forward to. Dedh Ishqiya, for sure, is one such atypical film, and certainly not for its capricious title alone.
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  •  India Today -Suhani Singh Rating-7
Bollywood doesn't have a fabulous track record when it comes to doling out sequels. In most cases, they seem as excuses to make more money than to tell an engrossing tale, show character development or paint a new, vivid world.Here's a sequel which is totally worth the moolah.
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  •  Daily Bhaskar - Rating-7
Yes, it does and the credit goes to the director Abhishek Chaubey. Dedh Ishqiya can come in the category of hard hitting films, which have left an indelible mark on Indian audience in last couple of years. The film rides on a good story, great acting performances, brilliant screenplay, interesting
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  •  Sify -Sonia Chopra Rating-8
It’s the enchanted world of Urdu shayari, the rustle of precious silks and ada (style) beautifully contrasted with ruthless treachery and dark humour. Aesthetics seep through every pore of the film -- be it the language (soak in words like lamhatraks,unsroobaroo), the elegant embroidery
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  •  India Today -Vinayak Chakravorty Rating-8
Ishqiya started off with an advantage this sequel will not get. Like all first films, it had concept novelty on its side. You had a couple of brazen rustic conmen with hearts that flutter at the tiniest tease, thrown into a mix of dark wit, crime and amoral amour.
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  •  Mid Day -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-8
In one of the scenes of this film, the graceful Begum Para (Madhuri Dixit) flirtatiously tells Iftekar alias Khalujaan (Naseeruddin Shah) ‘Aapko maine kabhi dekha hai’…and pat comes his reply, ‘Yaad aaye kahan toh ittila zaroor kijiyega, hum bhi dhoond rahein hain apne aap ko.’
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  •  Filmfare -Rachit Gupta Rating-8
There’s a general rule with sequels, they seldom get better than the original movie. But like always there are exceptions to every rule. Dedh Ishqiya is just that. It’s one up on Abhishek Chaubey’s previous film. It serves up more surprises, more laughs and more thrills than Ishqiya (2010).
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  •  Now Running -Mansha Rastogi Rating-6
One of the biggest formulas being applied over and over again in cinema over the last few years is that of converting a hit film into a franchise by dishing out sequels one after the other only to cash in on the success of the first.
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  •  Deccan Chronicle -Khaled Mohamed Rating-6
Hear ye. Without that old-fashioned feeling call love, the  heart burns over with fire, one’s very soul is reduced to cinders. Waah janaab waah, that’s the poesy-suffused pitch of a faux Ghalib somewhere out there in U P. Yippee?
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  •  Indian Express -Shubhra Gupta Rating-5
‘Ishqiya’ gave us a couple of lovable rogues with a lilting Bhopali brogue, and a tricky leading lady in the wickedest ‘cheent ka blouse’ and a startling line in ‘gaalis’. Director Abhishek Choubey’s debut film had an arresting swagger and a distinct voice, and characters—full-blooded, full-bodied– that stayed
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  •  Mumbai Mirror -Karan Anshuman Rating-6
Dedh Ishiqya has very little to do with the first part. It is a lot more fantasy, a lot less real; a lot more about poetry, a lot less about ubiquitous gas cylinders; a lot more love, without diluting the fellowship established in Ishqiya.
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  •  Hindustan Times -Anupama Chopra Rating-6
There are nawabs, sher-o-shairi, and a courtly old-world romance but make no mistake, this is a twisted theatre of the absurd in which the gamut of human folly - greed, decadence, deceit, stupidity - is laid out for us. Once again, Abhishek and co-writer Vishal Bhardwaj find the vein of humour
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  •  IBN Live -Rajeev Masand Rating-8
Who can possibly resist the promise of another rollicking adventure with Khaluj and Babban? Writer-director Abhishek Chaubey and co-writer Vishal Bhardwaj have come up with two ingenuous, delightful con men, one uncle, the other nephew, one the brains, the other the brawn.
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  •  Yahoo Movies -Rummana Ahmed Rating-8
I love the way ‘Dedh Ishqiya’ seems to build-up like a romantic story – Begum Para (Madhuri Dixit), a widow, is looking for a suitor to fulfill her dead husband’s last wish. Nawabs from different parts of the country have assembled to display their prowess, especially to brandish their eloquence
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  •  The W14 -Mayank Shekar Rating-7
I really don’t know what to make of this conmen combo: the ‘khurafaat’ Babban and his cunning Khalu (mother’s sister’s husband). Khalu, given his old age, is obviously incapable of executing a lot of the tricks for thefts on his own. Yet, given half a chance he is only too happy to dupe and dump
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  •  India Today -Rohit Khilnani Rating-7
A pat on the back for Abhishek Chaubey who puts a tough film together and keeps us engrossed throughout. Music by Vishal Bhardwaj is not great here but his contribution in writing the dialogues for this film is the best thing to happen to Dedh Ishqiya.
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  •  India Today -Faheem Ruhani Rating-6
Let's digress a bit. After the super success of Munnna Bhai M.B.B.S, director Rajkumar Hirani came out with Lage Raho Munna Bhai a couple of years later when the makers thought they actually had a good enough, engaging story to tell. Precisely for those reasons Rajkumar Hirani and the co-writer of Munna
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  •  One India -Vaishak Rating-8
Expectations were sky high from Abhishek Chaubey's second directorial venture Dedh Ishqiya (first one was Ishqiya), which releases today. Since the film marks the comeback of Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit, a lot is expected by the mass. The film also stars Naseeruddin ShahArshad Warsi and Huma
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  •  Book My Show -Neha Pinto Rating-7
The film opens with a gripping chase scene involving Arshad Warsi who is fleeing from Mustaq (Salman Shahid). Forget the chase scenes that involve fast cars, motorbikes and wide highways, this is a chase scene that takes place in the narrow gullies of Northern India (Uttar Pradesh).
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  •  Koimoi -Mohar Basu Rating-8
What had worked the best for Ishqiya was its performances and the writing. The same remains the highlight point for Dedh Ishqiya as well. The film’s story is remarkably laced with confident wit and fantastic performances. The film rolls briskly from the word go and compared to the last editions
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  •  Indiaglitz -Vishal Verma Rating-8
As vintage, smooth, refreshing, stirring and satisfying as a 'Rooh Afza' in the current B.O. core club heat; as free willingly open-minded as a bisexual; as stylish and glamorous as the celebrity derby race, witty as it should be, poetic as never before, as sexy and snaky as a oomphy Bollywood nagin
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  •  Zee News -Resham Sengar Rating-8
Director Abhishek Chaubey, takes the risk of carrying forward the storyline from where the trio of Khalu (Naseeruddin Shah), Krishna (Vidya Balan), and Babban (Arshad Warsi) left off after being done with their antics. He has certainly come up with an even more convincing picture painted in dark
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weird aggregate rating(WAR) - 6.8/10

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