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Not to be confused with Issac.
Issaq 2013 Film Poster.jpg
Theatrical Official Poster
Directed by Manish Tiwary
Produced by Dhaval Gada
Shailesh R. Singh
Written by Padmaja Thakore-Tiwary, Manish Tiwary, Pawan Sony
Starring Prateik Babbar
Amyra Dastur
Ravi Kishan
Makarand Deshpande
Neena Gupta
Prashant Narayanan
Sudhir Pandey
Prashant Kumar
Amit Sial
Vineet Kumar
Yuri Suri
Malini Awasthi
Music by Songs:
Sachin Gupta
Background score:
Prashant Pillai
Cinematography Vishal Sinha
Release dates
  • 26 July 2013 (2013-07-26)
Country India
Language Hindi

Issaq (Hindi: इसक[1]) is a 2013 Hindi romantic film directed by Manish Tiwary and produced by Dhaval Gada and Shailesh R. Singh. The film, written by Padmaja Thakore-Tiwary, Manish Tiwary and Pawan Sony, was released on 26 July 2013. The film features Prateik Babbar, Rajeshwari Sachdev, Ravi Kishan and Makarand Deshpande as main characters.



In this original Indian adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet directed by Manish Tiwary, we see the story transposed to Banaras and its neighbouring areas that are witness to violence unleashed by sand mafia controlled by urban elite and equally violent retaliation by Naxalite armies. The sand mafia is run by two influential Banarasi families, Kashyaps and Mishras, who are at brutal feud with each other. Kashyap has an 18-year-old, pretty and innocent daughter Bachchi from his first wife, Bachchi's role is played by Amyra Dastur who marks her debut in this film. On the other hand, Mishra's son Rahul (Played by Prateik) is a good-looking teenager with predictable interests for a boy of his background - Girls & Guns! Things change when the battle-hardened and pleasure-seeking Rahul and romantic yet head strong Bachchi fall in love. Disregarding the consequences, the young lovers choose go ahead with the dictats of their hearts. What follows is a high octane action-filled drama.


The film was promoted in TV serial Amita Ka Amit.[2][3] The producers promoted the movie through Banarasi paan at the leading malls in Mumbai[4]

Box office[edit]

The movie had a poor first week response. It raked Rs 31 million during the first weekend( first 3 days). It managed to collect just Rs. 43.8 million by the end of first week.


Sachin - Jigar composed the songs while the background score was composed by Prashant Pillai.

Soundtrack album by Sachin - Jigar
Released 26 July 2013
Genre Film soundtrack
Sachin - Jigar chronology
Ramaiya Vastavaiya
Shuddh Desi Romance

Track list[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Issaq Tera"   Mayur Puri Mohit Chauhan 3:16
2. "Issaq Tera (Duet)"   Mayur Puri Mohit Chauhan, Smita Jain 2:12
3. "Jheeni Re Jheeni"     Rashid Khan, Pratibha Baghel 7:25
4. "Bhole Chale"     Rahul Ram , Sachin Gupta  
5. "Aag Ka Dariya"     Ankit Tiwari  
6. "Enne Unne"     Keerthi Sagathia, Mamta Sharma, Tarun Sagar, Papon  
7. "Aag Ka Dariya (Unplugged)"     Sachin Gupta  
8. "Bhagan ke Rekhan Ki"     Malini Awasthi, Raghubir Yadav 5:19

Critical response[edit]

The movie opened to negative reviews.[citation needed]


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