This Day That Year – When Ishqiya Surprised Us With A Solid Entertainment

Ketan Gupta
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On this day in previous years, Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi starrer Ishqiya was released. Let us see how the film fared at the box office.

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Ishqiya is story of 3 people – whose lives cross each others part as the plot of greed, love, betrayal and revenge thickens.

Director Abhishek Chaubey took a step forward and created a niche subject never been attempted on Indian cinema before. Known for her experimental roles, Vidya Balan was mind blowing as the femme fatale out to seek the truth behind her husband’s sudden disappearance in Abheshek Chaubey’s Ishqiya. Her dialogue “Chutiyam Sulphate” was an instant among the audience.

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Arshad Warsi and Naseerduddin Shah kept the audience entertained with witty one-liners and quirky dialogues. The highlight of Ishqiya was its soul-stirring music composed by Vishal Bhardwaj supported with heart-felt lyrics by Gulzar.

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According to the, Ishqiya was released on 29th January 2010 at 600 screens to Rs 2.49 crore. The film collected Rs 9.52 crore in its first weekend and went onto collect Rs 14.01 crore in its first week. Ishqiya ended its theatrical run with Rs 22.10 against a budget of Rs 19 and was declared “Semi-Hit” at the box office.