7 October 2016 | dineshprakash
'Marzya" suits the film well rather than 'Mirzya'
Director Mr. Rakesh Omprakash Mehara work as a technician is good but as a creative person notably bad. It is hard to believe that he was the brain behind my two most favorite films "Rang De Basanti' and "Bhag Milkha Bhag'. Not a single shot gives any glimpse of that magic in this film. Screenplay is obsolete and confusing. Writer thought that everyone is well versed with the 'Sahiba-Miraza' story, so he didn't feel a bit of requirement to at least describe the key points of that legend story. Film goes into flashback from present frequently, whenever an emotional scene comes, an intense song but difficult to understand the lyrics takes over with some good visuals. Lyrics do not justify the two different time periods at all. Lead characters childhood scenes are too lame. First of all they don't look cute. Girl looks older than the boy. They seem of age 7 to 8 years but in pre climax it got revealed by boy that he was twelve year old that time. Boy getting late to feed girl 'Til Laddo', teacher show causes him for being late then asks for home work's copy, girl passes her copy to him but teacher sniffs this and then asks girl for her home work copy, eventually leading girl canned. All class give expression as if it was most unusual incident when teacher already cleared that it is well known punishment. Boy keeps mum that time then decide to retaliate in some idiotic way by shooting the teacher!!! It gives first hint that you are going to witness some crap. It is love story but you can't find a faint glimpse of love throughout. Film starts with some high octane action with support of VFX but you don't feel anything because it was not cleared that what is happening and why, actually it was just for the sake of introducing the male lead. Girl went abroad and returns back, her childhood friend is working in her Prince fiancé stable. Again some lame hide and seek identity scene. When girl recognizes the boy is so bad that I strongly felt urge to laugh but controls it with subsided smile, but then after few scenes audience started to evoke controlled giggle and then I joined them shamelessly. Surprisingly there is some weird sense of humor in most of the emotionally intense scenes, which at least save you from getting headache. Boy's Polo playing with his master then flashback of horse riding of past time. Girl wants to learn horse riding, boy trains her and all that blah blah. A key scene of tiger attacking in full moon light looks so fake and crude in the time of so advanced technology. Again thrill lost in making. In climax marriage scene, sneaking out in veil is so old fashioned scene and why that old person supported her is not clear and why that girl commits suicide is also. It was just to add drama but sorry to say it looked absurd and film is full of such type of scenes. Pre climax and climax is unbearable but yes laughter is there for sure. Performance wise all bad actors are stuffed in one film. Harshvardhan Kapoor's looks is good but he speaks stone flat. Even good actress Anjali Patil gone wasted as Zeenat. Nothing to say about rest of the cast. Musically and lyrically 'Ye Wadiyan Dhoodhiyan Kohre Ki' is good.