Ishq, starring Shane Nigam and Ann Sheethal, is directed by newcomer Anuraj Manohar. The film is socially relevant as it dealt with the harassment faced by unsuspecting couples at the hands of moral police. The film was well-received at the theaters due to the brilliant performance of the cast. Also, positive word of mouth favored the film. Shane, who just tasted success with the multi-starrer Kumbalngi Nights, is tasting it again with Ishq. In fact, Ishq has become his highest solo grosser beating the his critically acclaimed Kismath, which had grossed 1.35 crores. After four days in theaters, Ishq fetched 1.58 crore at Kerala Box Office. The film will fetch more as it is yet to release outside Kerala.