New Delhi: Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' has been adapted quite a few times in Bollywood. This time round, director Manish Tiwary gives the famous love story his own interpretation and shifts the story to the ancient town of Varanasi.
The film's main protagonist are played by relative newcomers. While Pratiek is six films old, the film's leading lady Amyra Dastur makes her debut with the film. Pratiek's debut performance in 'Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na' was lauded. Even though he did not play the lead in the film, critics were all praises for his performance. Post the success of 'Jaane Tu..' Pratiek hasn't been able to strike gold at the Box Office with his films. For both, Prateik and Amyra, 'Issaq' is an important film.
The film also boasts of a formidable supporting cast. Ravi Kissan, Prashant Narayanan and Rajeshwari Sachdev play pivotal roles in the film.
12:46 PM: Stay tuned for the tweet review of #Issaq.
12:50 PM: Director Manish Tiwary takes Shakespeare's famous love story Romeo and Juliet to Varanasi. #Issaq
12:55 PM: Lots of established, known actors in character roles. #Issaq
1:02 PM: Ravi Kissan calls his rifle Dukhran Singh in the film. Okay then. #Issaq
1:07 PM: And there is Neena Gupta too! After a long time in a film. #Issaq
1:17 PM: The transition from one scene to another is very abrupt. #Issaq
1:30 PM: So a baba is smoking pot and the disclaimer on screen says 'Character is smoking herbs, not tobacco'. #Issaq
1:44 PM: Very poor screenplay. Hampering the narrative. #Issaq
2:06 PM: At interval, #Issaq is a hurriedly put together film. Even actors like Rajeshwari Sachdeva and Prashant Narayan can't seem to save the film.
2:26 PM: Its funny that a person who was loved so much in a small role in his debut film can disappoint so much in a lead role. #Issaq
2:48 PM: And in the middle of two warring families, there is a trigger happy maoist leader who spreading his own propaganda. #Issaq
3:07 PM: Its amazing that a film which has so many good theatre actors as a part of it supporting cast can go this wrong. #Issaq
3:20 PM: #Issaq could have been good film considering it had a superb supporting cast and a popular story to fall back on.
3:21 PM: And yet, the film goes horribly wrong right from the word go. #Issaq
3:22 PM: Shoddy screenplay, bad camerawork and poor screenplay makes #Issaq a senseless film.
3:23 PM: Newcomer Amyra Dastur looks pretty but is too raw as an actress. #Issaq
3:25 PM: Prateik looks good on screen. But the guy really needs to brush up his acting skills. #Issaq
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