• Technically speaking, the film is an ace in all departments. There are flaws that are very miniscule in nature and can be totally ignored. With not very good movies currently playing, Mirzya is not a bad watch.
    Go for it!!! 

  • Even at 2 hours and a couple of minutes, Mirzya is dreadfully tiresome to watch. It is arresting visually but too dull to hold your attention.

  • Rachit Gupta
    Rachit Gupta


    Mirzya is not your traditional young romance where college kids will enjoy the frivolity of young love. It is an artistic take on the passion and zeal of love as an overwhelming experience. You need to deal with its overtly artistic nature with a pinch of salt. But if you have the appetite for a tragic and epic love saga, the luscious visual imagery of Mirzya will give you plenty of food for thought.

  • Vishal Verma
    Vishal Verma


    Ironically, in MIRZYA Rakesh Mehra loses conviction after a couple of reels right from the beginning itself and all the razzmatazz that follows turns out to be all sound no fury.

  • Manisha Lakhe
    Manisha Lakhe


    A high concept film is a welcome change from the usual loud Bollywood love stories. But when all you see is a Zhang Yimou hangover on screen without the vision or the depth, you realise that it’s just a pretentious film. And the world that the characters in Mirzya occupy are neither ancient nor in the now. It’s a sad debut film of two young people who just go through the motions because everything is pretending to be art.

  • The visualization takes care of calling undue attention to itself. And the music. Sure, the movie would have been an absolute dud if it were not for the music. And even so, the songs felt out of place every single time, including the title song. However, I can listen to the songs on loop all day, for a few days.

    But, what good is a service to the eyes and ears without any attempt to engage the mind or the heart? This story-telling needed a better story.

  • BookMyShow Team
    BookMyShow Team


    Mirzya is not for everyone. It’s a slow, musical drama that will only be appreciated by fans of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s films. Forgive Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s overindulgence, and go watch it for the newcomers, who make a fantastic first impression. 

  • In the end Mirzya is a misfire, despite its staggering ambition and its remarkable technical achievements.

  • Opulent Leh battles, seductive Rajasthan ballet, picture perfect frames of postured passion peppered in flared lens to the tune of a soundtrack that’s miles ahead of its scenery involving people we never care about in life or after — Mehra’s Mirzya sacrifices sense for style and that is its real tragedy. 

  • Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta's Blog


    Mirzya is a flop show and will meet with a disastrous fate at the box-office. It is like a lifeless as well as soulless film – dull, dry, drab and devoid of drama. It is all that a film with newcomers shouldn’t be!

  • At the end, we would just like to say that ‘Mirzya’ is a must watch for those who are well aware of the history of Mirza-Sahiban. For others, it can appear out to tad bit slow drama. 

  • Mirzya is doomed by its inability to free itself from the weight of the original legend. A tragic romance that doubles up a cautionary tale about the consequences of rebellion gets the music video treatment. One song rolls out after another to suggest the heat of the heart, but the movie remains cold to its own possibilities.

  • Mirzya is a colourful but tepid tableau populated by pretty but comatose marionettes that even Gulzar’s poetry cannot stir to life.

  • IANS


    Mirzya even though two hours and 10 minutes, seems like a lifetime in the theatre as Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra does not succeed in involving you in the love story of the duo. Neither does your heart beat for them nor do you get teary eyed when they are separated. Aesthetically, it is a treat though.

  • Early on in Mirzya, a character quotes a moonstruck Romeo’s monologue on Juliet: “She speaks yet says nothing.” It is an unwittingly apt description of this film. It speaks, yet says nothing.

  • The climax is expected, but Mirzya wins in the way it is delivered to the audience. You know the inevitable has to happen, but you want a different, happy end to the story of Mirza-Sahiban.

  • Raja Sen
    Raja Sen


    Neither the intense-because-we-say-it-is romance running through Mirzya or the soft-focus-myth is actually interesting…

  • Sarita Tanwar
    Sarita Tanwar
    DNA India


    Mirzya is random, abstract and niche – not particularly everyone’s cup of tea. Watch it for Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher – the most unassuming debutants of 2016.

  • The trimmings in this love story like the music and choreography are the best bits but Mehra and Gulzar fail to give us a sense of the real conflicts in the film – the reason for Sahiban’s actions and the choice one has to sometimes make between lover and family.

  • Suprateek Chatterjee
    Suprateek Chatterjee


    …a gorgeous-looking drama let down by a threadbare script, amateurish acting, and unbearably laboured storytelling.

  • Namrata Joshi
    Namrata Joshi
    The Hindu


    You can actually see the film in its soundtrack alone. It remains the mainstay and takeaway from the film. It’s a pity then that despite so much happening, so much aspired for in the film, in the end you don’t feel as though you have come back with something substantial.

  • Rohit Bhatnagar
    Rohit Bhatnagar
    Deccan Chronicle


    ‘Mirzya’ is a flop show in totality. I wouldn’t recommend it even to art film lovers, rather catch a nice play over the weekend.

  • Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    Mirzya disappoints. Coming from all the talent that’s gathered together for this, that’s even more dispiriting.

  • Vinod D'souza
    Vinod D'souza


    If you want to indulge in some thought provoking concepts about love, war, caste divisions and supremacy, all peppered with a lot of romance and conflicts then this film is surely for you.

  • Rohit Vats
    Rohit Vats
    Hindustan Times


    This 135-minute Shakespearean drama is visually impressive, but lacks the essence of a heart wrenching love-story. It’s a period drama trying hard to be a musical. And music? Probably the best in last couple of years.

  • Mirzya is a dramatic, poetic and visually aesthetic yet fails to blow you away.

  • MIRZYA boasts of stunning visuals and good performances by the lead cast. However, it is marred by the treatment which is just not commercial in nature. At the Box-Office, the movie will struggle and will appeal only to a niche set of multiplex going audiences.

  • Go for Mirzya if you must. Go if you love grand settings and are a sucker for tragic love stories! But do not expect miracles. The key is to keep your expectations at the lowest.

  • Meena Iyer
    Meena Iyer
    Times Of India


    If you are drawn to stories that are high on aesthetics with lyrical narratives, Mirzya is a portrait that deserves a long look.

  • Watch Mirzya if you have a penchant for folk tales, poetry and mysticism. This grand love tragedy requires you to show a willingness to be transported to a land where lovers are skittish and crazy.

  • Subhash K Jha
    Subhash K Jha


    Mirzya makes us feel with time-stopping stillness when the only sound we hear is that of two hearts beating, that this is only was to feel love,  with a ferociousness that precludes options.No wonder we FALL in love. How else would a moviemaker like Mehrabe  able to catch the journey down  during the fall?