Dangerous Ishq

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)

quick review:

Dangerous Ishhq reminded me of a Jitendra film from the 70s-80s (have been wrecking my brain to remember the title of the film, but it just won't come, maybe there were more than one.) in which there were all kinds of curses and counter-curses. But at the very least it had a mythological background. Dangerous Ishhq exasperates you with the witchery while trying to keep the setting modern. Just doesn't gel.

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Director: Vikram Bhatt
Running time: 135 minutes
Genres: Romance, Thriller
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Love can be fatal and thus ishhq, dangerous. So dangerous that it cannot be found nor avenged over 500 years and five reincarnations. As ridiculous as it sounds, I do think there could have been a poetic charm about love over many lives, but the way Dangerous Ishhq is done, it comes across more as a field day for the costume and jewelry designers of the film. The setting with common people having super-human powers in real life didn't quite get with the current day story.

Yes, we accept it in our Harry Potters and we accepted weapons that spit light and made sounds in our Ramayans and Mahabharats because the entire setting is such, that of fantasy. Here, we are given the mandatory alternate medicine therapist, a doctor who begins to believe and a cop who doesn't trust - as is seen in most Bhatt films that touch upon the supernatural theme - which just doesn't work. You cannot ask me to 'just believe', you have to make me believe - which just about never happens in reincarnation films - be it one reincarnation or five.

Add to that a 'comeback' by an actor from the 90s. The consolation is Karishma Kapoor makes nostalgic by being her same old shrill self who alternates her shrieks with playing a painted, plastic doll. The rest of the cast don't do much to engage you either.

That would have been a complaint worth elaborating on had there been a plot that involved you with the character's stories. All you can do is laugh at every time Sanjana (Karisma Kapoor) hallucinated about one of her past lives.

Ultimately, it ends up being a show case for Karishma Kapoor in different types of costumes and jewelry. Other than that, I didn't see any other reason for making a film based on this theme.

- meeta, a part of the audience

31 reviewers(?) - 1 yays 4 so-so 26 nays

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Thumbs up, Buzz in Town : ...this is a film that takes us far beyond the accepted boundaries of entertainment to forge a new genre of cinematic experience.... full review

So-So, Daily Bhaskar : ...A flawless act by Karisma Kapoor, a crisp direction, intelligent editing and cinematography are the strengths. Some loopholes in the storyline, impactless dialogues, especially in the first half and the music are the weak points.... full review

So-So, by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in : ...thanks to good drama, few 3D effects {for mass level} and gripping second half the movie though not dangerous but is bit interesting.... full review

So-So, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...Don’t expect depth and you won’t be disappointed. Worth a watch for Karisma’s earnest performance and the unique story. ... full review

So-So, by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com : ...Vikram Bhatt has succeeded in the most difficult job of connecting the past and the present.... full review

Thumbs down, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...The poorly written screenplay taking the viewer into different eras of the past, fails to impress completely and the film simply appears to be a B class project in all its departments ranging from writing, acting, direction and presentation.... full review

Thumbs down, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...This fantasy-driven film is an epic disappointment! ... full review

Thumbs down, Desi Martini : ...Even with an intriguing premise, Dangerous Ishhq fails to excite the audiences owing to some trashy performances and the mislaid chemistry between the leads.... full review

Thumbs down, by Smita, Desi Martini : ...All in all, go watch something else.... full review

Thumbs down, by Ameetbhuvan, Desi Martini : ...Watching Dangerous Ishq can be a very taxing exercise for the mind.... full review

Thumbs down, by Rony Dcosta, Desi Martini : ...There was not even a slight hint of chemistry between him and Karisma to make the audience believe in the intense love and passion that she projects for him.... full review

Thumbs down, by Kshitij, Desi Martini : ...DI is a colossal failure and sadly it does no justice to Karisma Kapoor.... full review

Thumbs down, by Blessy Chettiar, DNA : ...What director Vikram Bhatt brings to the table is an unintentionally funny, extremely bland bhel puri of elaborate sets, gaudy makeup and the most regressive dialogue you will have heard in a long time.... full review

Thumbs down, by Nupur Barua, fullhyd.com : ...The locations and costumes make up a little for the tedious script, but it all seems unreal, somewhat. The 3D is a little skewed... full review

Thumbs down, by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com : ...The movie begins with a whimper, gets into thriller zone after 20 minutes and then meanders along with one past life after another which makes it more a costume drama than a thriller.... full review

Thumbs down, by Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times : ...Dangerous Ishhq is essentially cheesy B-grade material treated with deathly seriousness but becomes unintentionally funny.... full review

Thumbs down, by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live : ...If anything, the film is unintentionally comical, thanks in no small part to its clunky dialogue, bizarre characters, and ham-fisted direction.... full review

Thumbs down, by Fatema H.Kagalwala, India Entertainment : ...Unnecessary and tacky 3D does little to our experience, as we travel through Sanjana’s many traumatic lifetimes.... full review

Thumbs down, by Shubhra Gupta, indian express : ...This is a terrible film, with not one redeeming factor.... full review

Thumbs down, by Mrigank Dhaniwala , koimoi : ...ineffective screenplay which tests the audience’s patience; the contrived and unbelievable drama; the useless 3D version.... full review

Thumbs down, Movie Talkies : ...the film seems like a never-ending roller coaster ride through so many past lives that we don't blame you if you feel your head spinning while trying to keep track.... full review

Thumbs down, by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV : ...The plot is a problem. It is all over the place... full review

Thumbs down, by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com : ...Dangerous Ishhq is definitely very dangerous... to your sensibilities! Beware! ... full review

Thumbs down, by Jaykumar Shah, Planet Bollywood : ...The biggest deal breaker for this movie is in the writing department. Story (Amin Hajee) is not paced well. Characters are completely underdeveloped... full review

Thumbs down, by Puja Banta, Rediff : ...Dangerous Ishhq is a reminder of an era in Bollywood when filmmakers could grossly underestimate their audiences' thinking capacity and get away with it... full review

Thumbs down, by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters : ...the film has so many plot holes the entire effort falls flat. Characters routinely mouth dialogue that is unintentionally hilarious.... full review

Thumbs down, Roochster : ...An idea of 90s, with an actress of 90s clearly doesn't work in 2012.... full review

Thumbs down, by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST : ...Cinematography is far too confusing for even deserving a remark as the 3D used in the film is of such bad quality that 50 per cent of the film is blurry... full review

Thumbs down, by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu : ...This eyesore has neither sex nor horror to compensate for its cheesy, B-movie premise.... full review

Thumbs down, by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India : ...With a weak script, under-sketched characters, and past life incidents presented as casually as a dream sequence, Bhatt does little to breathe life in this passionless love story.... full review

Thumbs down, by Rahul Desai, Upper Stall : ...Dangerous Ishq cannot be classified as a period film, or a horror film, or a film based on paranormal activity, or even a thriller.... full review

75 tweeters(?) - 20 yays 5 so-so 50 nays

startarika: dangerous ishq movie was very good...karishma kapoor luked stunning in the movie...

russells_tpot: Obligatory reminder to all my dear followers to watch Dangerous Ishhq (3D) asap. It's the new Jaani Dushman. #CultClassic

rakesh_namdeo: one of Best movie of Karishma Kapoor- Dangerous Ishq

paramparatweets: Dangerous Ishq was way better than expected;2nd half I was at the edge of my seat!Some Grt techniques in all depts!Karisma and Jimmy #stars

pankaj98766: Dangerous ishq nice romantic movie to watch karishmas work appreciable and one time must watch movie

NehaT_: Dangerous Ishq is a better movie than Tezz. A step better!

mdimran37: Dangerous Ishq. A nice concept and worth one watch. Liked it.

knowledgeinin: just watched dangerous ishq ...nice movie

KamathGurudutt: Dangerous Ishq -- Good comeback for Karishma. Excellent 3D effects and fairly engaging story. Interesting take on past life regression.

KajalMansukhani: Loved Dangerous Ishq ! :O I dunno why a flop movie in India i always end up loving it ! :P

jasssweet: dont believe critics,watch dangerous ishq..its well made movie..entertaining

j_alkhabouri: "Dangerous Ishq, The Avengers, Safe, Ishqzaade, The Hunger Games, Jannat 2 ", are best movies in April and May so far ..

HKHamzaKhan93: *Because Its Mothers Day, I Couldn't Refuse To Watch Yet Another Indian Film In The Week_ But Splendid Movie - DANGEROUS ISHQ . .* 9.5/10 =)

Fatty2910: Wow Dangerous Ishq - for those who don't know its a bollywood movie. . Such a unique story . . Reincarnation of I'm correct in putting it!!

dfgaurav: "Dangerous Ishq"... Amazing movie with the come back of Karizma Kapoor... "Awesome".!! Really good to watch at..

BolegaGossips: Karisma Kapoor impresses in Dangerous Ishq! http://ow.ly/aRD0f

amitdewan2: Dangerous ishq was a good movie karishma welcome back

Aliasgharsalim: #Dangerous Ishq awesome Movie must watch

a_crazymale: Tumne Crazy Ishq toh nahi dekha?? RT @princebds: After seeing ishaqzaade yest, saw Dangerous Ishq today.. thtz also nt a bad mv

_RA_AL: dangerous ishhq wasn't as good as i expected but its good to see Karishma back again to the #bollywood screen, beautiful as always ♥

swaratmika: dangerous ishq in 3D was ok.y such empty spaces and empty shot taking .she is gud did heavy make up in hospital n heels wow n nails painted

princebds: After seeing ishaqzaade yest, saw Dangerous Ishq today.. thtz also nt a bad mv bt bad marketing i wud say..

Mixxoee: Review ‘Dangerous Ishhq’, Karisma’s Comeback is lukewarm http://j.mp/J66aJV

crazyforkareena: #Dangerous Ishq is an ok types movie,i wish Karishma Kapoor ws hve choosen a betr 1 fr her cum bak

chandan13april: Watchd Dangerous Ishq.⁰Could b a great movie but bcome an average one.Prob is emotion didnt came out+avg music+avg act.Only 3D effect gud.**

zeeshan_amjad: QaimAliShah ke khitaab say tau achi he hogi RT @Shahidmasooddr: Last night,I watched one of the worst movies ever "Dangerous Ishq". Pathetic

your_past_lives: Major Flaws Ruin Potential Winner: In “Dangerous Ishhq,” Vikram Bhatt and his writing team give it a contemporar... http://bit.ly/Kkubeb

WhorribleWriter: The torture Karishma Kapoor does to the audience in Dangerous Ishq, she should be named Lelo in place of Lolo.

vicky14311: Dangerous IShq is too Much Dangerous.Bunches of Fool will see like I did....thank you Karishma Kapoor for wasting my Time n money with mood

vandana_jaju: Dangerous ishq is unintentionally funny. Watched it wid da brats hoping for a thriller&was let down.Made a mockery of past life regression!

vaibk: "Dangerous Ishq" is really dangerous for one's mental patient. I don't understand why @divyadutta25 did this movie

uberbizzario: #castingfail Karisma Kapoor and Rajneesh Duggal in dangerous Ishq.. what were they thinking..

ub1112: Dangerous Ishq...was really Dangerous..I was all alone in the cinema hall ::)))

top_bollywood: Dangerous Ishq is a disaster http://lnkd.in/MAWTHu

TheMantalBwoy: Down down down down... "@ZoomTV: Is it ‘thumbs up’ or ‘thumbs down’ for ‘Dangerous Ishhq’? #MyReview #zoOmTV"

tanqeed: #DangerousIshhq Member’s Review: “Dangerous Ishhq” will make cringe you in embarrassment. http://tanqeed.com/forum/2012/05/14/sankets-review-dangerous-ishhq-cringe-you-in-embarrassment/

SuparnaSharma: #KarismaKapoor's #DangerousIshhq poses a great danger to the mind, body and soul. My review, in @theasianagenews http://www.asianage.com/movie-reviews/dangerous-ishhq-3d-124

Sumit_Nagpal: I thought Dangerous Ishq will have story of Partition only..But the story moves to Mougal era..Battle fought in Aurengzeb's era! Hadd hai ☹

subu_rf: #Dangerous Ishq --> the title warns the audience properly! Ofc the second word is unwanted!! @TheVikramBhatt

Shahidmasooddr: Last night,I watched one of the worst movies ever,."Dangerous Ishq". Pathetic

sada_e_muslim: Karisma fails to charm in Dangerous Ishhq http://nblo.gs/xDmZD

reddy_srikanth: Alert - Dangerous Ishq is really a dangerous film for all your senses. Stay far far away!!

priyankajain1: Watched Dangerous Ishhq with five people in theatres on Friday night, friend I took along, promises not to speak to me for saat janm

prateikmayekar: Thumbs up' for Ishaqzaade n thumbs down for Dangerous ishhq

prasanthmovies: As expected, there is nothing interesting in a fantasy subject like Dangerous Ishhq, it is better to avoid this; http://www.movieorange.com/index.php/dangerous-ishhq

Olima23: Dangerous ishq ....bakwassssss...dangerous to life.....

nagu3: Dangerous ishq is 1 of d worst movies I've ever seen. Makes u question how any1 cn approve dialogues like "what is my soul trying 2 tell me"

nabeelnaved: “@Shahidmasooddr: Last night,I watched one of the worst movies ever,."Dangerous Ishq". Pathetic” I agree 100% saw it at @ReelCinemas bad

meetkomal: I just found out dangerous ishq is a 3D movie. So the director wants us to watch a horrible movie and wants us to watch it very closely!

mainalost: watched dangerous ishq..haahaa laughed a lot!!

life_xclusive: #Karishma Kapoor is way too old to be portrayed as a super model in #Dangerous Ishq :s

Kneeche: Dangerous Ishq 3D. They throw Glass, Bricks, Fire, Flower, Dust and Ravi Kishan right in your face! It's more of a Dangerous Risk!

Kiran_Gorgeous9: Miss @sapnamishra6 Reviews abt Isaqazaade : "Not a Gud Movie" Waste of time &Money. Story is Bad ."Dangerous Ishq" Beter dan dat

khooniMurga: 'Dangerous ishq' is unintentionally comical.

Khawaga1: If boredom can kill then very dangerous! "@ZoomTV: Hey guys, it’s time for #MyReview. So, how ‘dangerous’ was ‘Dangerous Ishhq’? #zoOmTV"

JigarCChauhan: Ishaqzaade - 20 year old story and dangerous ishq. 200 years old w waste of time & money

IyerAvin: For doing a movie like Dangerous Ishhq, Karisma Kapoor should be called Lowlow.

IshveenaKaur: I had high expectations for the film Dangerous Ishq and the film just let me down.☹☹

IndranilDeb: Advice to MPs...Please go watch "Dangerous Ishq"...whenever your head hits a wall...you go back 200 years and connect to present life... !!!

iKooky: Why is there only one Q in Dangerous Ishq? #Disappointing

ideemc: That bad? RT @r2the: Do NOT watch Dangerous Ishq.

Gulnaazbegum: #MyParichayWith dangerous ishq...;( its really dangerous to watch out..:D

filmindia_indo: Karisma fails to charm in DANGEROUS ISHHQ: She might have tried every trick in the book to woo the audiences wit... http://bit.ly/Klrwkj

DesaiMeow: has watched dangerous ishq jus nw...i tnk i hv to go to doctor....its a vry dangerous task to watch ittttt

darvesh_akhtar: Dangerous Ishq should be included in the curriculum of film schools to study films from the dinosaur era.

costumeideas1: ‘Dangerous Ishhq’ a lavish costume party http://bit.ly/M8bSKX #costume

cooldanzi: dangerOus ishq z really dangerous....kamaal karte ho yaar !!!

cly3d: Can #stereoscopic 3D save a movie? and #screenwriting? I didn't think so...until now. http://bit.ly/JTcJuR

Cinemawale: "Dangerous Ishhq" #Movie #Review ->"Tiresome Movie" Critics ratings say it all visit this link to read all...... http://fb.me/1mCuOkKwd

bhaveensheth: Go and watch dangerous ishq at your own rsik

avn33t: Dangerous ishq : review ... Too dangerous to watch, the story kills my brain, so that's dangerous as well (**) that too negative.

AshuMenon: Karishma Kapoor should keep away from comeback movies like Dangerous ishhq. Olay skin repair cream ads suit her better. #fail

arushi92: Isse kehte hain 'self inflicted torture!' :P RT @ChinmayiBali: I can haz Dangerous Ishq ke tickets for tomorrow muahahahahahahahahahah!!!!!

Abhishek100289: Aj maine vikram bhatt ki dangerous ishq dekhi. Bkvas hai ........

007zeeshan: CURRENT AFFAIRS...........karisma's karizma failed:( Dangerous Ishq, Karisma Kapoor's comeback movie has failed to... http://fb.me/EfRp1DRc

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Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: Lots and a couple of gory ones too.
  • Language: Clean.
  • Nudity & Sexual content: None.
  • Concept: Becoming one with your loved one over life-times if not achieved in one.

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Running time:
135 minutes

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