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Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Mirzya raises the bar


c Rakesh

The trailer of the much awaited Mirzya starring Anil Kapoor’s son, Harshvardhan Kapoor opposite Saiyami Kher was unveiled yesterday. Inspired by the folk tale of “The legend of Mirza – Sahiban”, Mirzya is an epic action-romance set in contemporary times. The film unfolds filled with heightened drama and action-packed sequences in the visually rich terrain of Rajasthan, contrasted with flashes of the fantastical universe of the folklore set in the awe-inspiring landscape of Ladakh.

Mirzya, the film which had heightened the expectations of the audience with the mere release of its two teasers, took the excitement notches higher on showcasing the theatrical trailer. Mirzya is the biggest launch film of the year introducing Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher, along with Anuj Chaudhary, all of whom make a dramatic entry into the world of cinema in this untold love story of estranged soul mates.

Both the actors are seen donning different attires at different junctures of the trailer, building further intrigue around the content the film has in store to offer. Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, is unveiling the film slowly by treating his audience by one intriguing content piece after another.The visually stunning trailer clearly defines the two timelines, setting the stage for a passionate love story that spans lifetimes/ages.

While you get a sense of the modern Rajputana Rajasthan in the current timeline, the legend portrays a very clannish Harshvardhan Kapoor set against the stark, but gorgeous Ladakh landscape. There is even a scene that’s reminiscent of the Amitabh Bachchan-Sridevi starrer Khuda Gawah. The trailer showcases an intense Harshvardhan Kapoor, while Saiyami Kher looks lovely.

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s MIRZYA, a beautifully crafted love story told only as the master craftsman of cult movies like Rang De Basanti and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag can, in his unique and inimitable style.

Reinventing the folklore of the legend of Mirza – Sahiban, the filmmaker has set it in contemporary times, narrating it musically to the tunes created and crafted by the trio of Shankar Ehsaan Loy. MIRZYA has been beautifully shot by gifted Polish DOP, PawelDyllus and has been edited vibrantly by P. S. BharathiMehra.