Mirzya early review: Harshvardhan, Saiyami's debut praised, but their chemistry needs work

Mirzya is Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher's first film.

FP Staff October 07, 2016 11:09:20 IST
Mirzya early review: Harshvardhan, Saiyami's debut praised, but their chemistry needs work

Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher's debut film Mirzya directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra released on this Friday, 7 October. And just like new borns, the duo have been welcomed with open arms by the film industry on Twitter.

Tweets praising the film, and congratulations to the lead pair were seen floating on the micro-blogging website.

The duo tweeted about their premiere in pride:

However, the reviews that have been published so far, have a different story to tell.

Shubhra Gupta in this Indian Express review says:

In terms of acting potential, neither newcomer lifts off the screen, but Kapoor fares a little better than his affectless leading lady: he appear to have a quiet spark which may surface after some more polishing. Mirzya tells us it’s going to be more about setting the scene, as it cross-cuts in time — some sequences are as spectacular as anything we’ve seen recently — than giving us characters that will instantly grab us, and keep us with them. This problem plagues this lush, good-looking production right through, and makes it much less of a film than it could have been.

Pinkvilla's review reads:

It is unnerving to sit through a retelling of a story that has nothing new to say, no new perspective to bring forth. By the last scene, it feels like a star-kid launchpad (a term Mehra so despises) that doesn’t attempt to be a good film. The real hero of the film is indeed, the cinematographer Pawel Dyllus. He spins an intricate canvas; shot lucidly with warm bright colors, oozing the energy of the story.

Rohit Vats in this Hindustan Times review says:

The undercurrent of a passionate love never reaches the surface. Despite gloss and technical wizardry, the audience fails to feel the pain. It becomes tough for them to root for anybody. You keep watching everything from a distance.

Meena Iyer in this Times of India review says:

Harshvardhan and Saiyami come from good acting stock. But they’re still rough around the edges. Harsh manages to give glimpses of his vulnerability and intensity as a performer. And, also his physical strength (the shirtless scene). While Saiyami, who withholds emotions in a few scenes, sparkles, Anuj makes an impressive debut.

 

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