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Mirzya – movie review

Modern adaptation of the tragic tale of Mirza-Sahiban


Mirzya, movie review

If you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt… only love

Mirzya is an epic love story that plays out in contemporary times – inspired by the folk tale of “the legend of Mirza – Sahiban

This fantasy romantic thriller has the basic premise inspired by the Punjabi folklore of Mirza Sahiban. We have heard of Heer Ranjha and Sohni Mahiwal. In the folk lore story of Mirza-Sahiban, the couple meets with a tragic ending. So does this film.

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra the director presents the age-old story in a radical, modern understanding of the tale. The story telling goes into flashback mode repeatedly narrating those significant milestones in the lives of the lovers.

In this epic the modern day Mirza is Munish/ Adil played by Harshvardhan Kapoor and that of Sahiban is Suchi (Saiyami Kher) who is dazzlingly beautiful in the folklore as well in the modern interpration of this poetic drama.

Suchi is a beautiful princess who is engaged to a prince of her status. While Suchi is in her school, she had been in love with other co-student Munish who grows up to be referred as Adil the horse trainer. It is the matter of love between ‘unequals’ where the girl is from the royal family and the boy from the lower end of the society.

Magnificient cinematography and picturesque landscapes hold the viewer in admiration. The background score is above average as compared to the classic songs which narrate the highs and lows of love lives.

Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher are the pair to watch out for in Bollywood. They are both definitely here to stay.

Though it appears to be too lengthy, the film can be watched by those who admire the Shakespearan style of story telling. It would appeal to those who admire art in its raw form.

Mirzya’s stunning visuals keep you hypnotized and take you to a different world all together.
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Harshvardhan Kapoor as Munish / Adil
Saiyami Kher as Suchitra – the Princess
Anuj Choudhry as Karan
Anjali Patil as Zeenat
Art Malik
K. K. Raina
Om Puri

Production Companies – Cinestaan Film Company, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Pictures
Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Produced by Rohit Khattar, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, P.S. Bharathi, Rajiv Tandon
Screenplay by Gulzar
Music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Cinematography by Paweł Dyllus
Edited by P.S. Bharathi
Mirzya, movie review

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