This was unexpected from an acclaimed director, Mirzya just disappoints!
This film snatches away soul from the famous Punjabi folklore of Mirza Sahiban.
One doesn’t feel connected to the film even for a second, and this disappoints more coming from esteemed personalities like Gulzar Saab and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.
This film is a strict theatre watch because all it has is visualization (too artistic), on television even that won’t be worth it (wink). Guess the film is much inspired by TV series Game of Thrones than Mirza Sahiban.
Watch it If you like -
Visuals are good and that’s all!
But Beware of -
Visuals which are good also become boring because of too much forced art, Performances are average, Too loud background score, Unnecessary usage of songs
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Produced by Cinestaan Film Company and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Pictures, this ROPM directorial simply disappoints. Well, now we know it is not certain that a film maker of some amazing films will always continue to make such films.
Also, it is not sure that if the film maker fails once, they always will.
Alekh (Story) – Patkatha (Screenplay)
We feel director and script are two base foundations for a film. Somewhere, the director comes first because only this anchor can present and treat an ordinary script nicely.
With Mirzya, both failed. The story by Gulzar Saab is inspired by Mirza Sahiban, one classic folklore amongst many others that is emotional and stirring on its own so half of the job is done. The rest half of the job was to pen an equally touching script around it but that failed badly, which is unexpectedly saddening. Now it was on the director to make this film involving, that disheartened us too.
There’s nothing but visuals inspired by Game of Thrones, a rural setting might have worked if we think about it. Visualization is artistically breathtaking but even that seems boring and repetitive and too dreamy after a while.
Actually, the film has no feel or soul, it fails to establish any connection with the audiences. The love story just happens, things actually just happen one after the other without any emotion. And on top of all this are the songs, well we will say more than the dialogues there are songs and score in the film.
You can’t term a film musical just because it has songs.
Harshvardhan Kapoor as Munish/Adil adorns a forced untidy look as if after every scene, black color was used on his face to give him that irrelevant look. He has a great personality but acting department isn’t the same as of now.
Saiyami Kher as Suchitra is attractive in looks and below average in performance. Both debuts failed miserably and were just plain flat in their performances.
Anuj Choudhry as Karan is the only role and actor that impresses in a below average film. Anjali Patil is convincing and makes her presence felt. Rather these two should have done the lead roles better we think.
Art Malik makes his presence felt with his strong voice and act, but some of his dialogues were delivered as if he was talking to himself only, you won’t understand a thing. K. K. Raina and Om Puri are decent in their roles. Om Puri’s impactful narration in the film managed to keep us awake for a while in the film.
Geet Sangeet (Music)
The soundtrack composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Daler Mehndi are nice. Songs composed and sung by Daler mehndi are really moving but then they just seem noisy and irrelevant in this lifeless film. The score too is loud and overused.
Nirnay (FilmyCurry Verdict)
Inspired from the legend of Mirza Sahiban, if films like Mirzya that have no soul and life will be made, we suggest that such classic folklores should be left untouched.