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Ishq Vishk Rebound Review: A web of break up and rebound Relationships!

The film starring Rohit Saraf, Pashmina Roshan, Jibraan Khan, Naila Grrewal was released at theatres on June 21.



Ishq Vishk Rebound


Producer- Ramesh Taurani

Director- Nipun Avinash Dharmadhikari

Cast- Rohit Saraf, Pashmina Roshan, Jibran Khan, Naila Grewal, Sheeba Chaddha and Supriya Pilgaonkar

Platform of Release- Theatres


By Jyothi Venkatesh

Way back in 2003, Shahid Kapoor made his big-screen debut with Ishq Vishk, which became a musical hit and success among the audience. The film and its songs are still fresh in our hearts, as the USP of that movie was its relatable plot, which took every Gen X on a nostalgic trip. However, the story of this film, which is not a sequel, is nothing new but a rehashed line up between friendship and love that blurs for three best friends as they become deeply entangled in a web of a breakup, a rebound relationship, and ultimately self-discovery.

Raghav (Rohit Saraf) struggles to write an apt climax for his first big film, which he gets after a production person (Kusha Kapila) is impressed by his play. To get a heart-wrenching climax, Raghav goes into a flashback, where he is with his best friends Sahir (Jibran Khan) and Sanya (Pashmina Roshan) in their hometown Dehradun and spend maximum time together in college and their respective homes.

On the other hand, Raghav falls in love with Rhea (Naila Grrewal), a look-alike of Swara Bhasker and whenever the latter wants to spend time with her boyfriend, he gets calls from Sahir and Sanya. One day, when Rhea and Raghav try to spend some quality time together, Sanya calls the latter and tells him that she and Sahir have broken up.

Raghav gets distracted, which upsets Rhea and hey presto, she dumps him. Sanya is supposed to go on a ‘Chill Trip’ with Sahir but since they are no longer together, she takes Raghav along with her. On the trip, they get close and a ‘Rebound Relationship’ is formed between them, leading to complications between Sahir and her.

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As far as the performances go, I’d say that Rohit Saraf steals the show with his impeccable comedic timing and near to effortless delivery. He seamlessly captivates viewers with his character’s journey. Pashmina Roshan is impactful in the role of a troubled and immature young girl who blames her immaturity on her broken family and is a promising newcomer to watch out for.

Jibraan Khan performs ably, while Naila Grrewal delivers a decent performance in her limited role. Supriya Pilgaonkar, otherwise a good actress, has been wasted in an inane character as the mother of the female protagonist.

Written by Vaishali Naik, Vinay Chhawal, and Ketan Pedgaonkar, the movie is also a window to modern love. However, the film’s pace slows down in the second half as the group’s complicated relationships become very repetitive.

While the older generation of viewers might not be able to fully connect with its portrayal of instant modern love, the humour, engaging performances, and entertainment value, the younger generation may lap the content instantly