Ishkq In Paris : Movie Review
Starring: Preity Zinta, Rhehan Malliek, Isabelle Adjani, Salman Khan, Chunky Pandey, Shekhar Kapoor (Cameo)
Director: Prem Raj
When there seems to be an awkward silence in the movie hall, it is sure that you are either watching something very serious or something very boring. It was the latter, in this case. Romance has always been the essence of Bollywood, perhaps which is why it has become so difficult to find a good romantic story these days. Using romance for a comeback could have never been as bad an idea as this movie proves it to be. Ishkq In Paris, the home production of Preity Zinta, marks the comeback of the actress after five long years.
Plot: Bringing together all the clichés of Bollywood, Ishkq in Paris revolves around an Indo-French independent girl Ishkq and an agent from London, Akash. The story revolves around these two commitment-phobic strangers and the time they spend together, only to decide never to meet again. But Fate has something else up her sleeve!
Performances: After a gap of five years, Preity Zinta is back with her cute dimples. With the typical “Preity” style, she is bubbly and full of life. However, she fails to hide the aging maturity on her face. Rhehan, as a debutant, is pretty much confident. Not too bad as an actor, but still lacks the ability to express. Together, the two make a good couple with decent chemistry between them.
Music: The music of the film has been composed by the duo Sajid-Wajid. The songs are complementary to the theme of the film and and are well placed. But the music definitely lacks novelty. The songs sound familiar except for the track ‘Saiyaan’. Much better was expected from the duo.
What’s Good: The cinematography of the film has been done brilliantly. Paris, the city of love, looks amazingly beautiful and romantic. Watching Preity Zinta after a long time is a pleasant sight.
What’s Bad: The typical clichéd romance burdened with a mindless script makes the movie unbearable. The dialogues are cheesy and boring. The film looks over-stretched especially in the second half.
Ishkq in Paris proves to be a disappointing comeback for Preity Zinta. Don’t take pains to watch it, unless you are a true Preity Zinta-fan!
Verdict: For those who plan to watch this- Dieu vous bénisse! (God Bless You!)
Rating: * and a 1/2