- 2 hr 12 min
Mirzya is a 2016 Indian romantic drama film directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and produced by Cinestaan Film Company. The film is loosely based on the folk tale of Mirza-Sahiban and is set in two parallel worlds - one in contemporary Rajasthan, and the other in the fantastical realm of Gods and Warriors. The story follows the lives of two lovers, Mirza (Harshvardhan Kapoor) and Sahiban (Saiyami Kher), who are brought together by destiny but torn apart by fate. Mirza is an orphaned boy, who grows up in a village as a horse-trainer, and develops a deep friendship with a mute girl. One day, while training a wild horse, he meets the beautiful Sahiban, who is about to be married to a prince. Despite her betrothal, Sahiban is drawn to Mirza's wild and untamed spirit, and the two develop a passionate love affair. The film moves back and forth between the two worlds as the story unfolds. In the contemporary world, Mirza is a warrior, who is sent on a mission to rescue a princess, only to find that she is the reincarnation of his lost love, Sahiban. As he struggles to come to terms with his past, he must fight his own demons, and those of the people around him, including the princess's jealous fiancÃ©. In the fantastical world, Mirza is a warrior of the Gods, who falls in love with a celestial dancer, who is the spitting image of Sahiban. Together, they are pitted against a power-hungry Lord, who wants to destroy the world of the Gods and take over the mortal realm. The film is a visual spectacle, with stunning cinematography by Pawel Dyllus, and beautiful music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. The film's director, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, is known for his ability to weave together multiple storylines and themes, and Mirzya is no exception. The film takes on several themes, including love, honor, destiny, and sacrifice, and weaves them together seamlessly. The film's lead actors, Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher, make their debut with this film, and they are both impressive in their roles. Harshvardhan, the son of veteran actor Anil Kapoor, brings a fresh and raw energy to the screen, and is particularly effective in the scenes set in the fantastical world. Saiyami Kher, on the other hand, is a revelation, with her stunning looks and emotive acting. She has a screen presences that will hold you in her grip, making her a star from her debut. Another notable actor in the film is Art Malik, who plays Sahiban's father, and a key character in the story. His commanding presence adds gravitas to the film, and his emotional scenes with Saiyami are particularly moving. Overall, Mirzya is a beautiful film that will appeal to fans of romance and fantasy. The film's stunning visuals and music create a world that is both real and fantastical, and the performances by the lead actors are impressive. While the film may not be for those who prefer fast-paced action, it is a unique and beautiful work of art that is worth watching.