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Movie Review: Ishkq In Paris


Pretty Preity, Petty Film
SNEHA THEENG | New Delhi, May 25, 2013 22:55
Tags : Preity Zinta | Rhehan Malliek | Isabelle Adjani | Prem Soni | Ishkq In Paris |


Ishkq in Paris was a comeback film for Preity Zinta, and she couldn’t have chosen a worse film than this. Girl and guy meet on a train, decide to spend the whole night doing fun stuff in Paris, the city of love, and then part the next day knowing that they would never meet again. But then again, fate has something else in store for these two lovestrung birds and what happens next is….well, boring.
As though it is not enough that Ishkq (Preity Zinta) and Akash (Rhehan Malliek) decide their course of action on a roll of dice sold to them by the ‘outrageously cross-dressed wanna be hilarious but failed’ Chunky Pandey, the duo ramble on about things that are meant to touch heartsbut seem cliché and artificial.
Preity looks great in the film and there are sparks of chemistry between her and Akash (mind you, its pronounced A-Cash). But that’s it. Cameo roles (like Salman Khan, French actor Isabelle Adjani, and Shekhar Kapoor) are sprinkled in to give more weightage. But what the director failed to understand was that no weights were required – the film was already a sinking ship. 
The film failed to strike a chord. The title was cliché enough, but I thought that the story would do justice to the film. After all it was Preity’s pet project, and she has had good films/roles to her credit. But expectations were shattered right from the first scene (the director was kind enough), and the next 96 minutes is torture. 
Last words: watch the film just to see how bad a film can be, and how much you can endure….

Director: Prem Soni

Cast: Preity Zinta, Rhehan Malliek, Isabelle Adjani


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