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Mirzya: Here’s why you can’t miss this tragic romance of Punjab


Eyes gazed on screens, as Bollywood superstar Anil Kapoor’s son Harshvardhan Kapoor debuts alongside Saiyami Kher in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Mirzya.

This upcoming Indian romantic drama has won many hearts with the launch of its trailer, and is all set to hit the theatres on October 7, 2016. Set in rural Rajasthan and loaded with action-packed scenes, Mirzya is much more than an average movie. So what makes it so different than the others?

The anticipated story of this film revolves around Mirza Sahiba, one of the four popular tragic romances of Punjab after Heer Ranjha, Sohni Mahiwal and Sassi Punnun.

Long time ago a woman gave birth to a boy named Khewa Khan, but unfortunately passed away and was unable to breastfeed him. However, another woman gave birth to a girl child named Fateh Bibi, fed Khewa as her own. The two became ‘milk siblings’ for being fed by one woman.

A few years later, Fateh Bibi got married to a man named Wanjal Khan, the sardar of Kharral Jats and gave birth to a strong son named Mirza Jatt.

On the other hand, Fateh Bibi’s milk brother Khewa Khan, now the sardar of Sial Jats had a daughter named Sahiba.

Mirza’s parents decide to send him to his ‘milk uncle’s’ house for education. Both Mirza and Sahiba get enrolled in the same class being the same age.

A grown up Sahiba, becomes a marvellous beauty to make anyone fall in love with her. As they grow together, their feelings of love begin to blossom. However when their parents’ find of the affair, the odds get against the two and Sahiba’s wedding is arranged with Tahir Khan.

Mirza, now a skilled archer whose arrow never loses aim, sets out to bring back his love. But destiny has other plans for them.

Can Harshvardhan and Saiyami bring in a fresh wave of romance in Bollywood with this old tale of love? We can only find that out on October 7.