Mirzya (2016)

Hindi Romance, Drama
Critics Score
40%
Total Reviews: 83
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Review Summary: Mirzya is a gorgeous spectacle. It also takes a very artistic path to tell its story. A bold attempt at film making by Mehra

Average Critic Rating: (2.53)
Cast: Harshvardhan Kapoor , Saiyami Kher
Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Release Date: 07 Oct 2016
Est. Budget: 40.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 9.0 CR

Plot: Mirzya is a 2016 Indian Hindi film epic fantasy romantic thriller film co produced and directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. Produced by Cinestaan Film Company and ROMP Pictures, it stars Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher in lead roles along with Anuj Choudhry, Om Puri, Art Malik, K. K. Raina, and

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A high concept film is a welcome change from the usual loud Bollywood love stories. But when all you see is a Zhang Yimou hangover on screen without the vision or the depth, you realise that it's just a pretentious film. And the world that the characters in Mirzya occupy are neither ancient nor in the now. It's a sad debut film of two young people who just go through the motions because everything is pretending to be art.
Manisha Lakhne, Now Running
A high concept film is a welcome change from the usual loud Bollywood love stories. But when all you see is a Zhang Yimou hangover on screen without the vision or the depth, you realise that it's just a pretentious film. And the world that the characters in Mirzya occupy are neither ancient nor in the now. It's a sad debut film of two young people who just go through the motions because everything is pretending to be art.
Manisha Lakhne, Nowrunning
It Is A Visual & Emotional Feast!
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s latest is a gorgeous-looking drama let down by a threadbare script, amateurish acting, and unbearably laboured storytelling.
Suprateek Chatterjee, Huffington Post
Harshvardhan Kapoor's Film Is Doomed From The Outset
Yet another folk tale killed in Bollywood adaptation
Sarit Ray, Hindustan Times
The film sacrifices sense for style
Sukanya Verma, REDIFF
I’m going with two out of five
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
Stunning visuals, jaded story
Rachit Gupta, Filmfare
Neither the intense-because-we-say-it-is romance running through Mirzya or the soft-focus-myth is actually interesting
Raja Sen, REDIFF
Despite having Gulzar as scriptwriter, Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy as music director and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra helming the project, 'Mirzya' doesn't connect with Mayank Shekhar. This film, like all earlier versions of the Mirza-Sahiban legend, lets the audience down
Mayank Shekhar, Mid-Day
The Film Fails to Muster Required Passion
Rajeev Masand, News 18
Mirzya… Visually Gorgeous But Too Arty For Comfort
Khalid Mohamed, Spot Boye
Harshavardhan Kapoor, Saiyami Kher come and go minus impact
Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express

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Mirzya - All Reviews

Saiyami Kher, Harshvardhan Kapoor’s sweetness is squandered in a frigid film
Anna MM Vetticad, First Post
In ‘Mirzya,’ Echoes of ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ Lushly Shot
KEN JAWOROWSKI, NY Times
Pretentious and uninspiring
Sify
Forgive Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra'€™s overindulgence, and go watch it for the newcomers, who make a fantastic first impression
CRISELLE LOBO, BookMyShow
With excellent direction, Mirzya is a ravishing, tour de force production and a very charming, moving piece.
CATHERINE SEDGWICK, The Upcoming
ambitious tale of star-crossed lovers is a letdown
NAMRATA JOSHI, The Hindu
Visually stunning, but mediocre storytelling
Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times
Weakness of the film is its story. In ‘Rang De Basanti’, Rakesh show two stories at a time, which looked perfect
Savya Sachi Pandey, Bollywood Cat
At the same time, 'Mirzya' is not everyone's cup of tea.
Sarita A Tanwar, DNA India
Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher’s performances and beautiful frames stand out in this bland love story
Tushar P. Joshi, Bollywood Life
Apart from the pitch perfect performance of its debutante lead pair and the breathtaking cinematography, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Mirzya has nothing exciting to offer
Indu Mirani, T2 Online
Beauty Without A Soul
Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies
All Form and No Content
R.M. Vijayakar, India West
Mirzya Looks Beautiful But That’s About It
Shreemi Verma, Miss Malini
While for purists it would be something to revel about, the masses would take some time to get used to its sound
Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Hungama
Harshvardhan Kapoor & Saiyami Kher make an earnest attempt but FAIL to impress the masses!
Preeti Kulkarni, India.Com
If you like films like Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s film ‘Delhi 6’ than you can watch the movie once.
Bollywood Papa
MIRZYA Is Pretentious, Boring And Stale
Box Office Capsule
‘Mirzya’ gives the perfect opportunities for all the performing artists involved, as Mehra has given them all the space to show their true potential. Rest assured, you will be left with a positive lasting impression of them all.
Shyama Sudra, Media 247
Take a bow Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Swetha Ramakrishnan, First Post
The leads are limp but the visuals are lovely in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s time-travelling romance. And oh, the songs are fabulous too.
Nandini Ramnath, Scroll.In
If you are drawn to stories that are high on aesthetics with lyrical narratives, Mirzya is a portrait that deserves a long look.
Meena Iyer, Times of India
The film plays out like a highly stylised, spectacular Broadway musical, it'€™s as though you are witnessing larger than life theatre on a 70 mm screen
NAMRATA JOSHI, The Hindu
An unstoppably unique, deceptively simple tale of star crossed lovers; a visual and emotional feast
India TV News
Will enchant you with mesmerizing visuals
Rajendra Kapoor, Bollywood Tabloid
Overall, "Mirzya" even though two hours and 10 minutes, seems like a lifetime in the theatre as Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra does not succeed in involving you in the love story of the duo. Neither does your heart beat for them nor do you get teary eyed when they are separated. Aesthetically, it is a treat though.
Andhra Headlines
Neither does your heart beat for them nor do you get teary eyed when they are separated, aesthetically, it is a treat though
Source, Santa Banta
Mirzya is a poetic experience
Aravind, Andhra & Telangana Wishesh
Mirzya is a Poignant and Poetic Tale of True Love
ANUJ RADIA, Desi Blitz
A broad, brash Bollywood romance, juggling Punjab folklore with more contemporary Shakespearean allusions in its two-tiered narrative
Guy Lodge, Variety
‘Mirzya’ is a cold romance that gives a complex legend the music video treatment
Nandini Ramnath, Yahoo!
Mirzya' Is A Film That Can't Get Over Itself
Aniruddha Guha, Mens XP
It lacks passion, intensity. But, one must watch it for the way this lyrical art is presented.
Sarath Ramesh Kuniyl, The Week.In
A visual and emotional feast
Khaleej Times
An unconventional visual spectacle
Deepa Gauri, Khaleej Times
The trimmings in this love story like the music and choreography are the best bits but Mehra and Gulzar fail to give us a sense of the real conflicts in the film - the reason for Sahiban’s actions and the choice one has to sometimes make between lover and family.
Set in two disparate eras, the classic love story can't find its footing in either.
Anisha Jhaveri, Indie Wire
This could be this year'€™s best album when it comes to experimentation, variety and judicious usage of brilliant singers and tunes
Sreeju Sudhakaran, Bollywood Life
बार-बार उन्हीं रास्तों पर लौटता प्रेम
Ravi Bule, Amar Ujala
Harshvardhan Kapoor Nails It
Nibedita Chanda, Fab Newz
All in all, Mehra’s Mirzya goes overboard with its experimental nature and cannot appeal to all.
Surabhi Redkar, Koi Moi
One thing that stands out though is the cinematography. Paweł Dyllus manages to make even ordinary scenes turn into magical moments that hold the viewers’ attention by providing immense visual pleasure.
Financial Express
‘Mirzya’ Makes You Feel Like You Couldn’t Care Less
Stutee Ghosh, The Quint
Visually Sumptuous, Emotionally Barren
Udita Jhunjhunwala, Business of Cinema
Rakesh Mehra loses conviction after a couple of reels right from the beginning itself and all the razzmatazz that follows turns out to be all sound no fury
Vishal Verma, Glam Sham
Harsh-Saiyami lack passion in this picturesque film
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Bollywood Trade
Monish is sent to a juvenile remand home.
Komal Nahta, KomalsReviews
Sloppy and disappointing
Rohit Bhatnagar, Deccan Chronicle
Two school kids in Jodhpur are inseparable. The girl isn’t concerned about the boy’s humble roots. They are happy until a tragedy befalls.
Bollywood.Com
Mirzya boasts of stunning visuals and good performances by the lead cast
Source, Bollywood Hungama
One can also appreciate the visual fare the film provides and for the music and to watch the debutants.
BollywoodMantra
Magnanimous portrayal lost in mediocre performances
Jyotsna Basotia, The Statesman
What you don’t expect is the constant jumping between the two stories and this takes some getting used to.
Bolly Spice
The old-school feeling is there. But those viewers willing to let their inner romantic out to play, even those who are unfamiliar with Bollywood, would be remiss to sit this one out.
Film Journal
Harshvardhan-Saiyami's debut is a visual delight
Ananya Bhattacharya, India Today
The audio of 'Mirzya' complements the script and story and songs act as a narrative and are predom inantly thematic in nature and in keeping with the iconic love story
Rafat, Glam Sham
Then there is P S Bharati’s editing. She fuses the two eras where the two love stories unfold with an effortlessness that makes the director’s existential philosophy-that life moves from one conflict to another without the luxury of full stops-seem like the only way love can be expressed.
Bollywood3
Mehra no doubt crafts a visually stunning parable but relies too heavily on theatrics
Udita Jhunjhunwala, Business of Cinema
प्यार का जादू नहीं चला पाई 'मिर्जिया'
R J Alok, Aaj Tak
It lacks passion, intensity. But, one must watch it for the way this lyrical art is presented.
Bindu Cherungath, Lenz Scope
The lead pair Saiyami Kher and Harshvardhan Kapoor aren’t very successful at bringing the urgency, turmoil or drama behind forbidden love
A rich, remarkably diverse set of songs from Shankar Ehsaan Loy for Mirzya
Vipin, Music Aloud
A brutally beautiful and tragic ending, and fine performances from the three lead actors, are enough reason to watch
KEN JAWOROWSKI, The New York Times
रंग दे बसंती' वाली बात नहीं है 'मिर्जिया' में
Bhaskar
Barring a couple of ditties that should be ignored, Mirzya is a fascinating album that should be heard
Suanshu Khurana, Indian Express
EVERYTHING IS TOO ILLUMINATED
Film Companion
Poor engagement makes this technically sound film weak
Behind Woods
A lushly produced but unseductive romance whose period-piece parallels fall flat
John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter