Raman Maroo, Vishal Bhardwaj
Vishal Bhardwaj, Abhishek Chaubey, Gulzar
Romance, Black Comedy, Thriller
After bringing in some great moments in 2010’s Ishqiya, the duo of Khalujaan and Babban are back in director Abhishek Chaubey’s Dedh Ishqiya. What worked in Ishqiya was the element of surprise and the unpredictable twists and turns that came along the way. But what works in Dedh Ishqiya is the crackling humor, smart dialogues, lovely Urdu literature and shayari, along with some fine performances from its lead cast which make this sequel an enjoyable watch.
Khalujaan (Naseeruddin Shah) and Babban (Arshad Warsi) have stolen a necklace made of royal jewels and are on the run from their boss once again. They part ways and meet at the palace of the nawab of Mahmudabad, where Khalujaan is intended to win the heart of the nawab's widow Begum Para (Madhuri Dixit) who has organized a shayari competition at her palace. Babban ends up falling for Begum’s quick-witted friend Munniya (Huma Qureshi). However, things become complicated when a rich gangster, Jaan Mohammad (Vijay Raaz), enters the fray and also wants to marry Begum and become a nawab.