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Mirzya: A lukewarm romance

Debutant Harshvardhan Kapoor sparkles in a far from sparkling movie

Shakya Mitra 

When Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra saw a play based on the Mirza-Sahiban legend nearly 35 years ago in college, it stayed with him. As one of India's greatest romantic tragedies, whether its re-telling was possible in a contemporary setting was what everyone wanted to know when Mehra's latest venture, Mirzya, hit the theatre screens. Though recreated on the screen on more than one occasion, Mirzya is arguably the grandest version of Mirza-Sahiban. It is also a movie that dabbles in a generous amount of risk in placing the romantic tragedy in contemporary times. Prior to the movie's ...

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Mirzya: A lukewarm romance

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Debutant Harshvardhan Kapoor sparkles in a far from sparkling movie When Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra saw a play based on the Mirza-Sahiban legend nearly 35 years ago in college, it stayed with him. As one of India's greatest romantic tragedies, whether its re-telling was possible in a contemporary setting was what everyone wanted to know when Mehra's latest venture, Mirzya, hit the theatre screens. Though recreated on the screen on more than one occasion, Mirzya is arguably the grandest version of Mirza-Sahiban. It is also a movie that dabbles in a generous amount of risk in placing the romantic tragedy in contemporary times. Prior to the movie's ... image
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Mirzya: A lukewarm romance

Debutant Harshvardhan Kapoor sparkles in a far from sparkling movie

When Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra saw a play based on the Mirza-Sahiban legend nearly 35 years ago in college, it stayed with him. As one of India's greatest romantic tragedies, whether its re-telling was possible in a contemporary setting was what everyone wanted to know when Mehra's latest venture, Mirzya, hit the theatre screens. Though recreated on the screen on more than one occasion, Mirzya is arguably the grandest version of Mirza-Sahiban. It is also a movie that dabbles in a generous amount of risk in placing the romantic tragedy in contemporary times. Prior to the movie's ...

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