‘Ishaqzaade’ or ‘Dangerous Ishhq’: What will you watch this weekend?

‘Ishaqzaade’ or ‘Dangerous Ishhq’: What will you watch this weekend?

Two big films will release on May 11. We take a look at which one is more likely to come up trumps at the box office

This Friday will see the clash of two biggies of Bollywood. Yash Raj Films’ Ishaqzaade will battle for attention with BVG Films and Dar Motion Pictures’ Dangerous Ishhq. The expectations from both films are quite high – both for the fans and for the stars themselves. Boney Kapoor’s son Arjun Kapoor is hoping for a dream debut while Karisma Kapoor is wishing that her comeback will be as magical as her first stint was. Both are romances though the way Habib Faisal and Vikram Bhatt have treated them has made the films totally different from each other. But which one will win the audience’s hearts? According to trade analyst Komal Nahta, “Both should get reasonably good openings.”

Newbies vs comeback

Ishaqzaade is Arjun’s first film ever and Parineeti Chopra’s first in a lead role. She garnered a substantial fan following after her award-winning performance in Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl. Arjun has created a good impression in the trailers, especially in the song Chokra jawaan hai. Meanwhile Karisma has already scaled the peak of her career. She has more films to her credit than the combined ages of the two newcomers. With no star heroes to back her up, Dangerous Ishhq will initially appeal to those who still remember her memorable performances from ten years ago. Nahta says that Karisma is a huge draw for Dangerous Ishhq, but wethink Ishaqzaade has a slight edge. “There is a charm in watching newcomers which will help Ishaqzaade,” says Nahta.

Romance vs rebirth

Ishaqzaade has a time-tested story: a boy and a girl belonging to two feuding families fall in love. It’s worked every time – whether it’s Romeo And Juliet or Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. Dangerous Ishhq is based on another of Bollywood’s favourite themes: reincarnation. Vikram Bhatt has tried to update it by including past life regression but it essentially remains another punar janam (rebirth) story with dollops of romance. Rebirth hasn’t worked as well as romance has in Bollywood. Nahta gives them an equal chance. “Ishaqzaade’s trailers are impressive. The songs have done well. DI is a thriller genre made in 3D and brings past life regression to the big screen for the first time,” he says. The film which can bring freshness to the jaded concept will win the race.

Yash Raj Films vs BVG Films and Dar Motion Pictures

As a YRF production, Ishaqzaade has an edge when it comes to marketing. The film has been promoted very well indeed, with both the stars making appearances at several events. They have also stayed away from the usual publicity gimmick of inventing a romance between the lead actors. Whether they did it in deference to Arjun’s recent bereavement we can’t say, but it is a refreshing change from the way Rockstar and Band Baaja Baaraat were promoted. Dangerous Ishhq’s publicity hasn’t been in-your-face. We’ve heard stories about Karisma undergoing past life regression in her real life, about how happy she is coming back to Bollywood and we’ve watched special promos but that’s about it. Leading men Jimmy Shergill and Rajneesh Duggal have been kept away from the promotions. That’s why if Ishaqzaade becomes a hit, it will be an expected outcome, but if Dangerous Ishhq does well, it will be surprise hit.

Chokra jawaan hai vs err… what was it again?

Exactly. Ishaqzaade’s songs are already chartbusters but ask anyone which is their favourite DI song and you are bound to get the reply, “Does it even have any songs?” YRF and the Bhatts are known to have good music in their films. Since DI is a thriller, it seems Vikram Bhatt has not focused on the music to a large extent. Yash Raj on the other hand has delivered yet again. Himesh Reshammiya’s music has not shattered the charts the way you would have expected it to especially after Bodyguard. Amit Trivedi walks away with the honours in this face off.

Which film are you eager to watch? Ishaqzaade or Dangerous Ishhq? Or neither?

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  • Priyanka

    I want to watch movie ‘Dangerous Ishhq;

  • shubhangi yadav

    i m looking forward ishqjaade

  • dhaivat

    abe bewkuf writer … Di k songs tu hi rab aur naina re hi sab jagah chalta hai … pehle jake youtube viewers dekh le kiske jyada hai fir yaha likh kuch bhi … Himesh Reshammiya ka music ho aur log naa sune aesa kabhi nahi ho sakta …
    ishaqzaade k sabhi songs k viewers k total karoge utne sirf naina re song k viewers hai …
    jake bollywoodhungama pe 1st page dekh … No1 pe naina re hai likes me …

  • animesh

    the music of dangerous ishq is v popular…. specially naina re… so u just cant coment on music popularity… himesh reshammiya has got all experience… isgaqzaade music is gud but not tht popular as dangerous ishq… so overall .. himesh is ruling wit dangerous ishq.. he is the best..

  • akshay


    Kuch bhi likh raha hai kya!,

    see d ytube DI views of Naina re/tu hi rab.
    Nd likes too..

    DI is d best musical album of d year..

    U havnt understood the songs properly.,

  • deepak

    WTF Ishaqzaade’s songs are chartbusters who said this

    listen and view in youtube,Bh,and other sites Dangerous Ishhq songs more popular than Ishaqzaade

    do you known Dangerous Ishhq album of the year.

  • Dhaivat Raval

    check the “BOLLYWOODHUNGAMA” site ,, this is the no1 site for bollywood … check Music section on that page .. naina re and tu hi rab r the most liked songs… and the most horrible thing is that there is not any single song from ishaqzaade …



    Pehle jaake dekh Bolywoodhungama pe …yaha likhne ki ijaazat kisne di tujzhe gadhe …..abe bewkuf ..Himeshji pasand nahi hai toh kya kuch bhi bolne ka ..agar apne bum mein dum hai na toh samne aaka r bol …! ! abhi api bakwas band kar NAHITATR MAZHI SATKEL ! …

    SAb jaghe Jannat2 ke songs aur DI ke songs hi suane mil rahe hai maine toh Ishqzaade ke songs kahi e sune hi nahi TV chod ke ! idot duffer fool ! ……nonsense ! useless

  • arjunKR

    Ishaqzaade?? which movie is that? oh may be a movie from new comers..i wish all the best for them
    Naina re from Dangerous Ishq is awesome song….song like this will come only once in a century,Himesh rocks!!!!
    Dangerous ishq will be superhit

  • Vinay

    What the hell is this! This is the most idiotic comment ever.. Wat d hell is dis admin bound to! Jus check other reviews. Aur ishaqzade kis khet ki mooli hai? Uske songs below average hain,except one song. Shayad admin ne na suna ho bt this is ridiculous. Desh ke sabse ache composer ki taang kheechne aya hai, bacche soch samajh kar show off karo..

  • jeetu

    abey ghonchu jisne bhi ye page lika tujhe music ke bare me kya pata hai? hai bata?


    You should pray to Himeshji 5 times a day then you will get heaven ok dear bye

  • patial

    this writer iz a looser,jo dangerous ishq ke songs ki poularity dekh ke dar gya hai,,,tu hi rab,naina re har koi sun rha hai,aur har jagah ye song top 10 main hain,,smjha…himesk ke baare main bura likh kar unhe niche karne ki kosis kitne looser kar chuke hai.but aaj tak koi safal ni hua,smjha//

  • kumud

    WHO r u to write about the music of Dangerous ishhq .IN several charts Naina re is in the top position not the music of Ishqzaade .U people r loosers who hate HIMESH. AISI SAADI HUI ARTICLE MEIN BAKWAS KARNE SE SACCHAI NAHI BADLEGI .

  • mohsin shah

    ‘Dangerous Ishhq; ka mukabala bacche log kya kar payenge himesh ji hats off

  • bhimesh

    Abnormal logog ko Dangerous Ishhq ka gaana nhi pata hai … aur jo Normal log hai unke liye iss movie ke gaane already blockbuster ho chuke hai ……..!!
    Himeshji is back with his Memorable Music…..

  • mohit

    i think d one who has written about di music,,iz complelely mad nd if we make music popularity comparision b/w both movies then di’s music iz far popular than ishqaqzaade….if u(writer) wanna know about d fact then can checkout bollywoodhungama nd other site’s music review…
    so i’m sorprised dat dere r such kind of writer who

    does n’t write d fact …nd writes according 2 their personal jealousy////so such kind of people can’t hide d reality….

  • Saurabh

    I completly disagree! DI songs are simply fab! Tu hi rab n naina re are already rockin the charts!!! Whereas theres nothing in the irritating music of ishaqzaade!

  • Neha

    ishaqzaade grt story