Movie Review | Aatishbaazi Ishq – About women empowerment and a stretched love triangle!
- Mahie Gill
- Roshan Prince
- Kulbhushan Kharbanda
- B.N. Sharma
- Tanya Abrol
Everyone had pretty high hopes for Mahie Gill’s debut production ‘Aatishbaazi Ishq’ which released last Friday. The story is dedicated to linking women empowerment with love, through sports. The theme revolves around sports stars from 3 different sports who each think they are better than the other. Their lives take a twist in the story when Mahie Gill, the Field Hocket superstar falls in love with one of them.
Starring Mahie Gill, Roshan Prince, debutante Ravinder, B.N Sharma, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Tanya Abrol and others, this one is basically a love story of Veera and Fateh which gets a third angle when Jigar steps in. Veera (Mahie) plays a hockey coach and Fateh (Roshan Prince) happens to be a boxer. The third character Jigar (Ravinder) is a wrestler.
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The trailer and glimpses of the movie seemed to be a blend of sweet romance and woven suspense in it. The love chemistry between Roshan Prince and Mahie Gill was worth admiring and locked viewers’ gazes for good. But unfortunately, the movie seemed to be a stretched love triangle riding on the shoulders of a loud and crisp performance as a desi hockey coach delivered by Mahie Gill which was pretty believable. At the same time, Roshan Prince looked miserably good in the film. The toned up body and well managed facial hair, basically the Bas Tu look, made him stand out from the rest of the cast. But mostly, the thing that saves the grace is the wit full dialogue delivery.
Apart from these, Tanya Abrol was pretty apt for her character as Roshan Prince’s oversized sister and B.N Sharma has given yet another polished performance as Veera’s father.
But amidst all this, there were a few points which spoiled all the fun. It seemed like the potential of debut actor Ravinder was not aptly used by the Director.
The unwanted tattoos painted/pasted on the chest of both the male actors seemed quite distracting, especially with the boxing gloves and everything on Roshan’s chest. I mean, why?
DSP training shown in the movie has a song which takes you back in time to Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’s havan krenge. The choreographer seemed to have been inspired by that song but the final output was pretty weak because it seemed like kind of fun being made of the Punjab Police training staff where at one point the officer in charge is delivering a final speech saying that Punjab nu nasha mukt bnao and stuff and the next moment he’s seen all drunk and dancing which was unexpected.
Finally, the first half of the movie seemed pretty bearable but in the second half, things go out of hand and people barely seemed to understand anything due to the stretched storyline.
The movie is directed by Amit Subhash Dhawan and the producer is Mahie Gill. The romance is high intense and the action is fairly thrilling. The music is not less than soulful and lyricist is R.Sheen.
The production is in partnership with Geeta Wadia and is under the banner Pride Motion Pictures. The distribution rights of the movie are with Globe Moviez Pvt. Ltd.
Check out the trailer here –