Dedh Ishqiya trailers (updated)


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26 Responses to “Dedh Ishqiya trailers (updated)”

  1. More than 72 hours since this one got posted and not a single comment or view? Man..I think there will be no one at the theater except ushers then…Madhuri’s days are truly over then..even reloaded ones..

    She is appearing damn good here..And this is one of the far better trailers from Hi-fi in recent years..but I should say there is a lot of Spanish/Mexican mafia hangover terms of the music and the ambiance one is transported to..

    Will watch this for Madhuri for sure..and then there is the sultry, all-womanly Huma too…Naseer will rock of course..and Arshad’s comic timing would be great too…


  2. visually this looks more polished than the first, and its good to see vijay raaz after a while. I think ill watch this one, though I really didn’t like the first. the vishal score in the trailer here is cool also, sounds spaghetti/morricone


  3. ‘Eternal Begum’ Madhuri Dixit’s Exclusive On ‘Dedh Ishqiya’


  4. Dedh Ishqiya press conference:


  5. This full trailer looks pretty good – I wasn’t sure earlier but now i’m looking forward to this.


  6. Really like this track and the picturisation. It made me check out Begum Akhtar’s original and I’m hooked – her rendition is captivating:


  7. This awesome track released yesterday, but sadly everyone only seems interested in the Dhoom 3 crap. No wonder the music industry is so screwed – songs like this get ignored whilst everyone discusses the merits or otherwise of Pritam’s ‘music’.

    Anyways, this tracks seems to pick up where Dil Toh Bachha Hai left off. Gulzar is on form as always.


    • Nice soothing track.. don’t think it equals the earlier one but pretty good on its own.


    • “sadly everyone only seems interested in the Dhoom 3 crap.”
      Bcos normal people move ahead with time!!
      And in 2013, are not still fantasising about meena kumaris ‘charms’ (only!)
      It’s less worrisome of young folks are more interested in Kat Kaif in 2013 than meena kumari!!!
      The opposite is certainly the more ‘strange’ choice (though not illegal!!)
      Ps: haven’t heard the above dedh ishqiya song which may infact be v good –IF /when one hears it !!


  8. One of my favourite Bharadwaj tracks (and one of Daler’ very best)-


  9. Definitely a good song. Still think dil to baccha hai was better but this is certainly a worthwhile tune and that rare genuine song out of Bollywood.


  10. “Everybody Asks, Where’s Vidya In Dedh Ishqiya”: Naseeruddin Shah


  11. LOL Honey Singh singing a song with Sukhwinder Singh with lyrics by Gulzar Saab and composed by Vishal Bharadwaj. WTF is this.


  12. We haven’t seen Madhuri Dixit on the big screen since 2007, when she starred in the poorly-reviewed Aaja Nachle.

    “A lot is at stake because the audience will see me on the big screen after a long gap,” the actress confides.

    The new year will see her in two women-centric films, Dedh Ishqiya (releasing on January 10) and Gulaab Gang (releasing on March 7).

    Madhuri tells Patcy N what to expect from her films, and also talks about life after marriage and kids.

    Tell us about Dedh Ishiya and Gulaab Gang.

    I play Begum Para in Dedh Ishqiya. She is a beautiful, poetic woman, the begum of Mehmoodabad in Lucknow. She is a widow, and her husband’s last wish was that if she ever remarried she should marry a poet.

    Every year she has a swayamwar and calls shayars (poets) from all over India, but is unimpressed with them.

    In the third year, Khalujaan (Naseeruddin Shah) and Babban (Arshad Warsi) end up there, and meet her and Munniya (Huma Qureshi) and the story begins from there.

    I have tried my best with Begum Para. It’s a very strong character. She is very secretive. She is different from what you see. She has multiple layers to her personality.

    In the other film, Gulaab Gang, I play the leader of a group of vigilantes who help people facing social injustice.


  13. RajRoshan Says:

    The early reviews are excellent…as for box office the buzz seems to be low compared to the first part.


  14. RajRoshan Says:

    The reviews are out…and as expected they are excellent…still not sure about box office though


  15. Dedh Ishqiya movie review
    (Comedy, Thriller)

    Saibal Chatterjee
    Thursday, January 09, 2014

    Cast:Madhuri Dixit, Arshad Warsi, Naseeruddin Shah, Huma Qureshi
    Director: Abhishek Chaubey

    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.

    On account of several other worthy reasons, not the least of which is the presence in the cast of the still-incandescent Madhuri Dixit, it has got to be one of this year’s most anticipated releases. Dedh Ishqiya measures up on most counts.

    Co-writer and director Abhishek Chaubey delivers a delightfully droll thriller set in an upcountry feudal milieu where adorable rogues and unfettered tricksters have a field day.

    In fact,Dedh Ishqiya is in many respects appreciably more enthralling than Ishqiya.

    Thematically, the follow-up casts its net far wider and comes up with striking insights into the flaws and foibles of people who haven’t lost their flair for the flashy despite their lives having hitting the skids.

    The screenplay is laced with acidic wit, the comic touches are subtly sly, and the on-screen performances are marvellously modulated.

    Dedh Ishqiya entertains, but does so in a manner that does not trifle with the intelligence of the audience.

    In other words, here is an exceptional film that does not have to negotiate the kind of facile crowd-pleasing narrative formulations that most Bollywood flicks must necessarily wade through in order to get to the Rs 200-crore mark.

    Dedh Ishqiya might not get there, but it is a triumph of measured craftsmanship and storytelling finesse.

    Shored up by producer Vishal Bhardwaj’s razor-sharp dialogues and unusual musical score, Dedh Ishqiya looks, sounds and feels like nothing that the Mumbai movie industry has produced in a while.

    It is more an Urdu film than a Hindi one, with a majority of the characters speaking lines in a language and with the kind of mellifluence that have gone out of Mumbai cinema.

    Much of the credit for the look and texture of the film must obviously go to both cinematographer Setu and the production designer duo of Subrata Chakrabarty and Amit Ray.

    Working primarily with natural sources of light, Setu composes some truly remarkable images whose glow lingers long after they have played themselves out.

    The quality of the writing and the sharpness of the editing (A Sreekar Prasad), too, deserve an equally large measure of praise. Each neatly constructed sequence leads into the next flawlessly and without leaving any creases behind.

    So, despite its two-and-a-half-hour runtime, Dedh Ishqiya does not ever appear to flag.
    Small-time thieves Khalujaan Iftikhar Hussain (Naseeruddin Shah) and Babban (Arshad Warsi) con a jewellery store owner and flee with an expensive necklace.

    In flight, Khalu and Babban are separated. The latter ends up in a pit, with local strongman Mushtaq (Salman Shahid) and his men all but ready to bump him off.

    But Babban talks his way out of trouble and goes in search of Khalujaan, who, the younger man has reason to believe, has pulled a fast one on him.

    The latter, now in the guise of a poetry-spouting nawab, walks into the swayamvar of the widowed Begum Para, the ruler of Mahmudabad (Madhuri Dixit).

    The lady has decided to remarry the best versifier in town and everyone is out to make an impression on her.

    Even bigger trouble brews for Khalu and Babban as a smarmy politician, Jaan Mohammad (Vijay Raaz), throws his hat in the ring.

    He goes to the extent of abducting a poet named Nur Mohammad Italvi (his nom de plume is derived from his Italian mom) so that he has a steady supply of lines to electrify the Begum with.

    But in Mahmudabad, nothing is what it seems, and the Begum and her lady-in-waiting Munira (Huma Qureshi) have a few tricks up their pretty sleeves.

    Dedh Ishqiya is filled with many delights: the repeated banter between Khalu and Babban, Khalu’s efforts to woo the Begum and bring her out of her self-imposed exile from dance, Babban’s typically brazen attempts to win Munira over, and of course the dangerous cat-and-mouse game that they all play with the unrelenting Jaan Mohammad.

    All of this works wonderfully well because the acting is of a consistently high order. The two spirited women in this male-dominated landscape play second fiddle to none and get their own back with ease.

    If it is difficult to take one’s eyes off the screen when Madhuri is on it, it is no less a joy to watch Huma Qureshi effortlessly matching strides with the veteran, move for move.
    Naseeruddin Shah captures the essence of the worldly wise Khalujaan with the kind of acuity that only an actor of his proven calibre could have.

    Arshad Warsi, as always, is a livewire who injects full-on fizz into the proceedings without breaking into a sweat.

    The director also extracts outstanding performances from the supporting cast.

    Vijay Raaz as the villain who is loath to take no for an answer, Manoj Pahwa as the poet in captivity who never tires of flaunting his Italian origins and Salman Shahid as the eccentric gang lord are first-rate.

    Notwithstanding the title, there are no half measures in Dedh Ishqiya.

    From dilkashi to junoon, the start and end point respectively of Khalujaan’s take on the seven stages of love, the film has them both and everything in between and beyond.

    Dedh Ishqiya is a must watch.



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