ApunKaChoice.com
site  movies  celebs  music  news  showtimes  user  
Hello, Stranger Login | Sign up
ApunKaChoice » Article » Dangerous Ishhq - Movie Review
 

Dangerous Ishhq - Movie Review

'Dangerous Ishhq' heady mix of mythology and supernatural element
By Subhash K. Jha (IANS)
Fri, May 11, 2012 08:55:59 GMT
 

Dangerous Ishhq movie review; Cast: Karisma Kapoor, Jimmy Sheirgill, Rajniesh Duggal, Ravi Kissan, Divya Dutta; Director: Vikram Bhatt; Rating: *** 1/2

Karisma Kapoor's grand-slam of a return to form (and shape) in Vikram Bhatt's startling mix of myth and mystery in Dangerous Ishhq proves that there is life after 30 for Bollywood divas. You just need to get a life.

Bhatt, so far consumed in making relatively small films about paranormal experiences, pulls out all stops in "Dangerous Ishhq" to make Karisma's comeback a near-spectacular cinematic event.

The film told through many eras of tumult, mythology and history engages our attention on many levels. It takes its interestingly-etched protagonist through several lives in search of her missing soulmate. This commodiousepic time-frame stretching from 2012 to the 16th century gives Karisma Kapoor a chance to slip into several costume changes.

Luckily for her and for the audience, "Dangerous Ishhq" is not only about getting into the right clothes. Amin Hajee's script makes resonant existential statements without getting the plot tangled in ideas and concepts. Beyond a point it ceases to matter whether the audience believes in after-life or reincarnation.

Bhatt's splendidly executed mythological-thriller just makes you thankful for the gift of mythology, philosophy and cinematic technique that makes a film so daring in concept come alive in flaming colours of pain anger defiance and redemption.

Indeed, this is a film that takes us far beyond the accepted boundaries of entertainment to forge a new genre of cinematic experience where the "pauranic katha" of Savitri retrieving her husband from the clutches of Yama, the God of death, is taken to an unexplored level of cinema.

In Raaz, 10 years ago Vikram Bhatt had explored the same theme. Here, he takes the theme to the arena of the unknown.

From the opening scenes where Sanjana (Karisma Kapoor) turns back from a traffic snarl on the way to Mumbai airport to board a flight for a year of a posh a modelling assignment in Paris, to be with her beau (Rajneesh Duggal), you know when it comes to love this lady means business.

Bhatt gets considerable support from his technicians in building a rugged reverberant artefact that carries the love tale through centuries of strife, bloodshed and anguish. The drama is created with a keen eye for heightened emotions. And yet ironically, Karisma Kapoor pitches her performance at a subdued decibel. Even when her soul screams in protest at being separated from her eternal lover through four life times, the actress exudes fortitude and restrain.

Welcome back, Karisma!

Karisma gets able support from a slew of capable actors playing her predatory male adversary in various lifetimes. Rajineish partners her ably. Ravi Kissan and Arya Babbar stand out among the villains who want to separate them.

Divya Dutta as Karisma's friend once again proves that she can carry any kind of situation to a believable level. However, Gracy Singh as Meerabai provides unintended laughter.

As for Jimmy Sheirgill, here's an actor who never lets a script down. Here he has a role that reveals several dark shades of psychological trauma as it progresses from investigating a kidnapping to investing in afterlife. Jimmy is every bit in form.

But the film's real hero is Karisma Kapoor. She is virtually in every frame. Cinematographer Pravin Bhatt captures Karisma's lucid face in dazzling shades suggesting an ageless fusion of night and day.

And then there are the 3D effects. Never before in an Indian film have we seen the 3D technique been applied with such resounding impact. The flying rubble, boulders and the dust in the key action scenes actually makes you flinch as they hurl out of the screen at the speed of the film's excellent sound.

"Dangerous Ishhq" has the best 3D effects seen in an Indian film, on a par with what we saw recently in The Avengers, if not better.

Miraculously the audience forgets the film is in 3D, as the gripping story takes over, transporting us into several world, moods, emotions and interpretations of love commitment and determination.

Indeed "Dangerous Ishhq" is a far greater achievement than a sum-total of its storytelling and technique. Bhatt creates an audacious heady mix of mythology and the supernatural.

This film could be interpreted as an illustrated graphic novel with the 3D effects being optional. Leave it out, and you are still left with a film that balances many lives in the same line of vision without making the drama a slave to period or costumes.

Bhatt tells it with a deep-throated rush of passion. You may not believe in past lives. But this film sure makes you believe punar-janam has a future in our cinema.

A not to be missed experience.
John Abraham proud of 'Shootout at Wadala'
 
Priyanka Chopra's adds her personal touch to 'Teri Meri Kahaani'
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
'Khamoshiyan' was written as sequel to 'Haunted - 3D'
'Khamoshiyan' was written as sequel to 'Haunted - 3D'
Style check: Priyanka Chopra, Kriti Sanon, Sridevi go desi at Riddhi-Tejas wedding reception
Style check: Priyanka Chopra, Kriti Sanon, Sridevi go desi at Riddhi-Tejas wedding reception
Hot & scary trailer: Secrets and silences in 'Khamoshiyan'
Hot & scary trailer: Secrets and silences in 'Khamoshiyan'
Must watch teaser & stills: Vengeful Varun Dhawan in 'Badlapur'
Must watch teaser & stills: Vengeful Varun Dhawan in 'Badlapur'
Tags :
,
,
,
,
,
,
comments powered by Disqus


 
Now Trending : Salman Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Ranbir Kapoor | Aishwarya Rai | Katrina Kaif | Kareena Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra | Poonam Pandey | Sherlyn Chopra | Alia Bhatt | New Hindi Movies

Photo Galleries 

Bipasha Basu, Karan Singh Grover promote ‘Alone’ in Bangalore

Aamir, Sachin Abhishek, John, Ranbir at ISL final

Hot: Huma Qureshi sets the ramp ablaze in a sari!

Aditi Govitrikar, Aanchal Kumar walk the ramp at Pune Fashion Week 2014

Sushmita Sen announces Jabong fashion week in Delhi

Watch ‘Dolly Ki Doli’ song: Sonam Kapoor rocks the dance floor in ‘Phatte Tak Nachna’

Watch 'Roy' song: Ranbir, Jacqueline, Arjun live it up in ‘Sooraj Dooba Hain’

Emraan Hashmi, Sussanne Khan, Sonu Sood at Building Bricks India event
Wallpapers 

Sapna Pabbi Wallpapers

Alone Wallpapers

Aditi Rao Hydari Wallpapers

Varun Dhawan Wallpapers

Sulemani Keeda Wallpapers

Zed Plus Wallpapers
Hot Celebrities 

Poonam Pandey

Kajal Aggarwal

Shruti Haasan
New Movies 

P.k.

Lingaa

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
Videos 

Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif sizzle together in song 'Meherbaan'

'Finding Fanny' song 'Shake Your Bootiya'

Sonam Kapoor grooving to the party anthem ‘Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai’

Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif wow in ‘Bang Bang’ song video 'Tu Meri'

Shahid Kapoor in the 'Haider' song ‘Bismil’

‘Raja Natwarlal’ song ‘Namak Paare’ featuring Emraan Hashmi, Humaima Malick


Copyright © ApunKaChoice.com
ApunKaChoice.com : Latest Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies Reviews, Bollywood Wallpapers
privacy policy
Partner Sites : Sports - CricketZone - IndiaExpress.com [ Mobiles Festivals Bikes Cars ] - CardWeaver

photo gallery - new movies - celebs - wallpapers - the celeb A-Z - News & Gossip - Music - Video - Hot Topics
Anushka Sharma - Katrina Kaif - Kareena Kapoor - Priyanka Chopra - Deepika Padukone - Sonakshi Sinha - Aishwarya Rai - Poonam Pandey - Sherlyn Chopra
Salman Khan ( Bigg Boss 6 ) - Shahrukh Khan - Shahid Kapoor - Hrithik Roshan - Aamir Khan - Ranbir Kapoor