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Mirzya | Film Review
As you step out of the cinema hall, your first impression of Mirzya would be that of a beautiful canvas - painted on both sides with emotions of the two lovers, Mohnish (Harshvardhan Kapoor) and Suchitra (Saiyami Kher). The film is visually beautiful and is blessed with an amazing screenplay by Gulzar, which is woven together like poetry. And that is exactly what stays with you for long.
We are introduced to Mohnish and Suchitra as little kids. Best friends and childhood lovers, who are parted, and are yet to find a way to meet each other after many years. In most of his films, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s narrative technique has moved back and forth in time and this time too, he has been experimental. The story is depicted in two parallel worlds – one real and the other, a fantasy. The fantasy narrative has a blue tone and some breathtaking high speed shots, which will leave you in awe. The real world is interwoven with an eternal folktale of the star crossed lovers, Mirza - Sahibaan, who fought against the world to be together. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have also been experimental with their compositions. Music plays an integral part, as it is used extensively with the visual narrative. Every emotion has a contrasting music to it, thus creating an emphasis, as the story progresses.
Cinephiles and ardent fans of world cinema, Mirzya shall leave you impressed, thanks to its unique storytelling. Mehra has been successful in portraying the fact that when two passionate lovers are connected, even if the universe tries to break them apart, they will still find a way to be together in life and death. To make his dream a success, debutant Harshvardhan Kapoor has a lion’s share. The actor charms us with his subtle acting skills and eccentric personality. Saiyami Kher, who also makes her Bollywood debut, looks angelic with her alluring eyes. Both the actors share an unconventional chemistry on screen, making them look like the perfect ‘disconnected..yet connected’ lovers, that they essay on screen.
Sometimes, the story of a film is simple and is being recounted hundred times. But, what really matters is how it is recounted. For us, Mirzya is an artist's ode to passionate love, and a beautiful one at that!
Verdict: In between commercial Bollywood films, treat yourself to a beautiful painting of love. You might just like it.