|Posted by karisma-kapoor on May 11, 2012 at 5:50 AM|
Movie Review: Dangerous Ishhq
Story: Dangerous Ishhq- as the title implies, is the complicated love story of super model Sanjana (Karisma Kapoor) and son of a business tycoon Rohan (Rajniesh Duggall). As soon as the couple decide to tie the knot after seeing each other from a long time; Rohan gets kidnapped. Sanjana meanwhile, witnesses some moments from her past life with Rohan and eventually goes for past life regression. Initially quite helpless, Sanjana finds a connection of Rohan's kidnapping with her past life. In order to save her love, she decides to help ACP Jai Singh (Jimmy Shergill) with her instincts. Will Sanjana succeed in her mission to save Rohan is the rest of the story.
Story Treatment: First of all, kudos to Vikram Bhatt, to bring forth such a complex concept with a decent amount of clarity. Otherwise, a smooth sail, as the transition from present to past lives is beautifully portrayed with minimal loopholes; the biggest hitch however, lies in the storyline. The so-called shrewd antagonist takes 500 years to understand the trick which leads to success. The suspense element induced at frequent intervals leaves one spell-bound. Quick recall of the past lives with no wastage of time in terms of building of sub-plots is something really remarkable.
Star Cast: Karisma is back with a big bang. DI rests on the strong shoulders of the actress, as she delivers a stupendous performance. It’s a treat to watch her switch lanes and portay women from different eras and cultures. Rajniesh Duggall plays his part well. Jimmy Shergill surprises once again after Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster, with a flawless act. Divya Dutta as usual, is top-notch but somehow, gets less scope to perform. Ditto goes for Ravi Kissan. Ruslaan Mumtaz looks lost and extremely uncomfortable. Aarya Babbar and Gracy Singh leave an impact. Samir Kochhar too plays his part well.
Direction: It may be noted here, Vikram in the past had failed to create an impact with a film titled Phirr, which was based on the same concept. This time round, he however, begs to differ and flaunts a command over the subject of past-life regression. He leaves no room for ambiguity with some flawless instances like- how she follows her instincts in the case of the Lord Krishna scene or in the climax scene, where she is very sure of the culprit. He has attained perfection also, in terms of portraying different eras with sets, costumes, accessories and linguistics.
Music/ Dialogues/ Cinematography/Editing: Music has no potential of becoming chartbuster, but definitely goes with the flow of the story. Dialogues leave one numb as they fail to live up to the standards set by other actors. Cinematography is noteworthy with extremely brilliant shots, though low quality 3D spoils the charm at some places. Editing is in complete sync with the direction, with amazing transitions as mentioned earlier.
Ups and downs: A flawless act by Karisma Kapoor, a crisp direction, intelligent editing and cinematography are the strengths. Some loopholes in the storyline, impactless dialogues, especially in the first half and the music are the weak points.
Overall, with Dangerous Ishhq, Karisma Kapoor is back with her new innings as a powerful actor, who can prove to be troublesome for the reigning Bollywood beauties.
Courtesy of Daily Bhaskar