Dedh Ishqiya - External Reviews

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Slow, long and yet it balances between taking its poetry too seriously and dumbing it down for our benefit. Only a few spots you wish were polished a tad better.



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41 reviewers have given Dedh Ishqiya an average rating of 4.1/5.0 (?)

28 yays
1 nays
12 so-so

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Thumbs up by Anna MM Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ... I didn’t move from my seat till the very last shot. Abhishek Chaubey has arrived, people! And Madhuri is back!... full review

So-So by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...Verily watchable, but no great shakes to rave about, Dedh Ishqiya is fun as long as it lasts, but it gives you nothing to carry home except the feeling of being caught leg-before without losing the ‘gilli’... full review

Thumbs up by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ...But as they say, the possibility remains that the Nawaabi feast might not suit many having a routine appetite.... full review

Thumbs up by Natalie Rout, Bolly Spice ...Dedh Ishqiya is an even better watch than its prequel and entertains with its dry humour, terrific dialogue and electric chemistry.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...DEDH ISHQIYA is a worthy follow up to the widely admired ISHQIYA. Powerful writing, superb direction and outstanding performances make DEDH ISHQIYA a must watch. Just don't miss it! ... full review

Thumbs up by Rashma Shetty Bali, Bollywood Life ...Dedh Ishqiya is a must watch for movie lovers. Unlike most of today’s commercial hit films, it is not a ‘no brainer’. Instead, take your thinking minds on an exciting joyride that impels you to enjoy an aesthetic and exciting movie watching experience... full review

Thumbs up by Neha Pinto, BookmyShow ... Dedh Ishqiya takes the Ishqiya experience, Dedh (one and a half) times higher... full review

So-So by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...When Shah and Warsi are in the frame together, sparks fly, but Madhuri Dixit brings nothing much to the screen except a strained grace that makes her look as if she were holding her breath for too long... full review

Thumbs up Daily Bhaskar ...Dedh Ishqiya is backed by great acting performances. Madhuri has again proved that why she is the undisputed queen of Bollywood. Young divas should buckle up as they have to compete with the diva, who is all set to take the box office by storm in her second term in Bollywood. We can say Madhuri is back and ‘with a bang’. Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad might have given disastrous films recently, but their performance in Dedh isqiya will re-establish their fans’ trust in them. One man whose performance has overshadowed everyone is Vijay Raaz. He is definitely the best performer amongst the talented star cast of the film.... full review

So-So by Khalid Mohamed, Deccan Chronicle ...Dedh Ishqiya' is different and it’s audacious – not without its sack of snafus though. It’s a could-see.... full review

Thumbs up Desi Martini ...Dedh Ishqiya is deliciously better than its predecessor laced with impeccable writing, superb dialogues and a brilliant cast that enraptures you with their acting prowess. Don't miss this marvellous experience... full review

Thumbs up by Rony D'costa, Desi Martini ...A rich cinematic experience that’s quirky, has the best of dialogues and is visually soothing. Lilah... full review

So-So by Smita, Desi Martini ...A strong story and great acting make this a good watch though not as good as the first on... full review

Thumbs up by Somesh Sinha, Desi Martini ...A deliciously nouvelle continuation, that is strictly *not-to-be-missed*! ... full review

Thumbs up by Inspector VIjay, Desi Martini ...A cracking sequel with the best dialogues I have seen in years! ... full review

Thumbs up by Ameetbhuvan, Desi Martini ...Solid story scintillating visuals dry wit and power packed cast make this a must watch... full review

Thumbs up by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...Dedh Ishqiya is an intelligent film and better than anything Bharadwaj has directed in recent years.... full review

Thumbs up by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ... Arshad Warsi and Naseeruddin Shah are a rage too. Forget couples having chemistry, forget bromance, this uncle and nephew duo have the kind of rapport comparable to Jai and Veeru.... full review

Thumbs up by Deepanjana Pal, FirstPost ...Chaubey is two films old and compared to Ishqiya, Dedh Ishqiya is far more elaborate, complicated and ambitious ... full review

Thumbs up by Neha Mathur, ...Dedh Ishqiya is more of a lumbering buggy ride. It demands to be savoured, and you will not be entertained if you are in a hurry... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, ... DEDH ISHQIYA is a work of art but with too much of 'attachment'. It does not work when you don't know when to say ''cut''... full review

So-So by Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times ...Dedh Ishqiya is worth watching just for Abhishek Chaubey's ambition. He is not constrained by the demands of the box office. I am eager to see what trouble Khalujan and Babban will get into next.... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Dedh Ishqiya gives the UP badlands a light cloak of humor and, to the viewer - we're happy to note - a bold reveal that is more suggested than emphasized. The twist in the tale is one you can spot from a mile away, but it's nicely done. ... full review

Thumbs up by Rohit Khilnani, india today ...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.... full review

So-So by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...There is much to be liked in the film, and I wish all of it had been as good as the scintillating bits. The trouble is not just with the pace. Some of the lines, terrific as they are, seem to be added in just so that the characters can revel in their o... full review

Thumbs up Indicine ...The first major release of 2013 (Dedh Ishqiya) has also set the bar particularly high for all films to arrive in the next 12 months. Dedh Ishqiya is hilarious with its poetic banter, dark humour and is also an astute thriller which manages to entertain the audiences from start to finish. Start your year with a cinematic high by watching Dedh Ishqiy... full review

Thumbs up by Mohar Basu, koimoi ...Dedh Ishqiya is a sexy film. Mystically poignant, grippingly lucid, dark, subtle and so invigorating-ly well performed. It’s not everyday that you stumble upon near perfect films which entertain you so enthralling-ly. I am going with a 4/5. This movie was worth every buck and there should be no reason to miss this film.... full review

So-So by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...The pastiche that encompasses all the lunacy and glamour in Dedh Ishqiya is complemented by its splendidly evocative music by Bhardwaj.... full review

Thumbs up by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...Arshad Warsi is brilliant as usual. While Madhuri Dixit as the graceful, silent “suffering” Begum is almost relegated to the background at times, Huma Qureshi does full justice to her throbbing, assertive, passionate role... full review

So-So by Joginder Tuteja, Movie Talkies ...These are the reasons why one man who comes out unscathed is Arshad Warsi. Watch it if his distinct quirk is what has brought smiles on your face in his many comic encounters. - See more at: full review

So-So by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA ...Well if compared with the dum of 'Ishqiya' this movie has little less 'Ishqiya' in it due to its slow narrative style and weak screenplay. On individual basis and cinematic level 'Desh Ishqiya' is a good film with lots of hard work and efforts indulged in it, but still falls flat in front of its predecessor.... full review

So-So by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ...Dedh Ishqiya - it's texture, dialogue, and performances - make it good enough to hold up in a repeat viewing. And that's a lot more than you can say about the majority of other films.... full review

Thumbs up by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ... 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. ... full review

So-So by Mansha Rastogi, Now ...Dedh Ishqiya falls just a step short of being flawless and that's only because of the Tarantino-esq climax. But in the rest of the portions, the film, as promised, "Dedh" (One and a half) times the fun of the original. ... full review

So-So by Namrata Joshi, Outlook India ...Vishal Bharadwaj uses words as beautifully—there’s at once a delic­acy as well as an irreverent humour in his dialogue... full review

Thumbs up by Raja Sen, Rediff ...It’s a genuinely smart film. It’s beautifully, lovingly shot... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...There's so much to be savoured in the film -- from the performances, aesthetics, music, and the story itself. You don’t watch a film like this, you soak it in! ... full review

Thumbs up by Janhavi Samant, Star Blockbuster ...Although better than many other recently released films, Dedh Ishqiya isn’t as good as its prequel. But worth a watch anyway. You could brush up on your Urdu. - See more at: full review

Thumbs up by Meena Iyer, Times of India ... Vishal Bharadwaj's dialogue keeps you in splits... full review

Thumbs up by Rummana Ahmed, yahoo! India ...Abhishek Chaubey’s ‘Dedh Ishqiya’ is entertaining, intriguing and humourous. He sure knows how to tell a gripping story peppered with generous doses of wit.... full review

Thumbs up by Resham Sengar, ZEENEWS.COM ...The music delivered by Vishal Bhardwaj is adept in rendering the required force and conviction to the film`s story. Moreover, the neatly edited scenes make the film a captivating treat for the eyes.... full review