Ishaqzaade (2012) is Habib Faisal and Yash Raj Films‘ retelling of the good old Romeo -Juliet. Set in the fictitious lawless world of Almora, it depicts a pair of spunky and feisty ‘rebel lovers’ – Parma and Zoya (Arjun Kapoor, and Parineeti Chopra)- who are eventually sacrificed in the slaughter house clichés!
#1Two wayward hearts oozing with defiance and angst ready to be caught in the emotional trapeze of love was an alluring idea.
#2The fights of rights that Zoya pouts not only mesmerizes but also makes her appear as a symbol of heroism and rebel with a cause. Unfortunately, the magic spell breaks and our iron lady succumbs to Stockholm Syndrome !
#3Films flaunting change and possibility suddenly adopting a regressive and misogynist attitude are difficult to comprehend. Habib Faisal has denied that his 70mm baby is regressive and he has merely presented the reality [read here]. Mr. Director everything is not ‘real’ in a realistic film and hence misogynist attitude doesn’t have to be reinforced with panache every now and then. We already have it way too much in our daily lives. Would I be asking for too much, if I desired to see a powerful female Ishaqzaade next time ? Do you concur with my thoughts ?
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