Review By : Release Date : Oct 07,2016 Movie Run Time : 2 hours 15 minutes
Censor Rating : U/A
Mirzya (aka) Mirziya review
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Production: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Cast: Om Puri
Direction: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Screenplay: Gulzar
Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Cinematography: Paweł Dyllus
Editing: P.S. Bharathi

Coming from the desk of the director who gave us Bhaag Milka Bhaag it is natural that this film garners soft expectations from a specific section of the audience. Has it fulfilled the expectations? Does it satisfy his fans? Read more to find out...

Mirzya is the story of  2 lovers Adil Mohnish and Suchi. They start out as childhood sweethearts who love each other. The lovers part ways then but do meet each other as adults. Do they fall back in love? Does their love succeed is what forms the rest of the story.

The movie marks the acting debut of Harshavardhan Kapoor, son of Anil Kapoor and brother of Sonam Kapoor. This doesn't look like his debut though thanks to his good performance. The movie also marks the acting debut of the 24-year-old Saiyemi Kher. She provides a neck to neck competition to Harshavardhan Kapoor with her marvelous performance. It's this competition that makes their chemistry work. They sizzle on screen as lovers

We tip our hat to the cinematographer  Pawel Dyllus. Like draping a piece of art with the right paint, he dips the entire movie in a world full of rich and exquisite tones. The art direction definitely deserves a special mention for binding a memorable image of the appropriate backdrop. Be it the battle like scenes or the constant switches to the song sequence: they have delivered more than what the director could ask for. The stunt sequences are stunning and do make quite an impression.

With all these positives what is surprising is that the movie has a very weak crux. Like a wobbly pendulum it keeps swinging  just randomly. There are way too many songs that subdue the engagement. Shakespeare references with a touch of the Punjabi folklore, are plenty. But not only are the cuts to such references extraneous but also quite so frequent that we are not able to connect. Every small detail was beautifully taken care of, but when it comes to the fulcrum seems like the arrow missed the mark. Not only does it miss the mark but it looks like it was just fired because it is a technically well-made piece of weapon.

Overall, Mirzya is a technically outstanding film that is unable to keep the audience continuously engaged. A lot of portions seems to be trim worthy and what could have a simple heartfelt love story is turned into a weak undercurrent that fails to pull you.

Verdict: Poor engagement makes this technically sound film weak


( 2.0 / 5.0 )


Mirzya (aka) Mirziya

Mirzya (aka) Mirziya is a Hindi movie with production by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, direction by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, cinematography by Paweł Dyllus, editing by P.S. Bharathi. The cast of Mirzya (aka) Mirziya includes Om Puri.