Star Cast: Harshvardhan Kapoor, Waheeda Rehman, Saiyami Kher
Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Mirzya is a highly ambitious film. Mehra picks up story-telling from world famous directors for this one and promises a visually stunning affair but fails to hold onto a strong story line.
Based on the Indian folklore on the Romeo Juliet lines, the tragic love story of Mirza Sahiban is shown in two different eras. The film is poetic with its music and less of dialogue. Although it is this unconventional nature of the film that may form a issue for audiences to connect to it.
The long shots are beautiful, some songs fit perfectly but the snail-speed nature of the film is a mood-killer.
The prime responsibility of this film lies on its music and hence if you haven’t found a liking for it, you may find it difficult to sit through the film.
Mehra’s attempt to go out of the box is worth lauding, if only he had thought the same about the plot too, it could have been a successful attempt.