Review: Spice-less film ‘Mirch’ fails to deliver it’s promise

Updated: Dec 17, 2010, 14:47 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Based on the tales of the ancient Panchatantra, ‘Mirch’ depicts situations of two different time zones - the ‘present’ and the ‘period’. The film is all about sex, eroticism, adultery, passion, frustration and a woman’s dilemma in the bedroom. Directed by Vinay Shukla, the film has an ensemble cast but it fails to deliver what it had promised.

The filmmaker, who failed to allure audiences with his previous film, ‘Koi Mere Dil Se Pooche’,almost eight years back, disappoints once again. This time, he attempts to depict the film world in his film. Manav played by Arunoday Singh is a frustrated director as no one takes his script for two long years. Shahana Goswami plays Ruchi, his girlfriend, who is a film editor. She organizes his meeting with Nitin, a producer (Sushant Singh).

In order to get work, Manav narrates Maya’s story to Nitin. Maya (Raima Sen) is married to Kashi (Rajpal Yadav) and is caught red handed by him with another man in bed. Nitin falls in love with the script and tells Manav to write similar stories. The three stories that Manav writes have Konkona Sen Sharma, Raima Sen, Boman Irani, Shreyas Talpade, Arunoday Singh and Prem Chopra in them.

Raima Sen and Konkana played over-sexed women who are full of lust and sexuality. But it seems as if the two actresses have not been happy performing such characters. The female characters in the three stories within the film are shown indulging in adultery. It shows the politics of sex and how lust over powers people.

Vinay Shukla presents a different story but the film is not convincing. Average performances of artists, feeble screenplay and an over all poor treatment makes it dull.

Review: Just One cheer for this one!