Dedh Ishqiya

Dedh Ishqiya
  • Movie Director: Abhishek Chaubey
  • Cast and Crew: Arshad Warsi, Naseeruddin Shah, Madhuri Dixit, Huma Qureshi
  • Releasing Date: January 10, 2014
  • Music Composers: Vishal Bharadwaj
  • Lyricist: Gulzar
  • Production House: Shemaroo Entertainment, Vishal Bhardwaj Pictures Pvt Ltd
  • Fun Fact: Kangana Ranaut was signed up to play Muniya’s role in the film but due to date issues, Huma Qureshi was roped in.
  • Why it Made News: Dedh Ishqiya was Madhuri’s first film after she shifted base to Mumbai.

Khalujaan (Naseeruddin Shah) poses as a nawab and participates in a mushaira organised by Begum Para (Madhuri Dixit), the widowed Begum of Majidabad, the winner will get to marry the Begum. While Khaalujaan is in love with Begum, his nephew Babban (Arshad Warsi) falls for Muniya (Huma Qureshi), the Begum’s maid. On the final day, Begum declares Jaan Mohammed (vijay raaz) as the winner and that she will marry him. It is being revealed that the poetry contest is a hoax as the Begum never plans to marry Jaam Mohammed but wants to extract money from him and stages her kidnapping with the help of Babban. However Jaan Mohammed realises the cunning plan, in the end Begum and Muniya escape the frenzy while Khaalujaan and Babban are arrested by the police for kidnapping the Begum.