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Ishqiya – Trailer

Ishqiya is a 2010 Indian film starring Arshad Warsi, Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah, and Salman Shahid in the lead roles. The film is directed by Abhishek Chaubey in his directorial debut and is produced by Raman Maroo and Vishal Bharadwaj. The film was released on 29 January 2010.[2]

Upon release, the film performed much better than expected at the box office. Expectations for the film were low, and it opened to a below-average opening. However, due to excellent reviews and strong word-of-mouth, the film picked up in many places and sustained well. The film was declared an average performer at the box office. It was also selected to be screened at the 34th Cairo International Film Festival. The producers of the film, Shemaroo and Vishal Bhardwaj have announced a sequel to the film with the same cast and crew.

Cast and characters

Vidya Balan as Krishna Verma
Naseeruddin Shah as Khalujan/Khalu/Iftikhar
Arshad Warsi as Razzak Hussain aka Babban
Salman Shahid as Mushtaq Bhai
Adil Hussain as Vidyadhar Verma/Shyam Prasad Kulshreshtha
Rajesh Sharma as Kamalkant Kakkad aka KK
Anupama Kumar as Manju Kakkad
Alok Kumar as Nandu
Gauri Malla as Mamta (Nepali actress)
Anisa Bano as Tai
Jai Singh

Box office

In just three days, the gross box office collections of the film in India crossed Rs. 15 crore on 522 screens. Friday morning shows opened with 40-60 percent in key areas like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune , Indore and evening settled down to 65-70 percent with average occupancy cultivating first day gross box office of Rs. 3.85 crore, with glowing reviews ranging from 3-4 star ratings and strong word-of-mouth from audience, Saturday showed an impressive jump of 25-30 percent and settled down to Rs. 5 Crore, Sunday showed further jump of 30 percent compared to Friday and 8-10 percent compared to Saturday, garnered further Rs. 5.40 crore cultivating to cumulative an astounding opening gross weekend collection of more than Rs. 14 crore at the box office.After five weeks Ishqiya grossed Rs. 22,05,00,000 and was declared an average performer by the box office.


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