Mirzya is the directorial venture of acclaimed director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra of Rang De Basanti fame and has debutantes Harshavardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kh

Mirzya Movie Review

Mirzya Movie Review Hindi Movie Review
By nettv4u.com
Review for the film " Mirzya"
Runtime: 2 Hours 09 Minutes
Certificate: UA
Released: 07-10-2016
Genre: Drama, Romance
3 / 5.0

Mirzya is the directorial venture of acclaimed director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra (of Rang De Basanti fame) and has debutantes Harshavardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher in the lead roles. Well, let’s dig into the movie a bit and see what it has to offer us.


Mirzya is set in the backdrop of Rajasthan and has drawn inspiration from the folk tale of “The Legend of Mirza-Sahiban”. The movie has enough drama and action-packed scenes to its credit. Let me not give further details. Watch the movie to experience the director’s vision in theatres.

Star Performances

Harshwardhan Kapoor (son of Anil Kapoor) gives us quite an intense performance and expresses well with his eyes. Saiyami (the niece of Shabana Azmi and Tanvi Azmi), who was into modeling before, shines in her debut performance and is a star to watch out for. She has the required innocence in her that will attract her towards the audiences. Malik, K K Raina and Om Puri give seasoned performances. Anuj Choudhry, who was earlier seen in Angry Indian Goddesses, doesn’t fail to get noticed. Anjali Patil gives a subtle performance.


Mehra has given us some memorable films like Rang De Basanti and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag but this time he has concentrated on a full-fledged romantic film. The movie has been filmed in Jaisalmer, Ladakh, Udaipur and Mandawa and so the visuals give the required opulence to the movie.

What’s there?

  • Cinematography of Pawel Dyllus is topnotch.
  • Gulzar’s lyrics (you always expect excellence in him) add depth to the movie, and are one of the major highlights. His dialogues are also highly impressive.
  • Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy’s music is appreciable and they have attempted something different.
  • The  music gels well with the tempo of Mirzya.
  • The movie is a visual treat.

What’s not there?

  • The passion of the lead characters could have been more intense.
  • The movie lacks some of the best elements of the folklore.


Mirzya is a film that has an aesthetic and poetic appeal to it and will manage to attract you if you are interested in folklores.