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  • Summary: Out from jail, Khalujaan a.k.a Iftekhar (Naseeruddin Shah) and Babban (Arshad Warsi) steal a necklace made of royal jewels and go on the run. They part ways and meet at the palace of the nawab of Mahmudabad, a town in Uttar Pradesh, where Iftekhar is competing with Urdu poets to win the heart of the nawab's widow Begum Para (Madhuri Dixit). Her quick-witted and mysterious friend and assistant Munniya (Huma Qureshi) slowly warms up to Babban and together they plot a kidnapping. Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: David Chute
    Jan 16, 2014
    80
    Dedh Ishqiya ends on a note of sadder-but-wiser resignation that recalls its predecessor, but its high romantic cultural allusions convey a deeper sense of what’s at stake.
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  1. Jun 14, 2014
    10
    It's unspecial story aside, Dedh Ishqiya is one of the rare black-comedy/thriller that simply refuses to bend to Bollywood norm and full marks for that! The movie is indulgent in quite a few places, but the brilliant acting, excellent dialogues and handsome execution make this an out-and-out winner you shouldn't miss! Expand
  2. Jan 19, 2014
    7
    For every dip, there are saves. A rip-roaring climax, and the dastardly, venal disposition of the key players makes "Dedh Ishqiya" a fresh, if not original, movie in a sea of seen-it-all-before capers. The franchise’s kinetic whim, and Iftikhar and Babban grounded nature – even with their small-time crook temperament – still function as the movie’s hook. Despite not rooting or caring for them, its hard wishing something bad happens to these two. (Mr. Shah’s Iftikhar in particular, adds that slight notch that makes him more appealable than Mr. Warsi’s simple-minded ruffian). Expand