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Excitement Builds for 'Ishq Vishk Rebound' and Its Title Track Release

By Vidhi

Updated - May 23, 20245 min read

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The Bollywood film industry is buzzing with excitement as the release of "Ishq Vishk Rebound" approaches. Scheduled to hit theaters on June 21, 2024, this upcoming film features Rohit Saraf in the lead role, alongside Pashmina Roshan, Jibraan Khan, and Naila Grewal. Directed by Marathi filmmaker Nipun Avinash Dharmadhikari and produced by Ramesh Taurani and Jaya Taurani under Tips Films Limited, the film is set to capture the hearts of Gen Z audiences with a fresh take on a beloved classic.


Not a Sequel or Remake, But a Fresh Take

Rohit Saraf, best known for his roles in Netflix's "Mismatched," "Ludo," "The Sky is Pink," and the Hindi version of "Vikram Vedha," has clarified that "Ishq Vishk Rebound" is neither a sequel nor a remake of the 2003 Shahid Kapoor-starrer "Ishq Vishk." Saraf emphasized, "The thing common between the two films is that they belong to the same franchise. But it’s a new story altogether, a love story about Gen Z."

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A Nod to the Original

The original "Ishq Vishk," directed by Ken Ghosh, was a sleeper hit that marked Shahid Kapoor's acting debut. It also starred Amrita Rao and Shenaz Treasurywala and was praised for its soundtrack. The new film, while not directly connected to its predecessor's plot, aims to evoke a sense of nostalgia, particularly through its music. The new version of the title track, "Ishq Vishk Pyaar Vyaar," composed by Rochak Kohli and sung by Sonu Nigam and Nikita Gandhi, retains the iconic hook step choreographed by Vijay Ganguly as a homage to the original.

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Cast and Crew Insights

The film features Pashmina Roshan, cousin of Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan, who has expressed pride in her family's filmmaking legacy and the expectations that come with it. Hrithik Roshan's advice to her was simple yet profound: "Bring authenticity to what you do, give your hundred percent as an actor, and if you do these two things, you are set."


Jibraan Khan, who played a memorable role as a child artist in "Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham," described landing a role in "Ishq Vishk Rebound" as a dream come true. "It has taken me a long time to reach here," Khan said, recalling the moment when producer Ramesh Taurani expressed his desire to have him in the film. Khan, a self-professed lover of romantic Hindi cinema, is thrilled to contribute to the genre that shaped his childhood.

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Rohit Saraf's Journey

Rohit Saraf's rise to fame has been marked by notable performances in various films and series. His role in "Mismatched," a Netflix romantic comedy series, catapulted him into the limelight, earning him a dedicated fan base. Reflecting on his involvement in "Ishq Vishk Rebound," Saraf shared his excitement and the surreal feeling of being part of a project that has such a strong legacy. "I have grown up listening to the ‘Ishq Vishk’ song and it’s bizarre to now feature in the new version of the song," he said.


Shahid Kapoor's Blessing

The original "Ishq Vishk" holds a special place in Shahid Kapoor's heart, as it marked the beginning of his illustrious career. Upon hearing the new title track, Kapoor shared his thoughts on Instagram, reminiscing about the film’s impact and wishing the new cast all the best. "21 years and the track still sounds fresh. All the best guys! This one will always be special," he wrote, indicating his support and excitement for the new film.

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The New Title Track

Creating the new title track was no easy task for Rochak Kohli, who produced 17-18 versions before finalizing one that could do justice to the original. The song, performed with the same energy by Sonu Nigam, aims to resonate with a new generation while honoring the nostalgia of the original.

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Audience Reactions

The release of the new posters and the first look of the cast has created waves on social media. Fans of the original film, as well as new followers of Rohit Saraf, expressed their excitement and anticipation for the movie. Comments like "Apni kursi ki peti bandh lijiye mausam romantic hone wala hai" and "This looks so cool! Can't wait to watch it on the BIG SCREEN!" reflect the eagerness of the audience to experience this new chapter in the "Ishq Vishk" franchise.


"Ishq Vishk Rebound" promises to be more than just a nostalgic trip down memory lane. It is poised to offer a fresh, contemporary love story tailored for Gen Z while respecting the essence of its predecessor. With a talented cast, a modern take on a beloved soundtrack, and the backing of a legacy production house, the film is set to capture the hearts of both old fans and new viewers alike. As the release date approaches, the anticipation continues to build, making "Ishq Vishk Rebound" one of the most awaited films of 2024.

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