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Ishq: Not A Love Story Movie Review

Ishq: Not A Love Story Movie Review
Ishq: Not A Love Story Movie Review

Movie Review: Ishq: Not A Love Story
Director : SS Raju
Producer : NV Prasad, Paras Jain, Vakada Anjan Kumar
Music Director : Mahathi Swara Sagar
Starring: Teja Sajja and Priya Prakash Varrier
Release date: 30th July 2021
Rating: 2.75/5

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Ishq: Not A Love Story Movie Review: Teja Sajja and Priya Prakash Varrier starrer Ishq: Not a love Story has finally arrived at the theaters today  on 30th July.  Ishq is the Telugu remake of the 2019 Malayalam film of the same name. Let’s see the story of the film.

Story: Siddhu (Teja) is an  average IT guy who loves spending time with his girlfriend Anu. He   takes his girlfriend Anu (Priya Prakash Varrier), on a day-long trip on her birthday. They search for a private corner to have a moment alone but  Madhav (Ravindra Vijay) who claims he is  a police officer, threatens them for private details. Soon another man joined him and things just spiral down from there. What happens next, form rest of the story of Ishq: Not a Love Story.

Plus Points:

  • Performance
  • Story
  • BGM
  • Climax
  • Run time

 Minus Points:

  • Dubbing
  • Low entertainment quotient

 Performance: Fresh from the success of Zombie Reddy, the young actor Teja Sajja, does a commendable job of playing Siddhu  in this film. He  effortlessly portrays the character that transforms from a harmless guy to that of a revenge seeker. Similarly, leading lady Priya Prakash Varrier depicts the strength of Anu with aplomb. Ravindra Vijay delivers a decent performance.  Rest of the cast of Ishq justify their roles.

Technical: The constant ogling, sleazy comments and  the character assassination that ladies are subjected to, when spotted with men in  the , are aptly brought out through the scenes in the movie Ishq: Not a love story.    The director SS Raju showcases our society’s double standards when it comes to treating couples or women also deserve a mention. The climax is hard-hitting.  The movie is low on entertainment quotient and has an intense vibe right from the outset. Swara Sagar’s background score is good and the editing is ok.

Analysis: Ishq: Not a Love Story gives a glimpse into the kind of moral policing that many are constantly subjected to, on our streets.  The movie also shows how such experiences get etched into the minds of those who have had to go through such ordeals.

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