I wonder if the Indian film ritual of intermission also functions as a creative road-block. Because so many fine films derail exactly there; I call it the curse of thesecond half. Ishaqzaade is one of these.
The film starts on a high note. Two children ferociously swear at each other. They grow up to be Parma (Arjun Kapoor) and Zoya (Parineeti Chopra), two firebrands in small town UP who belong to rival political families and rival religions — he is Hindu, she is Muslim — and make the horrific mistake of falling in love.
Their courtship is conducted in unused train compartments and there's much affection for guns: At one point, he teaches her to shoot. He can't say Zoya. Instead he calls her Joya. She, and we, are delighted.
So far, so good. Then, quite inexplicably, this love story that we are fully immersed and invested in shifts tracks. I don't want to reveal the plot, but there are some decidedly odd developments, which lead them to part ways and get together. The pleasure peters out and the film becomes a long chase sequence with goons, guns and families that turn against each other and their children. Parma and Zoya start out as the most interesting couple in an ordinary town but halfway through, writer-director Habib Faisal decides to mythify them. It feels false and tonally inconsistent.
Faisal sets up the story with great precision. Kapoor and Chopra are terrific as the explosive twosome. The music, composed by Amit Trivedi, works well. The casting is bang-on: Parma's swaggering grandfather and his long-suffering but strong mother are nicely etched characters as is the local dancing girl, played by Gauhar Khan. Which is why it's so disappointing to see it unravel. Still, Ishaqzaade does provide half a good time. How many films can you say that for?
MTV Roadies 2012 is back and this time the contestants will go to America and it will be more rocking this time. The tag line of Roadies 9.0 is “Everything or nothing”. Roadies 9 auditions are going to start from 16th September 2011 in Pune. Here is the promo video of the Roadies 9.0 2012.
Musician Expo is India’s largest trade fair for the musician and musical instrument (MI) industry. The Expo features latest products, innovations...
Organized by Infocast System Pvt Ltd, Music Messe Expo will lasts from 2 Jun 2011 to 4 Jun 2011. Every year there are lots professional visitors attending Music Messe Expo in Mumbai (Bombay) India, so, it is the best practices for capturing sales leads from this Electrical Equipment & Supplies trade shows.
Musician Expo is India’s largest trade fair for the musician and musical instrument (MI) industry. The Expo features latest products, innovations and technology in the music, pro sound and light segment. Collocated with the much-acclaimed PALM® Expo, Musician Expo presents three vibrant days of artist performances, live shows and demos of latest products. Musician Expo celebrated ten years of its existence in 2010.
Event: Music Messe Expo (Kyakare link of the event)
Date: 2 - 4 June, 2011
Venue: Bombay Exhibition Centre - NSE Complex