college based romance revolves around three characters: Payal (Amrita
Rao), Rajiv (Shahid Kapur) and Alisha (Shenaz).
is in love with Rajiv since childhood but is unable to express her
feelings as Rajiv does not reciprocate in return.
is on the look out for a glamorous girl to be his companion.
succeeds in doing just that with Alisha (Shehnaz) against stiff
opposition from other college hunks.
soon, this relationship makes him realise who he truly loves.
such a storyline has been witness before in many Bollywood films,
it’s the way the subject is dealt by director Ken Ghosh which makes
it different from its counterparts.
has managed to give the film a fresh and youthful look.
first half is full of fun and frolic based on the college campus
but it’s during the post intermission that the film really picks
up speed with some well executed dramatic moments.
film has its share of lighter moments too which will go down very
well with the college youth. The
one-liners are simply too good.
can be seen that Ken Ghosh has done his homework very well. He has
portrayed life on the college campus with reality down to the minute
the relationship between Payal and Rajiv has been handled with great
care and sensitivity, making the viewer feel the ‘pain’ of their
love on screen.
climax scenes have been brilliantly shot with full credit going
to the new cast, director and the technicians.
by Anu Malik is another plus point for the film. All the songs are
shot on a lavish and stylish scale.
further compliments the film making it look colourful and glossy.
cannot fail to notice Shahid Kapur’s debut performance. His acting
capabilities exude freshness. Here is another star in the making.
It won’t be too long before he makes it to the top - that is
my personal prediction!
Rao who debuted in the Legend Of Bhagat Singh has more room
to display her emotions in this film whilst Shehnaz impresses with
her confident attitude as the beautiful college damsel.
so many months, Bollywood finally comes up trumps with a film which
will get those box office tills jingling.
excellent combination of music, dance, art direction, dialogue delivery
and cinematography makes Ishq Vishk a visual treat. Not to
by Manish Gajjar, BBC Shropshire’s Mr Bollywood.