ISHAQZAADE REVIEW: ARJUN AND PARINEETI OUTSTANDING
Arjun Kapoor makes a fine debut as Parma in Isaqzaade. He acts well with a swagger. Arjun has a very good screen presence along with co-star Parineeti Chopra, from the Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl fame. Parineeti outshines with her superb comical yet intense role.
Arjun and Parineeti showcase extraordinary on-screen chemistry and excellent performances that are an absolute highlights of the film. Gauhar Khan plays a cameo and does well with her part as Chand, does very well.
Ishaqzaade is a love story of two youngsters belonging to two opposing political families in a small town in UP. Parma (Arjun Kapoor) is one of the grandsons of Chauhan, a political leader contesting for the post of the MLA. Qureshi, is the current MLA of the area. Chauhan and Qureshi are hardcore enemies, and both want complete supremacy over the other. Parma wants to rise up the family ladder.
Zoya (Parineeti Chopra), Qureshi‘s gutsy daughter, is no less than her brothers in her hate for the Chauhans. Parma woos Zoya till she reciprocates his love. The two meet secretly and even get married. Immediately afterwards, Parma has sex with Zoya.
Then, to Zoya’s surprise, Parma abandons her, claiming revenge for the slap. Parma exploits photos of Zoya getting married without showing his own face. As a result, Zoya’s dad loses the election. Parma becomes his grandfather’s blue eyed boy.
Zoya’s father snaps all ties with her. Zoya, meanwhile, escapes from her home with the intention to put a bullet in Parma’s head. What happens then? Does Zoya kill Parma and avenge her honour? Yeah, she tries to do so, but then there are twists and turns, and Zoya and Parma join each others company against their own families which is caused by Parma’s mother’s murder by his grandfather.
Overall, Ishaqzaade is an entertaining film which works on the strength of its first half and the performances of Arjun and Parneeti.
CITYHYD.INFO rating: 3 STAR