“If you love until it hurts there can be no more hurts – only love”. Inspired by the legend of Mirza-Sahiban, Mirzya is an epic love saga that sets in the contemporary times. Directed by ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Mirzya stars Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher as its leading pair. Interestingly, both Saiyami and Harshvardhan come from filmy backgrounds. While Saiyami is a niece to two brilliant actresses – Tanvi Azmi and Shabana Azmi, Harshvardhan is son of Bollywood’s Mr. Jhakkas Anil Kapoor and brother of Sonam Kapoor.
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The trailer of Mirzya, which was released on September 1, blends amazingly Rajasthan’s folk charm with modern technology, promising us a different kind of film. “In my film, we play out the folklore, as such, so there’s one part of the story and then the folklore in a way kind of resonates and echoes and lands on today’s time… you know the essence of it. And mostly it plays out, I would say like a good 70% of it plays out now in contemporary Rajasthan with contemporary actors,” director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra told in an interview.
Though the film’s essence is Mirza-Sahiban, it’s a story of two contemporary characters – Adil and Suchi, while Mirza will be seen playing the role of a horse-rider in it. The Mirzya director further added that the three-year-old journey of making “Mirzya” became so personal to him that it felt like a rebirth to him as a director, as a person. “In my short career, ‘Mirzya’ has definitely enriched me a lot. As a storyteller, I have now come a full circle. It has added so much meaning to what I thought about love. Going through that process has been enjoyable.”
The music of Mirzya is composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, while the lyrics come from legendary Gulzar’s pen. There are 15 tracks in Mirzya, including 6 short songs on the character of Mirzya composed by Daler Mehndi. Upon release, the music of Mirzya caught the immediate attention and topped the Charts.
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, the director who gave us earlier films like Rang De Basanti, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Delhi 6 is now coming with the famous folklore of Mirza-Sahiban in an attempt if such love saga can be made even in 2016. Apart from the story it’s based upon, Mirzya has already created much buzz for the chemistry between its lead pair – Harshvardhan and Saiyami, along with heart-felt music given by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. Well, Mirzya is all set to release on October 7.