Movie Review: Ishkq In Paris
Friday, May 24, 2013
Review by Faisal Saif, Mumbai: They say Paris is a place which makes you desperate to fall in love with your partner. They say the most beautiful city in the entire world is Paris. What if two ordinary people (Who are poles apart) meets up in Paris and shares their memories together? Will they fall in love?
Akshay (Rhehan Malliek) and (Ishkq) Preity Zinta spend one night roaming on the streets of Paris. Will they fall in love? Unfortunately this doesn't happen this time. Ishkq is afraid of commitment and Akshay is happy to play along. So they roam around the Eiffel Tower. Drink, Dance, Chill out and cherish the moment to the fullest, But never get around to being serious. Love is not "All around" for them as yet.
It is later revealed, Why the beautiful Ishkq is against commitment is because her French mother Marie (Isabella Adjani) has been ditched by her Indian father (Shekhar Kapur) when she was just seven. And Ishkq hates Marriage, Commitment, Love and she fears divorce.
Preity Zinta is back in full form. She reminds you of 'Naina' from Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) though, But she has played her part very well. It is a treat to watch Preity Zinta after a long interval. Rhehan Malliek is very charming and wonderful in his scenes. If allowed some perfect opportunities, Rhehan Malliek is an actor for long runs. Isabella Adjani is wonderful in an important role which is a challenge to enact on the screen. Rest of the cast are equally good.
Cinematography is extra ordinary. The camera work makes you fall in love with the city more. Editing in the first half is not up to the mark. The film (Despite of 1 Hour, 39 Minutes duration) looked stretch in the first hour. Production Values are very good and classy. Musically, The film has nothing to sing about except the Salman Khan number which keeps you hook because of the Star's following.
Prem Raj has written a very good romantic script and has directed it very well. They say, Executing a Love Story is not an easy task. The Film maker is responsible for making you falling in love with someone again. Prem Raj does not take this love story to that level, But still he manages to bring out a decent and sweet romantic film.
Yes, You may give a try to this film as it won't disappoint you in anyways. But if we are talking about Love? So why just Paris? Love "Actually" is all around.
Cast: Preity Zinta, Rhehan Malliek, Isabella Adjani, Shekhar Kapur, Salman Khan (Cameo)
Directed by: Prem Raj
Ratings: * * *