And one more movie adapted to Shakespeare’s Romeo-Juliet: ISSAQ. Directed by Manish Tiwari of DIL DOSTI ETC’s, starring Prateik Babbar and Amyra Dastur. All I can say is that it’s a threadbare take on of Romeo-Juliet.
The plot is very simple and one of the favourites of Bollywood. The story of a feud between two families of Banaras – Kashyaps and Mishras. And as like a typical Bollywood romantic movie, Rahul Mishra (Prateik) and Bacchi Kashyap (Amyra), kids of opposing families fall in inseparable and endless love. Bacchi is a collage going girl who is interested in Rahul’s romantic theories rather than professor’s lecture(who is a gun-wielding thug). And rest you know as many of you had read the famous Romeo-Juliet.
The movie is very inconsistent. It totally failed in hooking viewers due to lack of a good screen play. And the protagonists Prateik and Amyra were not at all suited for a desi Banaras role. I was really searching for some improvement in Prateik’s dialogue delivery (‘news-reading’) but as usual it was a disaster. His acting (or whatever you want to say!) proves that star kids are dumb, but if they are given 10 flops they do improve. Amyra, the debutant did at least better than the disastrous Prateik. She is tolerable. Manish didn’t waste time in the fights and quarrels which is pointless. The romance is totally disappointing.
The supporting actors catch our attention and appreciation. Every supporting character did his/her best and yes! From Neena Gupta to gangs of wasseypur’s Vineet Kumar Singh, all have done their best as supporting. If I talk about Ravi Kishen as Teetas a hideous daddy, then he is damn good. Makrand Deshpande as dopey sadhu is very interesting to watch which brings out the giggles.
ISSAQ is a best example of a weakly written that SUCKs!’
My rating : * 1/2