Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's "Mirzya" got a thumbs up from the audience at the 60th BFI London Film Festival. Marking Bollywood debut of Harshvardhan Kapoor and actress Saiyami Kher, the movie is inspired by the story of the star-crossed lovers Mirza-Sahiban, a popular folklore from Punjab. The film set in Rajasthan has been shot by cinematographer Pawel Dyllus. Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra of ‘Rang De Basanti’, ‘Delhi 6’ and ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ fame, ‘Mirzya’ is hit the screens on October 7, 2016.
Mehra has given excellent films like Rang De Basanti (2006) and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013). He said, the actors, after the intense training sessions, were confident to perform all the stunts on their own. “I had the time of my life working with these two talented people. It was amazing to see the lights through their eyes,” Mehra said.
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s ‘Mirzya’ is a timeless love story which is also the debut movie of Anil Kapoor’s son Harshvardhan Kapoor.
After the premiere, Rohit Khattar, Chairman, Cinestaan Film Company, one of the producers of the film hosted a Celebration Party at Chor Bizarre, which was attended by actor Anil Kapoor, his actress daughter Sonam, Harshvardhan, Saiyam and a host of dignitaries.
The story revolves around Munish and Suchi, who are confidants since childhood, but an untoward incident separates them. Years later, their paths cross.But this time around Suchitra is on the verge of getting married.
The musical, which has a melodious score by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy with additional tracks by Daler Mehndi, unfolds languidly in a Broadway-style format.
Interspersing the present-day track with a period folklore, Mehra and Gulzar (credited with screenplay and lyrics) give viewers an engaging and lavish big-screen experience.