“ The unpredictable screenplay keeps a gripping hold on the viewer along with a wonderfully stunning DOP and a matching background score wherein you also get to hear few precious golden Begum Akhtar's thumris and a lot more.
“ Editing is excellent despite the slow pace of the movie in the pre-interval portion.
“'Dedh Ishqiya' is gripping & arresting.
“ Dedh Ishquia is worth watching .
“The film happens to be the sequel to the super hit movie Ishqiya and this time the concept and plot gets more complicated and intense.
“ She was simply breathtaking.
“ Arshad Warsi and Naseeruddin Shah as Babban and Khaalu are entertaining as they were in Ishqiya.
“ Enjoyable viewing .
“ You ll find only few boring moment.
“Story is tight, unpredictable and with minimum lope holes.
“ Nevertheless, Chaubey's engaging screenplay(along with Vishal Bharadwaj, Gulzar)spruced up with elements of mystery and secrecy keeps us hooked.
“ Brilliantly written characters and plot progressions are engaging.
“The director has come up with a romantic storyline and while the presentation was rich, the narrative was quite absorbing.
“ It starts with an interesting contest, a modern day weird swayamvar based on poetic skills (mixed with shooting..??). From there on it becomes a slow train that keeps on giving black smoke.
“ Had to leave after 66 minutes .
“ The movie is most enjoyable whenever you witness the electric chemistry between our leads.
“ Add to that a really slow pace and self-indulgent narrative, coupled with language barrier, I don't see Dedh Ishqiya making much headway at the Box Office.
“ I mean, you don't get to see nawabs and begums saluting each other, engaging into an occasional wordplay and inviting shyness by cracking ribald lines now, do you?
“ A rollicking fun-filled ride adorned with beautiful sets, drop dead gorgeous beauties, some breathtaking 'shayaari' & some of the finest performances by actors who can actually act.
“ Naseeruddin Shah is exceptional yet again, after a drab year last year with Jackpot type wrong films he is back with a bang, he is simply flawless Arshad Warsi too comes back after duds and is superb as Babban, he is brilliant in comedy as well as dramatic scenes.
“ The movie is fun throughout and though parts of it are extremely predictable and cartoonish (Vijay Raaz and Manoj Pahwa taking their cartoonish roles to the stratosphere), the treatment ensures that there is never a dull moment and there's always an undercurrent of tension laced with humour.
“ But this time she's simply worth watching.
“ And that slow pace only makes the spectator enjoy the things running on the screen just like the intermittent sips of a high quality drink.
“&This stylishly written twisted comic thriller scores with its absorbing narrative & well edged characters that keep you hooked to the proceedings & there's rich cinematography to compliment it.
“ Its a suspense thriller, that is smart and entertaining at the same time.
“ This movie shows that how can you make a 2hr 30 minutes engaging movie without any mindless scenes and with a simple plot.
“ Mind Blowing movie!
“ The first ishqiya had a confusing plot (while interesting) and Vishal Bhardwaj is known for darker movies based on his previous work (kaminey, omkara).
“I strongly recommend this highly entertaining movie to all those who are fond of taut thrillers as well as those who like movies portraying Muslim Adab and Tehzeeb of the bygone era.
“ It's not a boring movie on any terms rather, it's a highly entertaining one of course if you prefer intelligent movies.
“ Add supporting comedy of Arshad Warsi and the new Bollywood beauty Huma Qureshi and you've got the perfect star cast for an entertaining film.
“Huma Qureshi is stunning and acting wise I can say only "what a actress she is!
“ It's a movie that is entertaining as well as classy and it's treated in a different way, i must say it's a poetry rather.
“ The background score was melodious and three songs were worth watching.
“ The movie becomes a little slow all of a sudden immediately after that scene but its still enjoyable and i recommend any fan to just go and watch it.
“Dedh Ishqiya, in many ways, is the coming of age of Khalujaan and how he discovers himself & his goals in life.
“ Nasser will steal your heart with beautiful Urdu poetry and Sharai, leaving a stunning impact in the song where he recites the magical lyrics of (without background score) for Madhuri.
“ Further if you do need some routine entertaining sequences with few catchy songs or forced in comedy thrown in at regular intervals then also DEDH ISHQIYA might not be a good choice for you either.