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

  • Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


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

  • Raja Sen
    Raja Sen


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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.