This film explains the reason why throughout the film you keep getting the film that you watching a Vishal Bharadwaj film. Director Abhishek Chaubey combines elements of his guru Vishal Bharadwaj (the rawness of the script) with that of Quentin Tarantino (the background score and wild characters), which results in an edgy, stylised comic thriller. Chaubey has handled the film like a pro and it doesn’t appear his first effort at all. He keeps the pacing brisk and the humor, crisp. He skillfully shifts notes going from suspense to laughter in a blink. Chaubey has been Vishal Bhardwaj’s associate right from his Makdee days and Vishal’s also written the dialogues and co-written (with Chaubey and Sabrina Dhawan) the screenplay of Ishqiya, besides scoring the music for the film.
However, he takes a bit of a time before the interval to set things up but post it the grip is tight and narrative just perfect. Vishal Bhardwaj, Sabrina Dhawan and Abhishek Chaubey have a winning script that unfolds with panache, faltering only in the end.
The dialogues are witty, situations funny, there is a lot of romance thrown in, and there is a thrill element, too. The use of expletives and double meaning dialogues could have been lessened.
We recommend you catch this Abhishek Chaubey film for a rollercoaster rustic ride through ishq aaj kal, if not.
3.75 / 5