Mirch Movie Review
Release Date:December 17, 2010
Maanav is a struggling filmmaker who is unwilling to compromise on the script he has written. His girlfriend Ruchi, a successful film editor, arranges for him to meet Nitin, a film producer. Nitin likes the script, but is not very sure of its commercial prospects. Maanav then suggests a story from the Panchtantra: A woman is caught red-handed with her lover by her husband and yet, she manages to wriggle out of it scot-free!
Nitin loves the story, but finds it too short for a feature film. Maanav then creates three more stories based on the same premise: in a way, the Panchantra story travels in different versions to the modern times through the film. The four stories are woven together by a common story. Mirch itself echoes this structure, with four stories mingling with the main narrative.
The message is simple - if you have your wits about you, you can salvage even the most impossible situation.
At a deeper level, Mirch is about the gender equality in relationship; and at a still deeper level, it is about how an artist finds creative freedom in today's mercantile world?
Shukla aims for a lighthearted tone that come and goes, and itâ€™s his lamentably little-seen cast that grabs and holds our interestRead more
Four stories focusing on the complicated, fraught, deeply painful and yet life-sustaining games that men and women play with each other. Despite some good moments and smart writing, Mirch isnâ€™t the spicy romp it couldâ€™ve been.Read more
The film is enjoyable also for it's fresh take on women's emancipation, and for the cunning manner it plays the gender reversal card. But alas, much of it seems disjointed when viewed as a whole.Read more
A film that uses that most primal of acts in the most leaden of ways. Shows we are still very far from smart, funny show-and-tell tales.Read more
Mirch has its fun moments and a few laughs. With a lighter treatment it may have been a real rib-ticklerRead more
The film should be watched not for its eroticism but its bold premise and sharp wit, both rare in our cinema.Read more
The film fails to hold attention completely due to the garbled end and the misconstrued tenor.Read more
Mirch is a sex comedy with generous doses of wit; not a serious take on feminism.Read more