- 2h 9min
A horse groom reconnects with his childhood love, but she is engaged to marry the local prince.A horse groom reconnects with his childhood love, but she is engaged to marry the local prince.A horse groom reconnects with his childhood love, but she is engaged to marry the local prince.
'Mirzya' Synopsis: Two Star Crossed Lovers face tragic ends, in both, ancient times & in the modern era.
'Mirzya' is a visual marvel. Technically speaking, the film scores very highly. Each & Every Frame is mounted with beauty. And that's exactly why, the faulty writing & the soullessness puts you off. Gulzar, The Legend, fails to deliver an engaging narrative, as his Writing is not up-to the mark. Despite shifting between two time-lines, the film never transports you emotionally. There are moments that shine, particularly in the first-hour, but overall, the Writing is below expectations. Mehra is a filmmaker with a voice & his work in 'Mirzya' shows us that, once again. He is bogged down by a weakly written Screenplay, which lessons the effort put in. Also, the slow-pacing, doesn't work.
Paweł Dyllus's Cinematography is Magnificent. He's the real star of 'Mirzya'. Art & Costume Design are perfection. Shankar-Eshan-Loy's Score is wonderful. Action-Sequences are well-executed.
Performance-Wise: Debutants Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher, deliver well. Harshvardhan is earnest & uses his emotive eyes to express much of the time, while Saiyami, looks gorgeous throughout & portrays her part with conviction. They both have potential, but 'Mirzya' doesn't utilize to the hilt. Of the supporting cast, Anuj Choudhry is notable, while Om Puri is wasted.
On the whole, 'Mirzya' is a body beautiful, minus soul.
- Oct 27, 2016