Ishq Khuda

Ishq Khuda Punjabi عشق خدا; translated: love is god) is a 2013 Pakistani Punjabi-language romantic film directed by Shahzad Rafique and produced by Shafquat Chaudhry. It stars Shaan Shahid, Meera[1], Saima, Ahsan Khan, Humaima Malick, Wiam Dahmani and Shafqat Cheema. It is produced by Shafquat Chaudhry. Adeel pk is signed to edit the movie.[2] The music of the film is composed by Wajahat Attray while lyrics are penned by Riaz ur Rehman Sagar. The film was released on 9 August 2013 and was declared successful at the box-office.[3][4][5][6][7]

Ishq Khuda
Theatrical release poster
Directed byShehzad Rafique
Produced byShafquat Chaudhry
Written byM.Parvaiz Kaleem
Screenplay bySaleem Zuberi
Story bySaleem Zuberi
StarringShaan Shahid
Ahsan Khan
Meera
Saima
Wiam Dahmani
Music byWajahat Attre
CinematographyMuzamil Shah
Edited byAdeel pk
Production
company
Sound View Production
Distributed bySound View Production
Release date
  • 9 August 2013 (2013-08-09)
CountryPakistan
LanguagePunjabi
Box office2.4 crore (US$170,000)

Plot

Rulia, a local hood (played by Shaan Shahid) who finds Ishq-e-Khuda (Love Of God), after he is ‘privileged’ by the prayer of a Sufi Dervish (a man of God). In a parallel unconnected arc Ashan Khan – playing Ahsan, an engineer from Karachi – falls for Iqra (Meera), while Kulsoom (Wiam Dahmani), Iqra’s best childhood-bud, falls for Ahsan.

Production

The production[8][9] of the film has recently begun in Beautiful Locations of Mianwali and Village Khoora of the beautiful Soon Valley, (District Khushab).[10] Among all actors, only Meera and Ahsan Khan have attended the shooting while rest of the actors will join the shoot later. It is reported that in the first phase of shoot, only songs will be captured. The budget of the film is 2.5 crores.

Music

The music of the film is composed by Pakistan's popular music director Wajahat Attray. The lyrics of the songs are written by Riaz ur Rehman Sagar. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shazia Manzoor and Sanam Marvi will sing all the songs for the film. A pre recorded song of Abida Parveen was used as the Title track.

Story

The story is a love triangle between Ahsan Khan, Meera and Wiam Dahmani. Shaan Shahid plays an ex-criminal turned Sufi preacher, whilst actress Saima plays his love interest in the film.

Release

The film was released on 9 August 2013 across Pakistan. It was released with 35 prints. Pakistani cinemas didn't give it proper screens and preferred Shah Rukh Khan's Chennai Express.

Critical reception

The film clashed with Shah Rukh Khan's Chennai Express at the box-office and was completely crushed by it resulting in loss to the producers.

Cast

Awards

  • Winner- Abida Parveen-1st ARY Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer.
  • Nominated- Sanam Marvi-1st ARY Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer.
  • Nominated- -1st ARY Film Award for Best Film.
  • Nominated-Shahzad Rafique -1st ARY Film Award for Best Director.
  • Nominated-Ahsan Khan -1st ARY Film Award for Best Actor.
  • Nominated- Wajahat Attre -1st ARY Film Award for Best Original Music

References

  1. "Gulftimes : Meera unplugged". Gulf Times. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  2. Tribune.com.pk (3 April 2013). "Are things looking up for Lollywood?". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  3. "Top five most memorable roles of Shaan". Daily Times. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  4. Tribune.com.pk (10 April 2012). "Ishq Khuda may bring Lollywood back to life". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  5. Tribune.com.pk (9 September 2013). "Did you know?: Ishq Khuda to be screened at Norway film festival". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  6. Tribune.com.pk (18 August 2013). "If it weren't for Ishq Khuda, Meera would've left filmdom". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  7. Jawaid, Mohammad Kamran (19 August 2013). "Movie Review: Ishq Khuda". DAWN. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  8. Jawaid, Mohammad Kamran (19 August 2013). "Movie Review: Ishq Khuda". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  9. Tribune.com.pk (18 August 2013). "If it weren't for Ishq Khuda, Meera would've left filmdom". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  10. http://www.pakium.com/2012/03/16/pakistani-film-ishq-khuda-under-production
  11. "Exploring Ahsan Khan's journey to stardom". The Nation. 16 September 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2019.

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