Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra’s Mirzya marks the acting debut of Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher. Does the film live onto the expectations? Find out:
Mirzya is based on the legend of Mirza – Sahibaan and the director Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra has tried to place the story in modern era. A story which could have had a linear screenplay has been unnecessarily complicated which leads to a lot of confusion. Leaving that aside, the film moves at a pace equivalant to a snail thus testing the patience through-out.
While the music is good, it does not do much in lifting the film because of the boring narrative and tragic yet predictable ending. Mirzya stands out in the department of cinematography as the film has been shot lavishly with some never seen before locations captured with perfection. Despite being a two hour film, the second half seems to be a never ending saga wherein many things happen, but the story is stuck at just one point.
Talking about the performances both Harshvardhan and Saiyami make a promising debut. Harshvardhan is confident in front of the camera right from the first scene thus managing to create his own distinct identity. Watch-out for the scene where he confesses his love for Sahibaan! Saiyami Kher on other hand delivers a power-packed performance which reaches its peak towards the end. The rest of supporting cast lends necessary support.
To Sum Up, Mirzya is a film which one might try hard to like because of the hard-work involved however the slow narrative and complicated screenplay, it would be difficult to like it.