Ishq (Not a Love Story) Movie Review and Film Summary (2021)
Movie: Ishq (Not A Love Story)
Banner: Mega Supergood Films
Cast: Teja Sajja, Priya Varrier, Ravindra Vijay, and others
Cinematography: Shyam K Naidu
Music: Mahathi Swara Sagar
Editor: A Vara Prasad
Art: Vithal Kosanam
Presenter: RB Choudary
Director: SS Raju
Producers: NV Prasad, Paras Jain, Vakada Anjan Kumar
Release Date: July 30, 2021
Due to the pandemic and the whole lockdown it seemed as if the whole world was closing off as no social activity was taking place. But thank God that phase is over and things are getting normal again, as even the cinemas are now open and “Ishq (Not a Love Story)” are few of the movies to watch out for.
Siddhu and Anu decided to go for a date in a parking lot beside a hospital in Vizag.
They were having a pretty nice time till they were rudely interrupted by Madhav who acting as a police threatened to put them behind bars if they didn’t disclose what they were up to.
Madhav was later joined by his partner who joined in harassing the couple the whole night.
After the whole situation, Siddhu decided to get his revenge on the duo for what they did to him and his girlfriend.
The pre-interval scenes
Boring sequences of harassment
Many scenes drag on and on
The slow pace
“Ishq (Not a Love Story)” is a story based on moral policing and also the unlawful acts of police impersonating which was the center of the drama.
The story begins on a slow pace as a simple love story only for the pace to be increased when the goons began harassing them. But it went off when the harassment dragged on for a rather long and boring time.
Being harassed by a police officer might leave you handicapped but then it gets to a certain extent in which you tend to react to the mistreating especially when it involves harassing your girlfriend as seen in the movie which is common among young lovers but in this case the hero maintained his hero act even when limits were being crossed with his lover by the so called police officers.
Even when it was pretty clear that they were fake police officers he still maintained his act and did nothing instead of formulating a revenge plan in his head which dragged the assault and made the drama unbelievable.
Also, the second half gradually turned into a revenge plot as the hero wanted to get back at the goons but then the plot stretched for a while and was not so entertaining. In all, the outcome of the plot was a pass.
Stories of lovers facing such harassment are not new but then the story going from a romantic scene to a rather mood changing scene is good. But the drag of harassment was off.
The storyline was good but the presentation was lacking. The action was not entertaining at all because of some prolonged scenes and unbelievable acts.
The characters were portrayed well as the hero transform from a weakling to a revengeful person. The heroine also pulled off her role and so did the villain. The music was great, the cinematography was fine and Production values were okay.
Finally, “Ishq (Not a Love Story)” is a movie you will want to be curious about but when you sit back is okay but not so entertaining.