May 12, 2012 Y. Sunita Chowdary
Do we really deserve this punishment this summer? The only thing right that Vikram Bhatt did is to have a right title for his story. Dangerous Ishhq is just not dangerous, it is lethal and add any superlative of your choice that reminds you of your sins and if you choose to see the film in 3D you really need to take an appointment with a regression therapist and also an opthalmologist.
In the first place a moviegoer must ask himself why he would like to see Karisma returning to screen after 9 years and next what makes him have faith in Vikram Bhatt. Karisma is Sanjana and as she walks the ramp and poses with Manish Malhotra, her lover Rohan (Rajneesh Duggal) with a doctor friend in the audience for company looks at her adoringly. In the next scene Madam is heading towards a foreign country and is telling her man to cancel her credit cards in India and within few minutes she cancels her trip and decides to marry him.
While they discuss, there are gunshots, people in masks and black kidnap Rohan and Sanjana is injured, hospitalised. A cop asks her to draw a sketch of a possible enemy whom she suspects and could harm Rohan, and guess what she brings out a sketch of a man who had scores to settle with her lover in her previous birth. The cop goes crazy and so do the people watching the film. From now on it's confusion time.
It's Karisma, Rajneesh Duggal in different avtaars giving us a darshan in number of flashbacks; The hero is a Muslim, then a Rajput, then a businessman and their love story is doomed from the very beginning, the hero is forever getting killed either blown in a bomb blast or pushed to death on a pillar. Jimmy Shergill is the only actor who takes the story seriously, even Karisma appears lost in the lunatic story that is tailored to give her importance and finally what does she do? Bring tears into her eyes or act gutsy.
The director meanwhile is linking the present past with irritating flashbacks. One senapati sees the past in a vessel of water sprinkled with lemon juice and Sanjana as usual gets the help of a regression therapist. Silly songs, the heroine dressed in heavy long flowing kurtis and ghagras and all teary or angry faced people decorate the script. Stay away from the posters of this film too..it's truly dangerous. Vikram Bhatt can now move on to another murderous script.