- Film : Ishq
- Producer : M Vikram Goud
- Director : Vikram Kumar
- Star Cast : Nithin,Nithya Menon,J.D.Chakravarthy,Thagubothu Ramesh...
- Music Director : Anoop Rubens
Nitin and Nithya teamed up for the movie ‘Ishq’. The film has been directed by Vikram Kumar and Shreshta Movies has produced the film. The movie has the legendary P.C.Sriram as the cinematographer. Ishq released today, so let us see how the movie is.
SifyRahul falls in love..
Nitin`s playfulness, and the good chemistry between Nitin and Nithya...
Siva (Ajay) is a good sportsman and he is the only son of the commissioner of police (Nagineedu). He falls in love with Divya (Sindhu Tolani), but the latter did not accept his love. As a result, Siva turns a psycho. Though, his father tells him to mend his ways, he doesn’t change his psychic attitude, hence the commissioner necks him out. Rahul (Nitin) is a student and is on way to Hyderabad from Delhi. Soon after boarding the flight, he falls flat to a cute girl and prays God that she should get a seat by his side. God hears his prayers and the girl introduces herself as Priya (Nithya Menon) before sitting by his side and a positive vibration develops between the duo. Fortunately, the flight makes an emergency landing at Goa. Rahul takes Priya to his aunt’s (Rohini) house and there further turn close. On reaching Hyderabad, Priya realises that her brother turned a psycho after failing to get the love of Rahul’s sister. Now, Rahul has the testing time to win the love of her family members. How he solves the problem? Will he be able to marry Priya? Why Divya refused Siva’s love? Answers to all these questions have to be seen on screen.
The film begins well then gets a bit predictable and slow and takes its time to build relationship between the lead pair. This makes the first half of the film appear slow. The second half of the film is very good with superb screenplay. There is no redundancy and even though there is no separate comedy track and comedians in numbers the film keeps us on the edge of the seat and entertaining at the same time.
It can be a bit boring if one gets used to the pattern the director is trying to make with that screenplay and guesses what’s going to happen next. The climax is good and rounds off all the character arcs and various plots very well. It’s a director’s film all the way. Vikram Kumar with a cameraman like PC Sreeram at disposal gets the tone of the film pitch perfect. There is a feeling of pleasantness when one sees the film and that pleasant feeling still remains when one comes out.
Music by Anoop Rubens and Aravind Shankar(Yedho Yedho and Sootiga Choodaku) is very good. Background score by Anoop Rubens hits all the right notes. Both compliment the mood of the film very well. Some of the songs with their picturizations stand out too.
Nitin has learnt from his mistakes and has stopped all his (extras) mannerisms and routine dances by kneeling on the floor. Especially, he is impressive and refreshing when watching 'Kodi baye...' song. Again, Nithya Menon will score good marks with her innocent looks and good dialogue delivery. Other artistes including Ajay as a psycho and short-tempered man, Nagineedu as police officer, Rohini as the hero’s aunt and even Sindhu Tulani has done justice to their respective roles. Ali, after a long time, tickled the funny bones of audiences well. Duvvasi Mohan and Supreet are okay in their roles. There is nothing to talk about the cinematography as it is handled by award-winning cinematographer like PC Sriram. He has captured the beauty of Goa and other places excellently and every frame and every shot is a marvel. Likewise, Srikar Prasad’s editing too is very impressive and tight. Dialogues by Ramesh Samala are adequate. Music by Anup Rubens is okay. All the songs in the film are quite melodious and the background score too is good. When it comes to screenplay and direction, Vikram has done a nice job. Though it is a straight subject, the director has kept some twists in the second half to create interest among the audiences. The second half runs with twists and turns and hence the audiences should have some patience to sit till the climax, but it seems he has lost grip at parts in in the second half.
Final Word ‘Ishq’ a relief for Nitin after a series of flop films...
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