Harshvardhan Kapoor’s debut vehicle Mirzya had a wobbly start on Friday morning. Audience at a multiplex we visited barely seemed impressed by this tragic love tale. Neither the story nor the performances of the actors cut any ice with viewers. Making matters worse was the scantily populated cinema hall with close to just 20 to 25 people present.
Said a viewer, “The movie was slow and there was nothing enticing to hold our interest. It kept flipping in and out of the flashback mode which made no sense at all. Both the modern love story and the older flashback lacked substance.”
While story failed to appease, even less impressive were the performances of the debutant actors — Harshvadhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher. “The acting was bad. There was nothing eye-catching about Harshvardhan or his leading lady. Performances were truly lacklustre. A veteran like Om Puri was underutilised,” said another viewer.
Another disappointment was the lack of any memorable dialogues. “Not a single dialogue had the required punch that would make us sit up and take note. The music was good but there is too much of it every 10 minutes into the movie that just made it more boring,” expressed another viewer.
With Mirzya taking pounding on Day One, it remains to be seen how well it will perform in the coming days.